A friend recently posted this in a mommy facebook group that I’m a part of, and I knew I needed to follow this conversation: We’ve been blessed by an amazing community of friends and family that showered us with tons of love and food when we first had our baby, so I can tell you from experience that it is a REALLY APPRECIATED act of service for families with new babies! Even so, I still have trouble coming up with meal ideas when it’s my turn to sign up for someone else’s meal registry. I’m guessing you will find yourself in a similar situation soon, if not already. Whether it’s a family going through a difficult time due to illness or unexpected circumstances or new parents who could use a helping hand, a nice meal can really show your care and love in a special way.
Imagine bringing your newborn home, feeling super sleep-deprived, and finally finding a minute to check your email. You see this message:
Wonderful, right?? It’s just one of the many great ideas I want to share with you.
I actually wanted to pin the post comments and ideas onto a Pinterest board for future reference, but I don’t think facebook statuses/pins can be pinned, so I decided to compile the ideas into a blog post instead. Here are some of my favorite responses from the post! Hopefully you will find this useful and pin-worthy for future reference!
Tips and ideas:
Specific food ideas:
I know from personal experience that being offered a menu of choices to pick from (a few days ahead of time) feels really luxurious. Having fresh fruit was fantastic, and the easy to grab-and-go goodies were a life-saver. I used to bring takeout to families, since it was the easiest option, but now with all these ideas, I might just try my hand at bringing a homemade meal!
How about you? What are some of your favorite meals you’ve brought to others or received? I would be happy to add more to the list above!