3 Baby Superstitions From Around the World

Most Americans are familiar with the common cultural expectations for a mother-to-be. From decorating their baby shower hall to preparing a nursery for the little one well before birth, getting ready for the arrival of a new baby comes with a fun set of traditions. But did you know that other cultures have their own superstitions and traditions when it comes to welcoming a little one? Let’s take a look at three pregnancy and baby superstitions from around the world.

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What is a “Baby Sprinkle?”

One of the newest trends to hit the world of baby showers is the “baby sprinkle.” A baby sprinkle is a smaller, more relaxed version of a baby shower, and it is meant for mothers who already have a little one (or two) at home. This is ideal for anyone who wants to celebrate the newest arrival without all of the same expectations that come from a full baby shower. During a sprinkle, the mom often gets some smaller gifts, such as a new set of onesies or some diapers. Plus, she usually gets a few gifts to pamper her,…

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5 Unique Baby Shower Ideas

Scouring local baby shower halls can be rough — but when you find the right place, your next step is figuring out all the details. Why go with the traditional? After all, your baby is going to be unique, so make your baby shower unique, too. Here are some great ideas to make your baby shower as unique as your little one is sure to be.

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How to Host an Unforgettable Graduation Party

Spring is about to be in the air, which means graduation season is coming up quick! As your graduate is busy completing senior projects, getting ready for the graduation ceremony, and looking forward to pursuing post-high school endeavors, you can help give them a proper send-off by helping throw a graduation party for them and their classmates. When you think of a graduation party, there are a few obvious celebratory staples that come to mind: guests, music, maybe a speech or two. Oh, yeah — and food! With all that in mind, here are some considerations to keep in mind…

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A Guide to Get the Most Out of Your Tasting Pt. 2

In the previous blog, we discussed what you’ll want to do before and during your tasting, including scheduling tips and how to select the perfect menu items. By providing you with these considerations, we make sure your wedding at our banquet hall in Northeast Philadelphia goes off without a hitch! Now, we’ll shift gears to dive into a few things you’ll want to avoid when it comes to your wedding tasting.

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A Guide to Get the Most Out of Your Tasting Pt. 1

You’ve settled on a date, secured our wedding venue in Philadelphia, booked the band, and now it’s time to make some decisions that your palate and stomach will help you out with — the food! Catering can be among the most significant expenses in any event’s budget, but for many, it’s the most important. That’s why the tasting is an imperative “portion” of the planning process. The tasting isn’t just crucial in an all-business sort of way, though — in fact, we believe it should be the most fun part of the planning stage! While everyone can get on board…

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5 Ways to Add a Personal Touch to Your Wedding

If you are about to get married or planning an upcoming nuptial, it is important to make your day as special as you are. You are going to look back on that day with fondness for years, as are your guests. If you want to make the day reflect your and your beloved’s unique personalities, then make sure to add personal touches to the entire day. Here are a few that can make any Philadelphia wedding venue you pick perfect.

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Avoid These Mistakes When Planning a Baby Shower for a Friend or Loved One

Baby showers are traditions for which many mothers-to-be are either really excited or really dreading, but they are going to happen, and you want your friend or a loved one to be in the former category on the day of the event! Naturally, you want to make this baby shower one for the history books, but there are some common mistakes you should avoid to ensure that your event doesn’t flop!  Fortunately, we at Village Catering know how to throw a great baby shower at our elegant Cottage Green venue, and we have a few suggestions on what not to…

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The Extremely British History of Afternoon Tea

Most Americans know what tea is, but did you know that in British culture, “tea” can mean the hot drink prepared with boiled water and herbs or tea leaves, or it can mean a small, daily meal enjoyed in between lunch and dinner? Well, we usually get to snacking around this time at any rate because the interim between lunch at noon and dinner whenever we get home can be unbearable. And the British nobility circa 1840 would have most likely agreed with that dramatic statement! 

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