by KymberleeAnnJuly 18, 2012 at 7:26 PM
I know for me when I had my children I always appreciated the gift of toys and books. Food rice, pastas, salads, chicken, cakes, sodas, juice water, bread, cheese, fruit, all sorts of yummy things you can choose from, it depends on your taste. At my ds baby shower there was so many different things to eat. Full meals with veggies and all sorts of sides and yummy desserts.
A lite finger food meal is plenty, I saw a cute decoration on pinterest where they made a baby in a bassinet all out if fruit, the bassinet was a watermelon. So cute, I'll have to find a picture to post.
I always decorate with things that will be usable for the baby later ( like bottles for vases, or toys etc) then give them to the mom as part of my gift
July 19, 2012 at 8:22 AM
I always prefer a book with a nice note in it in lieu of a card.
July 19, 2012 at 8:28 AM
Hebrew National has a box of pigs in a blanket that is pretty good. They're not too expensive and my husband loved them.
This is really cute. I love to do it for baby showers, since it's non-alcoholic and fun.
1 package cream cheese, softened
¼ cup frozen limeade concentrate, partially thawed
2 Tablespoons orange juice
1 cup thawed Cool Whip
1-2 drops of green food coloring-optional
Beat cream cheese, limeade concentrate and orange juice, and food coloring, if using. in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping, cover. Refrigerate at least l hour. Serve with cut up fresh fruit and vanilla wafers.
Jazz it up by serving in a wide-brimmed margarita glass. Wipe rim with lime and dip rim in sugar before filling with dip!
Hot Artichoke & Crab Dip
1 pkg. (8oz.) Cream cheese, softened
2 cups mayonnaise
1 1/2cups grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup diced red onion
1 1/2 cups crabmeat(can use imitation)
Beat cream cheese till soft. Mash artichokes hearts. Add to cheese. Add rest of
ingredients, one at a time. Place in baking dish. Bake uncovered at 350 for 20 minutes.
"Baby" or "mini" themed foods are so cute!
Mini sandwiches on Kings Hawaiian Rolls
Mini baked sandwiches using refrigerated crescent rolls (dough in 1/2 or 1/3) You can fill with spinach/feta, ham/cheese, broccoli/chicken