Planning a Shower Menu
It’s hard to have a successful party without good food. A baby shower is no exception, in fact, the mother-to-be is likely to be easily hungered already if all the other guests have already eaten. In most situations, though food and drinks will bring your guests together. It will encourage them to chat and enjoy themselves. That is why menu planning is such an important part of what you will be doing when hosting the baby shower.
When you begin planning your baby shower menu, you will need to take the party plans that you have already made into consideration. Start with the guests. How many of them will there be and do you need to adapt to any special diet considerations? You may also want to consider the venue for the party and the time of day. This information will help you to begin forming a picture of what will work best for this particular event. The most important consideration for your menu planning success, however, is whether or not you will be making the food and, if so, the circumstances you will be making it under.
functional Planning Tips
You don’t want to bite off more than you can chew, so tailor your plans to fit your needs. If you won’t have much time or help on hand before the party, then consider either buying food or scaling down your approach to make it easier. You might, for example, buy a store bought cake or party planner. Alternatively, you might base the menu on finger foods you can make up well ahead of time. Either option would work. Finally, think about the shower’s theme and try to match some of your refreshment ideas to that. It will help to pull the whole party together while impressing and pleasing your guests.