Saturday, October 10, 2015

Playful Office Baby Shower

I found these amusing baby shower pictures from an office party Richard and I catered last October. The hostess, Sheri, has a delightful sense of humor which made it fun to create a "tongue in cheek" menu for the party.

To create a menu that is fun and entertaining, start with a list of dishes that will appeal to a variety of appetites. 

Here are some suggestions for success;
Be sure you consider "good taste," especially in an office setting. Re-naming dishes and select clever serving pieces to reinforce the theme, both are an easy way to have fun with the menu and guests love it.

Here
 is the menu for Sheri's event if you can use to add some whimsy to your own baby shower!


Playful Office Baby Shower
Menu for 25 guests

Lamaze-gna
creamy spinach lasagna with a plump belly

Brats in a Blanket
sausages wrapped in pastry served with grainy mustard

Baby Greens Salad with Baby Bottle Dressing
candied pecans, raspberries and Mandarin oranges

Conception Eggs with "Swimmer" Garnish
black olives top stuffed eggs 

Savory "Lollipops"
deli meats and cheeses in a wrap, sliced and skewered

Watermelon Baby Carriage
Fruit Salad

Fruit salad in a watermelon baby carriage

"Swimmers" decorated stuffed eggs

Lollipop Pinwheel Deli Skewers

 "Brats in a Blanket", brat sausages wrapped in pastry


 Raspberry Vinaigrette served in a baby bottle
I didn't find the picture of the "Lamazegna" I used the Spinach Lasagne from my recipe in Cook like a Caterer. I added some extra filling in the middle to make it look like it had a "baby bump" giving it a theme name (a play on Lamaze) is fun too. The stuffed eggs recipe, the quantity of fruits needed for the fruit salad and the raspberry vinaigrette are also in the cook book at cooklikeacaterer.com.

3 comments:

Drew Watts said...

Playful Office Baby Shower!! That sounds really interesting. I haven’t heard about that before. I have seen various corporate party ideas but this one is quite unique. I really loved all these party arrangements. Thanks for the photos!

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