It was chilly in Sydney for our first Baby Shower High Tea on June 25 – but it was all warmth and excitement inside the stunning InterContinental Sydney Double Bay.
More than 400 people – mums, grandmas, mums-to-be and friends among them – converged for this sumptuous event, which was six months in the making.
It was more than a little indulgent, with glorious food and plenty of goodies on offer for everyone – including a gift bag for each guest worth more than $200! But there were also some extra-special prizes on offer. Congratulations to all our winners!
The lucky Baby Shower prize winners
We were thrilled to give away a three month supply of Huggies products to two very lucky ladies, in conjunction with our major Baby Shower sponsor, Huggies.
Winners: Glara Lee, Charlotte Tipple
Babies R Us
Babies R Us certainly know their stuff when it comes to what new and expecting mums really need. They gave away two $500 gift vouchers so that two baby shower guests could shop up a storm.
Winners: Karen Borland, Simone Partridge
That wasn’t all though! One of our guests took home the gorgeous Bebe glider as well, courtesy of Babies R Us.
Winner: Judi Lipp
Two extremely lucky ladies wheeled away Bugaboo’s latest pram offering, the very handsome Bugaboo Bee5.
Winners: Beth Maytom, Ashleigh Stonham
Makers of baby-sensitive skincare products, Cetaphil Baby, offered two winners a hamper of Cetaphil Baby goodies plus a $200 Babies R Us voucher.
Winners: Georgette Geagea, Lillie Bastion
The Green Elephant Early Learning Centre
It was goodies-aplenty with these stunning hampers from The Green Elephant Early Learning Centre – full to the brim with sustainable toys and products to help get little green thumbs into the garden.
Winners: Leah Blackburn, Rachel Foxall, Laura Herbert, Kristian de Roo
InterContinental Sydney Double Bay
The delicious food at our high tea only made guests want more of the same! For two winners, that’s exactly what they can indulge in, taking home vouchers to come back and have high tea at the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay all over again.
Winners: Kate Gould, Lorie Ho
Life-Space know exactly what expecting and breastfeeding mothers need to keep healthy and happy through those demanding days of growing and feeding a baby. So they offered our guests goodie bags full of useful stuff.
Winners: Ruth Lim, Phoebe Cobb, Jenni Baker, Jailee Reyes, Maria Katrina Peters, Leandra Magno
Four guests were lucky enough to receive not only the goodie bags from Life-Space, but an Endota Spa voucher each as well.
Winners: Ashley Carlon, Amanda Lo Teer, Taneka Phipps, Mary M Benavente
Mamas & Papas
Two of our guests took home packs full of gorgeous linen from nursery experts Mamas & Papas, and a very useful Baby Snug seat too.
Winners: Bryony Gerofi, Ashleigh McMullan
Suavinex make beautiful baby care products known not only for their usability and safety, but also their gorgeous look and feel. Knowing mums love pretty things, they offered four hampers to our mums.
The electric breast pump hamper, valued at $350, included all the expressing essentials.
Winners: Leanne Hopeton, Te Waipuia Carr
The Suavinex bottle pack hampers, valued at $150, included a range of bottles, soothers, soother clips and bottle teats.
Winners: Melanie Bailey, Joanne Mackay
The four winners of VTech’s Safe & Sound Full Colour Pan & Tilt Video and Audio Monitor will be able to keep an eye and ear on their babies no matter where they are.
Winners: Lisa Simler, Jack Stace, Charissa Knight, Laura Lane
Westpac gave two of our guests their special Bump hamper, filled with goodies for mum and bub.
Winners: Jenny Fricke, Annette Vitetta
Bockers & Pony
There was lots of excitement over the swathe of luxury baby hampers we gave away in conjunction with hamper experts Bockers & Pony.
Winners: Lisa Sullivan, Lauren Shave, Kelsey Hawkins-Thomas, Sharelle Johnson, Jessica Ham, Nicolette Kenny, Michelle Pagan, Danielle Stipo, Shenya Abey, Angela Pagano
Frog Orange gave away their water-friendly baby carriers to lots of our lucky guests, who will now be able to enjoy plenty of water play with their babies.
Winners: Jess Searle, Victoria MacGee, Kristy Nasc, Monica Taglioli, Kate Carter, Minh Trieu, Veronica Tedone, Sheryl O’Brien
Goose and Dust
The cool kids’ accessory packs from Goose and Dust were jam-packed with sunglasses, beanies and sun hats.
Winners: Esther Chen, Holly Ebenwaldner, Jorja Baker, Amanda Mazarello, Jessica McCarthy, Sarah Malkoun, Elizabeth Posadas, Ashleigh Davison
The Kitchen Cleanse
Two of our Baby Shower guests will be embracing a clean nutritional future with vouchers for a home visit from the healthy experts at The Kitchen Cleanse.
Winners: Jessica Fallone, Louise Plush
Thanks to all of our amazing sponsors for making it such a fabulous day! Stay tuned for information about our next Sydney Baby Shower in November.