A Beautiful Baby Shower In The North East: Gifts, Games And Grub

Today in ‘how the eff am I this grown-up?’ news: I went to my first baby shower at the weekend! It was thrown for Tom’s cousin Shauney and we had it at Roobarb ‘n’ Custard in Seaham, a coffee shop / bar by the sea. We had perfect weather for it!

Baby shower outfit

Shop the look

The cute, slightly kitschy decor of Roobarb ‘n’ Custard makes it the perfect place in the North East for a baby shower. Shannon, who will be the new baby’s Auntie, had put loads of work into decorating the place too. Can you tell what sex the baby is?

Baby shower at Rhoobarb and Custard Baby shower details

Baby shower gifts

The mother-to-be got so many lovely gifts! I bought her an ink foot and handprint set for when the baby is born and some Lush treats – because if I was eight months pregnant, I think the only thing that would keep me sane would be a Lush bath and the promise of a cold glass of wine at the end of it all… I have to admit that shopping for baby shower presents was so much fun; John Lewis have so many cute things and so do House of Fraser. Baby shower cake and bouquet Baby shower at Rhoobarb and Custard

Baby shower food

To eat, we had Afternoon Tea served picnic style. I think Afternoon Tea is the perfect baby shower food. It’s visually pleasing, there’s a choice of sweet and savoury and it’s not too heavy.

Baby shower at Rhoobarb and Custard Afternoon Tea Baby shower at Rhoobarb and Custard Afternoon Tea

Baby shower games

We played some really fun baby shower games after our Afternoon Tea had been demolished. ‘Guess the bump size’ was one of the more traditional ones, and ‘Labour or porn face?’ was slightly more inventive! Baby shower games I thought maybe we’d all have to be super civilised because well, it’s not like the guest of honour could drink, but I’d clearly forgotten that I was out with fellow Northern girls. The rest of us more than made up for Shauney’s sobriety while she enjoyed her specially ordered alcohol-free prosecco. The menfolk met us after our baby shower activities were done and we all got tanked up. So much for my detox now I’ve left Dubai! Baby shower outfit Can some more of my friends have babies so I can do all of this again? You can follow my adventures in the North East and beyond on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



  1. April 12, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    OMG this looks like so much fun! I’ve never been to a Baby Shower, despite my old age (SOB) most of my friends are still yet to have babies so I’m looking forward to when everyone starts and I get to play games and eat cake!

    Never heard of Roobarb ‘n’ Custard but the cake looks delicious so definitely going to be investigating that!

  2. April 22, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    This looks like a great baby shower! All the cake looks amazing!

    • Dannielle Lily
      April 22, 2017 / 5:20 pm

      It was too yummy!