While having a baby is undoubtedly one of the greatest experiences in life, planning the perfect baby shower can be one of the most stressful! Luckily, there are plenty of great party planning services and ideas in Hong Kong to get you started. Whether it’s for a sister, friend or coworker, we’ve rounded up the best decorations, venues, event planners, munchies and more in the city to host a knockout shower for any mama-to-be! Here’s Sassy Mama’s Guide to Baby Showers in Hong Kong:
Invitations and Decorations
Party boutique Simply Love is a one-stop shop for those who want instant inspiration. This store carries themed invitations, plates, bunting and centrepieces, and their store is conveniently located in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong. Their balloon selection is second to none, and they can also organise photographers upon request.
Simply Love, 7A Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D’Aguilar Sreet, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, 2810 6223; www.simplylove.com.hk
Matteo Party has got supplies for every shindig, and their baby shower offerings include invitations, napkins and cute mini prams for party favours. They also have balloons and piñatas, which will surely entertain any kids you have attending!
Matteo Party, 3/F 530-532, Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2342 8887; www.matteoparty.com
Find chic invitations, bunting and decorations at one of Sassy Mama’s favourite boutiques, Petit Bazaar. This store carries stylish clothing and toys for the little one-to-be, as well as furniture and décor to create a magical home environment for the newborn.
Petit Bazaar, 9 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2544 2255; www.petit-bazaar.com
Bespoke Parties will help you source hand-made decorations to make a baby shower memorable and sweet for the mama-to-be. They’ll customise everything according to a theme or colour that you have in mind, including personalised invitations, detailed table settings to a sweet bar and an impressive backdrop. Bespoke Parties will also help you source a photographer, catering and entertainment if you’re planning a big bash for a best friend.
Bespoke Parties, email Kat at Bespoke Parties here for more details
We love Pompourri’s variety of stationary, notecards and envelopes — all elegantly designed with a bespoke touch. Their range of gorgeous cash envelopes include a customised notecard inside for writing gift messages and they also have a set of trendy envelopes for kids. Check out their warmly-lit string lights and star lights, perfect for jazzing up any party with cool lighting!
Pompourri, check out their website at www.pompourri.com
Eezy Peezy Parties
This convenient online party platform lets you plan the entire soiree from start to finish with just a few clicks of the mouse. The site offer more than 70 free digital invites to match various themes, as well as Hong Kong’s largest selection of party supplies that can be delivered straight to your door! They also have a great online directory, so all the party resources you need are right at your fingertips!
Eezy Peezy Parties, www.eezypeezyparties.com
If you’re looking for some personalised invites, Nocturnal Paper’s handmade and humorous creations are a sweet addition to any baby shower. Contact them directly to place your order.
Nocturnal Paper, www.etsy.com/shop/nocturnalpaper
The Lion Rock Press
Specialising in high quality Hong Kong and Asian themed stationery designs, The Lion Rock Press celebrates all that’s good about our city. Their notecards make cute invites for a mum-to-be who is new to Hong Kong. Happy shopping!
Bookazine, Shop 309, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2522 1785; www.facebook.com/thelionrockpress
Feminine yet modern stationers Copaperie also take orders for customised and elegant invitation cards. Check out their collection online, or email them directly to discuss specific ideas for any party theme.
Sonya Mool Designs
Work directly with Sonya Mool Designs to create personalised baby shower invites for your mama-to-be. If you’re looking to design a poster or logo with a specific theme, Sonya herself will work together with you to create the perfect card!
Sham Shui Po
If you’re a creative type, why not head to Sham Shui Po and DIY? You’ll find all the craft items you need to create some unique invites and items for decoration, and you’ll save a few bucks to put towards the gift list!
For details, check out our handy guide to getting crafty in Sham Shui Po here.
Sense of Touch
Any expectant mum will know that her life is about to get seriously hectic, so where better to enjoy the calm before the storm than at Sense of Touch? Their Sparty (Spa Party!) packages are perfect for groups of six or more ladies wanting to unwind! Location-wise, the Lan Kwai Fong rooftop is as glam as it gets, although heavily pregnant spa-goers might find the stairs a bit of a hike! The Repulse Bay spa offers a beautiful outdoor-tented pagoda area and plenty of space for lounging and chatting post-pedi.
Sense of Touch, 1-5F, 52 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, 2526 6918; G211, 1/F, The Repulse Bay Arcade, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Hong Kong, 2592 9668; www.senseoftouch.com.hk
Keeping with the spa-rty theme (come on mamas, we love getting pampered!), Flawless in Central also has a group deal for four guests, which includes a mani, a pedi and evening makeup. Gather the ladies together for a pampering session pre-dinner before heading to somewhere swanky for congratulatory nibbles!
Flawless, 4/F, Sea Bird House, 22-28 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2869 5868; www.flawless.hk.com
The Feel Good Factor
This long-time Hong Kong spa on the corner of Hollywood Road and Wyndham street is a great place to host a pampering day for the mama-to-be. They are able to customise party plans based on individual preferences that include spa treatments, mani/pedis and party gifts. They can also supply white plates, napkins, Champagne flutes, glasses, herbal teas and themed decorations!
The Feel Good Factor, 2/F, Winsome House, 73 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2530 0610; www.feelgoodfactor.com.hk
The acclaimed MiraSpa at the Mira Hotel has recently launched a handful of spa-rty package for bridal showers, baby showers or just a spontaneous girls night out! Opt for the MiraSpa Girls Nite Out package, which includes private use of the MiraSpa Nail Lounge, choice of a luxury manicure or pedicure, a high tea bar with sweet and savoury treats to munch on and two bottles of house Champagne — the perfect set-up for a fun and fabulous party!
MiraSpa, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong; www.themirahotel.com
The Nail Library
A Sassy Mama favourite, The Nail Library up in Poho is a cosy spot perfect for a small baby shower. Mama and her friends can get a mani pedi while sipping bubbly (for the non-pregnant guests) and getting neck and shoulder massages. This is the perfect treat for mama-to-be and friends!
The Nail Library, 6 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2803 2290; www.facebook.com/The-Nail-Library
Food & Catering
Shamrock Catering will provide scrumptious nibbles for any occasion and for a VIP shower, their Spoon Premium Catering arm will bring a fine dining experience to you. They provide wait staff and all equipment and can even help with sourcing venues.
Shamrock Catering, 19/F Leader Building, 37 Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, 2547 8155; www.shamrock.com.hk
Andrea Oschetti’s Cuore Private Chef is the way forward if your pregnant pal craves an Italian feast! Chef Andrea will create a delicious four-course, home-style Italian meal in your own kitchen for the special event. Guests can even join along the cooking class and pick up some tips along the way.
You may not be hosting the baby shower in a cinema, but popcorn is a welcome treat anywhere. Sote pairs together salty and sweet for their all-natural popcorn, perfect for mamas looking for a craving fix. Be sure to order plenty, especially if you’ve invited other mamas and their kids, as these will go quickly!
If you’re looking for a company to plan the whole blowout, Sweet Soirees is a good place to start. They’ll sort out catering, cakes and entertainment as well as lighting, props and sourcing a venue – perfect for the tired, working mama who wants to simply show up and have a good time! Contact Lauren at Sweet Soirees directly, and she’ll help arrange everything you need for an awesome time!
Catering bite-sized cupcakes for all sorts of events, Sakura Cupcakes is known for innovative designs and bespoke cupcake and frosting combinations. The company also does cupcakes that are mildly alcoholic, a naughty addition to any baby shower! Oh, and we’ve personally tried them and can safely say they’re delicious!
Another one of Sassy Mama’s favourites, Sift has become a household name in Hong Kong for its cupcakes. If you prefer something different, pick up a box of dainty macarons, cakes or other sweet treats from their patisserie. They take commissions so drop them a line to discuss the deets. They’ll even deliver to the venue if your order is $500 and up, which is great if you’re running around on the day adding those special, final touches to mama’s big day!
Gifts & Registries
The perfect online destination for savvy shoppers, BaoBae has items from more than a dozen boutiques and designers – a one-stop shop for everything a mum-to-be will need. From clothing for the tiny tot to books and stroller toys, there’s plenty of choices for a great gift at BaoBae. Pay safely online through PayPal and your gift will be delivered to an address in Hong Kong within three working days.
We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to practical gifts for mama and her newborn. Baby Central has got everything from toys to books to clothing and nursery items. You can also set up a registry or search a friend’s wishlist on their website. Happy gift hunting!
Baby Central, 2A Yan’s Tower, 25-27 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong; www.babycentral.com.hk
A one-stop shop for mamas and babies for organic goods, Mother Organic stocks bedding, skincare products, clothing and food. If you’re going the organic route, everything’s under one roof at their Wellington Street boutique.
Mother Organic, Room 301, Hong Kong House, 17-19 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2521 1162; www.mother-organic.com
A Sassy Mama favourite, this store stocks a range of great maternity and nursing wear that’s both sleek and stylish, so the mama-to-be can feel comfortable with a growing baby bump! Their range of products extends to pregnancy must-have skincare items and baby blankets and diaper bags, so you’re sure to find a useful and practical gift for your next baby shower.
Linea Negra, Unit 501, 5/F, Pacific House, 20 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2522 7966; www.lineanegra.com.hk
Mothers en Vogue
The popular Singapore brand’s first venture into HK, Mothers en Vogue stocks a range of nursing and maternity wear for any occasion, creative onesies for babies as well as matching outfits for mama and baby. Check out more details here.
Mothers en Vogue, 17/F, Unit 1, Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2866 7171; www.facebook.com/mothersenvogueHongKong
Tiny Footprints is great for gift shopping, no matter what style or product you’re looking for. With beautiful bedding, furniture and innovative new items, any prospective parent would be thrilled to unwrap something from this baby boutique. They also offer a gift registry service to help you pick out the perfect gift.
Tiny Footprints, 10/F, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2522 2466; www.tinyfootprints.com
Bumps to Babes
Hong Kong baby stalwart Bumps to Babes offers a registry service that can be set up in-store, vouchers for expectant mums and adorable gift baskets. They also stock one of Hong Kong’s best ranges of prams, travel systems and pushchairs – good for a group of friends wanting to club together for a big ticket item (or a gift from one very extravagant auntie!)
Bumps to Babes, Units 14-18, 21/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, 2552 5000; 5/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2522 7112; www.bumpstobabes.com
Can’t decide where to register your gift list? You don’t have to! Double Happiness is a helpful tool that allows you to hold a single registry with over 70 stores and brand names at once, including Bumps to Babes, Mothercare, Combi, Baby Central and Grobag, to name a few. Combine purchases from as many stores as you like and pay online in a variety of currencies. This is perfect for overseas friends and family who can’t make it to the celebratory event
Double Happiness, www.doublehappiness.com.hk/index.php
For the fashionable mamas-to-be, finding breathable clothes that allow you to nurse can be difficult. Why not pick up some nursing bras, tops and dresses from Mayarya so new mums can feel comfortable and stylish post-baby? Check out our review of the store here and pop on down to shop the perfect mama gift.
Mayarya, G/F, 26 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2968 0929; Shop 104, 1/F, Stanley Plaza, Stanley, Hong Kong, 2968 0939; www.mayarya.com
The fabulous Pacific Petals have the most beautiful floral gift baskets for new mums. Their Deluxe baskets contain a delicate floral arrangement along with a Papinelle sleeping bag and super-cute baby boxers or bloomers from The Incy Wincy Powder Room.
Pacific Petals, Unit 506, Fuk Hong Industrial Building, 60-62 Tong Mi Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2151 1151; www.pacificpetals.com
Hip Little Bubba
This premier online kids store for everything hip and happenin’ is a great place to shop for the new arrival. Hip Little Bubba stocks clothing, shoes, baby carriers, bathing and changing products, nursery accessories and more. If you want everything in one handy gift, they also stock baby gift hampers at different price points so you can get your shopping done hassle-free!
Hip Little Bubba, www.hiplittlebubba.com
The Incy Wincy Powder Room
The Incy Wincy Powder Room has a full range of clothes, cuddlies and sleep accessories, along with utterly adorable tutus by Tutu Du Monde for fairy princesses ages one and up. It’s a great ‘thinking ahead’ gift!
Order a platter of cupcakes (made with baby clothes, not the flour and sugar variety!) from Dotty Bee in a variety of colours and designs. This cute online boutique styles adorable baby clothes into flower bouquets and cupcakes for a one-of-a-kind baby shower gift — just make sure the host doesn’t mistakenly stick the “cupcakes” in the fridge!
The Baby Box
Wedding registry website The Gift Box have recently launched The Baby Box, which aims to cater to the needs of baby gift givers or new mamas in Hong Kong. Choose from clothes and toys to bedtime accessories and baby hampers – they’ve got it all!
Bloom and Grow
Bloom and Grow stocks some of the best loved international baby brands, including Grobag, ErgoBaby carriers and Skip Hop changing bags. Order online or check their stockists’ page for Hong Kong based retailers including Bumps to Babes.
For more gift inspiration, check out our guide to the Best Baby Shower Gifts here.
And a big thanks to Kate Farr for contributing to this fab roundup!