Celebrate milestones by showering a bride or an expectant mother with love and friendship. Use the tips below along with great tasting food and decorations from GFS Marketplace to give your honoree a day she’ll never forget!
5 Shower Planning Tips
- Place items relating to the occasion in a nice basket or bag for the new mother, future bride, or birthday “girl” or “boy” as your centerpieces. The baskets/bags double as a gift and a party favor. For the bride-to-be: can goods, dry foods, or kitchen supplies. For the mom-to-be: baby wipes, bottles, baby food, or bibs.
- Cottage Cheese can be used in place of sour cream when making dips. Just place it in a blender until it is creamed, saving on calories too.
- Why not have a “Recipe Shower” by having the guests bring their favorite recipe along with all the non perishable items to make it as their gift for the bride. Have a contest to see who can make the most creative looking recipe card and suggest they bring the bride their favorite spices to stock her first pantry with as well!
- Utilize our easy menu planning system to help calculate the correct amount of food needed per guest while keeping you within your budget.
- Pick up a pre-made iced sheet cake that is ready to decorate. This is a great activity to have the guests share in at the party.
What to Serve
Serving shower appetizers are easy and a convenient way to feed your guests. Finger foods are easy to prepare and your selections are endless.
- mini quiches
- mini sandwiches
- chicken salad
- hors d’oeuvres
- fruit and/or veggie tray with dip
Whip up an easy punch with one of our drink mixes and ice cream. Add in some frozen fruit as “ice” or some lemon-lime soda for fizz! Don’t be afraid to experiment – you might come up with a new party staple!
If you need a fantastic buffet menu idea at your next shower, then why not try our pre-planned Super Sub and Deli Buffet. You can stretch your party dollar even further while feeding a large group of people.
Yes, you can go traditional and order a cake from a bakery. But why not branch out and offer several options for different tastes? GFS Marketplace has everything from mouth-watering Sienna Bakery cookies, decadent brownies, and a 14-slice variety cheesecake. Add a finishing touch with your shower theme!
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