Bridal Shower Plates
Bridal Shower Plates - Food Ideas - What Food to serve at Bridal Shower!
As a host you need to plan what type of food and drinks should be served at the party. Planning the time of the party is the first step to deciding what food and drinks to serve. Decide whether you are organising a Brunch menu, Luncheon menu or an Evening Party menu. You will need to start planning whether you need recipes for appetizers, recipes for cakes, recipes for cupcakes, recipes for desserts, recipes for finger food, recipes for hors d'oeuvres or ideas for snacks. An important part of planning is to make the decision as to what food to serve at Bridal shower. Then you will need to start planning what drinks to serve! Will you need to start searching for Bridal Shower punch recipes? We have provided lots of articles with helpful tips, hints and ideas for creating a perfect food and drink menu for your party.
Bridal Shower Plates - Paper vs China
A vintage themed formal tea party justifies 'proper' plates and these can be picked up from charity / thrift shops. They will all need to be washed before and after use and can be donated once you have finished with them. Purchasing vintage plates is a sensible option as you will not be worried about chips or breakages. Hiring 'proper' plates is another option you can consider for a formal tea party but beware any damage or breakages will need to be paid for and this could become quite expensive.
Paper plates are ideal for other themed showers as the plates can be purchased to match the other decorations used and co-ordinating plates, paper cups and napkins can be purchased relating to the chosen theme. Paper plates, cups and napkins make clearing up after the shower much easier as they are just thrown away, no washing up!
Bridal Shower Plates - Questions To Ask!
When deciding whether to use paper plates or china plates at your bridal shower, it is worth asking the following questions:
How many guests have been invited?
Is the shower a formal or informal event?
Where is the shower to be held?
Is a dishwasher available?
If I hire the plates, what is the charge for breakages?
Bridal Shower Plates - Recommendations
The recommended length of a Bridal shower is two hours. Fitting in a sit down meal, games and gift opening as well as some conversation into a two hour party can be a bit of a squeeze. Buffets are ideal for Bridal showers as guests can mingle and you can provide food to cater for a wider range of tastes. Why not have a BBQ if the weather permits and have an outdoor Bridal shower? It is important to make sure you have enough plates and cutlery for all your guests and that there is a choice of food for vegetarians as well as meat eaters. A good idea for a Bridal shower buffet is to label each of the dishes and indicate whether it is suitable for vegetarians or those with nut allergies, this tip will save you time answering lots of food related questions! The weather is another important consideration! If the Bridal shower is going to be held during the summer then think about the length of time the food will be available for guests. Leaving food uncovered for too long could cause health issues, the last thing you want you Bridal shower to be remembered for is food poisoning!
Bridal Shower Plates
We hope that this printable, free Bridal Shower Plates will give you some great ideas for having fun during your Bridal Shower Party and celebration!