How to Host: Baby Shower

Gorgeous, Stress-Free, Utterly Delicious Bites

For stress-free entertaining just dial it in. The call to make is to Food & Board NOLA. A skilled cook and entertainer with a flair for food styling, Maureen Wolfe creates custom boards and platters heaped with local produce, honey, charcuterie, cheeses, nuts, edible flowers, cookies and pastries that are perfect for hassle-free home entertaining. The lavish spreads are delivered on sustainable, reusable and recyclable palm leaf platters or balsa wood trays. Just give her the theme and Maureen will deliver the appropriate, beautifully styled goods. Food & Board NOLA, 504-234-5870, marliestable@gmail.com, facebook.com/foodandboardnola


How to Host: Baby Shower

The Sweetest Sleep for Baby

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With a toile pattern depicting delightful childhood characters from Storyland in New Orleans’ City Park, Maison NOLA’s 100 percent cotton percale baby linens are machine washable, fit standard cribs and come in pink, blue, or grey. Little Miss Muffin, three area locations, shoplittlemissmuffin.com


How to Host: Baby Shower

A Crucial Task Simplified

Magnetic Me Layette baby attire in sizes preemie – 18/24 months, made of the softest modal fabric with magnetic closures that make diaper changing a breeze. Pippen Lane, 2930 Magazine St., 504-269-0106, pippenlane.com


How to Host: Baby Shower

Where’s Baby?

This New Orleans-themed door hanger summons guests to the party then doubles as a gift for the parents-to-be. How sweet is that? Plush Appeal, 2812 Toulouse St., 504-482-0000, mardigrasspot.com


How to Host: Baby Shower

Who’s a NOLA Baby?

Get Baby started early on just what it means to love New Orleans with this beautifully illustrated baby memory book that allows families to record all the milestones of a uniquely Louisiana childhood. The pages provide spaces for photos and notes for baby’s first twelve months in this one-of-a-kind state, with pages for the first and second birthday too. Parents can note the dates and details for baby’s first king cake, football game, festival and much more. Zuka Baby, 701 Metairie Rd., Suite 1A-109, 504-407-2700, zukababy.com