Great Baby Shower Ideas and Recipes

Fun, food, and friendship are the secrets to a memorable baby shower.

The Party

Bill Geddes

There's no sweeter celebration of friendship than a baby shower. Whether the guest of honor is expecting her first, second, or even third child, a shower is a wonderful way for friends to express their joy before the baby is born. Recently, the women of Big Production, a New York City-based publicity firm, gathered for a luncheon in honor of their company's expectant co-founder, Cindy Krupp.

The goal of Cindy's colleagues and friends: to create an atmosphere both casual and festive. Cindy's sister Debra, the mother of 4-year-old twins, offered a simple bit of advice over lunch: "Get plenty of sleep while you still can!"

As a keepsake for the baby, each guest brought a copy of her favorite children's book, and the group jointly presented a crib quilt with messages written on top. "I can't decide whether to use it or frame it," said a delighted Cindy, who later noted, "This is such a special afternoon. I feel blessed to have so many wonderful friends."

A Kid-Friendly Menu

  • Spicy Party Nibbles
  • Pick-Up-Stick Fish Strips
  • Creamy Mac & Cheese
  • Baby Broccoli and Cauliflower
  • Tropical Mint Tea
  • Alphabet Block Cakes
  • Yogurt Parfait Sundaes

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