Show us your party – Mandi’s ever-so-posh baby shower

When our own head honcho Mandi insisted she wasn’t going to have a baby shower to mark the pending arrival of her third daughter, we were having none of that. We called in the big guns to give her a baby shower with all the requisite trimmings.

Mandi had been run off her very swollen pregnancy feet trying to get all those last-minute pre-baby things done in the weeks leading up to little Audrey’s arrival, so we wanted to spoil her with something completely decadent. Alas, we couldn’t convince our hard-working and thirty-seven-week-pregnant boss to take the afternoon off to enjoy a posh afternoon feast at one of Sydney’s many high tea haunts, so we brought the high tea to her!

We’re in all sorts of gratitude to The High Tea Company, which came to the rescue with a brilliant baby shower menu that impressed us – and, more importantly, Mandi – no end.

We chose the deluxe high tea menu to share with thirty of Mandi’s family and friends. It started with moreish ribbon sandwiches of minted cucumber with crème fraiche, poached chicken and herbed mayonnaise, smoked salmon and avocado, and leg ham with pear and blue cheese. Then onto the savoury tarts filled with mushroom and thyme or spinach and feta.

High tea wouldn’t be high tea without scones, and these plump morsels of loveliness came with jam and freshly whipped cream. Delicate macarons with raspberry and white chocolate ganache, lemon meringue tartlets and salted caramel and chocolate tartes rounded off the sweets collection. Mandi still swears the last two kilos of her pregnancy weight gain came from nibbling on all the delicious leftovers!

The High Tea Company’s delectable high tea packages are available in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. Prices start from $29 per person, which includes all that pretty tableware as well as delivery, party table styling and collection. High tea menus vary across each city, but trust us, it is all delicious!

Here’s Mandi at her shower, only a week before giving birth to Audrey, with Babyology staffers Amy and Suzi, who are both expecting little Babyologists of their own very soon! We really are putting the ‘baby’ into Babyology at the moment!

Now here’s another bit of good news. Babyologists who book a High Tea Heaven package with The High Tea Company will get a free Harney & Sons tea tin. Book a High Tea Deluxe package, and the High Tea Company will throw in free champagne glass hire as well. This offer is good until June next year.

Mandi Gunsberger, Babyology

Do you have a beautiful baby shower to share? Then just fill in this form on our contact us page. While we can’t reply to every email, we’ll certainly let you know if your party is chosen to be showcased on Babyology. We can’t wait to hear from you and look forward to seeing your amazing baby showers!

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