How To Cater Your Baby Shower For All Your Guests’ Needs
Are you planning a baby shower for a friend, your sister, or yourself? Whoever the shower is for will be on a limited diet during pregnancy, so the food selection for a baby shower event must be taken into careful consideration – it’s just not fair to fill the table with sushi and alcoholic beverages when the mum-to-be can’t join in!
When you’re organising a baby shower, everything should be safe to consume during pregnancy, meaning that both the guests AND the expectant mum can all indulge without worry.
Avoid Sushi And Raw Fish
This recommendation is primarily related to types of bacteria that can only be killed by cooking, and parasites that some fish carry. Raw or undercooked fish can pose a health threat to a pregnant woman for this reason, so if you are going to serve seafood options at a baby shower, be sure they are fully cooked.
Avoid Unpasteurised Products
Although they are quick and easy, softer dairy products such as cream cheese, ice cream and yoghurt can easily harbour bacteria that can cause foodborne illnesses, which may be a threat to the mother and her baby. To be on the safe side, stay away from food items such as these, or keep them refrigerated or on ice if you can’t find alternatives.
Avoid Raw Or Uncooked Meat
This one seems a no-brainer but unless you are using a food thermometer to be sure that your meat is fully cooked through, it is easy to accidentally serve partially raw meat. Undercooked meat can harbour bacteria such as Salmonella and E.coli, which can cause upset stomachs, dehydration, and potential complications for both the mother and the child.
This one goes without saying but stick to mocktails, lemonades, fizzy drinks and fresh juices for a healthy baby shower.
Find Out More
Like any special occasion, baby showers can be emotionally taxing and expectations can be very high on getting everything just right. If you would rather outsource the burden of the food and drink to a professional catering company in Nottingham, then Sadlergates are here to help. Click here to browse our menu or fill out our enquiry form to get in touch with our team – let us know how many people will be attending the baby shower and we will talk you through the options we have.
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