Garden Brunch

With spring in the air, it’s the perfect excuse to throw a garden party like this book-themed one. So take inspiration from nature (and a few tips from us) and get on your way to planning that spring fling.

  • Setting: Choose an open, grassy area with both sunny and shady options. That way, as the party enters the second or third hour, your guests have a reprieve from those bright beams if they need one.
  • Invitations: Think of an invitation as the first peek your recipient gets into your party. To tie in the book-theme with the garden, choose a library card wrapped in floral paper as the invite. To make things fun, require a spring dress or hat and create a hashtag so you can see everyone’s photos after.
  • Table: Joining tables together for one long spread is an easy way to make a statement with the set-up. Add mis-matched vintage chairs for color and aesthetic and balance the florals with a runner made of book pages (a super easy and cost-effective option). If your table happens to be under a tree, string a chandelier and some vintage books to make things really magical.
  • Menu: With most of the work going into decor and invites, take it easy on yourself here. A mimosa bar allows your guests to choose how to top off their bubbly (don’t forget to have a non-alcoholic option for those who don’t partake). Keeping with the self-serve idea, hire a waffle truck to come and do the cooking for you. Trust us, your party will be talked about long after it’s over!
  • Photo booth: Add a touch of whimsy with a good backdrop. It adds another dimension to your party and gives your guests a fun activity. Because who doesn’t love a good photo op?
  • Favors: Though your attendees will leave with happy tummies and storybook memories, it’s always nice to send them off with a little something. Simple spring candles tied with yarn pom poms are a great sentiment and leave them feeling loved long after it’s over.

Party styled by Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market. Photography by Melissa Young.

Alejandra likes ice cream, dancing and pretty things. You can usually find her exploring downtown Phoenix, where she lives, or singing to herself while writing in a coffee shop.

1 Comment

  • Reply March 10, 2016


    That paper runner is so lovely! Beautiful work!

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