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Extensive series set at a baby shower, a traditional party for giving a future mother gifts for the baby.

Host Your Baby Shower at Skene House, Aberdeen

The modern baby shower is about bringing friends together to celebrate. These events often feature light-hearted games, mocktails, good food, and an air of sophistication or silliness before the baby arrives and temporarily suspends life as we know it! Most hostesses desire an intimate setting for a relaxed baby shower, a private space where guests can unwind and be themselves, and we’d like to welcome mums-to-be to Aberdeen’s Skene House.

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Skene House offers something quite special. Whilst many bars and hotels understandably have quite a nocturnal vibe, our central Aberdeen properties are ideal for luncheons or afternoon gatherings. The Atrium Rooms, which we’ve nicknamed The Bat Caves, can host up to 45 guests. Flooded with natural light the room is a talking point in itself, a modern and fresh setting for  an afternoon of catching up, laughter and celebrating. The slightly larger Mezzanine Room caters for up to seventy people. Various layouts of seating and tables can be created so the hostess can organise people to the best effect, and we can discuss how you’d like to decorate the space. If guests wish to surprise the guest of honour with films, slideshows or those embarrassing photos from the good old days, then state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, projectors, screens and free strong wifi is available, just ask.

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A range of catering options are available, as diet is hugely important for any mother to be, and treating yourself is part of any quality celebration. Breakfasts, brunches, lunches, fruit baskets, sweets, cordials, and still and sparkling water can be organised. We can buy local, source gluten free, organic or vegan – basically there’s a wealth of varied food offerings in Aberdeen that we can tap into on your behalf. We can make sure food is pregnancy friendly, avoiding certain food types as requested. And, of course, tea and coffee will flow – decaffeinated or herbal if preferred.

In terms of rates they vary according to requirements, so just give Sam or Scott a call on 01224 659392 to find out more. We’d love to hear from you.

These light and airy rooms are located in our central Rosemount property, which is ideal for locals or good friends visiting the Granite City, as it’s close to the railway station, a short drive from the airport (and on a separate note it’s in a great location for shopping too). Our free car park takes the stress out of parking for the day, leaving guests relaxed when they arrive.

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If anyone would like to make a weekend of it, then girls can club together and stay in our stylish one, two or three bedroom suites or modern duplexes. The HotelSuites, which offer apartments with fully equipped kitchens and hotel services, are great for friends who want to share a living room and a kitchen/dining space, but appreciate the privacy of their own bedroom. This also means that guests can store bubbles, nibbles or Baby Shower treats in the fridge, or whip up dishes to take to the party. Skene House is a real home from home.

It’s also worth bearing in mind that our hotel staff know the city inside out. We can recommend the best boutiques, the coolest cocktail bars and clubs, and we know where to pamper yourselves. All you and your besties have to do is turn up. So let’s celebrate the glory and transformative magic of motherhood, and let the Baby Shower commence!

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For more baby shower ideas, inspiration and games check out our Pinterest board at https://www.pinterest.co.uk/skenehouse/baby-showers.

Your Exclusive Use event is in the safest hands with Skene House. We welcome people to hold private functions for absolutely any occasion, tailored completely to your needs. We’ll help you plan the room layouts, menu choices and any added extras so the venue is shaped to perfectly suit you. To make a night of it find out more about Skene House’s leisure stays here. Call +44 1224 659 392 or email reservations@skene-house.co.uk for further information.

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