Love them or hate them, baby showers are on the rise in the UK. Although they’ve been a tradition in countries such as the US, South Africa and Australia for many years, here they tend to have an aura of superstition surrounding them. Many people still don’t believe they should deliberately do anything to actively prepare for their baby’s imminent arrival, just in case. However, maybe because of the influx of foreigners all over Britain, more and more people are having baby showers these days.
I was invited to a shower with a difference last week: it was a party not for a new baby but for a new company that specialises in planning and hosting baby showers, as well as children’s parties. Sousette will arrange everything from invitations through to venue, not to mention decorations, activities, party favours and everything in between, with prices starting at Â£250.
As someone who loves organising events, I know how hard it can be to get everything arranged. Sousette owner Soraya Beydoun will step in to assist working mothers and best friends alike whether as party organiser or host, allowing all the guests to simply kick back and relax.
Apart from amazing cupcakes with beautiful baby-themed toppings and delicious champagne, Sousette also supplies stylish and beautiful favours. Individually wrapped chocolates, silver-plated spoons and first tooth memory boxes and name place holders are among the items you can request.
If our afternoon of mingling with journalists and meeting other bloggers in the lovely Blossom Mother and Child in Fulham, along with the pampering manicures from Blossom and Jasmine are anything to go by, then Sousette certainly knows how to throw a classy soiree.