It just feels magical when there’s a baby on the way. From all of the tiny outfits to getting the nursery just right, preparing for a baby should be a time to remember and enjoy. Whether you’re a first-time mom, getting ready for this beautiful life change, or you’re hosting a baby shower for a friend or family member, planning the absolute perfect shower is a must. From the decorations to the menu, party games to the overall ambiance of your event, creating a moment to celebrate the mama-to-be is special for all involved. When it comes to a baby shower, it’s all in the details, and catering plays a top role in this particular event. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our favorite catering ideas, whether you’re hosting a bridal shower brunch, luncheon, evening soiree or any other type of shower you can create.
Keep these top baby shower catering ideas in mind if you’ve got a baby on board…
Baby Shower Brunch
Brunch has been increasing in popularity throughout the years, and for good reason…who doesn’t love breakfast and lunch foods combined with fruity drinks and girl talk? Not only are you able to plan a shower that’s filled with sunlight and cooler temperatures, especially if you’re hosting it outside, brunch time is the perfect time of the day…not too early and not too late. The menu for this type of shower could include breakfast staples, like eggs, pancakes, biscuits, muffins and fruit, as well as a juice bar, ‘mom’-osa station for the guests, various coffees, smoothies and more. Keep it light, bright and fun, while you shower the mom-to-be with love.
Baby Shower Luncheon
Like brunch, lunch is also an ideal time to host a baby shower. You’re able to optimize your menu a bit more, catering it towards some favorite lunch items, including fresh tossed salads, finger sandwiches, various dips and more. Keep a varied menu here, especially if you’re planning a bigger party, since everyone enjoys something a little bit different for lunch. The key here is to offer a variety of menu items to appeal to all guests.
Baby Shower Tea Party
Who doesn’t love chatting over a piping hot cup of tea, enjoying teas cakes and conversation? Tea parties are always popular for baby and bridal showers, not only because you get to dress up in a fancy dress with matching fascinator, but also because you get to enjoy treats you don’t get to have on a regular basis, like:
- Various tea blends
- Tea cakes
- Finger sandwiches
- Scones & other baked goods
- Finger foods
Hosting an evening baby shower means a bit more pizzazz, as evening events tend to be fancier in nature. You may want to consider passed hors d’oeuvres, carving stations, plated entrees and other more elegant menu items. Having a seated dinner, as opposed to guests mingling while serving themselves is a special way to celebrate. Consider hosting this event in your home or reserve a rooftop venue or outdoor garden, so that you can enjoy the brilliant array of colors radiating from our beautiful Southwest Florida sunset.
No matter which type of event you choose, it’s important to have a caterer who can design a menu that pairs seamlessly with the ambiance of your event. Crave Culinaire is excited to help you plan your next event, along with the perfect menu! Call (239) 292-1529 or visit www.craveculinaire.com to get started.