Post # 1
My Maid/Matron of Honor is having a baby, I need some ideas on what I should do for her. She’s having a big family shower later in June but I wanted to do something in May for her close friends, so tehre will be 6 of us includin ghte mother to be.
I initially was going to do an “afternoon tea” at this wonderful tea house but the 2pm slot was taken, all that’s left is 10:30am. How would you feel for an early “tea” party?
A dinner party at another restuarant? Or do something at my place? I’m at a lost and need ideas.
I want it to me somethign special for her. She has done so much for me and I want to throw her an awesome friend baby shower.
Post # 3
Honestly, I think anything that you do will be truly enjoyed. Maybe it could be a surprise baby shower where you could invite the small group of friends, but tell your Maid/Matron of Honor it’s just the two of you.
Post # 4
An afternoon tea is a great idea. Or maybe a lunch with a deli platter and salads. With just 6 people you could play some really cute games too. Like “pin the sperm on the egg” or the game where you have each person balance a cordless phone on one shoulder, and a baby on the other hip, while hanging as much clothing from the hamper onto the clothes line as possible.
ETA: I think a morning tea would be good too! I would also love a “breakfast” party…maybe take out the electric griddle and waffle maker, have coffee and tea, fresh fruit. That could be done at your house!
Post # 5
Those are great ideas as well…hmmm. We have very little room though in my condo..maybe I can do it at the cabana.
She already know who’s coming to the shower. She just doesn’t know what we have planned.
Post # 6
If you have an alterate location, why don’t you put together the tea in the cabana? You could go to a great bakery and get pastries and scones, make tea sandwiches (cucumber and Boursin is my favorite), and get some pretty teapots and cups at a thrift store. It might end up being nicer than the tea house!
Post # 7
Can the tea house do more of a brunch?
If there aren’t any other tea houses are there restaurants you girls like to go for brunch? Crepe place? Tapas?
I just noticed that your wedding is in May as well and I think she will super appreciate that you are thinking of her during your craziest time! 😀
Post # 8
I love the morning tea idea, especially if you can make it more of a brunch. I went to a brunch bridal shower once and loved it.
Just wanted to throw this out there: my best friend had a baby shower that consisted of her and four of her work friends sitting around one girl’s apartment all afternoon, talking and eating. They had games planned but never played them because they were having so much fun hanging out! Honestly, I think whatever you plan for your Maid/Matron of Honor is going to be special, just because she will get to spend time with you and her close friends.
Post # 9
I think the idea of a brunch or morning tea is great! I am sure it would be a nice time for the 6 of you to all bond and celebrate her baby and her becoming a mom.
Post # 10
FYI, regardless of where you do the shower, make sure there are things for your pregnant Maid/Matron of Honor to eat and drink. Foods to avoid during pregnancy include: deli meats and cheeses, soft cheeses (like brie, goat cheese, etc) and unpasteurized cheeses (typically imported cheeses are unpasteurized (bad) and US cheese are pasteurized, which is fine), caffeine (some women will drink up to two 8 oz cups of coffee or tea per day while others will choose to avoid it altogether), sushi (or other raw meats), unpasteurized or flash pasteurized juices (Odwalla, Naked juices, etc), and some advice suggests to avoid smoked meats like salmon. Also, make an effort to learn if your Maid/Matron of Honor has been cleared for gestational diabetes, which would limit her ability to consume sweets.
That said, a shower that includes food will be appreciated by any pregnant woman so planning something around a meal (how about a fabulous brunch somewhere?) is a great idea. If she’s already having a big shower thrown for her, why not do a book shower with you and her girlfriends. Have them bring a book for the baby with a special message inside instead of a full gift. That way, assuming they are invited to the other shower, too, they do not feel obligated to get multiple big gifts for each event.