When Cristina Prusz was asked to plan her sister's baby shower, she was given one request — make it a barbecue. At first, the owner of Le Partie Sugar was hesitant. The party was going to be held in early October, when the weather doesn't exactly scream hamburgers and hot dogs. But she knew it was the best theme for her sister.
"My sister is more burgers and hot dogs and less crumpets and tea, which is how the idea for a Baby-Q started," Cristina says of the shower. In addition to pleasing her sister, the concept also allowed Cristina to include her brother-in-law. "This theme let the dad-to-be take part in the celebration and helped the men feel comfortable at a shower since there were burgers and beer."
So the experienced party planner rolled up her sleeves and got to work. With the exception of the food, which Cristina outsourced to a caterer, the party was a DIY creation. Everything from the decor, to the games, to the goodie bags were made by Cristina and her staff. To make the celebration more special and give it a real family feel, the mom-to-be's parents hosted the event in their backyard. It was a perfect evening. Well, expect for one thing.
"No one expected the party to continue to the late-night hours, so we had to make a few extra runs for ice and beverages," Cristina shares. "But it was a good problem to have!"
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Source: Le Partie Sugar