Marissa Hermer gave birth to her daughter Sadie on April 21, and her baby shower was uber-sophisticated. OK, so the Ladies of London restaurateur readily admits that her celebration of the birth of her little girl on Saturday was actually intended to be more of a party for herself. "We're not going to be counting jelly beans or doing baby shower things," Marissa told The Daily Dish in anticipation of the party on Friday. "We're going to have lots of watermelon martinis and caviar and all the things I haven't been able to have while I've been pregnant."
The bash was held at the Eclipse Cocktail Bar, one of the many London hotspots she and her husband Matt Hermer run, whose signature cocktail is the aforementioned watermelon martini. "I've been craving them for nine months. And I'm sure when I have one, I'll be on the floor immediately because it's been a while since I've had a cocktail, obviously," Marissa joked. "But I'm looking forward to it. And watermelon martinis are pink, so I thought it was appropriate."
In addition to cocktails and caviar from Gourmet House, Marissa's fête featured more booze in the form of Champagne bottle-shaped cookies from Biscuiteers with each guest's name printed on them.
Each guest had his or her name printed on a Biscuiteer cookie in the shape of a Champagne bottle.
The mother of three also had balloon headpieces made featuring activities you can't partake in while pregnant, such as smoking, which Marissa sultrily sports below.
Marissa shows off one of the balloon headpieces she had made for her shindig on Saturday.
Guests left with Cheekfrills sexy knickers as party favors. Here's hoping they had a better reception than at Marissa's Fourth of July party in Season 1 of Ladies of London, which you can relive, below.
Marissa didn't have an official baby shower prior to Sadie's birth because of the complications she faced throughout the pregnancy after being diagnosed with placenta accreta, when the placenta attaches itself too deeply and firmly in the uterine wall. "I didn't have a baby shower before because I was so nervous," she explained. "It was hard to celebrate something that we were just so scared about."
But now knowing that mother and baby are healthy, Marissa and her loved ones definitely had a lot to celebrate.
See Marissa as a baby and beyond, below.