My love for all things brunch knows no bounds. If it were up to me, I’d indulge in it daily. But since that isn’t exactly in the cards (both for my waistline and my wallets sake), I’m just going to go big every once in a while. And what better reason to do so than on your birthday! With stuffed french toast, balloon place settings and individual parfaits! I have to say, sweet little Noelle is one very lucky lady. With photos from Soo Kim, there’s more right here.
From Soo Kim Photography… Our daughter just turned two and we decided to celebrate her special day at home instead of throwing a party. It all started with thinking about some of her favorite foods- yogurt, strawberries, hardboiled eggs, milk- and I realized that they are all very much breakfast foods. Throw in some stuffed French toast for the grown-ups and we had the perfect brunch menu!
I didn’t want to spend too much money or time on DIY’ing the decorations, but also didn’t want to skimp on them either. I decided to do just a few DIY touches myself and find a really great backdrop to set the stage. I wanted it to be casual and as the “hostess”, wanted to enjoy the brunch, too, which was something that I did not get to experience in past parties thrown for my kids, as I was such a crazy DIY’er over prepping, knee-deep in crafts, and setting up on the day-of (lol).
It’s always important for me to include party details handcrafted by me. Even though my kids are too young to appreciate all the planning and care that goes into the parties I throw for them, I do it more for myself. Knowing that I did what I could to make the day a little more special for them totally makes it worthwhile. For this particular day, I made her birthday cake, gold-dipped the yogurt and milk jars, and made mini-balloon place holders.
Noelle and her big brother, Jaden, enjoyed the party so much that they asked for another birthday party the day after the party… and the day after… and the day after that as well!
Photography: Soo Kim Photography | Event Planning: Soo Kim | Cake: Soo Kim | Cake Topper: AHeirloom | Chalkboard Poster & Placemats: Caravan Shoppe | Gold Balloons: Martha Stewart Celebrations | Instagram Prints: Prinstagram | Printing: Staples