Post # 1
I need your help ladies! My Maid/Matron of Honor 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 Maid/Matron of Honor also liked this idea. Along with my Maid/Matron of Honor and I, we talked about asking my Mom, Mother-In-Law, 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 Mother-In-Law 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.