Sunday, October 6, 2013

Menu for a Baby Shower Brunch

OH BABY!!! Last week I catered a very special shower. I guess every baby shower is special, but hostess Sherry truly went OVER-THE-TOP with a vintage inspired baby event that photos can't do justice. Donna, Sherry's daughter in law, is a prop wizard and event planner who can transform any venue into a wonderland...She created the look and feel for this brunch in what seemed like only a few hours. Talented people like Donna, make it look easy!

Every nook of Sherry's pretty backyard was treated to a nostalgic vignettes of vintage inspired decor in a soft palette of champagne, pink, lavender, sage, butter yellow and chocolate. Donna created comfortable seating areas of various sized tables and varying heights with eclectic toys, children's books and floral centerpieces to highlight the theme.

My contribution to the day was the menu and catering brunch stations for guests to visit. Hostess Sherry, selected Omelette's, Crepes and Beignets for the main station dishes and fruit, pastry, and sides. Tray passed items were available when guests arrived.

 Omelette Station
Made to order omelet's with fillings including; mushroom, tomato, bell peppers, green onion, jalapeños,  keilbassa, ham, cheese, salsa, sour cream, and hot pepper sauce.
Thick Cut Bacon, Sausage Links, Roasted Baby Dutch Potatoes

A chalk board from a vintage tray to let guests know the station options.

Crepe Station
Hand made Crepes filled with Chicken Breast or Spinach & Mushroom, served with a creamy mushroom sauce

 Beignets Station
Hot freshly prepared Louisiana Style donuts with dusted in powdered sugar
Served with Chocolate, Pomegranate or Strawberry Sauce

Rolling out Beignet dough in view of pool
Nothing like a freshly made Beignets!
Guests use snow cone cups for fresh Beignets.
Fruit and Pastry Table
Croissants, Zucchini bread, Chocolate Chip mini bundts, lemon pumpkin bread, cranberry scone, blueberry mini muffin, pumpkin bread, butter and peach preserves.
Fresh sliced fruit and berries

This darling little tray passed appetizer was the hit of the party...who can resist fried chicken and waffles?
Tray Passed
Fried Chicken and Waffle Bites
Endive with Chèvre Pear and Pecan
Smoked Salmon Bagel with Red Onion Jam and Chive

Vintage baby blocks make great accents for a baby shower. I like to use them in glass vases to hide floral stems or in glass cylinders for pillars to hold glass at stations.

View of Sherry's lovely backyard baby shower and Donna's creative creative decor.
Such a beautiful event... best wishes for baby!