I was super flattered when Abigail of Paper and Cake asked me to collaborate (along with Kristin of Meringue Bake Shop) with her on a styled post she wanted to do. Abigail is a very talented graphic designer and party stylist who I had the pleasure of rooming with in New York several years ago for a Martha Stewart Event. I’ve used her printable party decor before and when she said she wanted to do a geometric themed set for a back to school brunch, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. But I have never styled a party for someone else before! It was very challenging for me. I am used to being in control over every aspect from start to finish. But this time I had to focus on only certain parts. I learned a lot about myself. I am a quiet control freak. But many of you who know me, already know that. Now can we please talk for a minute about these wall decorations. Yup, totally a printable that you can make to go along with your party set. Abigail is a genius.
Brunch consisted of a buffet area with some of the most delicious dishes. Ever. You guys know I am a huge Kristin fan. I love her to death. She’s amazing at baked treats and sweets but she is just as good with savory foods.
She made a breakfast bruschetta that was insanely good. It was the perfect brunch DIY station. She set out goat cheese, pesto and sun-dried tomatoes so you could dress your toast and eggs however you wanted. Which is a good thing because I would have thrown up all over Abigail’s house had someone made me have sun-dried tomatoes.
I die over Kristin’s panna cotta. This particular one was breakfast cereal flavored! SO YUMMY! She basically infused milk with frosted flakes and rice krispies and then used that milk to make the custardy treat. I wish you guys could taste it!
Since it was my first time styling, I brought along a ton of dishes and fabrics and random doodads that we might need for the shoot. When you use Paper and Cake printable party decor you really don’t need much extra in the way of decor. Abigail puts together a nice little set for you to use.
For the beverage station, there were two options. A make your own mimosa area and an iced coffee area. Kristin made some creamers to go along with the coffee. I’ll be sharing a recipe for one of them tomorrow!! Get ready for it. It’s amazing. I’ve been using it in my coffee every day since we did this shoot two weeks ago.
I’ve always loved iced coffee but trying to figure out how to get it double strength in order to dilute has always been too much for my pea brain to handle. Luckily Trader Joe’s came out with an iced coffee concentrate for me. Yup just for me.
Do you guys love this brunch and printables as much as I do? You can find them right here.
Printables : Paper and Cake
Food and Beverage : Meringue Bake Shop
Styling : Me (and everyone else too because it really takes a village)
Photography : Me and Abigail (we pooled our photos and I have no idea who took what. Well I certainly know that I didn’t take the picture of me holding the mimosa…)