I had my baby shower a few weekends ago, and although I came out of it completely exhausted, I was more overwhelmed by the amount of love and kindness that everyone showed for me and Baby Bean !
Here are a few pics and tips for making the day a little less stressful for yourself/organisers!!!
I am lucky enough that my husband has a beautiful and talented Aunt that was more than happy to make the baby shower cake for me. This saved a lot of money, as this was her gift to me and baby.
If you’ve seen a cake that you like online, try to get someone to bake a simple cake for you and decorate it yourself!
I chose a simple chocolate ganache instead of royal icing and bought flowers (roses) from the market at $5 a bunch to decorate the cake with. There were also leftover flowers to decorate the house with after the cake was done.
Below was a simple but delicious white chocolate mud cake with white chocolate ganache.
The pink booties on top I just purchased from a cake speciality store, they were about $15.
Other sweets to serve;
Coming from an Asian family, its a given that the relatives will want to bring something along, and most other friends will also ask if they can bring a plate.
Plan out how much food you need an organise for some people to bring specific things. If you know what you need, you will avoid having duplicates of food and more of a selection.
I had my friends make things that were simple, and would have a few servings too;
- White chocolate and raspberry cheesecake – This was baked as a slice, easy to cut and pretty on the plate when served and also easy for people to pick up and eat !
- Brownies – again, simple to make and easy to cut up into small pieces to serve
- Lemon Slice
I am also lucky enough to have a cousin who owns a cafe, they ended up bringing a variety of pastries to serve on the day, which were delicious.
I was being lazy, and also ordered cupcakes and some petite opera cakes, which were beautiful !
With the baby shower being at my parents place, I didn’t want my grandma and mum to be too stressed out. We limited homemade food to sandwiches and of course, spring rolls !
- Chicken and Mayo
- Cucumber, dill and cream cheese
Both easy to make and pretty to serve with the crusts cut off and then cut in half.
Springrolls we pre-made and froze then just fried up before guests arrived to serve hot.
I ended up ordering the following;
- Mini Quiches
- Mini Sausage Rolls
- You could make these ahead of time and freeze which would be cheaper and also just as tasty
- Mini Pies
- Spinach and ricotta puff pastry
- Nacho Dip
- Provided by my aunty – its essentially just everything that you would put on top of nachos, but in dip form! SO DELISH
- Cheese platters
All that food was enough for about 60-70 very hungry people.
We had great fun on the day playing some games, and also just catching up!
I am so greatful to have so many loving and generous people in my life, and am so excited that our baby will also be blessed to be exposed to so many beautiful souls in her lifetime.