It seems like everyone I know is having a baby these days, including my good friend JL who is due on the 4th of July (ironic, I know). When friends wanted to throw her a baby shower, her only request was, “Please, no baby games.” Such as: “Guess the baby food flavor!” Or “Smell the diaper with a melted chocolate bar in it that looks like poo!”
This constraints forced the hostesses M, R, and E to think of more creative ideas. Luckily, these talented ladies were up for the challenge. They focused on JL’s love of food and centered the shower around cooking and eating. They hired Emily Dellas, of First Class Cooking, to provide a cooking demonstration. Under Emily’s watchful eye, we made enough food to feed all 13 ladies: cold Vietnamese spring rolls, Mediterranean orzo salad, chicken and chanterelle phyllo triangles, red pepper and walnut dip, and roasted corn soup. Every guest took turns chopping and shredding, and we all picked up cooking tips from Emily.
Needless to say, I absolutely loved this! It’s definitely the most fun I’ve ever had at any shower. Sure, we did some typical baby shower things like open gifts and make onesies, but it never felt forced. For favors, M typed up the recipes into a cute little book, and we also received boxes of cupcake mix.