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How To Host Your Own Baby Food Making Party

More Pureed Carrots Than You Thought Possible

Have visions of colourful and copious amounts of homemade baby food? What we feed our babies is important to all moms, and making it ourselves is important to some. However, to most moms, making homemade baby food can be an intimidating thought. Where do we even start? 

Momstown Milton solved that problem by hosting a Baby Food Puree Party, where all the work, time, and lessons were divided. And we combined it with an infant playgroup! Brilliant concept!

Some of our babies had yet to try food, so we first held a play date to discuss how to introduce foods and what to start with, while our babies babbled happily to one another.

The cooking exchange made the task of making our own baby food seem easier and less overwhelming. Each mom was responsible for the ingredients to make ten cups of one type of pureeenough for each mom to go home with two cups of each blend. No sugar or salt was added to the purees, they were made purely from the fruit or vegetable of our choice. As this was our first exchange, and for most babies it will be their first taste of food, we mainly made single purees.

We ended our event already planning what purees we’d like to create for our exchange next monthblends of meat, rice, fish, vegetables, fruits . . . the possibilities are endless! And actually, dare I say it, easy!

How to host your own Baby Food Puree Party:

  1. Decide who is bringing what ingredients. If six moms are participating, start with the basics: butternut squash, sweet potato, carrots, apples, pears, plums. Do you want organic or regular?
  2. Each mom brings enough food to ensure that each mama goes home with two cups of final puree. If time is of the essence, bring ingredients as prepped as possible. Washed, peeled, and chopped is best.
  3. Set the party kitchen into sections, with a cooking area, blending area, and dividing area.
  4. Share tools and bring required elements. You will need several blenders or food processors and pots to simultaneously work on various batches at the same time.
  5. Don’t forget BPA-free ice cube trays or food containers! Once made, each mom will need a way to freeze and portion baby food. (Each mom should bring her own. Twelve ice cubes usually equals two cups.)
  6. Keep the work stations clean and tidy, and designate roles for each member, so you don’t lose track of what you’re doing.
  7. Leave the babies at home. This is a working party! But if not possible, take turns looking after the babes.

Inspired to get cooking? Call your mama friends and get pureeing!

Blog written by momstown Milton