Shower help!

posted 3 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Link1965:  I went to one, it was at 1:30 and no where on the invite stated it was a desert only. I WAS HUNGRY! all the snacks were way to sweet i had to tell her i was “going to get smokes for her mom” and go to wawa and get real food! i didnt like it at all…i vote no…

Post # 4
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2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I would do at least something savory. Normally, when I think of bridal shower I think of lunch or at least finger foods plus dessert. Maybe like little sandwiches/pasta salad/veggie tray would be a good idea?

Post # 5
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885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If you do a dessert-only shower, definitely let people know that this will be the case.  The shower my MIL threw for me started at 1:00 and was desserts and coffee (it was a “surprise” but I knew about it in advance, but I didn’t know it was dessert only).  My mom, stepmom, sister and I had all been expecting regular food, and I have to say I was a little embarassed that they basically had to go get food right afterwards because they were starving.  I ended up staying for dinner, and by the time 5:30 rolled around, I was a hungry, sugar-high mess.  

Maybe put “afternoon tea” on the invites, and have it start a little later (like 2 pm) so people eat lunch first.  As long as people know there will only be desserts, I think it’s absolutely fine.

Post # 6
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657 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

you need something more than dessert, especially if the shower is around 1ish, people will think they are having lunch, unless on the shower invite it says just desserts

Post # 7
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42538 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you start the shower at 2 pm or later, surely no one would be expecting lunch. 

There are however, some weird people out there who don’t like sweets, so I would include some savoury items or at least a fruit/vegetable tray.

Post # 9
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965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Have it at 2 or 3 in the afternoon and no one should arrive expecting a meal.

I love dessert, and I would be all for a dessert shower.

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