Whether your welcoming a new baby of your own or celebrating someone else’s joy, consider a Sip and See (or Eat and Meet). A Sip and See is customarily given 3 weeks -2 months after the baby is born to celebrate the new family. They are generally a casual, open house style, as baby showers are usually more formal.
I love the idea of a Sip and See because at a traditional baby shower, everyone is honoring the baby that is soon to be arriving. But, how much greater is it to actually celebrate and see the baby!? It’s also a lot easier on the new parents, as people tend to want to “stop by “to see the baby. You can have everyone come at once and make it a celebration?
If you’re contemplating a Sip and See here are a few bits of information to push you towards saying YES!
– Men are much more comfortable attending a Sip and See than a traditional baby shower. So, if you’d like a more family and friends style celebration for your baby, this is definitely the choice to make.
– Sip and See’s are generally an “open house “with set hours for guest to stop by. This will garner a greater attendance from those who want to celebrate in your joy, but can’t commit to a 3 hour event. Bonus! Plan your Sip and See around your newborns’ sleeping and feeding schedule.
– You may have noticed, I am a huge fan of multi-purposing to save the budget. Typically we have baby shower invitations and then birth announcements. With a Sip and See, you have the invitation and birth announcement, all in one.
– A more traditional person will tell you that hosting a baby shower for a 2nd child is faux pas. But with the trends of Sip and See’s and Baby Sprinkles, you can celebrate your joy and be within proper etiquette lines.
– The southern tradition of a Sip and See does not call for gifts. Having your registry information on the invitation is seen as a no-no. If you’re a first time parent and could use the gifts, a traditional baby shower is encouraged.
Do you have a question or idea you would like explored about a Sip and See? Leave a comment and I’ll answer them in an upcoming post