DIY Baby Shower Menu
Updated: Apr 29, 2019
This weekend I co-hosted a Baby Sprinkle for my best friend since I was 10 years old. We chose the Farm at Eastman’s Corner for its casual, cozy, upstairs event space. It was such a treat to celebrate the Momma-to-be who has played such an important role in my life for 20 years!
If you haven’t heard the term Baby “Sprinkle” before, it refers to a smaller shower for a second (or later) child.
I tackled the planning with my other bestie of 20 years; We discussed the overall theme and feel of the party together, but in the end we divided the tasks to simplify things. Jordan took on the decorations and day-of setup, while I planned the menu and made the food.
I thought I would share the menu with you all because it was well-received, healthy, and I made it for under $150 for an estimated 20 people!
We had the Grandmother’s bring two dishes - a chicken salad and a fruit salad, so those items are not included in my budget. Vodka and Prosecco for the bar were also paid for separately.
Mini avocado toast with broccoli sprouts and "everything but the" seasoning
Goat cheese and peach crostini with honey drizzle and pistachio crumbles
Chia pudding (made with coconut milk) topped with mango and toasted coconut shavings
Fritatta with sundried tomato, feta and spinach
Mini croissants (for chicken salad or fruit jam)
Mixed greens salad
Fun treats to fit the theme:
pretzel rods dipped in white chocolate with rainbow sprinkles
rainbow sprinkles rice krispie treats
Bloody Mary pitcher
Spindrift (I chose 2 kinds: strawberry and blackberry)
Coffee (provided by the venue)
Why did I choose this menu?
I wanted light bites that were moderately healthy but still felt exciting and trendy. Another consideration was that I wanted to be able to make as many items ahead of time as possible. Chia Pudding and Fritatta were clear choices. I was able to prep most of the components for the other recipes ahead of time, too, including crushing pistachios, slicing French bread for toasting crostinis, toasting coconut, slicing veggies for the salad, and making the Rice Krispie treats and frosted pretzels. I will say that there was a fair amount of work the morning of the event, since the toppings for the toast and crostini's cannot be done ahead of time, and there were a lot of little pieces to assemble! Still worth it.
Jordan did an excellent job with the decorations! She made a custom “Baby” banner covered in sprinkles and glitter glue, and found the best balloons - Clear with rainbow confetti inside. She went the extra mile to create personalized flags for straws, which she placed in a glass filled with rainbow sprinkles. To top it off, the Grandmother-to-be brought an assortment of dresses from when Juliet was a child, and put them on display. We hope Juliet had a blast, and we can’t wait to meet her baby girl!
I love planning events, especially for friends! If you have any questions about the process or would like information about the food I made, please send me a message! I’d love to hear from you.
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