Welcome to baby shower central, mama! We’re bringing you our party faves for planning a bump-tastic baby shower (including fab gift ideas for the mama-to-be!)
Excitement is in the air and baby is on the mind! Gather the girls and show off your party planning skills using our handy dandy party planning guide to all things baby shower, from party planners, decorations and venues to food and plenty of fab gift ideas to spoil your mama-to-be friends rotten!
Party Planners and Supplies
The Party Curators
The Party Curators are all about helping busy mamas plan milestone celebrations with no hassle, so they can sit back and truly enjoy the special day. From themed #PartyInABox decoration kits to their specially designed Dessert Table & Cart styling packages, they’ve also got pre-designed themed products based on colour palettes. What’s more, all their products can be customised to your wishes, mama!
Exclusively for Sassy Mama readers, email [email protected] and quote promo code ‘SASSYPARTY’ to enjoy $120 off every Dessert Table package (offer valid until Tuesday, 31 May, 2016; not valid with other promotions, discounts or offers).
The Party Curators, (+65) 9782 9342, www.thepartycurators.com
Newly launched in January 2016, this fab group of professional event stylists and planners takes pride in its excellent and prompt services providing personalised set up and event styling to meet every client’s expectation. They can even provide unique and delicious desserts and sweet treats.
With roots as a delicious party bakery (they still make some of the prettiest confections around), Dreams Establishment teamed up last year with party planner extraordinaire Wynona Leach to create the one-stop party shop of your…well…dreams. With everything from party supplies (including invitations, balloons and cake stands) to personalised consults, they definitely know how to put on a gorgeous baby shower.
The Party Elves
The Party Elves are all about taking the stress out of planning to make parties more fun for everyone involved. Specialising in kids’ parties and baby showers, they can gamely handle everything from selecting a theme, to creating custom invitations, to just giving you a quick hand with decorations. Their rates are super reasonable, too!
Gifts Less Ordinary
Looking for unique yet tasteful gifts for the mama-to-be? Gifts Less Ordinary is a one-stop marketplace specialising in personalised gifts (think jewelry, keepsake boxes, even teddy bears) perfect for memorable occasions such as a baby shower. Each product in their collection has been lovingly handpicked so that you will always be able to give, love and share less ordinary!
Five beautiful Molly Brown pink friendship bracelets are up for grabs for the first five orders from any of the Molly Brown jewellery for girls range. The bracelets are worth $90 each and arrive packaged in a beautiful Molly Brown gift box.
Gifts Less Ordinary, www.giftslessordinary.com
Simply Hamper has baby on the brain with their luxurious, custom-designed baby hampers filled with baby shower and newborn gifts every mama will appreciate! Their hampers feature award-winning contents that are stylish, unique, practical, and most importantly baby safe. With hamper names like “Mum’s Soothing Secrets” and “The Smile Maker”, you can’t go wrong gifting one these at your next baby shower!
Read More: Your Downloadable Baby Gear Checklist
Wild Organic Baby
Treat your girlfriend’s bump to a premium skincare line their baby soft skin will thank you for with 100% natural, truly organic baby products made in Australia! Wild Organic Baby’s fantastic range includes organic baby wash and organic baby bath products, as well as an organic baby oil and other organic baby skin care items made of the finest quality herbal ingredients and blends of essential oils. The line is available at Redmart, Lazada, PPC and Love for Earth.
Wild Organic Baby, www.ppcherbs.com.sg/wild-organic-baby-products
Calling all cookie lovers! With the wide variety of yummy, freshly baked cookies and other treats (many available to be personalised) to choose from, your gift will never be forgotten. You can also try Famous Amos vouchers, which suit all budgets, occasions and are uniquely yours to give with a personalised message.
Famous Amos, various outlets across Singapore, www.famous-amos.com.sg
Pastel Hues carries the prettiest gift boxes for mamas and bubs, filled with the best products in the market for baby care! They carry pre-designed gift boxes, but the team welcomes your requests for custom gift boxes for the items inside, all adapted to your preferred colours and flowers! The gift boxes are reasonably priced at $160, including free delivery within Singapore — a sweet group gift, we’d say.
Ease your friend’s lactation woes with premium lactation cookies and the world’s first lactation brownies from Laiticiousmom, a newly launched bakery by a group of stay at home mamas! Their healthy Oats & Hershey’s Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies and Cranberry & Oats White Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies are high fiber with plenty of Omega 3 — perfect for antenatal use and great for baby’s brain development! Their bestselling Super Pumping Brownies can also be safely consumed following labour. Rest assured, these yummy treats are 100% Halal, contain no preservatives and no nasties, plus they’re packed with organic ingredients and premium quality galactagogues ingredients. Bonus: daddies and kiddos aged two and above can also gobble these down; they’re safe for the whole fam!
Laiticiousmom, (+65) 8152 4236, [email protected], www.laiticiousmom.myshopify.com. Look out for Laiticiousmom at Expos and fairs in and around Singapore. They will be exhibiting at the upcoming Mummy’s Market from Friday, 29 April to Sunday, 1 May 2016 at the Singapore Expo.
With MerryMaker, you can get exclusively tailored gifts and experiences for whatever party you throw, including birthdays, anniversaries and baby showers! It’s essentially a marketplace for unique experiences to help you create unforgettable celebrations, from customised invitations to baby hampers and even a fab macaron party tower — how pretty!
In hopes of reducing toy clutter, creating more meaningful gifts, and instilling generosity, Gift-It-Forward is a new social enterprise that turns the whole gift giving idea on its head! This innovative service simplifies party planning by making evites and guest tracking a breeze, allowing mamas to help other people by choosing a charity to donate some of their gift money to, and gets the mama-to-be a gift they really want by pooling guests’ contributions together (for that nursery bedding set or diaper bag they’ve been eyeing!). It’s a win-win for everyone – for the celebrant, the charity, and all the busy mamas who can spend less time shopping and wrapping presents! It’s the gift that keeps on giving!
Read More: The Best Sustainable Gifts in Singapore
Newborn Photography Session
There’s a small window of time for capturing newborn photos, yet many brand new mamas are way too tired to do the proper research and coordination following baby’s birth. Why not give mama-to-be a photo session voucher so she can get everything sorted before the baby comes? And if you want to ensure she likes the photographer’s style, show her our roundup of Singapore’s best family photographers to see who she picks!
Last but not least, we thought we’d give you a roundup within a roundup with our favourite gifts to pamper the mama-to-be! Beauty. Mums & Babies is a one-stop wellness centre for massage, yoga, facials and waxing which offers gift vouchers for soothing prenatal, postnatal and baby massages. House of Palms is headed by a friendly UK-qualified massage therapist offering gift vouchers for her amazing bespoke massages at her place or yours! Don’t forget Sole Service for your foot massage-loving mama friends; they offer gift vouchers for relaxing foot reflexology, as well as full body massages and their new mani & pedi services around the clock!
Angelina, 15 Stamford Road, #01-82 Capitol Piazza, Singapore 178906, (+65) 6384 0481, www.facebook.com/AngelinaSingapore
Read More: How to throw the perfect baby shower
Book in at Luxe Sydney if you’re after a chilled out, cozy vibe for your baby shower, offering a delicious contemporary Australian menu to help your guests settle in for a girly afternoon.
Luxe Sydney, 1 Keong Saik Road #01-04 Singapore 089109 (The Working Capitol building), (+65) 6221 5615, www.luxesydney.sg
You’re sure to get instagrammable baby shower photos at this elegant French-Japanese fusion restaurant housed in a colonial Black & White building perched atop stunning Fort Canning Park!
Lewin Terrace, 21 Lewin Terrace, Singapore 179290, (+65) 6333 9905, www.lewinterrace.com.sg
For an earthy take on the baby shower, head on over to the Halia at the Botanic Gardens for a lush green locale offering bespoke banquet menus and a choice of one of three stunning private rooms for your party.
Halia @ SBG, 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569, Tel: (+65) 6287 0711, www.thehalia.com/sbg
Treat the ladies to gelato made from the finest Italian ingredients with a carretto, or beautiful movie gelato cart specially rolled in by Alfero Gelato!
Add that extra oomph to the next baby shower you plan with personalised candies from Lolick Candy. Think baby blue or pink chocolates with the mama-to-be’s initials on the wrappers!
You can’t have a party without cake, mama! Look to Sweetest Moments for oh-so-precious baby shower cakes, like their “baby blocks” cake or “teeny weeny feet” cake topper!
Sweetest Moments, 28 Tai Seng Street #03-01 (Lift Lobby 2) Sakae Building, Singapore 534106, (+65) 6286 2553, www.sweetestmoments.com.sg
Swirls Bake Shop
A cupcake display is guaranteed to get the baby shower party started, mama! Look no further than Swirls for their divine cupcakes with sumptuous frosting and delicious toppings.
Swirls Bake Shop, 8 Rodyk Street #01-08 (off Robertson Quay), Singapore 238216, (+65) 6634 4765, www.swirls.com.sg
Keep tummies full and happy with Purple Sage’s personal, professional and classy boutique catering services. Choose from a variety of mouth-watering menus designed by their award winning chefs!
Purple Sage, 157 Pandan Loop Singapore 128355, (+65) 6396 6990, www.purplesage.com.sg
Newborn Photography Session image courtesy of Littleones Photography. All other images provided by respective companies.