Someone in your friendship group got a bun in the oven? Spoil them rotten and throw them a baby shower they’ll never forget. You could go for a classy afternoon tea or have a morning of games at home, sure… or, you could explore the below unique baby shower ideas and throw the parent-to-be a party they’ll never forget. Think parenthood means the end of fun and frivolity? Think again…
Unique London Baby Shower Ideas
Make a trip of the celebration by renting one of the unique rental homes from onefinestay. From a flat on Ladbroke Road with a roof terrace perfect for non-alcoholic afternoon cocktail sipping, to a party-perfect houseboat, get the group to pack a bag and escape to your own luxury home for a long weekend.
For a slightly different take on the traditional baby shower, grab your waterproofs and hurry down to Shoreditch with 10 or more friends. Spend your day in the only waterproof dining room in London and prepare to be dunked, sprayed and covered in everything from jelly, cream, gunge and water as you take a spin on the wheel of misfortune and reveal your fate for the day. Enjoy a three-course meal with the likes of Sticky Pig Belly and Eton Mess on the menu and wash it all down with a glass of bubbly (or a Mocktail for the mum-to-be). Who says mums can’t have fun? £59pp including prosecco, food and fun.
Hire a private room at this fun karaoke spot and serenade your growing bump with your favourite tunes. The private rooms are available for 2 hours, can fit up to 15 friends, and you can choose from over 9,000 songs. It’s like a private gig for you, your group, and your little-one-to-be! Book at luckyvoice.com
Grab your knitting needles and take a trip to Covent Garden or Camden with your best friends to spend a day creating the most adorable gifts for your new little human. Choose their Appliqué Bibs & Babygros class to create personalised toys, blankets and clothes for the baby including Baby Cot Mobile’s, Bibs and Babygros, Nursery Bunting and Patchwork Quilts. Sip on unlimited tea and coffee and eat copious amounts of cake during your personalised day and take home some keepsakes you can treasure forever! Sundays and Weekdays £35.50pp or £36.50pp on a Saturday.
Grab yourself a bowl of popcorn and hire out a whole cinema for your nearest and dearest to watch a film in celebration of your bump. Choose from the latest blockbuster, an old classic, a National Theatre Live screening or a classic click-flick and have the most relaxed day possible, as you really chill out before the baby arrives. What’s more? There’s a cafe and a street food market on site to solve those cravings! Prepare a baby shower quiz to show on the big screen and gather around to watch video messages from guests who couldn’t make it! Be sure to grab a drink in the bar and indulge in all of the Mocktails you can handle! For an intimate shower of up to 59 guests, choose Screen 3 but if you want to go all out, be sure to choose the beautifully-designed boutique Screen 1, which can accommodate up to 181 guests.
Forget the traditional tea and cake baby showers and invite a boat full of your friends for an unforgettable event on the Thames. Choose your own bespoke food package from an intimate 3-course meal to a relaxed BBQ, a buffet or simple canapés and show your guests an afternoon to remember. Showcasing some of the most fantastic views of the capital, the Yacht London offers a truly unique and unforgettable venue to celebrate your little humans’ arrival. Watch the sun go down over London’s magnificent skyline with your friends and family close by (and thank us later).
Tie up your apron and prepare to get messy at Drink Me Eat Me Hammersmith. Hire out their stunning party space and choose from a fabulous range of entertainment for your gal-pals for the day. From cupcake decorating to vintage fascinator making, nail art, dance workshops, art classes and much more, you’ll be sure to find something to truly make yourself chill out before the baby arrives. Choose a theme for your day and they will decorate the room for you with flowers, balloons and so much more to make your day that extra bit special (and to get those Insta-worthy snaps).
For the ultimate baby shower relaxation, head down to any of these award-winning nail bars around the capital. Choose their ‘Baby Love’ Brunch which includes delicious treats such as croissants, banana bread and yoghurt and granola pots, then wash it down with a mimosa! For those who want a traditional shower, choose the Mum-To-Be Afternoon Tea which includes your typical afternoon treats with a glass of bubbly. Both packages truly spoil the Mum-To-Be by including a Nail Polish gift, baby shower games and photo props hire, as well as the chance to add on a treatment of your choice. Better make sure those nails look fresh before the baby comes! ‘Baby Love’ Brunch £22pp + price of chosen treatment, Mum-To-Be Afternoon Tea £28pp + price of chosen treatment.
There’s a teapot for every occasion at the Floating Showroom. Invite 14 of your nearest and dearest along for a tranquil and intimate day on the water. The beautiful views and unique venue sets this place apart from others. Its location changes every two weeks ranging from well-known destinations such as Paddington, Camden and Hackney, to hidden London gems such as Regents Canal and River Lea. Slide open the roof and enjoy your day in the self-catering venue as they offer a service to decorate the boat however you like. Whether you fancy a woodland theme, a rustic boho feel, Hawaii beaching or just simply the traditional light-pink and baby-blue. They even offer a projector to show messages from guests who couldn’t join! Locations available on The Regent’s Canal, The Grand Union Canal and River Lea. Paddington, Little Venice, Camden, Kings Cross, Angel/ Islington, Haggerston, Hackney, The Broadway Market, Victoria Park, Hackney Wick, Springfield Park and Limehouse.