Today we got to celebrate the upcoming birth of my niece at a baby shower. My sister-in-law, Nancy, is really such a radiant pregnant mom. Just look at her.
The baby's name is going to be Rose, so of course, she needed a name tag too.
We hosted the shower at my house with the help of my mother-in-law and two of Nancy's friends. For the decorations, I hung some Martha Stewart pom poms in the kitchen. They are a nice way to add a festive touch without going overboard.
I also filled a glass vase with branches painted white and glittered. I then clipped baby and childhood pictures of the parents of the baby to the branches. This was a pretty big element and I like that it filled a lot of space.
Since this was a brunch, we served both breakfast items and dessert. Who does't want dessert with their breakfast?
Here's a look at what was on the menu.
Quiche Lorraine and Florentine. These were purchased at Costco and we heated them in the oven right before the shower.
Strawberries and Angel Food Cake Skewers. We offered chocolate glaze and whipped cream as optional toppings.
(Notice the roses on the tablecloth? I was very happy that my mom had this pink + white table cloth plus roses on it. Perfect for baby Rose!)
Sausage. We used the precooked sausage and just heated right before the shower.
Carrot Cake Mini Cupcakes. I made these earlier in the week and froze them. About an hour before the shower, I pulled them out and frosted them with cream cheese frosting I made the night before. Since these were mini cupcakes, they thawed out really quickly.
Bacon Wrapped Potatoes. I think this was my favorite item on the menu. I used fingerling potatoes and wrapped 1/2 a piece of bacon around each potato. These baked in a 400 degree oven for around 50 minutes until the potatoes were soft and the bacon was crispy. Once they were finished, I popped a toothpick in each potato so they were easy to serve and eat. A nice savory item to contrast the sweets.
Vanilla Yogurt with Berries and Granola. I have had these cute little trifle dishes that I picked up at a great sale a few years ago, but I've never used them. Today they were perfect for the yogurt.
Eclairs. Chocolate, cream and pastry. Yes, please! I bought these at Fresh & Easy and they were really delicious. I'm sure these will be on the menu for a future party.
It was a wonderful party spent with family and friends!