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Baby Shower Locations/tea houses for brunch for 12-15 girls

cydmiddlesworth Mar 8, 2013 11:27 AM

Need some help! Want to throw my sister a baby shower this Spring, but am on a tighter budget. Need it to keep it around $15/person or less. But want a cute little venue that I wouldn't have to decorate too much (preferably west side, but open to other areas). A tea house maybe? Would appreciate any and all suggestions!

  1. LA Buckeye Fan Mar 8, 2013 11:33 AM

    Off Vine may cross over the budget a little bit, certainly if you order the bottomless mimosas. But you may want to take a look at their brunch menu. Maybe they offer up a menu that only has three or four choices, to control the cost.


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    1. re: LA Buckeye Fan
      cydmiddlesworth Mar 8, 2013 11:45 AM

      Thanks LA Buckeye Fan! We are LA Buckeyes too! I will check it out : )

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      vickie2172 Mar 8, 2013 02:02 PM


      It's in Venice with parking lot (easier to pack up presents). I went to a lovely baby shower in the covered (girly) patio.

      The hostess limited the menu to their greatest hits -- burger, french toast, salads. We went over our time, but the restaurant was gracious. They were accommodating to our littlest guests, making sippy cups with lidded plastic cups. (There's a bar, also.


      Good luck!

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      1. re: vickie2172
        cydmiddlesworth Mar 8, 2013 02:07 PM

        Thank you so much! I threw her wedding shower at 26Beach so I was looking for a different place, but maybe we will end back there. Thx for the reply.

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        CLowe Mar 10, 2013 06:28 PM

        I threw a shower at the closed location of Chado Tea Room on 3rd Street, but they have other locations to choose from. I know you said westside, but the Little Tokyo location is gorgeous and modern -- perhaps if you threw the party on a Sunday it would still work, due to less traffic?

        We made our own flower arrangements and favors for the table, but I'm not sure the flowers were necessary as they really set the table nicely. The food is SO GOOD, scones and opened faced sandwiches especially, plus the tea.

        Pretty sure it was $20 per person last year, and that included 3 tea pourings of your choice plus 3-tiered platters (split between two people).


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          schrutefarms Mar 11, 2013 03:06 PM

          Not near the westside, but I've been to a baby shower at the Raymond House in Pasadena, and it was perfect. On the westside, I threw a baby shower at the Viceroy, in a cabana by the pool, and it was also lovely. I wouldn't recommend the Viceroy if the shower you are throwing is kid-friendly though, unless you have people that are there to specifically watch the kids near the pool.

          1. TonyC Mar 11, 2013 03:20 PM

            There's NO WAY Raymond / Viceroy would be <= $15/pp.

            Pitfire Fairfax's patio? Mariscos Los Koritas? I don't know what's cuter than a mariscos truck parked outside a truck stop. Think outside the box. Are there no parks on the Westside? That's how it's done on the cheap in my ghetto 'hood.

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            1. re: TonyC
              schrutefarms Mar 12, 2013 11:37 PM

              Whoops. Didn't see the price limit :)

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              PD Girl Mar 13, 2013 09:29 PM

              My baby shower was held at Paddington's Tea Room on Robertson in Beverly Hills. It was great. We had about 20 people and it was good food and lots of fun.

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