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Top tips on how to arrange the perfect baby shower

Top tips on how to arrange the perfect baby shower

1 June 2018

Holding the perfect baby shower

Looking forward to your baby’s imminent arrival? It’s a time of excitement, planning, and celebrating. If you’re thinking of having a baby shower to celebrate, here are some top tips to help get you started.


Finding the ideal venue for a baby shower may be a challenge, as there are so many options. Whether a boutique café is your taste or maybe a garden celebration is more your thing! The venue is always the first thing to tick off the list, once the venue is confirmed; everything else will start falling into place.

The Lakeside Suite at the Mercure Swansea Hotel is the ideal private function room, which allows up to 120 seated guests for those big baby celebrations. Maybe an intimate set up would be more your thing? If so, the Summit Suite would be perfect for you. Whatever your preference, the Mercure Swansea has the answer, including the stunning garden area, perfect for an outdoor baby shower on a lovely summer’s day.

No baby shower is complete without a bit of bunting! Whether is a pink, blue or neutral colour, the ambience of your baby shower is decided by what décor you choose. Sometimes less is more, but you may want to go all out and give a bit of WOW factor.

We have plenty of trusted contacts here at Swansea Mercure, who we know will do a fantastic job in kitting out the venue for the big celebration, or maybe some DIY decorations would be more to your liking? Whatever you fancy, we can help.

Baby showers are renowned for being accompanied by the traditional Afternoon Tea – to which we are definitely not complaining! Mercure Swansea’s chefs have had plenty of practise perfecting their afternoon tea delicacies, as we offer delicious afternoon tea 7 days a week. Most people would agree, that the food on offer at a baby shower is definitely a big factor for the event, so choose your catering options wisely.

If you’re looking for the less ‘traditional’ baby shower catering option, explore the different options, perhaps create a bespoke buffet for your guests? Or maybe even have a barbeque outside.

The atmosphere of your baby shower can be decided entirely by you. The small details all contribute to how the day will be remembered. Some mummy’s-to-be prefer a quaint and quiet celebration, where others prefer an upbeat party type vibe.

To create a certain atmosphere, consider the music you play, and also consider a theme you may want to incorporate. The choice of entertainment is also a something to consider; the standard ‘Baby bingo’ and ‘Guess the baby food’ are always fun! But if you’re wanting something a little different, do some research and create your own baby shower game. Something that will definitely put your baby shower aside from the rest.

For all expectant mothers, baby showers are a great way to get all your nearest and dearest together to celebrate your little bundle of joy before baby’s arrival. Swansea Mercure Hotel is the ideal venue for whichever route you wish to go down; we’ll be happy to help.

Please contact 01792 315411 for any baby shower enquiries or email