Foods for Baby Shower

The baby shower for my sister was held at 3:00 in the afternoon last December 20. Thus we decided to prepare something light and foods that our Canadians friends would love to eat. Not how we Filipino feast: lechon with dinuguan on the side. For sure foods like that will loss their appetite. And different kinds of meats cooked in different ways and  of course carb0-rich foods – pancit, spaghetti, bread and rice please!

 

Here’s what we prepare:

Seafood Dipping

A mixture of cream cheese, sour cream, shrimp sauce, topped with cheese, tomato and bell pepper. This is totally a hit! I can’t stop myself eating chips with this dipping. This is certified yummilicious!

 

Seafood Dippings

 

But I have to really take precaution, because as we know too much salt intake destroys our kidneys. By the way speaking of kidney care, I read that rowatinex capsules made of natural formula supports kidney functions.

 

Veggie Wrap

To counteract with the not-so-healthy food we prepared veggies wrap. Romaine, bell pepper, cucumber, carrots sliced uniformly then arranged and wrapped in a rice paper. I love how the presentation of this  veggies with all the bright colors bursting from the plate. You can gobble the wrap right away and enjoy the crispiness and juiciness of the veggies in your mouth. This is best when dip in a sweet chili sauce.

Vegie Wrap

 

 

Fruit Tray

Not just an ordinary fruit tray but with an artistic touch of my sister’s boyfriend. He made a bassinet out of watermelon with a baby in it. Guests who are not so fond about taking food pictures can’t resist taking picture of it.

Baby Bassinet Fruit

 

 

Sweetness Overload

Sweets that we prepared are mini red velvet cupcake from Sobey’s, mamon cupcake topped with icing baked by my sister’s friend, some chocolates and not in the picture is a black sambo from our neighbor.

Red Velvet Cupcake

 

Mamon Cupcake

 

Other Foods

We forgot to take picture of every single food that we prepare. We are so thankful to our friends who gave their extra time despite of their busy schedule to prepare foods like meatball, spring rolls, pancit and spaghetti.

pancit

 

Getting Health Insurance

Still no baby yet. Well my sister is in due this 31st of January. But seeing her big belly, it feels like the baby will pop-out anytime. She sees the doctor once a week now to monitor her and her baby. Good thing check-up and laboratory tests are free. That’s one of the reasons why I love Alberta.

I heard from a friend from US who gave birth a year ago that there expenses reached to $25,000 USD if they don’t have health insurance in burlington, NC. Indeed, health insurance is really a big help. I am thinking of getting one although as mentioned above that we get free health care here in Alberta, but medicines are not included. I believe having health insurance will make me feel protected and not to worry about in case of health emergencies.

 

Baby Shower Invitation

Would it not be because of Pinterest, the baby shower invitation would be as simple as a rectangular card with some illustrations probably. Thankfully I found some interesting ideas from the said site. One that really struck me is the baby diaper invitation card. Although it’s gonna be tedious on my part to make it, but for me the more unique the better.

Baby Shower Invitation

 

I like the idea of using different scrapbook paper with baby theme, the only thing is it’s more expensive. Budget wise, I ended up using two big white cardboard from dollar store which cost me CAD $1.00. Out from the two cardboard, I made 20 pieces of diaper invitation.

Baby Shower Invitation

 

The template for baby diaper is from Martha Stewart site. You can adjust the size of the template. Mine I used the whole A4 size paper for one template. Once folded into diaper form you’ll have a size like a 1/4 of the A4. Actually the diaper is an envelope of the invitation. And the details are computerized then pasted in a pink craft paper which you can just pull. For some details of this diaper invitation, a safety pin is used with pink ribbon tied on it.

Baby Shower Invitation

 

 

I have to be honest, the downside of this kind of invitation is too much waste of paper unlike the traditional rectangular invitation plus it’s a lot of work. But I can’t resist the cuteness of it.

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