A beautiful morning by the lake, homemade breakfast treats, fresh coffee, and a sunshiny yellow colour palette are the perfect ingredients for our Yellow Breakfast Picnic Party!
We’ve been having a lovely summer so far…and I wish I could slow it down, and squeeze every bit of goodness out of it! Last week we were at the lake for vacation and one morning we treated ourselves to the most perfect little breakfast picnic.
When I recently asked my followers what keeps them from entertaining more, one of the reasons that seemed to resonate with a lot of people was the challenge of their home…either the size, or the task of cleaning up for company, or being in the middle of renos, or it just not feeling like it’s really up to company. I was inspired to put together a series of summer picnic posts to help with just that little problem. A few weeks ago I shared an easy beach picnic, and today I want to share all the details of this picture perfect Breakfast Picnic get-together.
When I thought about a breakfast picnic, sunny yellow just seemed like the perfect colour scheme. I shopped my house and found a couple pretty yellow table cloths and the beautiful yellow vintage sheet bunting. I made the bunting last summer for a friend of a friend’s wedding. I shopped second hand stores and found some vintage sheets with lots of yellow. I ripped them into strips and combined them with some lace and ribbons tied to some twine for a pretty yellow bunting. It was perfect for our picnic tied between some tree branches beside the lake.
The mini lightbox that says “Picnic Party” was a fun detail too.
I used some vintage crates to carry everything, and they doubled as the perfect little picnic tables. Look out for them at antique shops, they’re so handy.
Our menu for breakfast was sooooo good. We had some mango orange juice in little reusable glass bottles, and some coffee because -breakfast.
Then we had some great little yogurt parfaits. I set up a little make-your-own yogurt parfait bar with some homemade granola -find our recipe here, along with some strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, toasted coconut, and chocolate.
I put the greek yogurt into individual mason jars that were about 1/2 full so everyone could take one and add their own toppings. Instead of honey, which we usually have on top of greek yogurt, I brought some maple syrup. OMGoodness. I didn’t know how great it was with yogurt and now I can never go back, haha.
And the star attraction of the picnic was by far the homemade croissants.
If you follow me on instagram you might have seen that my youngest daughter loves to bake and had it on her summer bucket list to make chocolate croissants from scratch. Let’s face it, as parents we do a lot of investing in and supporting our kids, and we really don’t expect much in return except their happiness and a little gratitude, right? Well boy did we hit the jackpot here -on the first attempt the croissants were AMAZING! This is the recipe she used, if you want to give them a try. She made half chocolate and half almond -with almond paste inside and sprinkled with slivered almonds. If you aren’t blessed with a 10 year old baker at your house, you could also pick some up at your favourite bakery.
This picnic was so delicious and such a great way to start off the day. I hope you’re taking advantage of the summer weather and making a point to get out with friends for at least one picnic this summer -especially if your house is one of the reasons you don’t entertain more.
And if you’re feeling inspired to host your own yellow picnic I’ve gathered up some sources from Amazon, so you can shop the party.
1. Yellow Polka Dot Paper Napkins, 2. Mason Jars, 3. Paper Striped Straws, 4. Wooden Disposable Spoons, 5. Yellow Paper Coffee Cups, 6. Glass Flip Top Bottles, 7. Yellow Turkish Towel Picnic Blanket, 8. Mini Lightbox, 9. Wooden Crates
With a Breakfast Picnic to start the day, life really is a party!