May 24, 2010

Breakfast at T's

When it came time to decide on a theme for a bridal shower for a good friend whose favorite color is blue, who is an avid movie lover, and whose first name begins with a "T" - the decision seemed obvious - Breakfast at Tiffany's!

There are so many great ideas out there for Breakfast at Tiffany's weddings and showers, and I had so much fun putting this party together.

The theme was introduced with these invites made from folded cards I found at Paper Source. The "pool" color at Paper Source was a nice match for the Tiffany's theme.

The Menu

You can't have a breakfast at Tiffany's theme without serving breakfast, and who doesn't love brunch? We made most of the items ourselves, and everything came out great!
  • Bagels and Cream Cheese
  • Lox, Tomatoes, Red Onion (for Bagels)
  • Hash Brown Frittata
  • Baked French Toast
  • Cheese Blintzes
  • Mushroom Quiche and Spinach Quiche (from Costco)
  • Croissants with Butter and Jam (from Costco)
  • Scones (from a local bakery)
  • Yogurt and Granola
  • Israeli Couscous with Apples and Dried Cherries
  • Cucumber Salad (from Brent's Deli)
  • Whitefish Salad (from Brent's Deli)
  • Edible Fruit Arrangement
We also made sure to greet each guest with a Bellini. It was a great way to get everyone started in a good mood!

The Decor

I used linens to bring in the Tiffany Blue color, and kept things simple with white accents. I also used white linens on the cake table and present table for a bit of contrast.

For the centerpieces I used glass containers I found at a discount store, and filled them with Tiffany Blue glass stones. I then arranged white hydrangeas and roses in each vase.

I originally planned to purchase favor boxes that look like the Tiffany's boxes (they were filled with white Jordan almonds), but after a logistical detour, I found these boxes at a local Party City, and I filled each one with M&Ms that matched the party colors. They worked really nicely with the theme, and were a less obvious choice. I made Tiffany box themed signs out of folded cards from Paper Source and ribbon. Each item on the buffet was labeled so that guests did not have to wonder what they were putting on their plates.

For dessert we ordered cupcakes to match the party colors. We also filled martini glasses with different candies. One of the hostesses decorated a cupcake stand with white lace to evoke a wedding dress.

For games, of course we played my favorite game - the paddle game. Always a hit! We also set up an area for guests to write wedding advice to the bride, and the guests then placed their advice in a Tiffany's box. We read some of the funnier and more sentimental peices of advice out loud. Finally, we played the timer game. (Basically, you set a timer to go off, and whosever present the bride is opening when the timer goes off, wins a prize).