Waffle Bar PartyMay 5, 2013
My sister in-law announced to all of us that they were expecting a baby girl, which also happens to be the first girl on my husbands side, and I could not wait to plan a party!
I decided a waffle bar would be perfect for the open house feel I was going for. It kept people engaged with the hands on meal and made the need for those crazy baby shower games unnecessary.
For the toppings I stuck with fresh fruit (thank you Costco!), chocolate chips, and whipped cream. You can never go wrong with raspberries, am I right?
Stoneswall Kitchen generously donated some of their amazing syrups! My favorite would have to be the Wild Maine Blueberry. I can’t wait to try it out over ice cream this summer! Some of the other flavors they sent were cinnamon apple, butter pecan, and raspberry.
The only thing I wish I would have done differently is offer some powdered sugar to sprinkle over the waffles. That always gives them a pretty look and adds a touch of sweetness.
Some of the other items served were parfaits and breakfast casserole (recipe coming soon). I made the parfaits in darling little cups from Gygi’s that happened to be the perfect size. They couldn’t have been any easier. I just layered vanilla yogurt with fresh chopped fruit and stuck a tiny spoon into the side.
Croissants from Costco were another must have item. I love homemade, but nothing compares to their flaky texture.
Party favors are always my favorite. I guess technically you don’t have to hand things out. But I looked at it as a reason for me to make more treats! The wonderful people over at Utah Truffles donated some of their new candy bars, and I made some of my favorite caramel corn for guests to walk away with.
I packaged them up in grey and white dot bags tied with a simple ribbon.
Phew. That was a lot of party to cover. My sister in-law was adorable, and got a lot of super cute girly clothes. I’d like to consider this party a success!
Stay tuned this week for some of the great recipes I used as well as reviews of some the great products that were donated!