Flights of Fancy Mother’s Day Brunch

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I’ve always been one to let a project get away from me. This “little” Mother’s Day brunch started with the idea that I would make a cute butterfly backdrop and invite my friends over to photograph them and their loved ones in front of it on Mother’s Day. Easy, right?butterfly backdrop-9470
From there, it kind of blew up into five different DIYs, all of which are linked to at the bottom of the post. I’ll let you in on how it unfolded. Maybe you guys will understand it better than Sandy did. He looked at me with that “You are verifiably crazy” look he gives me when I take things a wee bit too far. After I finished that fluttering peach and gold backdrop, I got thinking about things that fly. This hot air balloon idea nestled itself into my head and I couldn’t let it rest.
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Well, once I made pretty peach and gold polka-dotted hot air balloons, I wanted to reuse my gold, hand-painted polka-dot paper for something more. Plus, I simply HAD to put my new pretty straws and milk bottles from Shop Sweet Lulu to good use! voila!
The pretty peach theme had me needing a sweet treat to match. These sugar dipped marshmallows were born.
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And, of course, I needed something fun for them to rest them on . . . a custom polka dot (PAPER!!) cake stand, yes!
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This was the point at which I got the wide, bug-eyed “Can we eat all of those?” look from the kiddos. Special thanks to Artifact Coffee (yum!) for providing me with the decadent croissants, and especially for creating an incredible place for me to work so intently on my book!  Let’s just say I’ve been spending a lot of time there.
Before I knew it, I had a party to match my own flight of fancy. So, we brunched for Mother’s Day a little early. I decided that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with celebrating Mother’s day twice a year. Am I right? But, trust me, this is all coming out again for the big day – well, maybe some new croissants!
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All this party fun was made with my #12MonthsofMartha box, which was chock full of party goodness this month.  You can read more about this fun Martha Stewart team I’m a part of here! Here are the DIY links for everything I made for the party:

Do let me know if you do any part of this party.  I would love to hear from you!!

Happy Mother’s Day prepping!
  1. MJ

    Love those hot air balloons! The whole brunch is so well put together. xo, MJ

    • Thanks so much! I love those hot air balloons too – so romantic 😉

  2. Julia D.

    Oh My! just beautiful…. Love the peach colors and gold. The cake stand is great made out of paper and the hot air balloons I sure hope you share how they were made. Looks so much fun….
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Julia D.

    Wow! just love it all….. The colors you used of peach, white and the gold was such a great choice. The paper cake stand is adorable as well as I sure hope you share how you made the darling hot air balloons.
    Thanks for sharing with us, and so many great ideas!

    • Thank you so much Julia! All the DIYs, including the balloons are coming this week!

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  5. Debra Vicencio

    Absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing with us! I am going to attempt to do this for our Breast Cancer Awareness gathering, wish me luck!! God gave you a beautiful talent, blessings

    • Thank you so much Debra! You are so kind. Good luck. I know your gathering will be beautiful!

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  7. Elizabeth

    Did you cut a heart tissue ball on the bottom to resemble a hot air balloon?

    • Hi Elizabeth, its a regular tissue ball cut to resemble a hot hair balloon.

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