At Beaufort House Chelsea we offer a unique afternoon tea baby shower or evening, where you and your guests will enjoy a lovely tea served with delicate finger sandwiches, delectable treats and a glass of champagne.
Baby Showers are traditionally a US idea, but are rapidly gaining popularity in the UK. They are a wonderful way to gather friends and relatives to celebrate the new life coming into your family.
At Beaufort House we think that Baby Showers are a fabulous excuse for a party and a great way to treat a mum to be. Who can say “no” to a party, where you are showered with gifts and goodies for the impending arrival of a new baby boy or girl (or twins, triplets, quadruplets… you get our drift!).
So you’ve decided on a Baby Shower – What next?
Who will organise the baby shower? Definitely not the mum to be, the party should be stress free for her, so it should be her friends, family or even her husband if he feels up to the task. Whoever takes on the role needs to make sure everything is just right for her.
When should you hold a baby shower? We think that the best time is the last trimester, but remember not to book it too close to the due date, or the mum-to-be may not hold out in time to attend! The last trimester can often drag on, so it’s a great opportunity to surprise her and keep her motivated for the last few weeks of her pregnancy.
Why host the baby shower at Beaufort House? Both location and venue are very important, and whether you are having a small intimate gathering, or a large event, Beaufort House is a fantastic venue in the heart of Chelsea, with a number of rooms sizes to choose from to host your party. We can make the Baby Shower to match all your needs, totally bespoke to you, and we are child friendly if you are also bringing along young children to join in the celebrations!
Whom to Invite? If it is not a surprise shower then it is best to just ask the mum-to-be who she would like to invite. The easiest way to invite everyone and keep track of RSVP’s, is to create an e-vite, so don’t forget to get email addresses for all her family and friends. Although Baby showers are often full of women there is no reason at all why men can’t join the party as well, especially the dad-to-be.
What to eat and drink? What you eat and drink at the baby shower is entirely up to you. Don’t worry though, we know all the food that pregnant women cannot eat, and avoid these items on your menu. We think finger foods are the better options as they are light on stomach, easy to serve and allow you all to mingle and chat easily. Finger sandwiches, fruits, crudities, pastries and cakes are also good choices to make. To drink we can make some delicious non-alcoholic mocktails and freshly squeezed juices for the mum-to-be and other pregnant friends, but a full range of wines, cocktails and of course Champagne is available to all.
Finally, a wonderful way to thank the guests for coming is giving out party favours, something small that can be taken away, such as sugared almonds, scented candles or chocolates, all of which can be arranged by the Event team at The House. For the mother to be, why not get all the guests to sign a baby shower book wishing her well for the future, for her to take home with her as a reminder of this special day.
Beaufort Baby Showers can be booked for any time of the day or evening, and we can create the perfect package to suit you. Call us today for a proposal on Tel:020 7352 2828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.