Here’s everything you need to plan a baby shower in Singapore, from the best baby shower venues to decor ideas, where to order gender reveal cakes and more!
Keen to have a baby shower but party planning’s not your thing? Whether you’re doing the organising or a trusted friend is making the arrangements, there are a number of key aspects to consider to ensure your baby shower celebration is fun, unique and memorable. Having a baby is always a cause for great celebration, and very often these days, close friends of the mum-to-be will get together to throw a fun party to mark the impending arrival of the baby. Here’s h0w to start planning that baby shower!
Pick a Theme for Your Baby Shower
A theme helps to tie the elements of a baby shower together. It’s a bit of fun and can turn the celebration into something unique and memorable for the mum-to-be and her guests. Easy themes are colour schemes or a favourite motif such as hot air balloons, flowers or rainbows. Some lovely theme ideas are a carousel theme, rocking horse theme, or a hot air balloon theme. These baby shower themes allow for very pretty visuals, and the colour scheme is adaptable to mama’s preference!
Find Your Baby Shower Venue
Think about the mama-to-be and what kind of celebration she would prefer. Something sophisticated and girly like high tea? Or casual and breezy like brunch at a nice café? You could also try something a little different such as a baking party or art jam, spa treatment for a bit of indulgence, or go for the personal touch with a baby shower party at someone’s home.
Baby Shower Food, Desserts & Gender Reveal Cakes
Food is an essential element of any party, and the same goes for a baby shower. One consideration would be the time of the party. If the baby shower is at lunch or dinner, you’ll need to prepare more substantial food, but if the party is at teatime, some light canapes and desserts may suffice. If the baby shower is held at someone’s home, it could be a potluck event, with everyone tasked to bring a food item linked to the theme. Another popular element of baby showers these days is a dessert table, and you could even consider combining the baby shower with a gender reveal party – which of course warrants a gender reveal cake! It’s usually a cake sliced open to reveal the colours inside representing the gender of the baby. Here are some recommended bakers:
Butter Studio was founded upon the belief that every milestone in life is always worth celebrating. Their menu is made up of cakes inspired by the tested recipes from their grandmothers, honouring the tradition of artisan handmade goodness while infusing a uniquely local and playful spin on familiar home-style bakes. For baby showers and gender reveal parties, Butter Studio does a Lady Ispahan flavour in pink for girl cakes and a Blue Vanilla flavour for boy cakes. You can even include adorable cake toppers to add a personalised touch!
Baby Shower Cakes: $68 onwards
Butter Studio, multiple locations, www.thebutterstudio.com
Afters Bakery specialises in a variety of customised cake types, ranging from fondant birthday cakes to numeric cakes, pinata cakes and gender reveal cakes. Their Harper Gender Reveal Pinata Cake is a fun twist to the gender reveal cake – it comes in the shape of an egg and needs to be smashed to reveal a mini cake frosted in either pink or blue! Their bespoke service allows you to fully customise your celebration cake. Besides cakes, they also provide party dessert favours and baby full month boxes.
Baby Shower Cakes: $200 with free flexi delivery
Use code “SASSYMAMA” for 10% off all gender reveal cakes and cupcakes! Only applicable for website products. Valid till 31 December 2022.
Afters Bakery, aftersbakery.com
You can find more bakers in our list of Birthday Cake Bakers, who can all accommodate a gender reveal cake request!
Baby Shower Decorations & Flowers
Dependent on venue and theme, you can either hire a professional party stylist, or DIY. You can find a whole gamut of modern partyware and baby shower decorations at the shops in our party decorations guide below, along with a huge collection of items for baby showers like cake stands, drinks dispensers, props and platters.
Baby Shower Party Games
If your venue doesn’t supply the entertainment, try traditional baby shower games like:
- Pin the pacifier on the baby
- Guess the size of mama’s belly
- Baby shower charades
- Baby Mad Libs (which are actually a sweet way to solicit advice)
- Guess What’s in the Bag
- Blindfolded diaper changing (or a diaper changing team relay)
Or get crafty and create something for the new baby, such as toys, wall art, or decorated onesies or diapers. One of favourite activities is a mini cake decorating contest!
Baby Shower Gifts for Baby & Mama
Most new mamas will happily buy all sorts of their own baby gear, so do check with her on what else she may need but hasn’t bought; many mums are likely to have a registry at Mothercare or Motherswork, or online on Amazon. Alternatively, the baby shower gift could also just be a nice present for the mum, such as a spa voucher or a gift card for newborn photos.
Hopefully, with these handy tips, mamas, you and your friends will have a fabulous, stress-free baby shower celebrating you and your bub!