Make your baby shower a day to remember by celebrating it with a special Afternoon Tea at Hand Picked Hotels.

While baby showers are very popular in America, they are now catching on in the UK too, as they offer the perfect opportunity to give the mother-to-be advice, support and gifts.

The practice is thought to date back to Victorian times, when the baby shower was hosted by someone outside the expectant mother’s family such as a friend or close co-worker and invite some of her closest female friends to a tea party, which was held in the afternoon. 

The trend has definitely increased in recent years thanks to celeb mummies tweeting and Instagramming photos of their extravagant baby showers, but it does not have to come with an A list price tag. In fact, some of our venues now hold Afternoon Tea Baby Showers. 

Our head chef at Norton House Hotel & Spa in Scotland for example has created a special afternoon tea with baby-inspired cakes and biscuits – that can be themed pink, blue or yellow, together with traditional scones and dainty sandwiches. 

Each guest will also receive a mocktail and we will host it in one of the hotel’s private rooms, too. It is the perfect excuse to gather friends and relatives to celebrate the new arrival. 

And if you wanted to make a weekend of it, why not take advantage of our stunning spa and health club facilities – the perfect way to relax and unwind after exploring the grand city of Edinburgh or even the 55 acres of countryside that surrounds the 19th century hotel.