So you’ve offered to host a baby shower. How nice of you! Some might take this opportunity to go full Martha Stewart and host at home, which I always support. But that can get a little stressful, especially when it’s 30 minutes until party time, you’re still not dressed, and you’re rushing around the kitchen thinking, “Why do I do this to myself!?”
If you want to skip all that (and the post-party clean-up), take a look at our list of 10 sweet places to host a baby shower in Collin County.
Note: These spots make the list because they all offer private event options. Depending on the size of your party and your needs, you can often make do with a regular reservation.
1. Harvest Seasonal Kitchen McKinney
This farm-to-table restaurant in Historic Downtown McKinney serves sustainable, locally sourced American fare in a rustic-modern farmhouse space. Love the exposed brick inside and the cool blue textiles on the patio. Information on their two private dining areas HERE.
2. Layered McKinney
Layered is an eclectic little restaurant, coffee shop, and bakery, offering everything from brunch to gorgeous cakes to the “best cheese board in McKinney.” Would be just the spot for a dessert-based baby shower. Info on private events HERE.
3. Tupelo Honey Frisco
Southern-style home cooking in a warm, inviting space. They’ve been rated as one of the top 100 brunches in America, but I can also envision a really nice late lunch shower with an assortment of different “Snacks & Shares” ordered for the table. Private dining info HERE.
4. Babe’s Frisco
I’m thinking down home, casual. Red-and-white-checkered everything. Maybe a bit of a Texas theme? Babe’s is all about family style, which makes it easy to order for large groups, and while they don’t take reservations, they do have a secondary dining area that can be reserved for parties. Call and speak to a manager to discuss. (214) 387-9500
5. True Food Kitchen Plano
Legacy West restaurants seem to be designed for partying, as most of them include private dining spaces. And they’re all so different in terms of food and decor. True Food Kitchen offers nutritious seasonal fare and lots of fun non-alcoholic cocktails, or “refreshers,” in a light, bright space. Private event info HERE and their brochure on private events has tons more details.
6. Edith’s French Bistro Plano
Some people think showers and tea parties go hand in hand, and I would never argue this – tea parties are great! Edith’s offers a High Tea Experience in a pretty, country French room where you’ll get to nibble on tiny sandwiches, tartines, scones, macarons, the whole deal. Their main dining area or patio would also make for a lovely brunch, lunchtime, or afternoon tea gathering. More special event info HERE.
7. Sixty Vines Plano
Sixty Vines is cool and spacious and has several different private room options. The menu includes lots of shared plates and boards (even a dessert board), which are always good for groups. I recently made a list of cute Mother’s Day Brunch restaurants that included Sixty Vines. And actually, any one of the restaurants in that post could also be a good baby shower spot. Take a look for even more ideas!
8. Sip & Savor Plano
This neighborhood restaurant in a converted Victorian house would be perfect for a quaint brunch, lunch, or dinner baby shower. Our own Katie Wells has mentioned her love of Sip & Savor for girlfriend get-togethers, and she is one to trust! More info on private events HERE. Closed Sunday and Monday.
9. Haywire Plano
Ok, I can’t quite escape Legacy West because of all the choices! I wanted to point out the rooftop airstream trailer at this Marfa-inspired spot (it’s pricey to rent but I still had to tell ya). Haywire is huge, with three floors, and able to accommodate large parties easily, plus they have a lot of different seating areas within the space. Info on groups and parties HERE.
10. Chocolate Angel Richardson/Plano
One of the OG baby shower spots in the metroplex, really. And while many beloved tea rooms have gone under in recent years, Chocolate Angel endures. Their Richardson location is shabby chic to the max and offers a delightful afternoon tea with assorted sandwiches and sweet and savory pastries for a respectable $22 per person. They have a second location within High Street Antique Mall in Plano which makes it slightly kitschy and more of a hodgepodge, decor-wise. If you do it there, you can shop the antiques after!