A sip and see doesn’t have to be a lot of work. It’s a great way to have people over to meet your baby, on your own time. Some people choose to host a couples sip and see on the weekend, I preferred to host a small group of ladies on a Friday afternoon.
As a new mom, it can be overwhelming trying to get tasks accomplished while taking care of a newborn. I worried after I sent out the Paperless post that I wouldn’t have time to pull it together in just four days, but with the help of my mom and my best friend, it all worked out fine. The beauty of a sip and see is that people don’t have high expectations from a mom with a new baby, and aren’t expecting all the thrills, food, and games that one would find at a baby shower.
To have a sip and see, all you really need are beverages, and a baby. I offered my guests organic iced green tea sweetened with honey and mint in a beverage dispenser, and Impatience rosé. Because the party was from 2-4, I put out food in case someone didn’t have time for lunch or just wanted a little dessert. A cheese tray, fruit salad, tea sandwiches, macaroons, and cake balls were more than enough to make a pretty spread. For floral arrangements, I used Leeny’s Flowers who always does an amazing job and delivers to your home.
If you have a stork sign from when you first brought the baby home, it’s fun to display it somewhere so people can see your baby’s birth stats. I hung mine from our lighting pendant over our dining room table. Another fun idea is to display pictures from your newborn photo shoot in frames on your table. People will enjoy seeing them while they help themselves. A personalized napkin is always a cute idea at a party and you can order them online and have them shipped to you.
Although hosting a party during this period can seem daunting, don’t let it stress you out. People just want to see you and your little one, and won’t care if they didn’t get fed or if you didn’t have time to finish doing your makeup. Plus, you’ll be glad you have the memory of sharing this special time with them.
Rag and Bone “Victoria” Sleeveless cotton poplin dress: My new favorite button down dress, this is such a comfortable piece, and perfect for nursing moms. It’s transitional so you can stay cool in the warmer days of fall. I love that it takes cues from menswear, with a crisp point collar and concealed placket in the back that creates a tailored look. It has an angular high/low hem that adds a modern, feminine touch.
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photography by Stephanie Drenka