There are endless ways to announce that you’re expecting a baby, but one fun phrase that dates back to the 1950s is ‘bun in the oven.’ Today we’re sharing a colorful bun in the oven baby shower that’s full of sweet treats and decor to celebrate the new mom-to-be.
A Bright Color Palette for Baby
Because the phrase dates back to the 50s, don’t be afraid to use a retro color palette for your shower. Choose turquoise as one of your base colors, and add in pink, yellow and purple tones to make this bun in the oven baby shower as bright as the little one’s future.
Carry the color palette throughout the entire day – from the invitation design to the decor and the sweet treats and party favors. This will create a cohesive and uniform design that mama-to-be and her guests will love.
Vintage Style Decor and Sweet Treats
Decorate your bun in the oven baby shower with sweet florals and a few vintage pieces that will bring this shower to life.
Pretty pink, white and teal cake plates are perfect for holding all of the sweet treats for the guests.
Hand-lettered chalkboards with fancy frames are a lovely way to designate different areas of the shower, and soft florals in vintage vases will add a beautiful touch of color throughout the shower venue.
Go all out with the baked goods! Because this is a bun in the oven baby shower, treat your guests to lots of oven-baked goodies like cupcakes, cookies, and donuts. It’ll satisfy mom’s sweet tooth for sure!
Baking Fun for a Bun in the Oven Baby Shower
There’s always the question about how to keep party guests entertained without lulls in the party. With this baby shower theme, keep the guests busy with a treat decorating activity!
When each guest arrives, have them put on a vintage-inspired apron. Once everyone is settled in and the party begins, have each guest put their apron to work at a treat decorating table!
Provide lots of different frosting colors, sprinkles and icings for guests to use to decorate pre-baked cookies and cupcakes. It’s a fun way for guests to mingle and chat while they snack on treats. It’s a fun activity for all involved and takes the place of traditional baby shower games.
If you want to include a game or two, have the guest play a quick game right when they arrive or while the new mom opens gifts. As long as everyone is entertained and has something to snack on, the bun in the oven baby shower will be a hit!
With a retro touch and lots of color, this bun in the oven baby shower is sure to be the sweetest party of the season!
Sources: 1. Gold Dust Events Co 2. Our Messy Table 3. Simply Lace Photography via Style Me Pretty 4. Corner Stork Baby Gifts 5. Megan Welker via 100 Layer Cakelet 6. Simply Lace Photography and Maison Maquette 7. The Sweetest Tiers on Etsy 8. Corner Stork Baby Gifts 9. Simply Lace Photography via August in Bloom