We’ve all heard the term “Bun in the Oven” when referring to a pregnancy. It’s a cute way to refer to the bundle of joy on the way. It also makes a delicious theme for a baby shower! These Bun in the Oven Baby Shower ideas are very easy to put together and it’s a hit with guests of all ages and gender.
Bun In The Oven Baby Shower – Decorations:
The great thing about decorating for a Bun in the Oven theme is that all the decorations you need are already in your kitchen! Instead of placing flowers in a vase, use wire whisks, wooden spoons and a rolling pin. Instead of a paper banner, lay a cute tea towel in the middle of the table. Fancy serving trays are always great for displaying baking but for a Bun In The Oven theme you could even just use baking cooling racks or cookie trays. If you have a chalkboard at home, you could use this to make a menu sign for the party.
Bun In The Oven Baby Shower – Food:
You don’t have to be a baker to put together a delicious buffet for the party. You’ll have a large variety of baking to choose from at your local grocery store or farmer’s market. Some food ideas include:
- cinnamon buns
- buns or scones with jam
- mini donuts
- banana (or other fruit) bread
- cream puffs
Drooling yet? I know I am!
For homemade treats, check out our Recipe page for a listing of baked goods under Breakfast and Dessert.
Bun In The Oven Baby Shower – Activities:
Activities for this party theme can be as simple as a dessert tasting with a large buffet of treats.
If you have a group that loves to bake & cook, you could host a little cooking party where all of the guests help prepare food for the parents-to-be’s freezer. This is a gift they are sure to appreciate after the baby is born!
Bun In The Oven Baby Shower – Favors:
I really love these cute printable ovens by Simply Everyday Me. They are very reasonably priced, you can print them at home and they are really easy to assemble.
Some ideas for favors include:
- baking (cookies, cupcakes, tarts, etc.)
- dry mix for cakes, cookies or muffins along with instructions on how to bake them at home
- mini jars of homemade jam
Clever ideas for favor tags include:
- “We knead to thank you for your support!”
- “Made with love!”
- “Baked with love!”
- “Sprinkled with love!”
Here are some additional ideas for your Bun In The Oven Baby Shower:
1. Bun Bliss Invitation: Citrus
2. Bun in the Oven Baby Shower Invitations
3. Bun in the Oven Baby Shower Invitations
4. Sweet Bun in the Oven Fill-in Invitations
5. Nifty 3-in-1 Oven Baking Rack
6. Bun in the Oven Pull-Tab – Baby Shower Game
7. Bun in the Oven” Scented Candles
8. Spicy Black & White Flora Taffeta Apron
9. Spicy Little Black Apron
What was the theme of the last baby shower you attended? Let us know in the comments below.
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