Relax and Enjoy Your Baby Shower – Let Professional Caterers do the Hard Work
Expecting a baby is an exciting time, but it can also be a time where you’re exhausted and your hormones are all over the place. Holding a baby shower seems like a good idea and it would be great to have all your friends around to share the news. The problem is, feeding and watering everyone is a ton of effort, that you might just not feel up to.
This is where a professional event caterer comes in to save the day! Together you can discuss all the factors around your baby shower including; day and length, the location, your budget, any dietary requirements and any special theme. Remember to take into consideration how you’re feeling e.g.; you wouldn’t want it to be late if you’re getting tired very early and if any foods are not sitting right with you, don’t feel you have to include them just for everyone else.
Keep it Light with an Out of Meal Time Event
Avoiding having your baby shower at breakfast, lunch or dinner time, means you can keep the catering light with snacks, finger foods, hot hors d’oeuvres and mini deserts. If you hold your baby shower during set meal times, guests may turn up expecting more as they wouldn’t have eaten already. Keeping your event catering light, will also have the benefit of lower costs and less to plan.
Popular times for baby showers are around afternoon tea time 2pm or brunch time 11am. Some example foods for an afternoon tea time baby shower are;
- Finger sandwiches
- Fruit platters
- Vegetable trays with dips
- Mini cakes and deserts
- Fruit punch
Some event catering ideas for a brunch baby shower are;
- Mini muffins in various flavours
- Bagels with cream cheese
- French toast, hash browns
- Mini quiches
- Fruit platters
Consider Having Food Stations or Platters
A sit down event can end up costing a lot more and will feel a little more formal. Platters and food stations allow guests to mingle and move around, making a more social atmosphere. Being the focus of the baby shower can be hard work and you may just want to slip off sometimes to have a break. Food stations will keep people entertained, giving people something to do and talk about.
Choose a Theme
You might know whether you’re having a boy or a girl or you might want to choose a gender neutral theme as you’re keeping it as a surprise! Either way there are plenty of ways you can style your event catering and decor for the baby shower to compliment all.
For a boys baby shower you may want to go all traditional with everything blue or go a little wild with a safari theme, trucks and cars or superheroes. For a little girl baby shower, you could make it all pretty pink and princesses, beautiful florals, cool metallics or rainbows and lullaby’s. Whatever you decide on, talk it over with your event caterer in Sydney, to see how they can work your theme into the menu.