Throwing a baby shower brunch is the perfect opportunity to get creative with decor, styling and fun games. It’s also a fantastic time to bring out your favorite brunch-y party foods and drinks like chocolate scones and citrus refreshers (yes please!). Of course your guests will also be thrilled if you hand them a cup of coffee as they enter your house — it’s morning after all, and coffee brings a comforting start to the day. That’s why today we’re working with Folgers® Coffee to help you set up a top shelf coffee bar and DIY a seriously adorable baby brunch.
There are so many different coffees on the market. Folgers makes different kinds for every type of coffee lover and for every occasion. Having been around since 1850, they know what’s up when it comes to making the best cup o’ joe!
Speaking of coffee, since you’ll be serving some at a DIY coffee bar, stir sticks are a must. We’ve got two adorable options that are super easy to make.
Materials and Tools:
— colorful paper
— wooden stir sticks
— pom poms
— straight edge
— utility knife
— hot glue gun
We’ll start with the pom poms.
Cut a slit into the pom pom, then add a dollop of hot glue and insert the stir stick.
How cute are these?!
For the next stir stick, draw a few shapes, fold your paper in half and then cut them out so that you have two of the exact same shape. One will be on the front of the stick and the other will be on the back. Then use your shapes as a template to draw slightly larger versions of the same shapes.
Fold your paper in half and cut out your shapes so that you have two of the same. To construct them, glue the smaller shape on top of the larger shape right in the center. Then add glue to your stir stick and adhere the shape to the stick.
Flip it over and then attach your second (matching) shape to the back so that the stir stick has a front and back side.
We just love how these turned out. They’re perfect for a cup of coffee.
Spin the Baby Bottle
Last but not least, we’ve got a spin the bottle game.
Fill a bottle with sprinkles, then place it in the middle of a circle of cards. Write questions and other action items on each one. Give it a spin and let the entertainment begin.
DIY Coffee Bar
Time to make a crave-worthy cup of coffee.
First check out this adorable tablescape complete with the DIY stir sticks and bunting flags!
Set up your table with treats and a stocked coffee bar. We added mini cupcakes, parfaits and a cheese plate. The coffee bar included Folgers Gourmet Selections® Lively Colombian Decaf K-cup® Pods, Folgers Gourmet Selections® Vanilla Biscotti K-cup® Pods, Folgers Classic Roast® Coffee, milk, non-dairy milk (soy or almond), sugar, cocoa, cinnamon, mint and a variety of Folgers Flavors® Coffee Enhancers. With such a wide variety of flavors, everyone can make their perfect cup.
Serve your guests Folgers Classic Roast® Coffee (brewed in a drip coffee maker) or let them brew a cup themselves with Vanilla Biscotti K-cup® Pods and Lively Colombian Decaf K-cup® Pods (using a Keurig), perfect for pregnant attendees.
Folgers has delectable flavor additions so that you can make your cup just the way you like it. We were big fans of the Folgers Flavors® Coffee Enhancer Caramel with a sprinkle of cocoa on top, and our other favorite was Folgers Flavors® Coffee Enhancer Vanilla with a dash of cinnamon. So delicious!
There are many ways you can brew Folgers, so you can make it regardless of which coffee maker you own. Check them out here! We brewed Folgers Classic Roast® Coffee (the coffee in the red can) using a drip coffee maker and the Vanilla Biscotti K-cup® Pods and Lively Colombian Decaf K-cup® Pods in a Keurig.
The best part of wakin’ up, is Folgers in your cup. (They really nailed that ditty! It will forever be in our heads :)
What else would you add to this baby shower brunch? Tweet us your ideas @BritandCo!
This post is a collaboration with Folgers® Coffee.
DIY Production and Styling: Anita Yung
Photography: Chris Andre
Modeling: Cortney Clift, Paige Sager, Krystle Cho and Micaela Friedman
Author: Roxy Taghavian