By Rachel Sammut
Are you hosting a baby shower? Traditionally, baby showers are organised at the home of the host or mum-to-be. However, this isn’t always convenient, and nowadays there are many venues across Malta that offer a lovely setting for a baby shower. So here are some brilliant venues to consider if you want to throw a memorable party for a special mum-to-be.
1. Palazzo Parisio and Gardens, Naxxar
A new addition to the family is something delightful, deserving of a special welcome. Palazzo Parisio and Gardens is popular for its afternoon tea experience and the perfect spot to celebrate a special mum-to-be before her little one enters the world and turns her life upside down (in the best possible way). Sit outside in the baroque gardens, in the immaculate surroundings whilst sipping on a variety of Jing teas and indulging in the finest of French patisserie by Le Grenier à Pain. If the weather isn’t favourable, there are plenty of cosy alcoves inside the 17th century stately home that offer privacy for the celebrating party. Any event at Palazzo Parisio oozes luxury and can be tailor-made to suit your individual needs, from decorations to menus – they can cater to all dietary restrictions – a baby shower at Palazzo Parisio is one you won’t be forgetting in a hurry.
Contact: To check availability and prices, call on 21412461 or email [email protected]
Offer: Complimentary glass of prosecco for each guest!
2. The Snug, Westin Dragonara Resort, St. Julian’s
The Westin Dragonara Resort offers a selection of venues for private parties and baby showers, ranging from the private indoor venues to the larger outdoor spaces. The Snug in particular is the ideal venue for a baby shower, offering an intimate place to celebrate the parents-to-be! You can organise an afternoon tea with delicious pastries from the Westin’s Pastry Chef and his team, or go for a baby shower with a difference and opt for a live cooking session with the very-talented Chefs at the Westin.
Contact: For further information, call sales specialist Stephanie Micallef on 23745557 or email [email protected]
Offer: Complimentary private venue with 20 guests booking the standard or upgraded Baby Shower packages!
3. Café Juliani, St. Julian’s
Café Juliani can accommodate groups of 15-35 in an intimate lounge setting for baby shower celebrations. For larger celebrations of up to 100, the Café can be booked in its entirety. Café Juliani is equipped with baby changing facilities and there’s a small storage area for pushchairs. You are welcome to decorate the lounge space for baby shower celebrations, or you can opt to use the services of a trusted party planner. You can also order custom-made decorations and baby shower cakes to make your celebration one to remember.
Contact: For more information, call on 21388000 or email [email protected]
Offer: Free-flowing coffee and teas for a duration of two hours!
4. The Fortress Wine & Dine, Xemxija
The Fortress Wine & Dine is a wine bar located within a historical gun battery on the Xemxija Bay seafront. The Fortress caters for groups of 15 and over, celebrating all kind of special events, including baby showers. The venue offers a large choice of finger food menus. With the option of exclusively reserving private areas, you can be sure that your guests will be well-catered for by friendly staff.
Contact: Get in touch via Facebook @FortressXemxija
Offer: Glass of prosecco for each guest and free-flowing tea and coffee!
5. Palazzo de Piro, Mdina
Palazzo de Piro is an elegant palazzo in the Medieval City of Mdina with breathtaking views of the island from the terraces and grand halls. It is an ideal venue for a memorable event like a baby shower.
Contact: If you require more details you can contact Director of Sales Martina Abela on [email protected]
Offer: A free meal to the mother-to-be!
6. Myoka Salini Spa & Fitness, Salini Resort, Salina
Enter the world of total sensory well-being, where treatments from the Orient, Mediterranean and Nordic regions have been harmoniously fused to take you to a journey of relaxation and rejuvenation. If you would like to organise a baby shower, Myoka’s highly qualified therapists are ready to help you with a customised treatment programme tailored to your desires and budget. Spa party packages, which can also be used for a baby shower, are available at a number of Myoka locations. In addition, Myoka Salini Spa offers maternity packages – a range of treatment options specially selected for that delicate period before and after childbirth, to provide comfort, relieve stress and indulge the senses. Should you wish to plan a baby shower in a location of your choice, you can also enquire about Myoka’s mobile spa service.
Offer: Together with any treatments, guests receive a complimentary full day access to the spa facilities including pool, sauna and jacuzzi!
7. Haywharf Restaurant & Clubhouse
Refreshing and charming, Haywharf Restaurant & Clubhouse is located by the Valletta bastions offering magnificent views of the Valletta harbour and Manoel Island. Smaller baby showers can be hosted at the Restaurant whilst enjoying mouth-watering food from the restaurant’s menus inspired by a passion for fresh, local ingredients. Alternatively, stand up tea party baby showers can be hosted at the Clubhouse upstairs in a beautiful and spacious terrace with picturesque views.
Contact: For guidance or any further information, please contact Haywharf’s events team team on [email protected] or on 7944 2223 / 2122 3446.
Offer: A free meal (or tea party package) to the mum-to-be with every group of 20 paying adults or more! Guests are to mention this offer when booking.
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