I usually prefer Personal Chef vs. catering jobs, but when one of my favorite clients asked me to do a baby shower for 40 guests in her home this weekend, I found it impossible to resist.

My baby shower with Jerry Hall, Amanda Kyme, Giovanna Taylor, and Yasmin LeBon

The baby shower Jerry Hall threw for me  – with Amanda Kyme, Giovanna Taylor, and Yasmin LeBon

People are always in such a joyous mood at baby showers, and you know what a softie I am for babies and mothers-to-be.

Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

It is a baby girl on the way, so pink was the name of the game. Guests were greeted with a choice between a refreshing glass of Strawberry Lemonade or Fresh Berry Kir Royales to kick off the festivities, followed by a luncheon menu of …

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Baby Shower Menu

Antipasti Platter
Tomato & Basil Bruschetta
Goat Cheese Crostini with Fig Jam

Artichoke Lasagna
Chicken Pesto Salad
Arugula & Shaved Parmesan Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette
Balsamic Marinated Broccoli, Carrots, & Cauliflower
Garlic Bread
Fruit Salad

The buffet

The buffet

…. and a dessert table wonderland supplied by several fabulous bakeries and confectionaries. Cookies that seemed to grow on trees, mini vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, little boxes of cupcake flavored candy corn, cotton candy balls, Oreo cookie suckers, and the worlds most sumptuous quadruple layer red velvet cake!

A Sugar Addicts Dream Dessert Table

A Dessert Wonderland

After all, one does need the sugar rush for energy! Lunch was followed by fun quizzes and games, and then a marathon gift opening extravaganza. I dare say a good time was had by all, including yours truly!

Gift Certificates available to fit every budget

Gift Certificates available to fit every budget

By the way, Personal Chef Approach Gift Certificates do make the perfect baby shower gift for any mother-to-be who wants to eat healthy, stay on a budget, and maximize her time (and who doesn’t, right?). The Personal Chef Approach will help her turn dinner impossible into dinner accomplished when she needs it most!

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  • October 22, 2014
    2:39 pm

    The menu sounds amazing! But, the red velvet cake looks beyond anything I could imagine. I’d love to sample everything, but the cake, I’d probably have to keep myself in check lest I dive headfirst into it. Yum! Glad you had a good time as well as making all the wonderful food on your menu.