Are you planning a baby shower and in search of a truly unique and charming venue? Look no further than the Winston-Salem Historic Inns. Nestled in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem, these historic properties offer a perfect blend of history, luxury, and Southern charm that can make your baby shower an unforgettable event.
Choosing the Perfect Theme
One of the first and most exciting steps in planning a baby shower is selecting the perfect theme. The theme sets the tone for the entire event and should reflect the personality and preferences of the mom-to-be. The Winston-Salem Historic Inns provide an ideal backdrop for a variety of themes, thanks to their rich history and elegant architecture.
For a touch of nostalgia and a celebration of the past, consider a vintage baby theme. You can incorporate antique baby items and decor elements reminiscent of a bygone era. The historic charm of The Shaffner Inn or Summit Street Inns will complement this theme beautifully.
If the mom-to-be loves the outdoors and floral arrangements, a garden party theme can be a wonderful choice. Take advantage of our beautiful gardens and outdoor spaces to create a whimsical and enchanting atmosphere.
Classic pastel colors such as soft pink, blue, or mint green can create a timeless and elegant atmosphere for your baby shower. The historic surroundings of the Inns will add a touch of sophistication to this theme.
Decorating the Space
Once you’ve chosen your theme, it’s time to transform the event space at the Winston-Salem Historic Inns into a charming and inviting setting that reflects your vision. These historic properties offer a unique canvas for your decorating ideas.
Take advantage of the Inns’ architectural and decorative features. The grand staircase of The Shaffner Inn, Tiger Oak hand-carved paneling, and original fireplaces can serve as focal points for your decor. Consider adding floral arrangements, garlands, or banners that complement the chosen theme.
DIY Decor Ideas
Personalize the space with DIY decor elements. Create handmade centerpieces, banners, or table settings that align with your theme. For a vintage baby theme, antique baby items donated by family and friends or found at an antique shop such as vintage rattles, baby shoes, or baby carriages can make charming decorations.
Consider how lighting can enhance the ambience. Soft, warm lighting can create a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Candles, string lights, or lanterns can add a touch of romance to your baby shower decor.
Catering the Event
Catering is a critical aspect of any baby shower, and the Winston-Salem Historic Inns have you covered with our delightful Founders Restaurant. The menu options are sure to satisfy your guests’ taste buds and enhance the overall experience.
Delectable Menu Options
Founders Restaurant offers a diverse and creative menu perfect for a baby shower. Start with the drink menu, which includes fun mimosas, an incredible Bloody Mary, and amazing cocktails or mocktails for mom-to-be. Specialties, such as New Orleans Style Shrimp and Grits, Texas Pete Honey Chicken and Waffles, and Chef’s Choice Avocado Toast, are sure to please a variety of palates.
Brunch or Luncheon
Consider the timing of your baby shower. Hosting a brunch or luncheon at the Inns can be an excellent choice. It allows guests to enjoy the beautiful surroundings during daylight hours and adds a touch of sophistication to your event.
Special Dietary Considerations
Don’t forget to inquire about any special dietary considerations your guests may have. Founders Restaurant is skilled at accommodating dietary restrictions and preferences, ensuring that everyone can savor the delicious offerings.
Games and Activities
Baby showers are not complete without games and activities to keep guests engaged and entertained. The Winston-Salem Historic Inns offer a charming backdrop for a variety of interactive experiences.
Guess the Baby Photo
Incorporate the historic charm of the Inns by playing a game of “Guess the Baby Photo.” Ask guests to bring their own baby photos and have them guess who’s who.
Take advantage of the beautiful outdoor spaces and gardens by organizing a baby-themed scavenger hunt. Provide clues related to the chosen theme and let guests explore the historic surroundings while having fun.
Consider incorporating interactive elements that tie into your theme. For a garden party, set up a DIY flower arranging station. For a vintage baby theme, create a baby-themed crafting area where guests can make personalized baby onesies or nursery decor.
Creating Lasting Memories
To ensure that your baby shower at the Winston-Salem Historic Inns is a memorable event for all, consider the following tips for creating beautiful memories.
Set up a photo booth or designated photo area with props that align with your theme. Encourage guests to capture fun and candid moments throughout the event.
Show your appreciation to your guests with meaningful party favors. Consider personalized items or small keepsakes that tie into your theme and serve as a reminder of the special day.
Incorporating the historic charm and luxury of the Winston-Salem Historic Inns into your baby shower is a surefire way to create a charming and unforgettable event. From selecting the perfect theme and decorating the space to catering the event with delicious options and planning engaging games and activities, the Inns offer a picturesque backdrop for your celebration.
As you embark on this journey to plan a charming baby shower, contact Winston-Salem Historic Inns today to discuss your plans, explore available dates, and secure your reservation. Let us help you create a baby shower that combines history, luxury, and Southern charm!