Your guide for planning an unforgettable baby shower!
Planning a beautiful baby shower doesn’t have to be stressful, even if you’ve set the bar high after hours on Pinterest. Whether you are planning a full on shower for 100 people or hosting an intimate “sprinkle” at home, we’ve rounded up the best vendors in Hong Kong to help you throw the perfect party. From venues to invites and décor to food to gifts and registries, we’ve got you covered.
First things first, you’ll need to figure out where to host the shower so the other details can fall into place. If you are able to host the affair in your home or in a common space within an apartment building, we’re jealous! If not, we’ve got a few great options that could work too. For a complete list of Hong Kong’s best places to host a party, including a few out of the box ideas, check out our party venue round up.
We can’t get enough of the services at Melomist and can’t think of a better way to celebrate the mum-to-be than with a spa session. It offers bespoke packages so you can have everything exactly the way you want. Contact the staff here to create a special package and review pricing.
Melomist, 3/F, Cheung Hing Commercial Building, 37-43 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2450 2220, www.melomist.com
Sense of Touch
Any expectant mum will know that her life is about to get seriously hectic, so now is the time to treat to her to some relaxation. Sense of Touch’s Sparty (Spa Party!) packages (from $688 per person) are perfect for groups of six or more. 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, G211, 1/F, The Repulse Bay Arcade, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Hong Kong, 2526 6918, www.senseoftouch.com.hk
Flawless will customise a package for your shower depending on your preference and number of guests. You can use the balcony for decorations and bring in food and drink to suit your tastes. Packages start from $500 per person.
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. Contact them to create the perfect party.
The Nail Library
A Sassy Mama favourite, The Nail Library is a cosy spot perfect for a small baby shower. Your group can get a mani/pedi while sipping bubbly (for the non-pregnant guests) and getting neck and shoulder massages. This is the ideal treat for mama-to-be and friends!
The Nail Library, Level 1, 10-12 On Wo Lane, Central, Hong Kong, 2803 2290, www.facebook.com/The-Nail-Library
For a Beautiful Space
As one of Hong Kong’s oldest and largest establishments, the iconic Hullett House makes a timeless setting for an unforgettable occasion. Choose to host here in any of its individually designed themed suites or in any of its elegant Western or Asian style restaurants.
Hullett House, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3988 0000, www.harbour-plaza.com/hulletthouse
Café Gray Deluxe
Ambient and luxurious, the brainchild of Chef Gray Kunz is a popular fine dining venue for baby showers. For a sky high afternoon tea, reserving a private room for 12 offers splendid views of Victoria Harbour.
Café Gray Deluxe, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, 3968 1106, www.upperhouse.com
Tea Saloon by Another Fine Day
A lovely spot to celebrate, Tea Saloon has a menu of mouth-watering treats such as macarons, mini cupcakes and scones to accompany its long list of teas from all over the world. Contact them to create the perfect low-key celebration.
Tea Saloon, 80-82 Peel Street, Mid Levels, Hong Kong, 2525 8257, www.facebook.com/AnotherFineDay
Read More: Hong Kong’s Best Afternoon Tea
Umami Concepts’ Kitchen Studio
Sassy Mama co-founder Maura swears by Umami Concepts as an excellent baby shower hosting space. Reserve a spot and let the Umami team create a customised foodie experience for you in its collaborative kitchen space.
Umami Concepts, 2/F, 35 Bonham Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 5161 5900, www.umamiconcepts.com
Vibes at Mira
If you are looking to do something a little different and include more people – maybe celebrate the parents-to-be together – check out the BBQ celebration package for 20 or more at Vibes. With open fire pits, a bamboo grove and cabanas, this will be a party that will be remembered!
Vibes, 5/F, The Mira, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2315 5599 www.themirahotel.com
Still not finding what you need? We tend to end up looking at VenueHub when we haven’t quite found the party spot we have in mind.
If you’re rummaging around for baby-themed decorations, look no further than Partytime. Specialising in party supplies from outrageous balloons and tableware to customised cakes, Partytime is a one-stop shop for a cohesive and thoughtfully designed baby shower.
Partytime, locations throughout Hong Kong, www.partytime.com.hk
We love this little shop in The Pulse. By now you might be feeling overwhelmed at all of the planning choices but Mini Party carry the popular “Welcome to The World” theme that is a fail-safe and classy option. If you love a good balloon to complete your décor, look no further. It has a lovely assortment.
The Party Boutique
An online one-stop-shop for all things party, The Party Boutique stocks all party essentials, from piñatas and cutlery, to pre-filled party favour bags and stylish balloons. If you want to personalise your supplies, the store also provides a range of items with a personalised touch, including cupcake topper, banner, buntings and more. Trust us, everyone will be wondering where you got all your chic décor from!
The Party Boutique, 3998 3550, www.partyboutique.com.hk
Party boutique Simply Love is a great option for those who want instant inspiration. This store carries themed invitations, plates, bunting and centrepieces, and its store is conveniently located in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong. Its 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 Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, 2810 6223, www.simplylove.com.hk
If you are looking to get inspiration and all of your supplies in one stop, we love Swoon. You can shop by theme (we love floral fancy or pineapple) for a simple, yet elegant option. They also offer party planning services if you want to have a pro handle everything for you.
Matteo Party has supplies for every shindig, and its baby shower offerings include invitations, napkins and cute mini prams for party favours. It also has 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
Eezy Peezy Parties
This convenient online party platform lets you plan the entire soirée 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! It also has a great online directory, so all the party resources you need are right at your fingertips!
Eezy Peezy Parties, Unit 8, 23/F Harbour Industrial Centre, 10 Lee Hing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong (by appointment only), 2580 2530, www.eezypeezyparties.com
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. Its notecards make cute invites for a mum-to-be who is new to Hong Kong and its heritage wrapping paper is the perfect way to present your gift. You can find its products online and at Bookazine stores in Hong Kong. Happy shopping!
The Lion Rock Press, www.thelionrockpress.com
Hong Kong’s premier floral destination boasts all kinds of wholesale and decorative plants and cut flowers for baby shower decor. Take your pick from potted plants to cut flowers, as well as a range of fresh and seasonal varieties to make for great centrepieces for your party. For details, check out our handy guide to conquering the Flower Market here.
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.
Food & Catering
Decide the time of day for your shower and plan accordingly. A mid-morning brunch might require less work than a proper lunch or dinner timed affair without sacrificing style and substance.
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to sorting out sweet treats. Check out our list of top cake stores for the extensive list of options or start with a few of our favourites below.
Bakes by Tania
We can completely vouch for this one since we just showered one of our own new Sassy Mamas with one of Bakes by Tania’s delicious cakes. Its aim is simple: to make your “inner foodie squeal in delight.” This bakery works by combining classic flavours and ingredients, and mixing them with whimsical florals and a wide array of bits and bobs (think gold foil and galaxy swirls!) to ensure that every cake is its own piece of art! The floral designs are truly #instagoals and they taste great!
Bakes by Tania, www.bakesbytania.com
Another one of Sassy Mama’s favourites, Sift has become a household name in Hong Kong for cupcakes, dainty macarons, cakes and other sweet treats. They take special orders so drop them a line to discuss any special ideas you might have. 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! Check out all its locations here.
Sift, locations throughout Hong Kong, www.siftdesserts.com
You’ve got the theme and venue and now need the food to help tie everything together. Look no further than our list of top caterers in Hong Kong to get an idea of all of your options to suit almost any taste and budget.
Gifts & Registries
You’re almost done! The only thing left is to get a gift. Here are a few of our favourite options for gifting the mama-to-be. If your mama-to-be needs some ideas on where to get an outfit for the shower check out our maternity store round up, or, if she hasn’t registered yet, these stores could be a good place to start. We also have our list of toy stores if you are interested in getting some things the baby can grow into!
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 are 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 love its baby gift hampers for an easy gift option.
There are loads of options here when it comes to finding 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 wish list on its website. Happy gift hunting!
Baby Central, www.babycentral.com.hk
We love Gifthampers because they’ve done all the work for us! All we have to do is choose from one of its lovely bundles of themed baby products (an assortment of clothing, toys, baby wash and other necessities depending on the theme) that come ready to 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!
Dotty Bee, www.dottybee.net
This online designer concept store provides clothing, books, accessories, and novelties for babies and beyond. With a focus on Hong Kong based designers – and plenty of global brands as well – we love this store for baby gifts but also kids of all ages!
This Australian clothing line has spread across Asia to become a mainstay in Hong Kong. A go-to spot for clothing and toys for newborns, babies and beyond, this Sassy Mama favourite is sure to be a staple in any baby’s wardrobe. It also carries cute accessories, stuffed animals and sweet cards.
Seed Heritage, locations throughout Hong Kong, www.seedheritage.com
This store stands out for its stylish clothing and baby furniture. Many of its items fall nicely into the perfect gift category as they are whimsical and beautiful and a real treat for mom to receive since she might not buy it herself.
Petit Bazaar, 9 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2544 2255, 80 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong, 2528 0229 www.petit-bazaar.com
Malabar Baby’s gorgeous line of organic muslin swaddles and hand-made baby bedding that will make you wish they came in sizes for adults! Inspired by cities, all of the bedding is painted by artists from around the globe and each product is handmade. The swaddles are our real soft spot because they come in fun designs (think avocados, carrots or parrots) that are perfect for mamas who are looking to avoid having everything be too “baby.”
Malabar Baby, www.malabarbaby.com
This online boutique store promises to deliver baby and children’s items in 72 hours from Paris, with no additional charges and a 28-day return policy – now who can beat that? Browse from top designer clothing brands, shoes, and childcare essentials – all products for age 0-16.
For more gift inspiration, check out our guide to the Best Baby Shower Gifts here.
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