Chic Champagne Brunch
Champagne Brunch 101
Quick! Grab a pen and start taking notes. From printable invitations to fresh tablescape ideas, Charming in Charlotte blogger, Mallory, shares her secrets to your most stylish brunch yet.
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DIY Mimosa Bar
Nothing says brunch like mimosas. Set up a bar where guests can fill and pour as they please. Gold and white accents, such as trays, cake stands, and balloons, make the bar a stylish standout.
Homemade Cheers Sign
Gold glitter paper and stencils pair to make a sign so toastworthy, your guests couldn't possibly resist. Using a hole punch and some ribbon, string together the letters, then tape or pin to the wall or table.
Brunch and bubbly. Who could resist such a fab combination? Get guests excited by sending printed invites -- not only are they a nice change from e-vites, but they let your friends know you mean serious (party) business.
Handmade Bar Sign
Dress up the drink bar with an easy and downright adorable printout. Frame the sign for an official touch.
This party table pulls its sweet nature hues straight from the garden. Stick with green and fresh colors like pink, peach, and orange.
Tall, clay-potted plants give place settings a garden-fresh look and help balance the drama of the big bouquet centerpiece. Look for the minis on the cheap ($3-$6) at your local garden center, then tie each stem with a name label for a cute, personal finish.
The Perfect Centerpiece
Bring the outdoors in with a bouquet. Gather and bunch roses, hydrangea, and any other favorite flower to make a gorgeous centerpiece everyone will adore. Fresh fruit adds a touch of whimsy to the arrangement.
The Perfect Mimosa
Be sure to keep some sliced fruit on hand for guests to use as garnish. Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries add a sweet pop of color to any sipper.
Cheers to Cake
Because who wouldn't want to indulge in a five-decker cake? Topped with gorgeous greenery and a mini "cheers" sign, this sweet morning treat is golden.
Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks
Rock candy sticks make the cutest stirrers, according to Mallory -- and we couldn't agree more! Make the tray extra playful by tossing on a few flashy pom-poms.
All that glitters is gold. Make your tray of bubbly pop with sparkle -- with gold, glittery ribbons of course. Tie one (along with a paper straw or two) around each mini bottle.
Mallory's Styling Tip: Using clothespins, clip chalkboard tags onto each bottle to make simple juice labels.
Pop, Fizz, Clink
Orange juice isn't champagne's only love. Bottle other fruity juices in old sangria bottles (available at your local home goods store) for a tropical twist. Juices to remember:
Berry Cheesecake Parfaits
Brie, cream cheese, lemon juice, and sugar make an addictive base for these personal parfaits. Top them with almonds, strawberries, and a drizzle of honey.
Mallory's Styling Tip: Serve the parfait mixture in vintage wineglasses. Add a strawberry garnish to the rim for presentation.
Gooey Monkey Bread
Ooey-gooey monkey bread? Yes, please! Serve the monkey bread on a ruffled cake plate, and place a pretty faux peony in the center to add interest.
Quiche may sound tricky to make, but thanks to a prepackaged piecrust, it's easier than ever. Just whisk, pour, and bake. A dash of ground nutmeg gives the savory dish a sweet finish.
Author of the Life + Style blog Charming in Charlotte, North Carolina, Mallory is a mommy by day and a blogger by night. She loves all things creative and is happiest when she's entertaining family and friends. She uses her blog as a platform to document her admiration of fashion, knack for DIY projects, love of entertaining, and flair for decor. Bold and colorful, her style is definitely a reflection of her personality.