Asking guests to bring food

I’m a first time hostess for a baby shower and wanted to get some advise on the proper (and most polite) way to ask guests to bring food to the shower.


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Asking guests to bring food

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Jan 18, 2010


by: Leah

I’ve seen this also done at bridal showers where when you ask each person to bring a dish, also ask them to bring the recipe for the dish on an index card. The hostess then provides a book or recipe box for the guest of honor to put them all together. Everyone loves having a collection of yummy recipes at hand.

Aug 20, 2008

Have a potluck baby shower

by: Sonya

Hi, my suggestion would be to have a potluck baby shower. State on the invitation that you would like each guest to bring a dish of their choice, and make sure you ask them to tell you what they’re bringing, just so you’ll have a heads up on things.

You can even make a little game out of this. Whichever dish the mom-to-be likes best, give whoever bought that gift a special party favor.

Hope this helps, and thanks for submitting your question.

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