It seems like every time I say the word “organic” in relation to planning a party or big dinner, I get a lot of suspicious looks. I’ve realized that people tend to jump right from “organic” to “expensive” and shut down. Luckily, with a little research and planning, you too can offer organic fare at your next party without breaking the bank.
I especially like to stay organic when I’m hosting baby showers. Many of the guests tend to be pregnant or nursing moms, so providing quality food for them is a big priority for me. When I start planning, I like to find out who will be attending (old friends, multiple generations of family, colleagues) to start setting the tone for the party.
My favorite time to host a baby shower is a weekend afternoon. It keeps the party from going too long (no one wants to play every shower game in one sitting) and, since no one expects a full meal, will save you money. Some showers will offer alcohol, and that’s okay, but I generally skip it — especially for an afternoon party. The mom-to-be won’t be drinking, so I don’t think it’s necessary that the rest of us do.