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There's truly something special about spending time with others in your same stage of life. Ever since having Grey, I've cherished the time spent with the friends I made in our birth class, who also have little ones around Greyson's age. This New Mothers Spring Brunch Party Inspiration is the perfect way to get together friends in your same life stage, to celebrate new moms you know, or just to celebrate spring!
The key to any good party, in my opinion, is food. Breakfast and brunch happen to be my favorite meals of the day, so naturally that's exactly what we did for this little get together. I invited over a couple of new mama friends to celebrate our friendships and springtime!
Spring Brunch Party Inspiration
I wanted to keep the decor light and airy with a touch of femininity. The overall color scheme I chose was gold and pink. We used some of my moms nice china dishes that gave the entire brunch an elegant feel.
A brunch is not complete without food. Since we were all new moms, I didn't want to include any foods that were extremely unhealthy. Even with breastfeeding, I know new moms can be a bit conscious of their weight so I wanted everyone to be able to enjoy the food without it feeling like they were eating horribly. On our menu we had:
-Tomato and Spinach Quiche
-Monte Cristo Sandwich Bites
-Strawberry & Orange Vanilla Glaze Scones (recipe below)
-Hot coffee with creamer options
I've made these scones a handful of times but this time decided to elevate them just a bit. I typically make them with strawberries only but I had some Cara Cara oranges that had been calling my name for a while. Another one of my favorite scones is blueberry and lemon, which inspired this berry and citrus scone combination.
Scones are one of those recipes everyone seems to think is difficult to make. It's really no though, I promise! I remember so clearly the first time I made scones and how easy they ended up being. These scones are perfect for a brunch because they're almost a dessert but you don't have to feel guilty eating them.
They're made with one of my new favorite coffee creamers, International Delight Simply Pure Coffee Creamer. I've always enjoyed creamer in my coffee but decided to substitute my normal heavy cream in this recipe for the Vanilla Simply Pure creamer. It added just enough vanilla flavor without adding a bunch of unnecessary additives, since this creamer has five simple ingredients.
These scones were definitely the hit of this spring brunch party and would be at your spring party, too!
Orange Strawberry Scones
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Zest from one medium orange
- ½ cup unsalted butter COLD cut into chunks
- Juice from half an orange
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup fresh diced strawberries
- ½ cup heavy cream
For The Glaze
- Juice from half an orange
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and orange zest.
- Place cold cubed butter in flour mixture. Use a pastry blender to cut butter into the flour until pea sized pieces of the butter are left.
- Create a well in the middle of the flour and set bowl aside. Whisk together liquid ingredients.
- Pour in liquid ingredients and use a flexible pastry scraper to start bringing the dough together, folding it over itself and repeating. As it begins to come together, fold in the strawberries.
- Once the dough isn't fully liquid, you can start kneading the dough outside of the bowl on a clean surface with your hands.
- Fold the dough over and knead it until it's come together.
- Form dough into a large circle, about an inch thick.
- Use the pastry blender or a pizza cuter to divide the scones dough into 10 pieces.
- Move scones to a baking sheet and brush tops with milk.
- Bake at 400°F (204°C) for 16-18 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
- When scones are fully cooked, let cool on baking pan for 2 minutes, then move to a wire cooling rack and make your glaze.
For the Glaze
- Whisk together orange juice, heavy cream, and powdered sugar. Consistency should be like thin pancake batter.
- Drizzle over cooled scones.
If you want to give your guests a little something as a thank you for coming you can get a little herb plant from your local Walmart to go with the theme of spring! You can also find the International Delight Simply Pure Creamer and the rest of the items you need for this spring brunch party!
Whether you're celebrating a new mom, a birthday, or just spring in general, keep the food and decor light, the style elegant and sophisticated, but let it be a relaxing brunch for everyone involved!