• Welcome to The Ultimate Baby Shower Blog

    Welcome to The Ultimate Baby Shower Blog

    Bringing you all the latest news, tips, special offers and exclusives from the world of TUBS. Here we share our ideas and inspiration as well as highlighting all the latest baby shower trends.

Beautiful Vintage Baby Shower Theme

Vintage baby showers can be stunning and the beauty is that anything goes! Mix and max florals with pastels with polkas with gingham and create a stunning effect.

They are perfect for celebrating mummy-to-be rather than the focus being on baby themes. You can’t go far wrong so dig out your table cloth and doilies and get ready for a party!

Beautiful vintage baby shower decorations

Top 5 baby shower venues!

Top 5 London Baby Shower Venues

The venue for your baby shower is just the beginning to creating a stunning afternoon or evening and therefore, choosing the right setting for the occasion is fundamental. A venue will be specific to you and will appeal to everything you want from the day to ensure that there is the right mix of atmosphere, location, space, and comfort for guests. Our speciality is making every baby shower unique and The Ultimate Baby Shower aims to make every event one to remember. We look for venues for customers, which have an elegant quintessentially British feel that contain brilliant airy spaces and sumptuous sofas to ensure that the host and guests enjoy the most exclusive service that the company has to offer.

Here we unveil our top five London venues for hosting the most exclusive baby showers and welcoming parties.

The Pelham Hotel is a favourite venue and mixes an enchanting blend of uniquely English traditional style with unexpected modern flair. This hotel has a relaxed atmosphere and is set in a cosmopolitan location making it the ideal choice for your sophisticated baby shower. Visit: http://www.pelhamhotel.co.uk/. The Dorchester, Central London in the heart of Mayfair offers glorious views over the green expanse of Hyde Park, the Dorchester is inherently British combining 1930’s glamour with a contemporary edge. For more information on the Dorchester Hotel visit: http://www.thedorchester.com/ The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park offers English elegance and liberal luxury. The Mandarin Oriental is the most fashionable venue in town. Set in Hyde Park, this venue invites comfort and unending glamour, making it the most exclusive home from home to host your baby shower. Visit: www.mandarinoriental.com/London The Hempel Hotel  is sleek and stylish, this luxury botique hotel offers elegance and simplicity and is set in a tranquil garden square near to Hyde Park and Notting Hill away from other crowded London hotels. Visit: http://www.the-hempel.co.uk/

The Lanesborough Hotel is set in an enviable location in the heart of central London, this 19th centuray hotel captures the gracious style and hospitality of an early 19th century residence and is the perfect venue for a Quintessentially British baby shower. Visit: http://www.lanesborough.com/


Children’s Ship Wrecked Pirate Party Theme Ideas. Massive stock sale!

Little boys love a pirate party theme and plenty of little girls do too! What’s not to love with the bright colours and adventures on the high seas?!

Mums and dads will be pleased to hear that a Ship Wrecked pirate party theme is very easy to create with a few choice products and plenty of imagination!

Set the tone with these stunning pirate theme invitations by Paper Eskimo. They are dazzling and include glitter highlights and envelope seals for an extra special touch. They even have magnets so they can be stuck to the fridge door!

Matching pirate party bag tags look fabulous on our black and white striped gift bags and create an eye catching display if set up in the party room.

Baking cups filled with delicious jellies, swashbuckling carrot sticks and golden chocolate coins create a special pirate display for the crew.

Bright table runners, plates and cups finish the table display. All you need are the shipmates!!



Children’s Jungle Animal Party Theme Ideas!

Jungle animals is a popular children’s party theme as all children adore animals of one sort or another. It’s popular for parents too because it’s so easy to create an eye catching table display for the little cubs to feast on.

Black and white striped or green striped gift bags are perfect for the mini guests along with our stunning Jungle Gift tags by Paper Eskimo (which are currently in the sale!). Fill them with a cuddly monkey and some banana sweets or a stunning jungle cupcake.

Black and white Cupcake holders or baking cups or green and yellow cupcake holders / baking cups make perfect dishes for little hands to hold. Fill with green jelly, carrot sticks, banana bites or strawberries!

Our Paper Eskimo Jungle Animal Invitations are ideal for setting the theme and the table display can be emphasised with a quality table runner in greens and blues. Stars and stripes plates in greens and blues add further to the theme.

A jungle pals cupcake stand covered in our delicious cupcakes work wonders for the WOW! factor and our cupcake wrappers cannot be missed.

There are so many wonderful ideas to make a very special day.





Massive baby shower sale – decorations, advice boxes, invitations etc

We are having a huge clear-out and overhaul of the business and as a result many of our lines are now in our huge clearance sale. All stock is limited and is on a first come first served basis. Grab a bargain while you can!!

We have baby shower invitations, baby shower games, baby shower banners, baby shower advice boxes, baby shower tableware, and much more to see on our baby shower sale pages! Including stunning children’s partyware.

Baby Shower Theme for Girls!

This baby shower was done during the summer, and is absolutely stunning! The focus is on the detail, from the pretty pink floral arrangements to the pink sugar sticks. The venue isn’t extravagant but this display makes it spectacular.

The trick is to make it look expensive without it costing too much. Pink and white are a classic combination and create an elegant atmosphere whilst focusing on the girl theme. Mixing pale pinks with the darker pinks create depth.

The addition I love the most is the sugar sticks. These add the wow factor to the table set amongst the cake pops and cupcakes. The tall jars of flowers and tiered cake add height to the table, which is easy to re-create at home.

Vintage baby showers are Hot! Hot! Hot!

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again! We love vintage baby showers! You can’t go wrong with a vintage theme whether you’re celebrating a boy or a girl or simply celebrating mum-to-be herself!

Let your imagination run wild and mix and match pastels with floral designs, dots, spots and stripes. Anything goes. So gather those cups and saucers and get organising.

Just one quick tip, floral cookies always go down a treat!!

Baby Shower Games – from the sublime to the ridiculous!

Baby shower games aren’t everybody’s cup of tea and I for one can well understand why. Have you heard of some of the games people are playing?

Smearing varieties of melted chocolate bars on to disposable nappies and then licking / sniffing them to work out which is which is just one of the ones I wouldn’t want to present at any baby shower I was organising. I’d rather present a beautiful treat table for the guests and involve them in a variety of trivia games and swapping helpful tips for mummy to be.

Do you really want to involve guests in tasting varieties of baby food? This is another game I’ve come across, which quite frankly puts the guests off and gives baby showers a bad name. Why do people insist on playing such games? I don’t know anybody who enjoys participating. A far more engaging option is to offer pink champagne over a tasty afternoon tea and have girlie giggles with much loved friends and relatives.

Simple baby shower games like guessing the baby photos or creating funny stories for new mum are much more desirable for a modern day baby shower. Let’s not make people dread going to these events. Please ditch the woefully embarrassing games and be selective.

We send free baby shower games sheets with all our orders, which means you can pick and choose or not have any at all.

Baby Shower Theme About to POP!

The About to Pop! theme is perfect for a baby shower and means popcorn, popcorn and more popcorn! A popcorn bar can look stunning if done properly - red and white striped tubs for guests add a little nostalgic charm.

Hang big pom poms to decorate the room, they add a wow factor and create a visual impact when guests enter the room.

Glasses of pink champagne or cocktails add further colour to the main table display. We have a range of About to Pop baby shower favours to present on a pretty tray setting for guests to take home.