Brunch for Dinner?

Breakfast is on the move – and keeps getting upgraded, whether adding alcoholic drinks or upscale appetizers to the basic dishes everyone loves. Precisely because everyone’s favorite meal is breakfast – it has seen old favorites appear in brunches (breakfast for lunch) and now is making its way into dinner!

Mini bites of reinvented breakfast items are catching on for wedding after parties, bar mitzvahs, fundraisers, parties, anniversary celebrations and other events. Think of steak and eggs wrapped in bacon in a mini vessel, pancakes with smoked duck, mini chicken waffles, etc. Appealing to all generations, breakfast for dinner can reincarnate into dessert offerings such as yogurt parfaits, cronuts, oatmeal brulee, etc.

Interestingly, quail eggs have emerged as the perfect classy addition to any party. Check out this photo of a cute version for deviled quail eggs (from Holly Kirkwood) and  a more traditional deviled egg presentation.   A smoked salmon “kronuts” and waffle chicken bites are all mouth watering choices from Abigail Kirsch and making me very hungry!



Unique Decor Ideas

Event planning is such a visual world, where messages, feelings and thoughts are conveyed through color, details, sound, food and so much more.  With no particular theme  in mind I’ve collected a few ideas here that can serve as a springboard for inspiration and imagination for your next event:

Happy planning!



Celebrity Party themes

It’s always fun to create and develop ideas for your summer party and make it your own as an expression of your style and taste.  Stumped on what to do next and need a little inspiration?  Check out the decor from these two recent celebrity events:

Barbara Streissand’s recent fundraiser for Cedar Sinai’s Heart Center embraced  the laid back outdoorsy feel of Malibu.  A raw fruit and veggie bar was showcased, by what else, a raw fruit and veggie stand!  Brightly colored florals in wood boxes accented the natural outdoors.  A dinner served inside kept the simplicity with wildflowers gracing neutral linens and table setting.


























Stella McCartney always does fun, informal and laid back interpretations of different themes.   In her last spring collection preview she enhance the outdoors with a carnival themed atmosphere. Citrus infused cocktails in summer yellow and peach colors were served in mason jars and looked cute with swirl colored straws.

Wood carts showcasing brightly colored florals amassed in galvanized buckets dotted the outdoors.  Food stations featured a twist on traditional mac&cheese.  Perched on a miniature ferris wheel , bites of mac & cheese were served in spinach cones or in bowls with a selection of toppings.  Carnival themed red and white stripped booths served desserts in mini jars – varieties of chocolate puddings, brûlées and fruit cobbler finished off the inviting spread.  All photos courtesy of biz bash.


Likes and dislikes….

A few new items on the market that is worth sharing.  I’m loving the modern elegant look for lounge furniture seating with the black and crisp grey from Modern Line.

I love the silver leaf appliquéd linen from Go Linens that beautifully sets off the orchid centerpiece.   The French have used the combo of silver/grey and orchid for many years now and it’s nice to see it have a resurgence here in the US.

On the down side, mini trash cans for appetizers or dessert?  Hmnn… finding it hard to swallow that one!


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