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      Babyshower Barcelona

      How to organise a baby shower in Barcelona...

      In Barcelona more and more baby showers are being organised where the "mommy to be" is put at the center of attention and where the pink and blue party items are an absolute must. In this blog, you can read everything you need to know about how to organise a baby shower in Barcelona.

      Most of the time a big or small group of friends of the future mom are present at the baby shower. In many cases, the mother and mother-in-law are also invited, usually, this is an all-girls event.

      Surprise your pregnant girlfriend by telling everyone to keep it a secret. 

      Create fun games and activities and make sure you start early with picking a date and organising the baby shower - group events usually need more planning than one normally anticipates. 

      Decorate the chosen venue in baby blue and baby pink however, if you already know the gender, then choose the color of the gender. In case you don't know the gender or incase its a gender reveal party, it is a fun idea to wear the colour of the gender you think it will be, this way everybody is in pink or blue which is also pretty for the pictures! 

      Fun game ideas:

      - Taste test> Buy a few jars of baby food and let everybody taste and guess what is in it. The one with the most correct ingredients wins!

      - Shit happens > Get a few baby diapers, fill them with for example peanut butter, Nutella, syrup etc. en let the guest lick it to guess what the "poop" is. 

      - Guess the name of the baby 

      - Wishes for the baby > make a list that the guest can fill in with there wishes for the baby

      - Place your bet > Bet on the arrival date

      - Mommy and daddy competition > Make a list with questions such as "Who will change the most diapers?" or "Who will spoil the baby the most?" the guest need to fill in Mom or Dad.

      - Guess that baby > Ask everybody to take a baby photo of them to the baby shower and guess each-others photo.  

      Think about what kind of food you would like to be served. You can serve lunch, high tea, snacks, dinner, whatever you want! But note that your pregnant girlfriend (s) can’t eat everything.

      A baby shower is usually given in the 6th or 7th month of pregnancy. The "mommy to be" 

      now has a nice round belly but is still able to feel and move comfortably. It's the perfect time for a party!

      For more information about organising a baby shower with Straws ’n Berries you can send an email to info@strawsnberries.com.

      Is Barcelona the best place for a hen party?

      Is Barcelona the best place for a hen party?

      Well, Barcelona for sure is an amazing place to go, and when organising a hen party - yes I know this can be very stressful - the more help you can get the better! 

      For hen parties you usually have a group of girls that don’t necessarily all know each other, therefore it's not an easy but super fun task for the hen party planner. 

      The great thing about Barcelona is that Barcelona has it all! Everything you can possibly wish to do during a hen party weekend, you can find in Barcelona. The beach, the clubs, the shops and it's easy to get around and Barcelona is still relatively well priced. 

      Therefore, Barcelona is a great place to organise a hen party!

      Barcelona is one of those cities that you just get after a few hours, its not too big and after you’ve looked at the map for a little while you can figure out how to get where and you can find your bearings pretty soon. Which is perfect for a short trip! 

      And probably the most perfect thing about a hen party in Barcelona is that many many people have already walked that road and have created the perfect hen party weekend itinerary for you; Barcelona is waiting for you. Stuck for ideas? Not sure how to navigate yourself through the Spanish websites? Here a few ideas for your activities:

      Xventura - they offer a unique way of discovering the city through a super fun treasure hunt where you can compete with your friends and also get to know some history about the city. 

      Cake workshop Casa de pastel - These cakes and muffins and sweet treats are seriously delicious. 

      Cruising Barcelona Bike Tours - What's a better hangover cure then getting all the girls on a bike and seeing all the best sights in Barcelona? Your guide will also tell you all the best places to go for drinks…

      Boat Cruise Barcelona - Ultimate chill vibes are on a boat! 

      Paella & Sangria workshop - Let’s get Spanish! 

      & then, of course, there is our (www.strawsnberries.com) amazing picnic that is the perfect hen party activity when in Barcelona!

      And if you want to make it all even easier, you can just contact Barcelonas best hen party planner at ASG exclusive agency and she can organise the whole trip for you, - without any extra costs! 

      See you in Barcelona!!! 

      Elopement weddings in Barcelona

      Elopement weddings in Barcelona

      Elopement weddings are becoming more popular! Barcelona is the perfect place to have an intimate and private wedding. In this blog, you will read how an elopement wedding is different than a "normal" wedding and who is organising this in Barcelona.

      What is an Elopement wedding?

      Elopement means "running away". During an elopement wedding, it's all about the bride and groom. Of course, this is also the case during a "normal" wedding. The difference is that there are no other guests or a very select amount of guests. Most of the time the wedding is a secret. It's a very intimate way of celebrating and marring the love of your life.

      Nowadays a lot of people choose this type of wedding because of several reasons. Big weddings can be complicated and very expensive, this can cause stress and bridezilla's ;). Some people just don't feel like a traditional wedding suits them. Being in front of a lot of family and friends and being the center of attention is something you might do not like to be in. 

      Small weddings are also very popular but very often it’s still hard to find a date all the guests have time to gather, and in the end, the wedding ends up in an elopement.

      Elopement in Barcelona

      Barcelona has perfect venues and surroundings, it is almost always sunny and is, therefore, the perfect location for your elopement. There are agencies such as "Love in Barcelona” (www.loveinbarcelona.com), who can arrange everything you like! Such as a photographer, location and master of the ceremony. 

      An elopement wedding usually takes 4 hours, the rest of the day you can enjoy everything that Barcelona had to offer.  

      Elopment and Picnic in Barcelona

      We offer together with Valentina from Love in Barcelona a beautifully styled wedding picnic at the beach or any other location where its possible to have a romantic picnic for two.

      We love the idea of these kinds of weddings! What do you think?

      Hen Party Picnic Barcelona

      Five simple things to do while it rains in Barcelona

      Barcelona is lucky enough to have around 2,524 hours of sunshine every year! But, like most hot climates, when the rain comes it REALLY pours. 

      We’ve compiled our 5 Simple Things To Do On A Rainy Day In Barcelona. 


      Barcelona is home to some of the most famous artists the world has seen, Antonio Gaudí and Joan Miró, to name a few. So there’s no better way to familiarise yourself with Barcelona’s architectural influence on a rainy day than to visit a museum. Check out, Picasso Museum, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) or Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

      Indoor Picnic 

      What better way to enjoy a rainy day in Barcelona than inside eating delicious food platters? The sound of the raindrops, while you swing on an indoor swing sipping on Born Rosé wine with a flower wall backdrop, is enough to make anyone relax!

      Straws n’ Berries offers the perfect solution to a rain-filled day in Barcelona, check out the range of food platters on offer here and secure yours now!                            

      Spa Day

      Another great thing to do when it’s raining in Barcelona is to hide away and get soaked... No, not in the rain, in a Spa of course! Barcelona is home to some of the best Spas in southern Europe. Ranging from Moroccan to Mayan, some of the best on offer include Aire Spa in Ciutat Vella, 43 The Spa @ Hotel Arts and Zen Zone Spa @ Gran Hotel La Florida! Those are not to be missed, and a must do if you find yourself running from the rainy days of Barcelona. 

      Bus Tour

      Now, this might not be the most obvious choice of thing on a miserable day in Barcelona. But, taking the hop-on hop-off bus tour can actually be one of the best ways to explore the city at your own pace. You’ll cut out all the queues as it’s not always the first choice when it’s raining, you can sit on the top deck (woo) because it has a cover! You’ll be taken around the city, no walking in the wet involved and learn about the entire history of the most important sights! 

      See A Concert!

      Another dry thing to do in Barcelona is to see a movie, but nobody wants to go to the movies on holiday, so why not visit the Palau De La Musica Catalana, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, still holds some of the most cultural musical performances in the world! An absolute must for anyone visiting Barcelona is to at least visit it, but on a cozy rainy day there’s something special about being this artistic masterpiece exploring some of the best musical art Catalunya has to offer! 

      If you have any other amazing ideas please share them with us....

      Top picnic locations for your hen party in Barcelona!

      Top picnic locations for your hen party in Barcelona!

      Top picnic locations for your hen party in Barcelona!

      Are you are organising a hen party in Barcelona or you want to have a stylish activity for your birthday? A picnic with Straws 'n Berries is the perfect activity and we would like to share with you some spots in Barcelona where you can have a nice picnic this summer.

      As Barcelona is by the seaside, the beach is a very obvious and great choice, however it gets veryyy busy and hot over the summer. So when having a picnic on the beach choose a spot where there is some shade, and don’t go out in peak hours, because then you might be better of having a floating picnic as everyone will be dipping themselves in the aqua.

      There are also some great spots close to the beach, you still get the beach vibes and salty air, but it’s a little less hectic and less sandy ;). One of the places we love is the pier next to the port, Moll de Gregal, there are some stone table sit spaces where you can sit and enjoy the view of the seaside from above. It’s not very private in the summer as there are a few restaurants around though. SUNRISE is the perfect timing to be there.. Might be early but there is nothing more romantic than watching the sunrise together overlooking the sea and eating a croissant… Maybe pop on that wedding ring while you're at it!

      Parks! Yes picnic in the park is the most obvious choice anywhere you go! However Barcelona isn't a very parky city… But of course there are still lots of green picnic locations. Even Though Park Cuitadella is pretty busy, there are still lots of lovely spots where you can lay down your blanket and nibble away. The good thing is that there are lots of shady spots and there will be more than enough entertainment with all the on goings!

      Also next to the W hotel there are some nice bits of shady green, and not so many people (or dogs) so you can have a bit more time to yourself.

      Lastly a very beautiful spot is the bunkers! Be prepared for a bit of a climb up if you come by public transport, but it is totally worth it! Also here it sometimes gets quite crowded but you will always be able to find a spot. And the views… holy moly!

      The great thing about the bunkers is that sunrise and sunset are both breathtaking here.