Published August 01, 2009 by
Your shower date is quickly approaching, but you still haven’t decided on the menu or what to get the mother-to-be for an appropriately themed gift.Don’t worry; Baby Gifts & Gift Baskets can help with a number of gift ideas and some great pea-themed menu items!
In my last post I talked about decorating with a Diaper Cake centerpiece.Not only does it make a great centerpiece, it also doubles as a useful gift for the new mommy!She is certain to use the diapers in the cake, and you can add some personal touches by tucking rattles, spoons, pacifiers or socks in between the layers.If you know the little sweet pea is going to be a girl, our Personalized Sweet Pea Baby Basket is a darling gift that comes already wrapped!If your shower is to celebrate the arrival of twins, we offer a number of gift baskets designed with twins in mind.
I have tried and approved some tasty baby shower menu items that fit in with your peapod theme.A tasty way to start is with a fresh vegetable tray that includes snow peas and/or snap peas.My favorite vegetable dip consists of 1 cup mayonnaise, 1 cup sour cream, 1 tablespoon minced onion, 1 tablespoon dill weed and 1 tablespoon seasoned salt.Mix up the dip the night before to let the flavors blend well prior to serving.A light and delicious salad option for your shower is listed below:
Tortellini Salad with Salmon and Peas (serves 6, double or triple as necessary):
(Recipe courtesy of All You Magazine)
Finish your sweet pea baby shower with a themed cake or tasty cookie favors! Be sure to have enough cake for all of your guests; I’ve found that a 9x13 cake will feed approximately 15 and a 9” round is roughly half the size of a 9x13.If you are expecting 25 guests at your shower, the cake described below should be the perfect size:
Sweet Pea Baby Shower Cake
If your mother-to-be prefers cookies instead of cake, bake up a batch of round sugar cookies and decorate in a similar fashion.The simplest icing recipe I have found consists of powdered sugar, melted butter and milk (experiment with proportions until you have the desired amount and consistency).Use a mixer for fluffy frosting suitable for cakes, make a thinner icing using a whisk or spoon to ice your cookies.All of the recipes I have listed can be prepared in advance, so on the day of the shower you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor!