Friday, July 17, 2009

Quick and Easy Tips for a Bar-B-Que Baby Shower

So, summertime is here and judging by this heat, looks like it's not going anywhere for another couple of months! What says "it's Summer" better than an old-fashioned bar-b-que? If you know someone who's having a baby soon, that's a perfect theme for her baby shower. Check out these useful tips to help make your bar-b-que baby shower a success:

1. Serve great cookout food.
Make sure your menu include the classic bar-b-que items. Serve hot dogs, burgers, grilled chicken, corn on the cob, potato salad, and garden salad. For dessert, serve cold stuff to give your guests some relief from the heat. And don't forget some punch and lemonade.

2. Display cool centerpieces.
You want to make sure your guest feel like they're at a cookout as well as a baby shower. So make sure you incorporate baby stuff into your decorations. For your centerpieces, take plush dolls or teddy bears and dress them up with an apron and chef hat.

3. Bar-b-Que themed party favors.
If men will be attending the shower, give them baby bottles filled with bar-b-que sauce or dry spices. For the women, give them scented insect repellent candles or baby bottles filled with chocolate candies.

4. Choose a nice open space.
Obviously, you'll want to have a bar-b-que outside, and your backyard would be the perfect location. If that's not an option, look into having the party at a community park or at the beach.

5. Have a solid back-up plan in case it rains!
Hopefully the weather will cooperate for the party. But just in case the forecast calls for a chance of rain, make sure you can quickly change the party's location. If you're having the shower in your backyard, you can easily move it indoors. If you're going to a park, lots of public parks have indoor recreation centers. But make sure you find out if you are allowed to use the facility first.

And there you have it - everything you need to know for planning an awesome bar-b-que baby shower.

Happy Planning!

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