Whoops! I meant to get this post up on Monday...my bad. Honestly, I've had a bit of a busy week, and I think I am STILL tired from the Royal Festivities. Man, one day of getting up at 4 a.m. and I am wiped for days. I'm really getting old. One quick note about the royal wedding - it was everything I dreamed of and more. Oh, and I wish I was Kate Middleton. Or Pippa. Okay, enough about that.
The weather in Charlotte has been beautiful (despite the occasional downpour), so I set a table outside using Pier One's seriously adorable floral plates and napkins. Oh, and did I mention they are paper? I couldn't love Pier One more. I'm telling you, it's a hidden treasure. In the center, I arranged yellow tulips, Mickey's favorite.
I used a pink ribbon to tie everything together, and I think it looked adorable! Easy and a great use for all that ribbon I have lying around.
I served peach bellinis instead of my usual mimosas. It was a welcome change. Mickey got a special glass with a pom flower adornment.
Each glass had flower drink stirrers, courtesy of Sugar and Charm. I heart that site.
I used green tissue paper in the back of the table to mock a "green garden" feel. But my absolute favorite part of the whole brunch was the "Tulip Cookie Flower Pots!" Basically, I created a tulip sugar cookie using a tulip shaped cookie cutter, and baked it on a lollipop stick. I dyed the frosting 3 different bright colors. Using a Styrofoam block, I placed the sticks in the Styrofoam block in a pail, and covered the block with green tissue paper to mimic grass. Voila! A tulip plant you can eat :)
I hope you enjoyed the pictures of my spring time birthday brunch. I think the bright, floral theme would work well for a Mother's Day brunch as well! Later this week I will be posting the recipes I used...let's just say no one went home hungry. YUMM!