You’ll be looking for a reason to host brunch when you see all of the cute details in the Waffle Bar Party!
When my sister in law announced she was having a baby I was so ecstatic! She’s the one I can relate the most to on my husbands side and I was literally over the moon excited for the news. I just knew that I was going to fall in love with her little one the second we met and insisted she let me throw her a baby shower and hook her up with some goods. Since we both tend to like the same things I had a feeling I’d be able to throw her a shindig that wouldn’t be too overwhelming.
An elegant brunch seemed like just the way to let family and friends in on the good news and WAFFLES were on the menu. I figured I could go one of two ways… Get the batter ready before everyone arrived and let them make their own OR make the waffles ahead of time and keep them warm in the oven. I chose the later because I figured long lines waiting for the waffle iron could cause some traffic jams. I highly suggest you borrow as many waffle irons as you can and get them all made as quickly as possible.
For the toppings I stuck with fresh fruit, chocolate chips, and whipped cream. You can never go wrong with raspberries, am I right? Some whipped coconut milk or yogurt couldn’t hurt either.
The real gem and hit of the party was the insane syrup spread. Everyone enjoys having options so I gave them a few. Blueberry, cinnamon apple, butter pecan, and raspberry were lined on the table ready for their big debut.
Amazing so far, right? Maybe add a shaker of powdered sugar for those that like to keep things simple and don’t forget the BUTTER.
Quick tip- Microwave cold butter for 7 seconds on both sides for quick softening.
Some of the other items served were parfaits and breakfast casserole (which got rave reviews). I made the parfaits in mini disposable cups the night before to save on time and they couldn’t have been any easier. I just layered vanilla yogurt with fresh chopped fruit and stuck a tiny spoon into the side. Adding some fresh granola like my Banana Bread Granola or Vanilla would be a great touch as well.
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 found some great little candy bars on sale and whipped up a batch of my salted caramels for guests to take home as a little thank you. I packaged everything in tiny paper bags tied with a simple ribbon and voila.
My sister in-law was adorable during the entire party and walked away with some amazing gifts. We skipped the traditional party games and chose a more easy going conversation style morning. There was a fun jar for everyone to write baby name suggestions for the family to consider.
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