Friday, February 28, 2014

Breakfast at Tiffany's Food, Fun & Favors

"What I found does the most good is just to get into a taxi and go to Tiffany's. It calms me down right away, the quietness and the proud look of it." ~ Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's

Mary Ashley has looked forward to this birthday for years, knowing she could get her ears pierced at age 10. We celebrated the milestone with a Tiffany-themed brunch at our new home in Birmingham.

A vase of hydrangeas highlighted our breakfast buffet. (Silver Reflection Centerpiece from Shindigz).

Breakfast at the Lesters' Menu

Yogurt-Berry Parfaits
Smoked Salmon Breakfast Casserole (Recipe here)
Garlic Cheese Grits
Canadian Bacon, Cheese Cubes and Crackers
Glazed Doughnut Holes
Tiffany Blue Raspberry Candy Spheres (From GeorgieLous)
Tiffany Blue Sixlets (Available here)
Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes
Lemon-Slush Punch (Recipe here)

I prepared pink parfaits for the girls with strawberry-banana yogurt, strawberries and blueberries, and let the adults assemble their own with Greek yogurt, fresh berries and granola. (Mini Clear Pedestal Cups from Shindigz.)

With a busy week leading up to the party, I kept the menu as simple and crowd-friendly as possible.

I had intended to bake a cake for the party, but in the end purchased cupcakes from Publix and let Mary Ashley decorate them with Wilton Pearlized Sprinkles (available here).

Blue Rhinestone Button Brooches from Your Perfect Gifts were the perfect accessory for our afternoon craft project: painting wooden frames from Michaels. Guests shopped for their favorite bejeweled baubles before sitting down to paint.

I kept the palette simple for our little artists with blue and white acrylic craft paints. The girls painted the frames after they ate, and we let them dry while they played.

When the frames dried, I hot glued bows and brooches to the frames according to the girls' direction. The girls were quite creative in painting designs and determining how to accessorize their frames.

This sweet gift set was a thank you for our friend Haley Scott, who drove up from Montgomery the night before to help us with party preparations. (Single Strand Tiffany Blue Pearl Beaded Necklace and Earrings Set from Delicate Creations by M.)

Tiffany blue boxes from Favorites by Glenda were perfect for holding parting treats for the girls. 

I found mementos for the day, pretty beaded bracelets, at Michaels. About half of the bracelets were Tiffany blue, and the others were pink or clear. When we filled the boxes the night before, we put a little initial on the bottom of each box so we could offer the guests their choice of color. After the party, one of the moms thanked me for the generous gift and said I must have spent a fortune on the jewelry. I assured her they were reasonable; everything just looks better in a Tiffany-blue box!

Note cards from Michaels in our signature blue helped Mary Ashley express thanks for the lovely collection of earrings received from an even lovelier gathering of friends.

"If I could find a real-life place that made me feel like Tiffany's, then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name." ~ Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's

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