Party

Waffle Bar Party

May 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.

Waffle Bar

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?

waffle bar toppings

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.

waffle bar syrups

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.

Waffle bar baby shower

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.

baby shower yogurt parfaits

Croissants from Costco were another must have item. I love homemade, but nothing compares to their flaky texture.

waffle bar croissants

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.

waffle bar candy favors

I packaged them up in grey and white dot bags tied with a simple ribbon.

waffle bar party favors

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!

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Comments (39)

  • Natalie @ A Turtle's Life for Me Reply

    May 6, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Everything looks so delicious and picture perfect! I’m in love with those Coldstone mint bars! Congrats to your family…. little girls are so fun!

    • Jesseca Reply

      May 6, 2013 at 7:25 am

      Thanks Natalie! Those Coldstone mint bars are to die for!

  • Carly Reply

    May 6, 2013 at 7:28 am

    This looks amazing! I want those waffles right now! What a sweet Sister inlay you are!!!

  • Alli Miller @ Cupcake Diaries Reply

    May 6, 2013 at 7:51 am

    What a fun idea! I love all the different topping ideas. And those chocolate bars are amazing!! Fun party!

  • Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! Reply

    May 6, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Super cute idea! Great photos!

  • Georgia Reply

    May 6, 2013 at 8:38 am

    How did you heat up a lot of waffles at once & keep them warm?

    • Jesseca Reply

      May 6, 2013 at 11:49 am

      We made them earlier in the morning then single layered them onto a baking tray and stuck them in the oven on the lowest setting. I pulled more out as needed.

  • Amy @ The Happy Scraps Reply

    May 6, 2013 at 10:06 am

    What a fun idea for a baby shower. Waffles are always yummy. That syrup looks delish, I’d be interested to try it. I just hosted a shower a few weeks ago too, isn’t it fun when someone is having a girl?!

    • Jesseca Reply

      May 6, 2013 at 11:46 am

      SO fun! We possibly went overboard with baby outfits… it was hard to narrow down the cute lace and pink outfits. OH and the rompers!!! I love rompers! We are in so much trouble if we ever have a girl!

  • Chelsea @ Making Home Base Reply

    May 6, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Oh this looks wonderful! The waffle barI am sure was a huge hit! Thanks so much for sharing 😉

  • aimee @ like mother like daughter Reply

    May 6, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Jeseca, what an adorable idea for a shower! I love it! Its always hard to think of shower games, and really food is better, so I love having great food like this. yum!

    • Jesseca Reply

      May 6, 2013 at 11:44 am

      Thanks Aimee!

  • Kari Reply

    May 6, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    This looks great Jesseca! I love the waffle bar, it turned out so fabulous.

    Kari

    • Jesseca Reply

      May 6, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      Thanks Kari! It was a fun party to put together.

  • Heather Reply

    May 6, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    What a fun and unique idea for a baby shower. Looks delicious!! Thanks for linking up today.

    • Jesseca Reply

      May 7, 2013 at 8:30 am

      Of course! Thanks for featuring my cupcakes last week!

  • Rebecca Reply

    May 7, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Found you over at the link party on Get your craft on! I love this idea, and I love stonewall kitchen! It was all beautifully put together!

    • Jesseca Reply

      May 7, 2013 at 8:52 am

      Thank you Rebecca! It did turn out to be one of my better parties. Well… so far ;0)

  • Angela Reply

    May 7, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Will you please invite me next time? 🙂 I’m hosting a new linky party at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html

    I would love to have you!
    Angela

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