Post # 1
Last month my brother and his wife had a beautiful little girl. My other sister in law and I asked if they wanted a shower (my family tends not to do them until after the baby is born), and they wanted to think about it. Well, yesterday, my Dad call and says “Your brother is coming home next weekend, you should throw them a baby shower!”. So, after a few phone calls, and approval from the new parents, I am co-hosting a shower in 11 days……3 hours away from where I live! EEEEK! Even though I hate e-vites, I got one made up and sent out last night. So the party is on and we already have guests.
Now, usually when I throw parties like this, I search the internet for hours for the perfect food, gifts, etc to make for the most perfect shower for the recipients. But for this party, I just don’t have time. So I’m turning to the hive. My sister in law (the other co-host, not the new mother) has a bunch of games that she said she will put together, so we are good on that end. I’m more of a cook and crafter, so I’m sort of overseeing that end of it.
Off the top of my head, I’m thinking about fruit, punch, some form of an egg bake and a cupcake stand (with cupcakes, muffins and mini cupcake cheesecakes). Do you think we need more food, or will it be enough? I hate hosting a party and sending guests home hungry, but I also don’t like a lot of waste. The shower will be from 10-Noon.
Also, any cheap decorating ideas? I’m pretty crafty, but short on time and working on a tight budget. We are having the party in my co-hosting sister-in-law’s home.
Thanks for any advice or inpiration you can share with me!
Post # 3
Devilled eggs are you usually a big hit
Post # 4
@bells: Because I hate mayo, I always forget about Devilled Eggs. But I know for a fact that many people who will be there do enjoy them. I might have to add that to the list, since I know they will be eaten!
Post # 5
How many guests? 10-noon is definitely brunch time, so fruit, punch, pastries and egg dishes are a good idea! Crustless quiches are easy make ahead things. I would make a couple different kinds. Maybe a veggie one, a meat and cheese and then a combo, meat/veggie. Whenever I throw a brunch I always make an “Overnight french toast” that people love! http://allrecipes.com/recipe/baked-french-toast/detail.aspx I love hosting brunch, so I probably go overboard with food, lol.
Post # 6
@Vegas Pug: I am guessing between 10-15 guests (not all have RSVP’d yet, but that is fine sine i just sent them out last night). I love that baked french toast recipe! I am pretty sure that is now on the menu too!
Post # 7
Breakfast pizza is a HUGE hit and you can use whatever toppings you want. My go-to is bacon and sausage but I also made a Western Omelet version for my SIL’s baby shower that was yummy.
Post # 8
You will NOT regret it! I can’t go anywhere for brunch without people demanding it! lol ANd the best part is you make it the night before and then just bake in the morning.
Post # 9
For cute, and reusable, deocarations, try cute onesies hung from clothesline and clothespins.
Post # 10
My mom is throwing us a brunch baby shower. I think the food plan is bagels w/ cream cheese, fruit salad, green salad, and some tuna or chicken salad (ours is going to be 11-2, so more lunch-type foods are included too). …oh and cupcakes too! For drinks there will be coffee, tea, OJ, and champagne to make mimosas for the non-preggos in the bunch.
Post # 11
@T-Rex: some sort of egg/hasbrown casserole would be delicious.
I am always a sucker for homemade cinnamon rolls around 10 a.m. too. 🙂
But I definitely agree with the fruit, punch, egg something or other, and pastries. I think that would be perfect!