Oh, Baby, It’s Cold Outside!
Even though it rarely snows in the Valley of the Sun, you can still create the magic of “walking in a winter wonderland” with the right ambiance, food, games, and decorations. The Cottage Wedding Venue in Gilbert, AZ has the perfect space for you to celebrate the upcoming birth of a sweet, new bundle of joy. Our venue offers both indoor and outdoor space for baby announcement celebrations, gender reveals, baby showers, postpartum pampering, as well as “sip and see” parties. If you are expecting a wintertime due date, these wintry themed ideas will have your party guests feeling like they were visited by none other than Jack Frost himself.
Deck the Halls with Silver & Snow
The first thing on your list is to decide on decorations that will perfectly capture the spirit of this frosty season. For a Winter Wonderland theme, the color palette we recommend is pairing stark whites with a mix of pastels and metallics (like silver and gold). This makes the décor feel modern, elegant, and festive. Consider incorporating flowers, giant snowflakes, balloons (fashioned into an arch), candles, pinecones, various glass vases, wreaths, woodland creatures, or tabletop mini trees into your overall design. If you add in some deep greens to the mix (think evergreen, pine, or fir trees), it will bring in just the right contrast to make the lighter colors pop. Don’t forget to create a personalized banner, tapestry, chalkboard, or wooden sign that is embossed with either a cute saying or the baby’s initials.
Join in on Reindeer Games
We all know how left out Rudolph felt when he wasn’t allowed to join in on the fun and games, so we invite everyone to participate in ours. Our venue offers perks such as heaters, fire pits, and lawn games with our all-inclusive packages. Therefore, all of your guests can join in on both indoor and outdoor joy. If you want to offer guests traditional baby shower games, we advise incorporating interactive games where guests feel like contestants on a game show. It is easy to replicate the format of Family Feud, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy or any of the mini games featured on The Price is Right. Just make sure you have prepared some prizes to offer to your winners.
Create Comfort & Joy
Now that you have set the right vibe, let’s get down to what’s on the menu. At the Cottage, we have an in-house catering team, Z Catering, that will merrily assist with planning drinks, finger foods, desserts, or a full-blown feast! We suggest sticking with comfort foods to welcome in memories and nostalgia of winters past. Personally, we love a good brunch setup because it includes both hot and cold options for your guests. You can check out all catering packages at https://www.zcateringaz.com/packages. Setting up a coffee, tea, apple cider, or hot cocoa bar is an absolute must! From there, you can also decide if you want to offer winter inspired cocktails (or mocktails) or old-fashioned sodas/sparkling water in glass bottles.
In short, the approaching winter season is a time of family, friends, fun, and festivity. The Cottage Wedding Venue, in Gilbert, AZ, wants to help you and your guests make the most of it. Come take a tour of our property, so we can bring the “visions of sugar plums dancing in your head” to life. It’s easy to book one online at https://thecottageweddings.com/schedule-a-tour/ or you can attend our Weekly Open House. We hold them every Wednesday night, from 5pm-7pm, at 535 S. Gilbert Road, from 5:00pm-7:00pm. RSVP by calling or texting us at 480-747-0756. At The Cottage, we bring the charm, ambiance, and customer service you expect from an event venue.