Post # 1
I need your help ladies! My MOH is throwing me a bridal shower in February, and she asked me for some ideas. First off, I’m not a fan at all of people spending money on me. I originally told her I didn’t want a shower for this reason, and she insisted I have one. I’m excited to spend time with family and friends, so I eventually gave in. She and my FI’s Aunt and Uncle, who are awesome by the way, are pulling together to throw me one. To save on money, I really didn’t want anything big or fancy and originally had thought of a dessert only shower. I am a sweets fanatic…this has me written all over it. My MOH also liked this idea. Along with my MOH and I, we talked about asking my Mom, MIL, and aunts to bring some desserts. We also discussed having a few salty snacks there to balance out the sweetness. What’s your opinion of a desserts only shower? I’d like to hear your thoughts and ideas as to the different things we could do with this. Thanks!
Post # 3
@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
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
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
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
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 # 8
Thank you for all of the great advice ladies! I probably do need some more substantial foods if I’m keeping to this theme.
@julies1949: I love this…’some weird people out there who don’t like sweets’. When I’m around people that turn down sweets, I can’t help but think, what is wrong with them?!
Post # 9
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.