A little over a month ago, my friend Meredith and I were out for drinks and she shared that she had started a pinterest board for her upcoming birthday. She wanted to have a birthday brunch with a teal and yellow theme. So right then and there, we jotted notes and ideas on a napkin and dreamed about what could be. From there, we set about making lists and doing projects and collecting teal and yellow everything.
This is perhaps the best, most beautiful party I have been involved in thusfar. I am absolutely in love with how it turned out. Everything we had hoped for came to be and it was just perfect.
The idea was an indoor light, airy garden party, focused around all things Meredith. Guests arrived in their best garden party attire and the new Great Gatsby soundtrack played quietly in the background. Guests mingled and chatted, catching up with old friends and introducing each other to new friends.
We gathered some of her favorite foods, including the most delicious doughnuts from Glazed & Infused. Sigh. So good.
Fruit skewers, mini omelets, yogurt parfaits, mini pancakes and sausages rounded out menu.
And because it was a brunch, we of course had to include a mimosa bar, complete with champagne and juices of all kinds: orange, blood orange, strawberry, and mango.
Once everyone had a chance to eat, we played a very special game. Meredith is one of the most optimistic, positive and hilarious ladies I know. Part of the Meredith charm are her commonly used and laughter inducing phrases. I scoured her Facebook and twitter feeds and sought the help of roommates and friends and we compiled a list of Meredith's most quotable moments. I then created "Meredith Bingo" with 20 different bingo cards.
Meredith Bingo was such a hit. As we called out each square, friends laughed and others shared stories behind the quotes.
We collected a few of Meredith's favorite things to offer up as prizes. A couple prizes, such as going for a walk and a Redbox rental, required certificates so I created them.
Lastly, because you know I love a little photobooth action, we set up a photobooth with teal, yellow and white streamers for the background. Meredith's roommate provided garden party themed accessories.
Meredith's roommate Ashleigh (pictured above!) created the hashtag #BloughBirthdayBrunch so that guests could share and easily find photos on social media. I was so excited to see how others photographed the party!
I loved this party. It was exactly as Meredith and I had dreamed a little over a month ago. I am so grateful for my friendship with Meredith and I was honored to play a part in celebrating her birthday!
So happy birthday to this beautiful lady!