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Clara's Geometric Second Birthday Brunch (27 photos)


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Deciding to have a birthday brunch for Clara was the best party decision I've made. Clara loves breakfast and brunch foods, and the party would be over before her naptime. Score! Also, given the time of day, the menu could have fewer items but still be fun and have plenty for everyone. The cold brew coffee was the hit of the day, and it was nearly drained by the end of the party. We couldn't have a brunch party and not include coffee and mimosas for the adults! 

Our menu for the party included:
Chicken and Waffles with Maple Butter Syrup
Cheddar and Chive Scones
Candied Bacon
Yogurt Parfait Bar (with vanilla yogurt, almond granola, strawberries and blackberries)

Blueberry Pancake Cupcakes with Maple Caramel
Mini Doughnuts for dipping

Cold Brew Coffee (with vanilla bean simple syrup and milk available)
Water, orange juice and juice boxes

The geometric aspect of the party sort of happened by accident. The invitations I designed had a blank spot at the bottom, and I needed something colorful to put there. I tried a few designs but nothing clicked until I put the triangles there. I made the matching food tents, and a geometric theme was born! To pull in the theme at the party, I made a triangle paper garland for the beverage table and a geometric origami garland for the food table. I made both of these during Clara's naptime using supplies I already had at home. 

My favorite detail of the party was the doughnut dipping station. I could not get over how adorable all the kids looked while making their doughnut creations. I provided aprons, which I monogramed with a paint pen, to protect their clothes. The aprons also doubled as a fun and useful party favor. Plus, the little ones had a treat to take home from the party. 

The pull-string piñata was another DIY project, and I was absolutely thrilled with the results. I loved the bright colors and the fact that it also doubled as a party decoration until it was time to open it. The little ones loved the stickers, tattoos, bubbles, coloring packs and jewelry (mostly from the dollar spot at Target). I didn't want the string that opened it to stand out, so it was just as much a surprise for me when it finally popped open. 

Another small detail I liked was having some brunch-themed children's books out for reading. Clara loves reading and adores all the "If You Give A..." books, so of course I had to include ones about doughnuts and pancakes. 



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