A Sweet Pea themed baby shower is perfect for spring. This theme works well for either a boy or a girl (perfect for a shower where the sex of the baby is a surprise) and is absolutely perfect if the lucky mommy is expecting twins! Well, technically we would have to call it a Sweet Peas baby shower…
We have everything you need to throw a Sweet Pea baby shower – invitations, tableware, decorations, thank you notes, and more. Below are a few ideas to get you started with your party planning. We thought it would be nice to incorporate a few ‘grown up’ ideas into your decorating and menu ideas…after all, soon the expectant mommy will be surrounded by bottles and baby food!
A simple but elegant centerpiece using roses and white sweet peas as a filler will fit well with your theme.
Another really easy idea for your serving buffet is to use split peas as a filler for hurricanes. Simply insert a votive or pillar in a hurricane vase and surround the candle with split peas. I would dare say that this idea would qualify as being ‘easy peasy’. These hurricanes are actually a DIY project using glass candle sticks, glue, and vases. How clever!
Here is an idea for your Sweet Pea baby shower menu. Simple yet they pack a big taste punch. They look beautiful on a plain white tray or if you prefer, they would be great to serve on our fabulous selection of mini serving dishes.
Sweet Pea Crostini
- 2 cups chicken broth or water
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 (16-ounce) bag frozen peas
- 1/4 cup fresh chopped mint
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 3 ounces finely diced prosciutto
- 1 baguette, sliced into 1/2-inch thick slices
- Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
- 3 to 4 cloves garlic
For the Sweet Peas: Warm the chicken broth and red pepper flakes in a medium
saucepan over medium-high heat until the broth boils. Add the frozen peas and cook until the peas are tender, about 5 minutes. Drain the peas in a mesh sieve.
Place the peas in a food processor with the mint, salt, and pepper. Puree the pea mixture. Place the pea puree in a medium bowl and refrigerate until cool, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, for the crostini: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the baguette slices on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet in a single layer. Bake in the oven until toasted and golden around the edges, about 10 minutes. While the crostini are still warm, drizzle the tops with extra-virgin olive oil. Using a whole clove of garlic in your fingertips, rub the top of the crostini a few times to give a hint of garlic.
To finish, whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the pea puree. Top each of the crostini with about 1 tablespoon of pea puree. Sprinkle with a bit of the diced prosciutto. Serve immediately.
Lori is a content writer for Discount Party Supplies. She is married with three kids and hosts many family gatherings and parties. In her free time, Lori enjoys taking yoga classes and in her secret life she likes going to heavy metal concerts (but don’t tell the other soccer moms!).