Yellow and White Baby Shower Brunch

Celebrate the new mother-to-be with a midmorning brunch that is simple, sunny and oh-so-chic.

By: Laura Fenton

Accent With Color

Opt for a yellow and white theme, which works equally well for mothers expecting a little girl or boy and those who don't know which they'll have. The warm yellow also gives the whole affair a sunny disposition. Set the table with basic white linens and dishes -- you don't need anything fancy for a brunch-time shower. For a centerpiece that's cheerful yet budget-friendly, purchase a bouquet of yellow flowers, then distribute a stem or two into multiple tall, clear vessels. Use vases and a mix of recycled jars with their labels removed. Bands of yellow and white scrapbook paper and a few lengths of yellow ribbon add the finishing touches.
From: Laura Fenton

Repurpose for Vintage Appeal

Jelly jar glasses and a vintage-looking water bottle give the table some country-casual charm. A patterned napkin tied around your water vessels adds color and will catch any beading on hot days.
From: Laura Fenton

Dress Up the Drinks

Make your mom-to-be's shower a personal affair. Mark guests' places at the table with drink-stirrer nametags. Dress the table up with fun and affordable yellow details: Yellow and white cocktail napkins and slices of fresh lemon for each glass add color to the place settings.
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Get Personal

To make your own baby shower drink stirrers, simply cut wooden skewers down to size and tie on a white paper hang tag with a small length of yellow ribbon. Decorate with baby-inspired images such as a pair of safety pins.
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Prep Food the Night Before

For a midday event, keep things simple with easy, make-ahead dishes like a simple quiche that can be served at room temperature and a potato dish that can be made ahead and reheated as guests arrive. Round the meal out with a fresh fruit or vegetable salad that can be made ahead in the morning and then dressed just before you serve. Desserts can follow your sunny theme: Think lemon-flavored candies and baked goods. For a shortcut, dress up a box mix for lemon bars by adding fresh lemon zest to the lemon mixture and topping them with a dusting of confectioners' sugar after they've cooled — your guests will think they're homemade.
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Use Simple Embellishments

Simple white linen napkins are dressed up with yellow and white polka dot grosgrain ribbon. A safety pin embellishment pulls together the theme and adds a touch of whimsy.
From: Laura Fenton

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