Pregnancy is a wonderful time for a couple because the anticipation of starting their own family is incredibly exciting. One of the many things to look forward to when pregnant is a baby shower thrown by family or close friends. A baby shower is a wonderful way for women to get together and celebrate the mom-to-be. Below is a closer look at three aspects when planning and throwing a successful baby shower.
The Food Served at The Event
One of the most important aspects of any event is the food served to the guests, and a baby shower is no exception. Stamford Catering Services understands the importance of food and offers its clients a variety of items and food service to choose from. The three main services include buffets, family-style, and plated service.
A buffet is an affordable and great option to feed a large crowd. Buffet lines include various salads, soups, appetizers, proteins, sides, and desserts. The guests serve themselves and can get as much food as they would like. The waitstaff is available to clear away dirty dishes and replenish the buffet line as often as needed.
Family-style is another option that is considered affordable. This includes large serving platters being brought out to the individual tables. There, guests can pass around the platters to their table and get as little or as much food as they would like. The waitstaff is available to replenish and clear away any unwanted dishes.
The final option when it comes to an event is plated service. This is the most expensive option because a plate of food is brought to each guest by the waitstaff. The food is also served in courses, so if a salad is a part of the meal, it will be served first. The waitstaff will then clear away the salad plates before bringing out the second course.
Decorations are another important element when it comes to planning a successful baby shower. If the gender of the baby is known, then it is fine to choose blue for a boy, and pink for a girl. If the gender will be a surprise at birth, then pastel colors like purple, yellow, orange, pink, and blue are best.
Banners, streamers, and balloons are decorations seen at every shower. Now, more and more hosts are including a backdrop for the expectant mother and guests to take pictures to remember their time together. A final item that can be used as centerpieces at each table or be a statement item is the diaper cake. The diaper cake is a great decoration because it adds beauty to the shower and is functional because the diapers will be used soon.
Games to PlayStamford Catering Services
Finally, a baby shower is not complete without a few games to get the women laughing and involved. There are a variety of games ranging from chocolate in diapers to women trying to guess various aspects of the pregnancy and the parents to be.
A baby shower is a fun time for the expectant mom to celebrate the arrival of her bundle of joy with family and close friends. Baby showers can be small and intimate or very large, it just depends on the couple and the host throwing the shower. Regardless of the size, the food, entertainment, and decorations will make for a very successful baby shower.