Why not plan a baby shower brunch for early in the day when everyone is fresh and at the top of their game? A brunch shower has many distinct advantages. First of all, late morning is a unique and delightful time of day to entertain friends; secondly your guests will be hungry and ready to sample some of the goodies included on your baby shower menu; and thirdly the advantage to you and the other hostesses would be that most moms are so appreciative for having someone else prepare their first meal of the day, they won’t care if you serve burnt toast!
THE PROPER TIME FOR BRUNCH A brunch should be scheduled somewhere between 10:30am and 1:00pm which will make your refreshments serve as either a late breakfast or early lunch, thus the term brunch.
BRUNCH INVITATIONS It’s always fun to send some cute baby shower invitations through the mail. A cute poem with wording that refers to the "Rise and Shine" tone of the shower along with the time and location can be written on the inside of the card. With a casual brunch, if the party budget is limited you have the option to ask your guests to attend by phone rather than by written invitation.
DECORATIONS Your shower decorating ideas as well as the menushould be cheerful and uncomplicated. The theme for your baby shower brunch should be kept bright and gay as early day but on the casual side. Brightly colored Gerber daisies or whatever flower that happens to be blooming in your personal flower garden at the moment will do. Your blooms can be loosely arranged in pottery vases to serve as centerpieces on tables covered in informal table cloths or French bistro tables with placemats would be lovely on the patio. Everyday china, glasses and tableware will be perfect.
BRUNCH BABY SHOWER MENU IDEAS Many brunch dishes are easily served buffet style using electrical warming trays or chafing dishes to keep them warm or containers filled with ice to keep things cool. If your shower is planned on the early side of the traditional brunch time frame, your menu can consist of fresh fruit, fruit juices and coffee cake. For a brunch that is planned later in the morning you may want to add a savory egg and bacon casserole or sausage and homemade biscuits.
BEVERAGES A cup of flavored coffee is a welcome sight when your guests arrive. A large dollop of heavy whipped cream would be a way to transform an ordinary cup of coffee into a festive treat. For those that don’t drink coffee, you can offer a choice of tomato or fruit juice served in colorful stemware.
There is an air of festivity among guests kicking off the day at a morning shower. Gathering with close friends to celebrate the birth of a new baby makes a baby shower brunch very festive without formality.
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