Breakfast foods, a sparkling fruit juice bar and getting together with all of your friends and loved ones to celebrate a new baby – nothing sounds better! Today we’re sharing 9 ideas on how to pull off a lovely baby shower brunch to celebrate the new mama-to-be.
All in the Details
When planning a baby shower brunch, start with the main details. Choose a date that works for the mama-to-be and the main family members so that everyone can celebrate her new little bundle of joy.
Choosing a time for a brunch-style baby shower is pretty simple – you can do earlier in the morning, like from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, or from late morning to mid afternoon, like an 11:00 am to 1:00 pm shower. Stick to a 2 hour time-frame and schedule out all of the games and events to fit in that block of time.
And remember – events can overlap! You can have some guests working on a project or craft while everyone eats, or enjoy cake and sweets while the new mom is opening up gifts. Don’t be afraid to have a few things going on at the same time.
Once you have your date and time-frame chosen, send out some lovely invitations that will match the theme of the party. It’s typical to send out baby shower invitations 4 to 5 weeks in advance – it’s not too early for the guests to forget about but not too late so they can’t add it to their calendar.
Deciding on the Menu for a Baby Shower Brunch
Now that you have your date and time you can plan the menu! Menus for brunch events are always so much fun – you can do so many things with breakfast foods!
When planning the menu, make sure you have a variety of sweets, meats and pastries. Set up the main food bar with a make-your-own station of pancakes, waffles, crepes or omelettes. Then have other sweets and treats, like mini muffins or cupcakes, displayed on cake stands, and donut holes, cookies, fruit and more laid out on a table.
Don’t forget a drink bar! A mimosa or sparking juice bar is the perfect option for for a brunch baby shower. Include three or four different juices for guests to choose from and pair them with different fruits so guests can customize their refreshments. Not only are the drinks fun, but the display is always fun to set up!
If you’re hosting a springtime baby shower brunch, consider a color palette of pinks, greens and yellows and go for a fresh, farmhouse-inspired look complete with greenery, shabby chic furniture and lots of vintage inspired decor.
Green garlands or wreaths look so lovely hanging as a backdrop on the wall behind the gift or sweets table. You can either DIY or buy your garlands and wreaths at local craft stores, but including bits of greenery sets a nice natural and organic feel to your shower.
Fresh roses, ranunculus and peonies are always lovely choices for centerpieces. Add in a few succulents here and there and your florals will look lovely and well thought out.
For your cake table, find a vintage buffet or dresser to use as your main standing piece. Add some greenery to the drawers and a vintage lace tablecloth to the top of the piece, then stagger your vintage cake plates and vessels on top of that for a lovely farmhouse feel.
Have fun with your decor! Mix and match metals, glass and different textures for a look that your guests will love.
Once you have your decor set and your brunch display all put together, it’s time to welcome your guests and enjoy celebrating the mama-to-be and her new little baby.
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