Whether planning a baby shower or sprinkle, there are a number of aspects of your event that need to be planned ahead. In this post we will touch on what type of food and drinks you could serve at the event. It is of course dependent on what theme you choose, if you for example choose a BaByQ theme – the food may be more braai / salads than finger foods.
Is it okay to serve alcohol at a baby shower?
This is a question that we believe best be presented to the guest of honour, does she mind having alcohol served at her shower or would she prefer it be a mocktail event. Most baby showers take place in the morning or over the course of an early afternoon, not really traditional drinking hours, so perhaps the addition of a fruit punch or mimosa’s would suffice.
Mocktails / Preggatinis! Or non-alcoholic cocktails -> Here’s a link to 50 easy Mocktail recipe’s
Food, om nom nom:
Cake and finger foods are often served at Baby Showers. There are a few types of foods that pregnant women are advised to stay away from, these include:
– Sushi (uncooked seafood)
– Raw egg or anything containing raw egg such as hollandaise sauce.
– Soft cheese such as Brie and Camembert, all soft cheese that is made from pasteurised milk are safe.
Here are a few pictures from our Baby Shower Pinterest Board illustrating some food ideas and inspiration.
A number of baby shower themes are available on www.mypartysupplies.co.za – our favourites are
For a Girl:
Baby Minnie, see our blog post on planning a Baby Minnie themed party here.
Little ladybug, see our blog post on planning a Little Ladybug themed party here.
For a Boy:
Baby Mickey, see our blog post on planning a Baby Mickey themed party here,
Stay tuned for our next installment in the Baby Shower series: Games!
If you close your eyes and think of a typical South African summer party, you would think of heat, sunshine, yummy food, the humming of the jumping castle inflator in the background, ice cold drinks and general fun. Well that’s what you would perhaps expect, but we currently face a whole new challenge when planning our parties.
With Eskom implementing Load Shedding on a fairly regular basis of late, party planners need to understand that electricity may not be available for the duration of, or at least a part of your party. A lack of electricity could influence your party in the following ways:
Our A-B-C plan for combating load shedding at your party.
Do you have any other suggestions or ideas to combat load shedding at your party?
Happy party planning.
There are events that happen in our lives, only once a year mind, which capture the imagination of our children for weeks if not months beforehand. If you think about it it makes sense that children, who describe their age in halves and quarters, are so excited about this one day. No pressure Moms and Dads, just make sure that this one is the “best one ever”. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, we are referring to the birthday party.
Just the mere mention of the word party, can leave the weary parent’s heart racing, all the questions and the planning, which colours and themes, how about entertainment, food (oh my word the food), the guestlist, venue etc. We have gathered all the answers for these questions in one place to help you plan your perfect party. Our team at My Party Supplies in conjunction with our children’s party planner at Hassle Free Kids Party have sat and put some ideas on paper (screen) for you. Let us guide you through the party planning process, from choosing a theme to sourcing your entertainment.
We hope it helps make the process simpler and if you have any questions, comments or suggestions please contact us and we will prioritise a response.
Happy party planning from the: