Well friends, as promised, here are details on Laina’s little brunchy party we threw her over the weekend. I had way too much fun planning this party and putting all the little details together. The fun is in the details, right?!
At first, Laina was a little overwhelmed by all the people. She must’ve been thinking: “Woah, Mom wasn’t kidding when she said all my friends were coming over!” She was super clingy for a while, but definitely eased up and was running around, bouncing off the walls like everyone else!
This year I went with a brunch party, mostly for the timing part. The party ends right at nap time! And, who doesn’t love brunch?
LAINA’S BRUNCH PARTY MENU
- Bagel Bar (with every topping you could want!)
- Spinach and Goat Cheese Quiche
- Prosciutto and Onion Quiche
- Bacon, Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche
- Raspberry and Blueberry Muffins
- The Perfect Protein Salad
- Maple Sausage French Toast Bake
- Chicken Tortellini Salad
- Mimosa Bar
- Coffee Station (with Bailey’s if that’s how ya wanted to roll!)
- Cake and Cupcakes AKA “happy cakes”
I thought about doing a theme, Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star and I bought little star confetti for the table, but realized that’s ALL I did related to the theme! So in the end, I didn’t exactly pull it off as I hoped in my mind. But the party evolved in it’s own way. Kids played and tuckered themselves out and us grownups enjoyed some seriously good food and drink!
For the party favors, I had to take advantage of my calligraphy skills and hand wrote thank you signs for each child on brown Kraft bags. In each bag I put Laina’s favorite snacks: An applesauce squeeze pack and a bag of goldfish or shortbread cookies! Then a little washi tape decor and they were done!
For those of you wondering where that incredible cake came from….Amy’s Sweet Bake Shop in West Chester, PA! Amy is so easy to work with and I kid you not, everyone will go bonkers over the cake/cupcakes! I love how she “paints” on the cake. And that gold color is beautiful!
Thanks for checking out Laina’s party! I should have been a party planner, right??