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What would you take to this shower?

danna | Jan 23, 200610:11 AM

My Mom and I offered to co-host this baby shower at embarrasingly late notice. I only have 2nd hand clues as to what I should bring. The primary hostess said the following to my mother:

It's from 2:00-4:00 on a Sunday, I don't think people will want to eat much that time of day so we aren't doing that much food.

Hostess is making an Italian Cream Cake. She asked my mother to make a chocolate pound cake. One daughter is making cucumber(and possibly other) tea sandwiches. One daughter fancys herself a decorator and is supplying fine china and cloth napkins. Nuts and strawberry tea are the other menu items. I was instructed to bring "nothing, or whatever I want".

I'm guessing that the hostess envisions something along the lines of an English afternoon tea based on the planned offerings. My Mom, on the other hand, thinks the menu "needs" a fruit or vegetable item.

Also, the hostess mentioned to my Mom that she remembered I made mini quiches for the guest of honor's sister's shower, some 7 years ago (always flattering when people remember something like that). Do you think that was a subtle hint? I'd really rather not make those, because they are a massive pain (cleaning the tiny fluted tart tins) and I don't like to have to take over someone else's oven...the quiches really need to be warm.

So...who has thoughts on what sort of thing I should take? another sweet? cheese coins? fruit skewers? the damn quiches? TIA.

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