Over the weekend, a girlfriend and I threw a Sip and See together for a friend of ours who recently had her third baby girl. We sent out invitations a few weeks ahead of time inviting her friends to drop by between 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to see Sarah, meet/see/hold her newborn daughter, grab a bite to eat, and mingle with friends in an open house-type atmosphere. It was fun!
Throwing a Sip and See
We put out a light spread of sandwiches, fruit, and cupcakes, as well as offered mimosas and iced lemon water to drink. We kept decorations simple and limited them to a bouquet of flowers and a simple chalkboard sign on the front door.
We set the Sip and See date for 2.5 weeks after the mom’s due date and sent invitations out right when the baby was born. 🙂
Very simple, relaxed, and enjoyable! Set up took 30 minutes and clean up was even faster. My kind of event. 🙂
Have you heard of this twist on a baby shower? A Sip and See is a great option for a mom who is having her second or third+ baby who may not need a bunch of new baby gear but would still love to celebrate her tiny, new little love. Instead of juggling a bunch of visitors in the first few weeks after having her baby, the mom can limit those visits and introduce the baby to friends all at one time during the come and go Sip and See. Guests mingle with others, see/meet the baby, grab a little bit of food, and possibly leave a gift (commonly diapers, wipes, baby wash, etc.).
Have you ever heard of or attended a Sip and See? I personally love how casual they are. The open house atmosphere is right up my alley!