My little nugget Clara turned 1 just before Christmas and we threw a brunch par-tay!
Originally, I was going for a small cake-eating party with just family and a few friends. Then I started pinning. Aaaaaaaand, next thing I knew we had over 20 adults and a dozen children coming over for brunch the Saturday before Christmas and also the day we were flying out to Jacksonville for the week. We were polishing silver on Friday night. I’m cray-cray.
Here’s the Pinterest board that inspired the leap from just cake to full-on-party-down. Follow me on Pinterest while you are perusing!
I didn’t get a ton of great food photos but here’s a snapshot of the menu with links to the recipes:
- donut tree with donuts from Publix
- sausage ball tree
- mini cinnamon rolls from Target
- cut fruit from Costco
- eggs benedict souffle
- jalapeno cheese grits casserole
- bloody mary bar featuring the miracle that is Zing Zang
- strawberry cake with cream cheese icing from Whole Foods
For the record, the Whole Foods cake was delicious, cute and the sheet cake pictured above plus a 4″ smash cake for Clara was under $40. Plus, they are open late so I could go put in my order after work and bedtime while daddy was on baby duty. Check, check, check.
Happy Birthday, baby girl!