A bridal shower is a party thrown for a bride to be. It is steeped in tradition and is basically a fun way to get all of the lady friends together to set up house for the newlyweds to be. People get dressed up, have a fancy lunch or dinner, (or not so fancy, whatever your tastes may be) and give the bride linens, kitchen items and the like as gifts to set her into married life.
If you are the mother of the bride or in the bridal party it may be your job to ‘throw the shower’ that is, set it all up, invite the guests, prepare the food. What? You have to make all the food for everyone too? Whoa! Wouldn’t you rather enjoy the afternoon? Enjoy food made by someone else? Admire someone else’s handiwork in organizing the sandwiches, making the cakes and creating the menu? Unless you are a chef yourself or simply have the time and wherewithal to cater your own party, you may want to look into getting it professionally catered.
Catering means that you can create a menu, and while most caterers will have set menus to choose from, they can also customize something just for your party. You have to start somewhere, right? So check out what several have to offer and go from there. It is also not as expensive as you may think and it saves you the time, effort and money involved in doing the food yourself.
One of the best things about a caterer is that they have done this before, many times in some cases. They know how to transport food so that it looks and tastes as wonderful as it did in their kitchens and they know the best way to set up the tables and the best dishes, trays and heating items to use. They can also bring it to you any way that you wish. If you want to head up the laying out you can do that, if you want to incorporate great-grandmother’s china you can do that, and if you want them to do it all, that is okay as well.
Bridal showers don’t happen every day and you want yours to be memorable and not for the cold food or shoddy appearance. Make your day shine with the catered genius that comes when people love what they do and do what they love well.