Sunday, October 24, 2010

Baby Shower Tips: Planning the Menu

6 things to keep in mind when deciding on Baby Shower Food!  Don't know what to put on the menu? Below are six tips to help you narrow some food choices that are best for the shower you're hosting and mommy to be!

1. How many people are coming?

If many people are coming (15 or more), it would be a LOT of work to plan an entire meal for everyone. Rather, fingerfood, beverages, and appetizers would be perfect. Sandwiches and soups might be a good idea. But if you only have a small group coming (less than 10), then a full meal might not be too much work. It all depends on how much effort you want to put into the baby shower menu.

2. What time of day is the baby shower?
You want your food and menu to reflect the respective time of day. For example, if you have a baby shower in the evening, dinner type of foods would be more appropriate than breakfast foods.

3. What is the baby shower theme?
There are some of the cutest ideas to incorporate your theme into the baby shower food. Click here for some themed baby shower food ideas. Making food to match your theme adds an extra touch to your baby shower that really emphasizes your theme, adds to the atmosphere, and impresses everyone who sees it. This is a party! Food should be fun!

4. What type of people are coming to the shower?
When I say "type" I mean: are your guests more the "BBQ chicken and potato salad" type or "Shrimp platter with vinaigrette salad wraps" type? Know your guests and choose the baby shower menu accordingly.

5. How much time do you have?
Most likely, you don't have much spare time. So, simple is best. Simple doesn't mean plain or boring, it just means choosing baby shower menu items that are easy and fast to prepare. The recipes found above are a great collection of quick and easy baby shower food items to choose from that are simple yet delicious appetizers, snacks, and beverages. Make as many or as few as you think will satiate your guests.

6. Is anyone going to help you prepare the baby shower food?
If there is one area that I would suggest that this be the one! Assigning several other friends or family members of the expectant mother to prepare food will save you a LOT of time and work. Not that preparing baby shower food is hard, it isn't. It's just that you, as the hostess, have so many other things to plan for. So having a few people each bringing one or two baby shower menu items will save you a lot of work. Plus, you won't have to be running around the day of the shower making sure that the food is ready. You can take comfort in the fact that the party food is taken care of and you can focus on finishing everything else!

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Monday, October 18, 2010

12 Random Facts about Wee Bit Trendy

  1. Wee Bit Trendy loves babies!
  2. We love mommies.
  3. Wee Bit Trendy was started from one diaper cake as a gift to a baby shower we hosted for a friend.
  4. Our favorite items to create are washcloth lollipops.
  5. Our favorite Diaper Cake is the Strawberry Chocolate Diaper Cake
  6. We are based out of Philadelphia.
  7. The biggest order we've done so far included 117 washcloth lollipops, 300 wash cloth candies, 1 three tier diaper cake.
  8. The cutest item is our Stork Basket.
  9. We always seems to do more creations for girls than boys.
  10. One of our future goals is to plan a HUGE baby shower for mothers to be in need.
  11. We are from Philly, PA!
  12. We have a blog, twitter, facebook, indiepublic and myspace page!

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

More Mocktails!

Just a few more quick Mocktail Recipes! We love these, and hope they can make a great addition to your shower!

Mimosa Mocktail Recipe


• 1/2 cup orange juice

• 1/4 cup chilled seltzer


Pour orange juice into glass, followed by chilled seltzer.


champagne flute

Chocolate Martini Mocktail Recipe


• 1/2 cup milk

• 3 Tablespoons chocolate syrup

• crushed ice


Place milk, chocolate syrup, and crushed ice in blender. Blend until icy and slushy. Add ice as needed.


Coat the glass rims with cocoa powder or chocolate sprinkles. Top with a chocolate covered cherry.


Martini glass

Strawberry Daiquiri Mocktail Recipe


• 1 cup fresh strawberries, de-stemmed and halved

• 2 Tablespoons sugar

• 1 Tablespoon lime juice

• 1/4 cup water

• 4 medium sized icecubes


Crush icecubes in blender. Add all other ingredients, blend until icy and mixed.


Slice a whole strawberry half-way through and place on rim of glass. Sprinkle with sugar.


daiquiri or cocktail glass

Vodka Sour Mocktail Recipe

This Vodka Sour recipe is perfect for sharing with the guys or drinking with Mexican food. It’s simple and refreshing.


• 2 Tablespoons lemon juice

• 1 teaspoon sugar

• 1/4 cup water

• ice


Add ingredients to cocktail shaker and shake over ice. Strain.


maraschino cherry and lemon twist


cocktail glass

Mojito Mocktail Recipe

Break out the chips. This Mojito mocktail recipe goes well with snacks and appetizers. It’s also perfect on it’s own.


• 2 teaspoons sugar

• 4 mint sprigs

• 3 Tablespoons lime or lemon juice

• 1/2 cup club soda

• 2 dashes Angostura Bitters


Add mint, lime juice, and sugar to the bottom of glass. Crush with muddler. Add remaining ingredients and stir.


Collins glass.

Pink Shampagne

This sparkling celebratory drink will add a little spark to any romantic occasion. Serve your significant other a flute over brunch or with strawberries. This recipe makes enough for two.


• 1 1/2 cups Sparkling apple cider, chilled

• 1 1/2 cups Sparkling cherry-flavored mineral water (or club soda mixed with cherry flavoring syrup)

• 1 cup Cranberry juice


Stir all ingredients until thoroughly mixed.


Champagne flute.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Baby Shower Game: Gift Timer

Here is a cute game to play while mommy to be is opening her gift! A possible way for a guest who is not into games to still win a prize!

When to Play:
While guest of honor is opening gifts.

Oven Timer or Stopwatch

How to Play:
  • Set the timer for any amount of minutes your desire.  (We usually choose about 3-4 minutes depending on the amount of prizes we have left to give away or alloted for the game). 
  • Each time the timer goes off, whomever present the mommy to be is opening wins a prize.

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7 is Next!

Check out this baby shower games we found over at

7th Present Baby Shower Game: The person that gave the bride the 7th gift to unwrap is next to have a baby.

Everyone knows that the person to catch the bridal bouquet is the next to get married, but did you know that the person who bought the 7th gift the mommy to be opens is the next to have a baby? Don’t let the mommy to be know this, so she can’t “pick” the next mommy.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Baby Shower Game: Make Mommy to Be A Hat

This is a quick cute baby shower game that is played at most baby showers.  It's a traditional game made to help the guest of honor stand out more! 

When sending out invitations, ask the guests to put lots of bows and ribbons on their presents when they wrap them, most guests will do this anyway.  Get a paper plate and turn it upside down.  As mommy to be opens her gifts, remove the bows and ribbons neatly from the package.  Glue, tape or staple the bows and ribbon to the top of the plate to create your hat.  Pile on as many bows and ribbons as you possibly can until all the gifts are open.

Once you have your hat, take a piece of string or ribbon and put it on mommy's head and tie it under her chin.  She has to wear this hat until it falls off on it's own, or until time is up.  We usually make her keep it on until a few pictures are taken of the guest of honor by herself, and with daddy to be.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Baby Shower Signature Drink

For  unique touch to your baby shower, offer your guests a Signature Drink. This can be in addition to your original beverages, or even something your Baby Shower Bartender can serve.

Check out our recipes for mocktails, decide on one that fits best for your guests or your theme and name it!  It's always great to use the name of the guest of honor in the drink title, but below are some quick fun names:
  • Baby-tini
  • Mocktini
  • Preggatini
  • Baby Bliss
  • Pink Punch
To find a list of mocktails, click here.

Have fun!

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Baby Shower Bartender

Wee Bit Tip! Have a bartender at your baby shower!  Sounds a little weird? Not really.  The Baby Shower Bartender serves mocktails (non-alcoholic drinks).  Just put someone in charge of serving the drinks, in addition to punch or whatever other beverages you may serve.

Just stock up with these basic ingredients
  • Ginger Ale
  • Grenadine Syrup
  • Ice
  • Cherry
  • Lemon Juice
  • Lemonade
  • Orange juice
  • Line Juice
Grab someone to be the bartender
Give them this list
Let them help to keep the guests happy!

Here are a few recipes to get you started!  Also, be sure to check out our mocktail recipes for more drink ideas!  Or even make your own (as long as there is no alcohol) :-)

Shirley Temple Mocktail Recipe

■1/2 cup chilled Ginger Ale
■1 tablespoon Grenadine syrup

Recipe:  Stir ingredients, pour over ice.
Garnish:  maraschinos cherry
Serve:  Frosted high ball glass.

Margarita Mocktail Recipe
■1/4 cup sour drink mix
■splash of lime juice
■splash of lemon juice (or orange juice for a different twist)
Recipe:  Put all ingredients in blender. Blend until icy and smooth.
Garnish:  Rim a glass with margarita salt. Place a single lime slice on the rim.
Glass:  Margarita glass

Strawberry Lemon Daiquiri Mocktail Recipe
• 1/2 cup lemonade
• 1/2 cup strawberries
• crushed ice
Recipe: Add lemonade, strawberries, and 5 ice cubes to blender. Blend until slushy. Add more ice if needed.
Garnish: Place a sugared strawberry on the rim of the glass. Add a little umbrella.
Serve: Margarita glass.

Fuzzy Navel Mocktail Recipe
• 1/2 cup orange juice (fresh is best!)
• 1/2 cup peach nectar
• ice
Recipe: Pour the peach nectar and orange juice over ice. Stir until mixed.
Garnish: Put a single mint sprig in the glass. Put an orange wedge on the rim of the glass.
Serve: Highball glass

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Cake Made For You

Here is a little something to sweeten your day. You can get in on the baking, too! Decorate and send a virtual cake to a friend and help support the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund!

This is the cake wee created for you!

For more details:

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Every Little Bottom

March of Dimes is proud to partner with the Huggies® Every Little Bottom program to raise awareness about diaper need and address the issue in our communities across the U.S.

A recent study reveals that one in three American moms are in diaper need, struggling to provide diapers for their babies. The study also revealed that nearly one in five moms in diaper need have extended the amount of time they leave their babies in wet or soiled disposable diapers. Babies kept in wet, dirty diapers for extended periods of time may experience physical and emotional suffering.

To kick off the campaign, Huggies will donate up to 20 million diapers in the United States in the next eight months. Huggies will begin the donations with two million diapers given to ten local diaper banks across the country.

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Make Time for Change

Frigidaire and Jennifer Garner have teamed up to support Save the Children and help make sure that more children have acess to healthy foods this holiday season and all year long.

Over at set a place at the kids' table for recipes your kids will love.
When you do, Frigidaire will donate $1 to help kids in need.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

*Vote* for Sean in the Gap Casting Call!

We love everything cute over here at Wee Bit Trendy, so of course we had to show much love to Sean Crump!

Sean is a contestant in the 2010 Gap Casting Call!

Vote for Sean, the cutie, to be selected as a Fan Favorite, or better yet, a Finalist!

Vote for Sean by clicking here, and you can vote EVERYDAY! Let's help Sean win! (P.S. - you can share your vote with Facebook and Twitter, by the click of the buttons right next to VOTE!)

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pink Cake Box Baby Shower Cakes!

We are planning a baby shower, and check out the cakes that we have come across for inspiration from Pink Cake Box. These are our faves, but they have tons more....

Check out the "little brown bag" .. we love this cake
Pink Cake Box Cake

Pink Cake Box's cakes have been featured in Modern Bride, Brides NJ, NJ Bride, InStyle Weddings, Bride & Bloom Magazine, Brides Magazine, People Magazine, Elegant Bride, The Knot Magazine, and several other local magazines. Anne has also appeared on two segments for Daily Connections, a talk-show featured on Ebru TV (a new Satellite network), as well as on CNN as a “Small Business Success Story.”

Pink Cake Box Cake

Pink Cake Box Cake

These cakes were also included in the “The Art of Wedding Cakes II,” a special produced by Martha Stewart and WE's My Fair Wedding tv show. Additionally Anne and her staff have competed in two Food Network Cake Challenges and two cake challenges for the TLC network. The team recently won one of the TLC Cake Challenges with their legoland themed cake.

Pink Cake Box Cake

Pink Cake Box, 18 E Main St Suite 101, Denville, NJ, 07834 USA

Pink Cake Box Cake

Pink Cake Box Cake

Pink Cake Box Cake

Pink Cake Box Cake

Pink Cake Box Cake

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Trendy, Unique Personalized Birthday Hats! $20

Check out some new additions to our family!  New items just in! Unique, trendy birthday hats for boys & girls!  All hats come with ribbon ties and personalization is included in the price.

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

This Just In! Personalized Zebra/Hot Pink Birthday Hat $20

Trendy Boutique Zebra Birthday hat. This hat is zebra print with hot pink applique and maribou. Each hat is personalized with name and number of your choice. Each is exceptionally well made and lined in matching fabric All hats have ribbon ties. Name can be done in your choice of thread color to compliment the zebra and hot pink!
Price $20

Thread Color for Embriodery
Birth Year Number
Name (up to 12 characters)

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