I try to keep the brunches to a theme, I find it gives me a direction for my decorating and food choices. This year the theme was "cherries". As cherries are now ripe in our area it's a timely theme, too!
I set two tables; one for the children and one for the adults. I kept the kids' table very basic and kid-friendly using paper plates, napkins, paper placemats. I included color crayons, some games, cherry-flavored popcorn. Also, at each place setting, were cherry-themed necklaces my niece made.
For the adult table I found some vintage-looking fabric and made a table runner. Again, I kept things pretty simple but it was still pretty. I found cute red pots at Beverly Fabrics and had a local floral shop put flowers in them. Each of my guests got to take an arrangement home.
I also made some cherry bath scrub that was set at each place setting.
I saw napkins similar to these on Pinterest so put my spin on them. I used one of my rubber stamps to make the outline for the stem & leaf, emroidered them with a simple backstitch, then added buttons to make the cherries. My Napolean Bee silverware adds to the springy theme.
We had a nice lunch of chicken salad (with dried cherries), fresh fruit salad & sour cream muffins. Desserts were sugar cookies and chocolate cupcakes, filled with cherry filling, topped with cherry buttercream and chocolate ganache.
One of the gifts for my Mom was also cherry-related. Again, a Pinterest-inspired creation.
Here is my Mom and 4 of her 6 great-granchildren. I think the smiles show that we had a wonderful brunch and many memories were made!