Post # 1
I am planning my first-ever baby shower. Not MY baby shower, but it’s the first baby shower I’ve ever hosted. It’s exciting and a good post-wedding depression reliever. But, I am stumped on the menu. Everything else is a breeze. I’ve got the centerpieces planned, the invitations picked out, the decorations and games plotted out. I just don’t feel like my menu is “enough”.
Currently, I am planning on having:
Watermelon carriage with fresh fruit and chocolate fountain
Vegetable crudite with ranch dip
Cheese cubes and crackers
Sausage dip and tortilla chips (also salsa for those who don’t want the heavy dip)
Chicken salad on croissant
Egg salad mini-sandwiches
Tomato and cheddar mini-sandwiches
Regular Potato chips
Some form of crockpot dish (potato soup?)
Brownie-cookie bars (mommy’s request)
It seems like a lot of food typed out, but I come from a family where there is no such thing as “too much” food. At my bridal shower, they had all sorts of chips and dips/appetizer-like foods plus five catering pans full of various pastas with salad and bread. Because I am doing all of this on my own, I won’t be able to cook all of those yummy foods for the shower I’m hosting. Does this menu seem okay to you guys? Should I add anything?
Post # 3
My family is the same, it’s tradition to have way too much food.
I think the menu looks great but I would add a regular salad as well. Other than it looks delish!
Post # 4
Well make sure that the mommy to be can eat all those things and has no restrictions on what she can and can not eat is my only suggestion…
Post # 5
I never thought it was too much. We cook for armies. I do think its great!
And idea if you want to simplify it a little bit is to make a few salads (like your egg, chicken and a crockpot pulled pork with fixings on the side, tomato & l;ettuce) and lay out 2 roll options so people can make their own sliders. This way you dont have to assemble them all, leftovers wont go soggy and people can pick and choose what they want. Maybe they rather eat it with a fork or with some chips or wrapped in a lettuce lead.
Post # 6
I think it sounds delicious!
Post # 7
It sounds great, I think either pick one of e pasta/potato salad and go with a green salad. Also, if you do potato salad, I wouldn’t do potato soup…it will be plenty of food. I always like to add in a hot app, like meatballs, pizza bites or something as well
Post # 8
@ThreeMeers: That is a really great idea! It could be like a sandwich buffet!
Post # 9
That looks really good to me. I like the 3 mini sandwiches or the sandwich buffet, and the hearty salads really round it out. I agree to double check that she can eat everything though– are there restrictions with mayo based salads? I don’t think so, but I’m not sure.
Post # 10
That sounds like a ton of food. Can I come!?
Post # 11
Your menu sounds delicious and plenty. And I’m not just saying this because I’m hungry.
@Pinksapphire: “Should I add anything?”
Me to the guest list? Lol!
Post # 12
What time of day is the shower? That will make a difference on how much people eat. From what you have above is what we’ve done for brunch showers that start around 10am. The ones that I’ve been too that are around 11:30 or 12 they have a full meal.