Tuesday, May 10, 2011

{Real Parties} Mother's Day Brunch

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day.  As I mentioned last week, we had a small family brunch planned.  This was probably one of the simplest events I've put together so far.  I had fun with attempting printables and trying lots of new recipes. 

The Menu:
Assorted Red & Sparkling Wines (not pictured)
Fruit Punch & Orange Juice
Assorted Cheeses with Fresh Bread & Crackers
Cinnamon Buns
Broccoli Quiche
Salted Nutella Croissants
Caprese Salad Spoons
Lavender Shortbread
French Toast Mini-Cupcakes with Maple Swiss Buttercream
Rose and Champagne Macarons

I wish there were more photos to share, but I decided not to over-stress the fact that most of the photos didn't turn out!  There are some fun treatments you can't quite see that I'll be going over in the next couple of weeks (example: the hand-painted plates in the 3-tier server!).  I'll also be sharing recipes and my macaron-making experience later. 

For now, I'm just going to leave you with a couple pictures of what made this Mother's Day so special:


  1. Rose and champagne macarons?!?!?! They are GORGEOUS! I would love to see a post on them!

  2. Looks great Leslie! Really love the table!!!!!


  3. @ Jackie - It looks like I'll be doing several posts about making macarons. I'll definitely include the source for the recipe that created those amazing rose cookies (seriously...a.ma.zing)

    @Paula - Thanks so much! It looks so small now compared to when I was putting it together. Who knew?!

  4. Beautiful as always. You have a gift for making parties look fantastic and mouth-watering. Hope your day was wonderful!

  5. These are all so pretty!! I am a new follower, I am visiting from Somewhat Simple and I would LOVE if you would kindly link up this awesome idea to my very FIRST Delicately Constructed Fridays; a crafty linky party that starts tomorrow!
    Please :)
    Have a great day!!

  6. Yummy! Sounds delicious! Visiting from TT&J.

  7. Gorgeous presentation!!!! Your menu is to die for! How were the Salted Nutella Croissants?


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