Sometimes, hosting a shower without a couple of ladies can be a little overwhelming.
My advice is always to:
- Keep it simple. Less is Always more.
- Do as much ahead as possible.
- Delegate. (put your kids to work if you have them)
Since our family has been uprooted from the South to Colorado, there are some traditions that we miss. So, my sister-in-law decided that she would like to have a Southern Style Baby Shower to remind us of all the love and goodness that we miss from Georgia.
I decided to do evite invitations to make it easier on myself. Although that is kinda Not very Southern Style. Oh well, you can't do it all.
|Me and my beautiful sister in law|
For favors I did little bottles of Tabasco with Monogrammed initial tags. If it's not monogrammed then it's not Southern. I had two bottles of Moonshine - one for my mom who let us have the shower at her house and one for the winner of our fun game. I made up a Southern Sayings Trivia Game. I typed up 20 different Southern Sayings and left out a word to see if these Colorado-ians could complete the saying. For example - He's living in high _______. (answer: cotton).
We also had Orange Juice and Grapefruit Juice with Champagne.
For the Food, I did a Buttermilk Biscuit Bar with honey ham slices, sausage gravy and honey/butter/peach preserve. We had a fresh fruit salad (don't do the frozen kind - that's so yucky). I made Paula Deen's Grits Casserole. I printed out a menu, used disposable wares and had a pretty fresh floral centerpiece that also had a monogrammed initial medallion in the center.
|My mama making the biscuits|
After letting our tummies settled, I brought out the Monogrammed Vanilla Bean Cupcakes which is the mama-to-be's favorite flavor. A dear friend of ours made these for her. Aren't they awesome!