Host a Baby Shower Breakfast or Brunch using our Tiny Bundle theme
The most popular time of day for baby showers is around two o’clock in the afternoon, which is an odd time considering that most showers feature food, and most people have already eaten lunch by then. So many times the hostess goes to a great deal of trouble to provide a full buffet or sit-down meal, much of which goes uneaten. It’s hard to keep your stomach empty until mid-afternoon!
Brunches are a little better, but why not host a breakfast baby shower that starts around 10 o’clock? If you put up the baby shower decorations the night before and keep the menu simple, there won’t be as much to do before the party, so a 10 a.m. start time isn’t as intimidating as it sounds. The shower should run until noon or one o’clock, and with another hour for cleanup, you’ll be finished with everything by mid-afternoon, when most showers begin.
The trick to making a breakfast party a success is providing a menu that is balanced between sweet and savory and contains enough nutrition to keep your guests going until dinnertime. Try these ideas:
- Pancake Bar: Appoint a pancake pourer and flipper—perhaps a husband?—to crank out the cakes, and allow your guests to add their preferred toppings from a selection of syrup, butter, powdered sugar, chopped walnuts or pecans and fresh blueberries, strawberries and bananas. Clean-up easy, use the plastic Tiny Bundle Tablecover, and simply "roll-up" the bar when you are done and toss it in the trash.
- Baked Goods Buffet: In this take on the traditional Continental breakfast, offer a selection of baked goods, including pastries, cinnamon rolls, fresh croissants, scones, muffins and quick breads with an array of sides, like imported butter, crème fraiche, clotted cream, preserves and fresh fruit. Some favorite breads are lemon poppy seed bread, banana bread and blueberry oatmeal bread, all of which are simple to make. Decorate the buffet line with Tiny Bundle inspired baby ducks, butterflies, and umbrellas.
- Frittatas: Although homemade quiche is a breakfast favorite, it’s a little complicated to make correctly. A delicious frittata is a much simpler alternative. Plan on making one frittata for every six guests, using a variety of ingredients, like fresh herbs, sausage, bacon, green onions, diced peppers and cheese. Serve with baked homestyle potatoes, breakfast rolls, steamed asparagus and green salad. Prepare all the ingredients the night before, and slip the frittatas in the oven when the guests begin to arrive.
Regardless of your menu, serve a selection of breakfast beverages, such as high-quality fruit juices, champagne, sparkling water and coffee.
Our “Tiny Bundle Baby Shower” line of themed baby shower decorations will complement a breakfast party quite nicely. The baby shower invitations and thank-you cards display butterflies and rubber duckies, and the coordinating baby shower tablecovers, plates, cups, napkins and centerpieces, which say “Baby” in cheerful letters, also feature a little yellow duck. The line also features all kinds of great options for party décor, especially hanging banners, garland and cutouts.