Baby Showers at Lilypad

A new baby is cause for celebration!

If you are planning a baby shower, keep it simple and comfortable at Lilypad,
Where South Philly Families Land.

Shower the parents-to-be with love and gifts while supporting a South Philly non-profit for parents, kids, and families!

Rather than a restaurant or your own home, you can rent our ample space at Lilypad to celebrate your expectant loved one!

Bring your own home-cooked food or order from any restaurant or caterer you choose! You also have the option to bring crock pots or other small appliances. Our space has a full size refrigerator for cold food and drinks, as well as complimentary coffee and tea.

If any of your guests bring little ones of their own, our playspace is stocked with imaginative toys for all age groups.


The Lilypad Baby Shower package costs $250 and includes the following:

  • Private use of our 900 square foot gathering and playroom located at 1234 S. Broad Street for two hours, plus a half hour each to set up and clean up.
  • Ample space for large gifts like strollers and bassinets.
  • Access to refrigerator, coffee and tea maker, and countertop.
  • Decorations for girls, boys, or gender neutral.
  • Private bathroom; changing table for babies.
  • Seating capacity for up to 20 people on sofas and chairs; standing, the space comfortably accommodates 30 adults.

The parents-to-be receive a one-year membership to Lilypad as part of the baby shower package. This makes a great gift as it gives the new parents and baby access to mom meetups, parent discussions, playgroups, and much more.

Membership at Lilypad also includes discounts to classes and events by a variety of business members who range from doulas, lactation consultants, sleep experts, and children’s activities.

These privileges are shared by the new mom, her partner, their new baby and any older children, and caregivers. Memberships are valid for 365 days from the first Lilypad visit after the baby shower. For example, if the family’s first visit is to a playgroup when their child is 6 months old, they can use it until the baby is 18 months old.

Sprinkles, too! 

Lilypad is the perfect place for sprinkles, low-key celebrations for a second or later baby. 

Toddlers and children can join the fun of welcoming a new baby sister or brother while playing with a variety of fun toys in our playspace!


Want to book a date or have more questions? Email us.

We look forward to helping you celebrate! 

Lilypad is located at 1234 S. Broad Street. We are less than one block walk from the Ellsworth/Federal Subway stop. Lilypad is located between Wharton and Federal Streets, on the west side of Broad Street.

Lilypad is an all-volunteer, registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, dedicated
to supporting parents from pregnancy on – through meet-ups, playgroups, discussions,
support, and other community-building activities.