A bridal shower is the event meant
to shower the bride-to-be with lots of love and gifts before her
big day. If you are the bride’s friend, this event is a wonderful
way to show her how much her friendship means to you. Given the
fact that this is such an important event, you want to make sure
that everything is perfect including the bridal shower menu. After
all, you want the bride and the guests to appreciate the food as
much as the other party arrangements.
A bridal shower takes a lot of planning and effort. This shouldn’t
be too difficult if you are the bride’s relative or friend;
after all, the look on her face will make it all worthwhile. No
matter what time the bridal shower is being held (morning, afternoon
or evening hours), you will have to put in some meticulous planning
so the event stays fresh in the bride’s memory as well as
the guests for months to come.
Two Ways To Pull Off The Perfect Bridal Shower Menu
So what makes a memorable party? One thing is for sure and that’s
the lip-smacking menu. For that reason, you need to make sure that
you carefully plan out the bridal shower menu. There are two ways
to go about the food arrangements:
- You can either have buffet style dining. This is where everybody
can simply line up and serve herself.
- You could go for a more formal sit down version where everybody
takes her seat around the bride to be.
If you want to go for something chic, a tea party may also be appropriate.
Since you will be planning the event for at least a dozen people,
you may want to give consideration to your budget as well. After
all, you need a fair idea of how much money you are going to spend
and wish to spend, all of this to help you make the appropriate
decoration and bridal shower menu arrangements. There is a lot that
goes into planning a perfect bridal shower; don’t spend all
your money on the food and décor.
Incorporate Your Theme Into The Food Menu
You will also need to decide on the theme of the party. After all,
everything from the food to the flowers will revolve around the
theme of the party; it is important to have a clear idea about it
from the beginning. You can use the traditional bridal theme or
you could get a bit adventurous with them such as holding a garden
party, beach party, spa party, lingerie party and the princess themed
party. If you want you, you can create your own theme.
Get Allergy Information Of Your Guests and The Bride
Take your time when it comes to deciding the bridal shower menu.
You will need to implement the theme into the menu. An important
point is to take the bride’s preference and the guests’
allergy information. Once you have this information, planning the
menu should be fairly easy.
Finger Food On The Menu
Finger foods are always a hit with the guests. They will ensure
that your guests don’t have to be seated in one place, which
means the party will be livelier. Good finger foods include tortilla
chips with salsa, vegetables and dips, cheese sticks, mini sandwiches,
For the main course, nothing works better than pasta. The innumerable
types of pastas will make it easy for you to accommodate guests
with all sorts of eating preferences. You can go for vegetarian
pasta or a seafood version.
Cake On The Bridal Shower Menu
If it’s a bridal shower, the menu has to include cake. There
are several cake shops that cater to bridal showers; all you need
to do is hop into one of the shops and discuss the cake design.
Bridal showers take a lot of planning and hard work. However, to
see the smile on the precious bride’s face makes it all worthwhile.