Brunch has become a popular baby shower theme. I’ve received invitations with “Baby Breakfast!” or “Baby Brunch!” and was immediately excited.
Breakfast or brunch baby showers are really fun! Plus, the food is always great. You really can’t go wrong. A brunch or breakfast themed baby shower is at the perfect time of day and can be as casual or upscale as you want it to be.
Having a simple meal like brunch together is a great way to celebrate a new baby. Special occasions like this are the perfect excuse to build a mimosa bar and celebrate with your closest friends.
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This post is full of baby shower brunch ideas that will help you choose a menu and set up your food tables. Check out all of these ideas from what food and drinks to serve to some extra ways to step up your party and celebrate the guest of honor and her new baby.
25 Breakfast or Brunch Baby Shower Food Table Ideas
Once you’ve chosen the perfect baby shower venue, it’s time to decide on your food menu. The following ideas are perfect for your baby shower breakfast or brunch menu.
You can build your food table up with as few or as many of these food options as you’d like. These are popular breakfast foods that your guests will love eating while they celebrate the new baby!
- Fresh fruit tray
- Fruit kabobs
- Mini quiches
- Mini pancakes
- Cheese board
- French toast
- Bagels and cream cheese
- Breakfast casseroles
- Breakfast crescent rolls
- Scrambled eggs
- English muffins with jam
- Biscuits and gravy
- Breakfast tacos
- Toast with butter and jam
- Eggs benedict
- Banana bread
- Chicken and waffle sliders
- Finger sandwiches
12 Breakfast or Brunch Baby Shower Dessert Table Ideas
If your guests have a sweet tooth, make sure you can satisfy it with a delicious dessert table or bar! While there aren’t any rules about what types of desserts you have to serve with breakfast or brunch, the list of desserts below go perfectly with breakfast.
- Cinnamon rolls
- Apple (or other fruit) crisp
- Donuts or donut holes
- Cake pops
- Cheesecake with fruit toppings
- Coffee cake
- Carrot cake
If you’re going to be making your own desserts, I highly recommend that you read my post on how to make boxed cupcakes better as well as the recipes for my chocolate and vanilla cupcakes. These recipes will save you time and give you easy, affordable desserts that taste amazing.
8 Drink Ideas for Breakfast or Brunch Baby Shower
What party is complete without some delicious drinks? The great thing about breakfast baby showers is that you can go as simple or elaborate as you’d like. Use this list of drink ideas to come up with the perfect drinks to go along with the food you’re serving at the shower.
- Bloody Marys
- Fruit juices
- Sparkling water
- Fruit-infused water
11 Specialty Baby Shower Breakfast or Brunch Ideas
These ideas will help you go above and beyond at the baby shower. Use these ideas to step up your brunch shower to the next level.
Have a Mimosa Bar
Just because the mom-to-be can’t drink, doesn’t mean her guests can’t! Let your guests enjoy a bubbly cocktail during brunch with a mimosa bar.
Mimosas are a brunch favorite for good reason! They are delicious and can be customized with any fruit juice. Set out different champagnes and prosecco along with an array of fruit juices and let guests build their own mimosas.
You can make your mimosa bar even cuter by labeling it a MOMosa bar for your brunch shower.
Have a Bloody Mary Bar
If you’re more into Bloody Marys, you can create a Bloody Mary bar for your guests. You can get pretty extravagant with the toppings here or you can keep it simple.
Set out vodka, tomato juice, and all your favorite toppings and let your guests make their own boujee bloody mary drinks.
Host an Omelette Station
You’ll need a person or two to volunteer to be the omelet maker for this. Guests can line up and have the toppings of their choice included in their omelette.
If you want to give your guests a customized breakfast experience, let them choose toppings for their omelette and have someone make them right before their eyes.
This would also work with an order card if you’d rather your guests send them in early or order at your event.
Take Your Guest’s Breakfast Orders
Send out a menu ahead of time and have guests choose their breakfast or brunch order from a menu. If you want to create more of a dining experience, you can let your guests order or preorder from a menu of breakfast items.
This lets you know exactly what each person would like and you can have the host or a caterer serve the items.
Serve Made-to-Order Waffles with a Waffle Bar
Your guests will feel extra special with a waffle bar. If you have someone making waffles, others can go order them to eat.
Fresh waffles are really yummy and this is a fun way to serve them. You can then have a topping bar for your guests to customize their waffle from.
Have a Smoothie Bar
Another fun way to let your guests customize what they want is to have a smoothie bar. Have a variety of fruits and liquids to choose from.
Then you can have someone blend the drinks for your guests or let them do so themselves.
Make Breakfast Charcuterie Boards for Each Table
You can make a charcuterie board out of just about anything! Use pancakes with different syrups, waffles with whipped cream and different toppings, or serve up dessert on a charcuterie board for an extra flare.
Any breakfast finger foods can be used on a board or tray for a cute charcuterie breakfast experience.
Make a Donut Tower
Donut towers are really popular for weddings and baby showers. Not only are they delicious, they look amazing! Simply stack your donuts around a dowel and create towers out of the stacks.
Your guests can choose from different flavors and you can place them around your dessert table.
Create a Breakfast Sandwich Station
When creating a brunch sandwich station, think McDonald’s (but better). Breakfast sandwiches like bacon, eggs, and cheese on a biscuit are really popular.
You can let guests build their own out of biscuits, rolls, breakfast meats, eggs, cheese, and other toppings.
Make a Biscuit or Toast Bar
You can make something as simple as a biscuit or piece of toast into a really cute bar. Simply set out your breads or biscuits, a toaster (if using toast), and toppings like butter, jam, peanut butter, and fruit.
It will look amazing and your guests can customize their meal. This is a really affordable idea that will still look like you put a lot of time and effort into.
Build a Fruit and Yogurt Parfait Bar
This is another simple concept that can be made into a really cute table. Serve up different types of yogurt, granolas, and fruits to your guests on a parfait bar. They can choose their flavors and create a cute, delicious parfait.
Breakfast Baby Shower FAQ
Here are some commonly asked questions about brunch/breakfast baby showers. If you have more questions, feel free to ask!
What do you serve at a breakfast baby shower?
You should serve breakfast food items at a breakfast baby shower. Think of items that are served at breakfast restaurants and go from there. You can also check out the list above for all of the best breakfast items to serve at your baby shower.
Do you serve alcohol at a baby shower?
You don’t have to serve alcohol at a baby shower, but you can. It should ultimately be up to the mom-to-be. The pregnant mom won’t be able to drink and may have guests that are sensitive around alcohol.
Ask her what she would like to do. A lot of moms still like to serve alcohol at their baby shower for the guests who can indulge.
Should you serve cake at a brunch baby shower?
You don’t have to serve cake at a brunch baby shower, but you definitely can! There are a lot of amazing desserts, as outlined above, that go great with brunch. Cake is just one of them that you can choose from.
Is brunch good for a baby shower?
Brunch is an excellent idea for a baby shower. It’s at a great time of day, it can be as casual as you want, and guests still have the rest of their day to get things done. If you’re thinking about doing breakfast or brunch for your baby shower, you should definitely give it a go!
Breakfast or Brunch Baby Showers
Baby shower brunches are such a fun way to celebrate the new mom and baby. With so many cute food and drink options, you really can’t go wrong.
Eating delicious food with friends is the perfect way to celebrate the new baby girl or baby boy. Have fun choosing your food items and organizing the rest of the day.
The most important thing is that the new mama is celebrated with her friends, so don’t take planning too seriously. It should be fun! P.S. If you still need a gift you might want to check out these self-care gifts for pregnant moms.
Along with serving great food, you’ll want to come up with some great game prizes for the baby shower games you’ll play. You can check out these fun baby shower trivia questions and answers to spark some more inspiration.