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April 3, 2015

A BOHEMIAN INSPIRED BRUNCH


As we're getting ready to head into our Spring break, with not much planned mind you, just a few fun local trips... I wanted to make sure I got around to sharing this post with you before letting go for a week.


And as you may remember my daughter's sweet sixteen was last month. The festivities may be over but the beginning of her new journey and adventures as a 16 year old is just beginning. Making memories of each year that they get older couldn't be more precious. Honestly looking back to pictures of our younger years and now doing the same with your kiddos as they're growing and watching them become their own person is priceless. Having these memories waiting for them to appreciate and look back to will mean the world to them hopefully. 

As you may recall in a couple of posts back, her birthday photos and now here I'll be sharing just a few pictures of her birthday brunch. Unfortunately our camera died as we arrived that morning to the party location and of course the charger was no where to be found. Thankful for cell phones.

This year we've been inspired by all the fun metallics and feathers. The tablescapes were my main focus, although they were not a lot of fuss, I wanted their to be some charm. The feathers are balanced by the softness of the white and succulents to create something that was interesting but still a bit edgy.







Almost everything was a DIY or an upcycled DIY. The Glass vases and goblets are from the Dollar store and so were the terracotta pots, I simply painted them with some gold, silver and white acrylic paint.  The candles were purchased at the Dollar store as well, just added some gold paint to the top trim.

Purchased some feathers from Oriental Trading Co and Etsy, some of the white feathers I painted with a mint acrylic paint also. I already had the pinecones and the upcycled food cans that were painted as well.  Succulents were already part of our home just cut from stems and re-potted to the terracotta pots with some Dollar store bought garden soil and white rocks.


As you can see the Cake table was also simple, with a bit of a boho chic touch with the metallics and rustic touches. The framed print I found over at City Farmhouse which couldn't have been more perfect and the personalized banner is from non other than Serendipity Delight.  My attempt of making a teepee from sticks was inspired by Free People.  The number "16" was officially my first attempt at a glittered DIY, and yes I had a ton of fun with it.




So bummed I didn't get to take better pictures or more of the whole party but I had to keep myself present for my daughter and our guests its the job of the hostess right?!  Although I did get some photos of the guests, we'll leave those for us to share with family and friends.  In the meantime I hope you appreciate the few pictures I was able to share and glad you got a glimpse of some of the DIY's I made.



Favors I made for our guests to take home, feather shaped cookie favors and personalized thank you cards wrapped in cellophane with yarn and tags. 

Our daughter very much enjoyed herself with the company of our closest friends and family, it was small and intimate but non the less perfect.


As my kids and I get over our sinus allergies and dry coughs, we will be attempting to enjoy our weekend.  Hoping that you and your families do the same and have a blessed Easter weekend.

Thanks for stopping by! :)



Desserts: Cake by Susie Cakes and Cake Pops by Starbucks
Venue: Ayres Hotel


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