10 Places to Host a Baby Shower in Collin County

A bouquet of flowers sits on a table with place cards.So you’ve offered to host a baby shower. How nice of you! Some might go full Martha Stewart and host at home, which I always support. But, that can get a little stressful, like when it’s 30 minutes till 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 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.

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1. Babe’s

At Babe’s in Frisco, think 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 it does not take reservations, it does have a secondary dining area that can be reserved for parties.

2. Chocolate Angel

Tucked inside High Street Antique Mall in Plano, Chocolate Angel remains 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. Choose from three private rooms: the kitschy Garden Room with a flowering trellis, or the shabby chic Tea Room, and Ellie’s Room. Bonus: If you host here, you can shop the antiques after!

A group throws a baby shower at an indoor restaurant.3. Harvest at the Masonic

Harvest at the Masonic, a farm-to-table restaurant in Historic Downtown McKinney, serves seasonal, locally-sourced American fare in the town’s restored Masonic Lodge. Love the sage green walls, velvet chairs, and Americana art. It offers two semi-private spaces, one called “the secret corner” for up to 10 guests, or the masonic lounge on the third floor for 12.

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4. Haywire 

Haywire at Legacy West in Plano offers gram-worthy spaces that speak to a Texas mama’s heart. Reserve a Marfa-inspired tent on the rooftop for six of her besties, or sip mocktails with the whole squad (up to 25) in the Airstream. Haywire’s chipotle chocolate layer cake is sure to satisfy some Texas mom’s pregnancy craving.

5. Layered 

Layered in McKinney 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.

6. Rise No.1

Rise No. 1 specializes in soufflé — the masterpiece of French cuisine. The restaurant serves all sorts of savory and sweet versions of the fluffy stuff, including one called Marshmallow Soup which is, if you ask me, merveilleux. Host your rendezvous in the birch tree dining forest, or reserve the private outdoor patio. Remember to ask about the gender reveal soufflés, too.

Balloons spell "BABY," and hang in an outdoor canopy for a baby shower.

7. Sixty Vines

Sixty Vines in Plano has several private room options. Plan a shower in the restaurant’s greenhouse, a glass-enclosed patio adorned with tropical plants, and make it a Baby in Bloom theme. Or reserve its terrace, another outdoor space, or one of the private and semi-private rooms. The menu includes shared plates and boards (even a dessert board), which are always good for groups. For more restaurants like Sixty Vines, check out this list of cute Mother’s Day brunch restaurants that includes other spots fit for a baby shower.

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8. True Food Kitchen

Located at Legacy West in Plano, True Food Kitchen offers seasonal fare, lots of fun non-alcoholic cocktails, or “refreshers,” and its newest creation — sourdough crust pizza — in a light, bright space. You can book the private dining room with tables and wraparound seating for up to 40 guests. If you can’t get a reservation here, try the Dallas location at Preston Center.

9. Tupelo Honey

Frisco’s Tupelo Honey serves southern home cooking made from scratch. It’s been rated as one of the top 100 brunches in America, but supper is delicious, too. Order the table an assortment of starters like fried green tomatoes, gumbo, or biscuits for a cause (proceeds go to employees in need). Find private dining info here.

10. Whistle Britches

If it’s fried chicken she wants, fried chicken she gets at Whistle Britches in Far North Dallas. Its three locations in Dallas, Plano, and Southlake are all excellent for celebrating a special occasion, inside or out, by day or by candlelight at night. On the website you’ll find a private party inquiry form (complete with photos), which is recommended for groups of eight or more.

Do you have a favorite baby shower spot? We’re always looking for new ideas and would love to hear them in the comments below!

Katie Lewis
After almost 20 years in other parts of Texas (Austin and Fort Worth!), Katie now lives in Richardson with her husband and two kids. Favorite uses for her phone: reading library books and listening to comedy podcasts. Least favorite uses: making and receiving calls. If you've seen Death Becomes Her or Big Business more than once, you'll be best friends.


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