Baby Shower, food fit for a little king.

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

baby bottle drinksmicktailpreggatinis

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.

– Pate.

Here are a few pictures from our Baby Shower Pinterest Board illustrating some food ideas and inspiration.

apple yumfranks in a baby blanketpepper dipssalad bar


A number of baby shower themes are available on – 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,


Gender Neutral:

Baby Clothes theme or Tatty Teddy.

Baby Clothes PlateTatty Teddy Paper Cup

Stay tuned for our next installment in the Baby Shower series: Games!

Happy Planning


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Partying with the lights out. Uniquely South African party planning set-backs.

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:

Outdoor party:

  • Keeping drinks and food cool
  • Inflating jumping castles and slippery slides
  • Using popcorn or slushy machines.
  • Music and or karaoke machines will not work.

Indoor party:

  • All of the above as well as
  • diminished lighting.

Our A-B-C plan for combating load shedding at your party.

  • A – Always know when load shedding is expected, visit the Eskom website for information.
  • B – Be prepared, have a Back-up plan. Eg: Store your drinks in a big drinks tub filled with ice instead of a fridge. Try to order platters of pre-prepared food instead of “cooking/preparing” on site. Have a few back up games handy if the electricity dependent entertainment options are not working.
  • C – Be cool, calm and collected. Try to remember that the purpose of the entire event is to celebrate with the special person in your life. Keep a smile on your face and let your preparedness save the day

Do you have any other suggestions or ideas to combat load shedding at your party?

Happy party planning.

MPS Team

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Welcome, grab a cup of coffee, let’s chat…

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:




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