Pre-Baby Lunch: A Baby Shower Alternative

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Pre-Baby Lunch: A Baby Shower Alternative | Girl in the Pjs
I am not a huge fan of traditional baby showers. I hate the games, the making of onesies that the baby will never wear, guessing how big the baby belly is. When I was pregnant with Lulu we had a Pre-Baby BBQ instead of a baby shower. My mother-in-law did hold a more traditional baby shower with lovely food and no games and I was in labor during the shower.

As this is a second baby we thought we'd hold off the BBQ with friends until after the baby is here. This way we can show her off at the party. Plus we are aiming to have our renovation complete by then too - house warming and new baby all in one! In the meantime I thought it might be good to get together with a few close girlfriends for lunch, sans children. A long lunch to get together and catch up prior to this baby coming.
Pre-Baby Lunch: A Baby Shower Alternative | Girl in the Pjs
 Pre-Baby Lunch: A Baby Shower Alternative | Girl in the Pjs
At 31 weeks I was not keen on catering for 9 ladies, so I approached friends of ours who have recently started a catering business Perra Cocina. While discussing menus, my friend mentioned that she also did some styling work. I latched onto that too and she did a wonderful job of styling a girly but not too girly pre-baby lunch.
Pre-Baby Lunch: A Baby Shower Alternative | Girl in the Pjs
We started with cocktails, designed especially for us by Perra Cocina. They were pink and absolutely delicious. The high tea toasties begun the food, followed by tacos, fajitas and salads. I am always afraid that I'll under cater and there won't be enough food, but there was no chance of that here. So much yummy food. No one went away hungry - including Nick who was home that day working on his shed!
Pre-Baby Lunch: A Baby Shower Alternative | Girl in the PjsPre-Baby Lunch: A Baby Shower Alternative | Girl in the Pjs
In lieu of presents (we still have a lot of Lulu's baby stuff!), I asked the girls to bring a pack of nappies to donate to the upcoming Nappy Collective in Alice Springs. The Nappy Collective collects disposable nappies to give to mums in need. In Alice Springs the donations are collected together and given to the Alice Springs Women's Shelter at the end of the collection period.
Pre-Baby Lunch: A Baby Shower Alternative | Girl in the Pjs
Styling - Lucy Giardina
Catering - Perra Cocina - you can contact Perra Cocina through their 'day job', running Casa Nostra restaurant 89526749
Gift Registry - Want to donate to the Nappy Collective too? Check out their collection dates here.
Event Planning - Creative Cactus Events

Ps Baby Shower Alternative - Pre Baby BBQ

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