Published at Monday, May 15th, 2017 - 17:47:03 PM. Baby Shower. By alek.
A Delicious Baby Shower Food Planning Guide Try to imagine a baby shower without the baby shower food. It wouldnt be nearly as enjoyable, would it? The guests might start to get hungry, thirsty, even grouchy! To be sure, the baby shower food is an essential element for a successful baby shower. It is a tasty touch that everyone enjoys! With such importance placed on the menu, it would be wise for you to plan your baby shower food carefully. Here are 6 considerations that you should make when planning your baby shower menu: 1. How many people are coming? If many people are coming (15 or more), it would be a LOT of work to plan an entire meal for everyone. Rather, fingerfood, beverages, and appetizers would be perfect. Sandwiches and soups might be a good idea. But if you only have a small group coming (less than 10), then a full meal might not be too much work. It all depends on how much effort you want to put into the baby shower menu. 2. What time of day is the baby shower? You want your food and menu to reflect the respective time of day. For example, if you have a baby shower in the afternoon, a light lunch would be more appropriate than breakfast food. 3. What is the baby shower theme? Making food to match your theme adds an extra touch to your baby shower that really emphasizes your theme, adds to the atmosphere, and impresses everyone who sees it. This is a party! Food should be fun! 4. What type of people are coming to the shower? When I say "type" I mean: are your guests more the "BBQ chicken and potato salad" type or "Shrimp platter with vinaigrette salad wraps" type? Know your guests and choose the baby shower menu accordingly. 5. How much time do you have? Most likely, you dont have much spare time. So, simple is best. Simple doesnt mean plain or boring, it just means choosing baby shower menu items that are easy and fast to prepare. There are many great recipes for simple yet delicious appetizers, snacks, and beverages. Make as many or as few as you think will satiate your guests. 6. Is anyone going to help you prepare the baby shower food? If there is one area that you are going to ask help for, I would suggest that this be the one! Assigning several other friends or family members of the expectant mother to prepare food will save you a LOT of time and work. Not that preparing baby shower food is hard, it isnt. Its just that you, as the hostess, have so many other things to plan for. So having a few people each bringing one or two baby shower menu items will save you a lot of work. Plus, you wont have to be running around the day of the shower making sure that the food is ready. You can take comfort in the fact that the party food is taken care of and you can focus on finishing everything else! There are several types of food that can be served at a baby shower: appetizers, beverages, salads & sandwiches, a full meal, and/or desserts. Your baby shower menu could consist of any combination of those types of baby shower food. A typical baby shower menu includes at least 3 foods and 1 beverage. For example, you could serve chicken salad sandwiches, a vegetable tray with dip, chocolate turtle brownies, and pink baby shower punch. This type of menu would please your guests, and yet wouldnt be too much work to prepare (and wouldnt be too expensive either!). Every baby shower is different, thus, every baby shower menu is different, as well. Just remember the 6 baby shower food planning tips above, and you are sure to plan both a successful and a DELICIOUS baby shower!
Baby Shower Decorating Ideas - A Quick Guide Here are some quick baby shower decorating tips that youll love. Tie balloons and crepe paper to a high back chair or throne that the mom-to-be will sit in while she opens her gifts. By doing this you will place the partys attention on the mom-to-be. This will leave a lasting impression on your guests and it looks great in photographs. Plus, it makes the mom-to-be feel really special. This is a baby shower must. String crepe paper across the room in the shower theme colors. Any pastel colors will work for this decoration. Try soft pink, soft blue, yellow, and lime-green. You will be amazed at the amount of color this will bring into the room. If you are having a Mod Mom themed shower, for example, then lime green a purple would be the crepe paper colors that you would use to decorate the house. Decorate the outside of your home. Place a baby shower yard sign in the yard of the house where you are having the party. The yard sign looks like a realtors "for sale" sign and comes with adorable baby shower graphics. Or, place a large banner announcing the baby shower on the garage door. This will put your guests in a party mood as they enter your home. Some of the yard signs that you will find actually have an arrow on them, making it a great tool to use to help your guests find the party. Start at the beginning of your neighborhood and place the baby shower yard signs at all of the turns that your guests will need to make. Its fun for them and gets them into the party before they leave their car! Scatter colorful confetti on the tables at your baby shower. This is a low cost way to add a little flash and color to your party. The baby shower confetti comes in many varieties, colors, and shapes. You can find rubber ducky shapes, baby strollers, umbrella shapes, and even baby faces on party confetti. Your guests will think that this is so cute. If you are lucky enough to have an antique baby buggy or a doll baby buggy you will have a great gift holder. For this adorable idea place the baby carriage near the gift table to hold some of the mom-to-bes gifts. A baby shower always seems more fun when there is a baby buggy at the shower! Plus, it makes for great pictures of all of the gifts. One symbol that makes a baby shower more festive is our old friend the "Stork". The Stork is a fun theme for any baby shower. Try the stork activities such as scratch off baby shower games and matching games. The stork also appears on many name tags and other fun decorations that your guests will love. Arrange colorful helium filled balloons on each table. The easiest way to do this is to locate a party supply store the day of your baby shower and pick up the balloons already inflated and in arrangements. Or, you can buy the balloons prior to the party and go to any store that has helium (grocery stores, party stores) and for a small fee, they can blow the balloons up for you. This small touch will make any baby shower more festive. It is also a fun idea to put balloons on gift tables, hanging in doorways, and anywhere else that needs a little color. Incorporate an open umbrella into your shower decorations. The umbrella fits nicely into any baby shower theme at any time of year. It is best to use colorful umbrellas. Using small umbrellas in your guests drinks will get them the shower mood. Find pink or blue umbrellas to keep to your baby shower theme. Using any of these quick tips will help you to decorate your baby shower for little money. There are hundreds of other ideas that we have seen at baby showers that are just as cute. Remember to keep the decorating simply tasteful and you will be able to set the mood that you want at your baby shower. Have fun decorating!
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