Here’s How to Throw A Meghan Markle-Inspired Baby Shower
Lifestyle | 27 Sep 2019
A royal baby shower just got easier!
Since The Royal Family welcomed baby Archie on 6th of May, we’re all still very curious about Meghan Markle’s pregnancy journey. It’s more surprising that her baby shower early this year received so much attention.
A USD$200,000 royal baby shower in New York City. With a star-studded guest list to grace the low-profile, private baby shower. Bestowed with the most whimsical, thoughtful gifts to celebrate the arrival of the (now we know) baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. We all can imagine how lavishly Instagrammable the setup was.
We have so many questions to ask about the exclusive closed-door event. Here’s our take on how to-be parents can find inspiration for an equally lavish celebration. Here’s how you can achieve a Maghan Markle-inspired baby shower.
Find Your Perfect Venue
Deciding on the themes can be a chore; to go chic boho, or minimalistic? Themes can be endless but the venue is still key. Meghan Markle celebrated her baby shower in a penthouse suite at The Mark Hotel, New York City – probably the most expensive hotel suite in the world. While it’s impossible to top that, to-be parents can still explore Renaissance Revival style The Mark Hotel encapsulates.
Finding the right venue for your baby shower may be difficult which is why we recommend using Venuerific, a database of locations that are suitable for any occasion. Venuerific categorises venues with the ability to narrow your search range. The website also provides deals and promos on venues.
Beast & Butterflies
We have to recommend Beast & Butterflies! Crowned the top hotel event venue, this non-conventional event space can host an intimate group size of 50 to 70 guests. It’s a not-to-be-missed at 90 Robertson Quay for an afternoon tea party or even an after-party happy hour.
Price starts at $1,500. Find more information here.
MM Galleri Singapore Showroom
Go craaaaazy extravagant with this out-of-the-world event space! The futuristic yet luxurious 4,000 square feet space is a stone’s throw away from Boon Lay MRT. Throw a private baby shower party here and we guarantee your guests will have an unforgettable time at this venue. You’re in luck if you are a Citibank staff – enjoy 20% discount on this venue rental with your staff card.
Price starts from $2,500. Find more information here.
Scrimp as you spend
Hosting a baby shower means that you’ll have to pay for the venue and the food for your guests. This cost varies a lot and it depends on the type of food you’re planning to serve and where your event is held. Save a tremendous amount of money if you can score a feast-like celebration at a venue that caters food.
The Meghan Markle’s secret? Keeping her guest list short. Not that the Duchess of Sussex needs to scrimp, but the general rule of thumb: keeping your guest list short and populated with only your close friends helps keep costs low. We recommend using Foodline’s catering service when planning the shower. Compare and contrast different caterers to bring you the best selection of food for you and your guests.
Time is money. Between matching the schedules of busy friends and making sure the guest-of-honour herself is available, you’d also need to check in with the venue for reservations. Having a fixed end timing will help the tired expectant mother end the party without being a party pooper.