You can forget baby showers and proms as the latest cultural trend to arrive from across the Pond are ‘Sip and See’ parties and they’re taking the UK by storm. Sip and See parties are thrown so newborn babies can meet their family and friends of their family and, more importantly, mum can relax with friends and have a drink.
The popularity of Sip and See parties is associated by a combination of social media and the influence of American television. Though it has to be said the number of high profile new mums who have reportedly thrown a Sip and See party on the arrival of their baby is likely to have contributed to the rapid rise of these celebratory parties.
The latest heavily-reported Sip and See party was organised by the former US president George W Bush’s daughter Barbara Bush, who hosted a glamorous gathering for her niece Mila was born this summer.
London has been a popular venue to a swathe of Sip and See parties in recent months and none more so than at the glamorous Wyndham Grand. Being situated in the exquisite Chelsea Harbour and boasting views of London’s truly unique skyline, for many, Wyndham Grand is an obvious location to sip bubbles, eat delicious nibbles and meet the highly anticipated new arrival.
What’s more, being just a stone’s throw from the ultra-chic baby boutiques on Kings Road, after wining and dining in the luxurious surroundings of Wyndham Grand, new mums and their friends will be able to do some seriously stylish baby shopping.
Starting from just £35 per head, Wyndham Grand’s Sip and See guests will receive a selection of mouth-watering canapés or an Afternoon Tea. Giving the occasion an extra-special edge all nibbles and refreshments at the Sip and See parties will be accompanied with a glass of exquisite Taittinger Champagne. Talking about the popularity of this modern form of wetting the baby’s head, Belinda Finitsis, Director of Sales and Marketing at Wyndham Grand London Chelsea Harbour said:
“We are used to delivering bespoke events at the request of our discerning clientele and recognising the growing popularity of Sip and See parties, we wanted to offer something ready-made to cater for these needs. Although we have a lot of American guests staying at our hotel, this craze has most certainly crossed the Atlantic – I am sure the national excitement of Prince George has fuelled this. And if it is anything like the prom or baby shower, it’s most certainly here to stay!”
So for all those yummy mummies wanting to show off their gorgeous new arrival to friends and family in style, head to London where Sip and See parties are all the rage.