As a host of a baby shower, there are a lot of decisions which you will have to make in terms of the theme to be used, foods to be served and when and how they will be prepared. An important thing to consider when deciding on the menu is whether you are an accomplished cook. If this is not the case then you should be happy to consider hiring a catering service. These are companies which provide catering services for a lot of occasions, baby showers included.
• Finding the appropriate baby shower caterer.
First things first, you will be required to check around for catering companies in your local area. Your friends should also be able to point out some of these companies if at all they have had some kind of experience with them. You need to know the reputation, menu packages and the corresponding prices as well. This should make it easier for you to single one out. You can also look up these catering services from the yellow pages if you are a city resident.
Before you can even begin on anything else, the budget is the first thing that should be considered. The budget will also be affected by the number of people who will be attending the baby shower party because each person should be budgeted for whether they are reserved as important people or not. This will also require you to take count of the dishes that you will need for the occasion to make sure that you have what you need and have set aside the required budget for each.
Some catering services are different from others in terms of the menu offered. Some have fixed menus while other can be flexible upon request. This will also affect the budget in terms of prices for the foods that you will request to be prepared.
There are several party supplies that can rent you any additional equipment that you may need. What will be required of you is paying some deposit and arranging for transport among other things that you will agree on. What would be cheaper and convenient however is getting a caterer who will come with all these services and materials as part of their services.
• Selecting the food.
When selecting on the menu, you should consider the time of the baby shower party. This will enable you to know the kinds of food that will be prepared. It will be convenient for one to have simple foods that are not hard to prepare as they will be cheaper and it will also be easier to clean up later. Some common foods that you will find in baby shower parties are chips and finger foods among many others.
Also in consideration should be the types of food that will be
prepared. You should ensure that there are meals for both vegetarians
and meat lovers. The mother should not have any raw foods, like