Wednesday, March 26, 2014

How to Throw the Perfect Spring Brunch: Part 1 - Easy Spring Party Decor (featuring the Aladdin Mason Collection)

As you can tell from my preview pics in my earlier post, this party was seriously colorful, bright and downright fabulous. I'm slightly obsessed and keep looking at the photos over and over again! Showcasing Aladdin's new line of entertaining mason jar tumblers and a picture-perfect spring day, the happiness of this brunch will put a smile on your face. I guarantee it! 

I decided to split the post into two topics: the first post being about Spring party decorations and the second about an easy food and drink menu for a no-hassle brunch. Without further ado, let's get to the decorations and beautiful photos by Kristen LeQuire

Styled Cart
Everyone was able to pick their insulated tumbler to drink out of for the party, so I wanted to create a creative visual display of the tumblers that was a little different than just putting them on a table. Luckily my friend (thanks Whitney!) had this amazing teal cart from Ikea that was the perfect prop to house these equally fun mason jars. I styled the cart with different colored bud vases and of course, beautiful bright tulips. Despite having literally no use for this, I really wanted to steal the cart from my friend but I begrudgingly gave it back. 

Tulips, Tulips Everywhere
Speaking of tulips, they really are the flower of spring, aren't they? I searched low and high to find the perfect colorful tulips because tulips just make me happy! We put them absolutely everywhere, on every table at the party and it worked like a charm - you can never have too many flowers in my opinion. 

Ribbon Detail
I love ribbon which is kind of  silly thing to say in the scheme of the world, but I can't help it. I love it. You can use ribbon for so many things besides just wrapping packages. In this case I tied a few colorful ribbons on the back of patio chairs to add a simple pop of color and let the ribbons hang low. Word of advice: Don't tie them on too tight or they will be impossible to get off! Don't want to break a nail, but sometimes that the sacrifice you have to make for cute ribbon detail. 

Simple Styling
Luckily for me, the Aladdin products are attractive on their own so they don't need much styling to make them cute! But there are a few easy ways to style any party that can make it more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. 

For the Spa Water station (loved this btw), I used a wooden crate to prop up one of the dispensers to add different heights to the display. I also tucked a colorful napkin underneath the dispenser for another layer and pop of color. For this party we didn't really have a "color theme" we just used bright, happy colors and it all worked together pretty well! Things don't have to be perfectly coordinated to work together, in fact sometimes they work better when they are not perfect. Good thing too because I'm not a "perfect" kinda gal. 

Below I used a tray to showcase the Grapefruit Mimosa and again, just add another layer to the decor by putting the pitcher and cups on a tray instead of directly on the table.  More on these cocktail details in the next post!

Beautiful Outdoor Setting
An outdoor patio or deck is the best location for a spring brunch (pending weather of course), and luckily my sister-in-law has just the setting! Her beautiful patio and teak table was the ideal backdrop for this party and also for generally having a relaxing day outside which I plan to do a lot of this spring. Thanks for the invite Drew!

Colorful Tissue Poms and Lovely People
As you can see in the below group shot, we also hung colorful tissue paper poms to add a little pop of color in the backdrop. I know these poms have been out forever, but I can't quit them - I'm still a huge fan! I'm an even bigger fan of fun, smart women who are all different but come together and have plenty to talk about. Moms, Non-Moms, 30 year olds, 60 year olds - women can always find something interesting to talk about, isn't that true? Preach sistah.

Because it's awesome, here is a great outtake from the group shot. Something was funny I think...

And while we're on outtakes I love this one where we sat on the hammock and it literally broke during the pictures. Whoops. Guess we're carrying a little extra winter weight (I'm talking about myself...).

I also highly recommend having adorable kids at a brunch, purely for decoration purposes of course. Kidding! These are my gorgeous nieces and they were the most precious decoration of all!  

Whew that's a lot of prettiness! Hopefully it will get you through Hump Day. The next post will talk about the brunch menu and will feature more fantastically fun and bright photos. All I can say (as it's currently 30-something degrees here) is bring on the Spring! 

Disclaimer: I have partnered with Aladdin via MomTrends for this party and blog post. They provided me with the Aladdin products as well as compensation. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.


  1. oooooo I love everything you did and those amazing dispensers! great job lady! fab photos as well!

  2. Such a fun afternoon...beautifully done Jackie...thanks for including me! xoxo

  3. What a fantastic party and a wonderful group of people! Beautiful job, Jackie!

  4. Was such a blast! Let's do it again this weekend! :)

  5. Such a pretty party! There’s something about teals, yellows & pinks for Spring and Summer parties. That cart really is adorable, and I love your ‘outtakes’ pictures too.

  6. Lovely. Who made your matching patterned dress?