Hi all! FTM here! My MIL and best friend have both offered to throw me a baby shower, but neither have done it before and are asking me where I'd like the shower to be.
Here is the tricky part - MIL lives about an hour from all my friends and further from my (limited) family. Her house is beautiful but small with no backyard. Best friend rents an apartment with no clubhouse or anything. My townhouse is small and not ideal either.
Husband and I are thinking a co-ed BBQ would be fun. Should we suggest renting a picnic area at a park? I wish we could do it somewhere with a clean bathroom available though! But I don't want to ask for something requiring much of a budget. Any ideas for affordable baby shower venues that can accommodate 30-50 people? Preferably with an outdoor area? How I wish I had a backyard!
If anyone is local, we are located in the SF Bay Area (East Bay).