Baby Shower Brilliance

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How to Throw the Perfect Baby Shower

 

We’ve all been to birthday parties, weddings, and hen-parties/stag do’s. But in recent years -many thanks to the Kardashians- there’s a new popular party in town. Enter, the baby shower. There cannot be any better celebration in this world than the celebration of life! Baby showers should be a beautiful affair and a way of expressing love for a little being that is soon to be born into this world. Now I know that not everyone can afford the event planners of the Hollywood elite, and I also know that not everyone is a natural when it comes to organising events or parties. So to remedy that I’ve put together a “how to” guide on how to host the perfect baby shower that will leave everyone feeling all kinds of broody!

 

1. The Date

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Set the date any time after conception, but be aware that most mums-to-be prefer to have their shower later on in the pregnancy. By then, they should feel confident that the baby is healthy. Along with having a big ol’ belly to show, a later date will be something for the mother-to-be to look forward to as the months of pregnancy pass by.

 

2. Venue

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Above: Baby Shower at Caffe Clifton

 

Seeing as the mummy-to-be wont be drinking it’s best to host the baby shower in a venue that can accommodate for events in the daytime. Cafes with enough space to host such an event are ideal. A typical baby shower never has more than 25 attendees so as not to overwhelm the mama-to-be. After all, pregnancy is exhausting and the last we want is an overwhelmed mama.

 

3. Theme

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It’s best to choose a theme that is simple and in-keeping with the subject of babies. So why not have a gender reveal theme if the sex is unknown, or keep it blue or pink if the sex is known. A bee or flower theme is a great alternative to anything gender-related, and is also super cute!

 

4. Food and Drink

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Above: Afternoon Tea at Caffe Clifton

When it comes to food and drink, keep it cute with a nice afternoon tea. Think scones, cream, and jam. Think tiny finger sandwiches. Think victoria sponge cake and lemon drizzles. Drinks wise, prosecco is the go-to celebratory drink of choice for those not carrying, and sparkling elderflower makes a great substitute for those wanting a softer option with the same elegance of prosecco.

 

 5. Games

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Above picture: Baby shower at Caffe Clifton

 

Games are a must, here’s a list of favourites:

-         Icky Nappy: Buy a variety of chocolate bars, including plain, nut, honeycomb, or caramel fillings. Melt each one in the microwave and smear it onto a disposable nappy. Give each guest a numbered list to write down which chocolate bar they think is in which nappy.

-         Guess the Baby Food: Baby food is not the most appetizing thing in the world, and to some it doesn’t resemble food at all! Choose ten different jars of baby food, each a different flavor, and have the guests guess which one is which. Allow for smelling and tasting, and a lot of surprised faces!

-         Diaper Derby: This one is sure to get the engines reving! Divide your guests into teams and hand each team a roll of toilet paper. Each team has three minutes to wrap another member in a mock diaper. The team with the most creatively diapered 'baby' wins. This one is sure to get a chuckle!

 

6. Music

Music is an imperative part of any social event. Here’s my top ten songs to get you started on your very own baby shower playlist:

  1. Be my Baby – The Ronettes
  2. Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble
  3. Baby Love – The Supremes
  4. I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
  5. Baby – Justin Bieber
  6. Push It – Salt-N-Pepa
  7. O-o-h Child – Child
  8. I Got You Babe – Sonny and Cher
  9. Take Good Care Of My Baby – Bobby Vee
  10. Baby – Donnie & Joe Emerson

 

 

 

If you're looking for the perfect venue to host a baby shower in the heart of Clifton, please contact Caffe Clifton:

0117 973 6882

caffeclifton@caffeclifton.com

siwan.thomas-howells@cafeclifton.co.uk

 

 

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