As I mentioned in a previous post, I volunteered to host a baby shower last week for one of my co-workers. She is also a sweet friend, so I was excited for the opportunity. It was only the second baby shower I’ve planned (the other was almost 3 years ago before I had this blog). This shower was more of a challenge, though, as the mom has gestational diabetes. This means, her diet is very limited…to basically meats, cheese, veggies and no (or very few) carbs.
The challenge was a welcoming one for me, however. There was no way I was going to make a bunch of food she couldn’t eat. I did a web search and thought a bunch of recipes would pop up. Boy, was I wrong! There really isn’t much out there on diabetic food for baby showers! I did come across a few message boards where many diabetic victims complained about their baby shower hosts not even planning a menu around their diets, and serving a bunch of delicious looking sweets they couldn’t even touch! How awful!
Determined, I did a little more digging and finally came up with a few ideas. I’m hoping by posting these recipes in the next few days that others who are struggling with the same road-bump may find my site helpful.
Later, the mom told me she was excited she was able to take at least one of everything of the food. She even said she had seconds of the chicken salad! Stay tuned for the recipes, but for now, here is a list of the menu:
Chicken Salad Pita Pockets
Veggies – Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery, Grape Tomatoes
Roasted Garlic Hummus (store-bought)
Sugar-Free Blueberry Cupcakes
Now, a little bit about the decorations. A friend gave me this idea for a diaper cake. Since the baby is a boy, and the father loves University of Michigan, I decided to go with the Wolverines color scheme.
Another blog I frequent gave me two more decorating ideas. This one is a Martha Stewart invention called Pom Poms. They take a little patience, but overall are very easy to make and serve as a festive decoration!
The other idea I found was this adorable way of hanging onesies for the mom to keep while serving as decorations for the party. Everyone loved this!
The shower was a huge success. I can’t wait to host another one! Remember, I’ll post the recipes soon…so make sure you check back!