by Rochelle Drumm
Spring showers bring mommy-to-be flowers! Shower your special mommy-to-be and guests with a garden themed event full of bright, Spring-time florals and delicious garden-fresh faire. I've created some tips, tabletop ideas and menu suggestions to help make your experience a little easier.
Garden-fresh faire with greens, organic produce, herbs and citrus zest.
Create individual place settings using fresh herb plants or packets of seeds. Customize the diapers to match the herb to the meaning for a cute tabletop setting. Or, you can always hand paint the names on small clay pots. Be creative and give your guests something memorable to take home. For instance, for the mom-to-be (or even each of the guests), include a copy of the book, "The Meaning of Herbs: Myth, Language & Lore" by Ann Field and Gretchen Scoble.
On a rectangular platter arrange the vegetables alternating colors. You can use the following suggested ingredients. Garnish the platter with ﬂat leaf parsley if desired. To save time, prepare and store each vegetable separately in air-tight containers the day before. Cover with some water so the vegetables do not dry out. When ready to prepare your platter, drain your vegetables and pat dry. Arrange your trio of dips next to the vegetable platter and enjoy. Serves 10 to 12.