One of the best and easiest parties to host is a brunch. Not only do you get the flexibility of what you can serve, but also you can prepare most of the food in advance without the hassle of a dinner party. The other advantage is that you can also host a brunch at any time during the day. Brunch can be as elegant as a sit down meal with friends or as casual as a buffet. I always like to think of tea parties as a sit down affair and wouldn’t recommend throwing a very casual set up for this type of party. With that said, you don’t have to spend a lot and can make an impact with some simple decorations. I love to use white because it’s elegant and matches with any color.
With spring approaching, I was inspired by the blooming cherry blossoms that I noticed on my walk to work everyday. I love birds and couldn’t help adding a couple accent pieces with a bird theme like the table cloth and tea pot. For colors, I picked white, pink, and turquoise to decorate my table. For the menu, I served pink champagne with mini sandwiches to start and then a passion fruit black tea with chocolate, scones, and a fruit tart to finish (full list below). You can use this theme or play around with others based on what inspires you!
Mix and match cups
Champagne is a must
Homemade scones are a treat
But pastries you just can’t beat
Serve a variety of sandwiches,
fruit, and tea −
then smile and say, it was all me!
What’s on the Menu
*Photos courtesy of Joe @anvilimage.com