Lisa Thornbury: Party Mummy


BEST Luncheon Hack: Keep Calm & Get Caffeinated

Want to host a luncheon or shower without all the fuss? This is what you need to do

A coffee is good. 

A cough fee is bad. Nobody wants to pay a fine for coughing. *Cough-hack*  "That'll be $50 please." 

That was funny-ish in my head. This is what happens when I try to write before my morning coffee(s). Stupidness. 

One thing we can agree on is that coffee is good. Screw that. It's not just good, it's great! (And clearly essential for some of us.)

I went to a baby shower recently and was introduced to Take Tims Catering. Hello giant boxes of coffee. Tim Hortons caters? Good to know. You can pre-order platters of assorted sandwiches, muffins, bagels and pastries.

Prices are reasonable and the food is perfect for occasions like showers, luncheons, moms' groups or meetings. I'm looking at that tray of pastries wondering how many donuts I could actually stuff into my mouth at one time.... I'm going to say three. Don't ask me to prove it, because I will. 

And then of course, there's the coffee. 

You can't host a shower or a playdate without it. Unless you actually want moms collapsing on top of each other or sneaking away from the group to take a nap. It's all fun and games until your husband comes home to find Helen spread eagle on your bed. 

So keep your guests happy and awake by having plenty of hot coffee. 

This is one giant mug!

And so is this.

I suggest you avoid those ridiculous mugs at all costs and get hot boxed coffee from Timmies instead.

Each box serves ten people (If you have twenty guests, buy two boxes. I totally did that math in my pre-coffee head). Each box comes with an easy pour spout so guests can serve themselves plus paper cups, stir sticks, creamers and sugar. The box isn't insulated so it won't stay hot for hours on end. Serve as soon as you can. 


NOT a sponsored post. I just wanted to share this easy entertaining short cut. Tim Hortons did not pay me in cash or Tim Bits to write this. Oh how I enjoy Tim Bits. Except those dry cinnamon ones or any with raisins. My friend A.'s husband's name is Tim. I wonder if she makes jokes about his "Tim Bits?" I'll have to ask. 

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