I’m stylin’ up girls night with a rustic chic touch and a whole lotta’ brunch bites. Care to join?
Is there anything greater than getting together with your best girlfriends, throwing on some PJ’s and watching movies with some yummy food and drinks? Hell-to-the-no.
I’m a huge fan of whipping up a bunch of goodies in the kitchen and decorating a table for a no-reason celebration. Although I think celebrating friends is definitely reason enough. For this ‘no-celebration’ celebration, I went with a rustic chic theme.
And what better menu than brunch to go along with a rustic chic tablescape? Let me tell you something, brunch for dinner is ALWAYS a good idea. Why had I not thought of this sooner?
First and foremost, what I knew for sure was that I did not want to spend too much. Instead of doing my usual ‘let’s go out and buy new everything’ routine, I successfully tried my best to utilize what I already had to pull off the look. I purchased this black and brown cardboard banner for $5.00 at Target in the summer and it got me into the rustic chic vibes. I decided to pull from the gold foiled trim, black accents, polka dots and almost wood looking cardboard to set the table.
Rustic chic is definitely a design with a low-price tag but is still incredibly stylish. You can’t go wrong with style that’s inexpensive. I’ve always been in love with the country meets Kate Spade look and the juxtaposition of the two together is fantastic. It’s fancy meets shabby with off-white linens and distressed woods mixed with gold accents and intricate glassware. Trust me though, the price tag for mason jars, wooden forks, chalk board signs and twine is quite low yet nails the look.
My favorite part about this evening was that it gave me the perfect opportunity to whip out my Gramma’s tablecloth. This off-white, floral cloth had been draped over my grandparent’s dining table for decades. The glass tray with silver engravement was my Great Grandmother’s and both hold such a special place in my heart. Using my treasured family dinnerware to serve my friends in my home gives me the warm and fuzzies every time!
The menu was lengthy and filling (as it always should be!). Mini lemon zest pancakes, mini sausage and red pepper frittatas, apple cinnamon rolls with caramel icing, parmesan home fries, bacon, brie, DIY mini yogurt jars and best of all, raspberry mimosas!
A ‘DIY’ or ‘deconstructed’ food option on a table is always a great idea. It gets your guests interacting and provides an ‘activity’ to get them in the mood of the theme. These DIY mini yogurt jars are super intriguing and allow guests to assemble their own yogurt cup with their personal favorite inclusions. Here, I’ve served blueberries, dried cranberries, chocolate, coconut and honey as options. I picked these jars up at the dollar store for next to nothing and then jazzed them up with a little twine. Incredibly simple and incredibly cute! I highly recommend incorporating these into your next brunch party.
The banner and floral arrangement provide the height needed to bring up the eye and the wooden forks and accents top off the look. Huddled together watching a slew of chick flicks, mimosas in hand, this girls night was definitely a success! Brunch for dinner always, please!
Catch the items used in this look below and happy entertaining y’all!
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Rustic Chic Brunch Table Setting
- Mini frittatas with goat cheese, roasted red peppers and basil
- Double smoked bacon
- Mini lemon pancakes
- Apple cinnamon rolls with caramel icing
- Vanilla yogurt and granola in mini mason jars
- Parmesan crusted potatoes
- Warm brie with shaved almonds
- Sparkling rosé with rosewater and raspberries
List of Accessories:
- Round Wooden Platter – H & M Home
- Banner – Target
- Salt and Pepper Shaker – Kate Spade
- Twine – Michael’s
- Wooden forks – Amazon.ca
- Large and small mason jars – Dollarama