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Yellow Brunch

Yellow Brunch: easy sunny yellow decor help create a beautiful brunch, including a great menu and links to all the recipes.
Yellow Brunch: easy sunny yellow decor help create a beautiful brunch, including a great menu and links to all the recipes.

This year for Mother’s Day I decided to put together a little brunch, and invite my Mom and my BFF. We had a lovely time, and my husband did most of the cooking so I could enjoy it too.

yellow mother's day brunch

Yellow For Spring

I was inspired by the beautiful spring weather to use yellow as the colour scheme for the party. I don’t own a lot of yellow, but since I used yellow with white, I didn’t really need too much. A few strategic hits of yellow had a big impact.

The Table

I started out wanting to do a grouping of pom poms and paper lanterns over my kitchen table, that incorporated my fun light. I made paper doily pom poms, and used some yellow paper lanterns for big impact.

yellow mother's day brunch table

For the table I used a simple white linen runner, and layered on some simple sweet yellow candles with some garden bouquets in mason jars. I don’t have a lot of yellow flowers in my garden, so I used white, added some yellow spray roses that I bought.   Tying the jars with different yellow ribbons helped add a little more yellow. I love how it turned out.

yellow mother's day brunch flowers

I wanted to eat outside in the sun, so we set up the table buffet style. We used pretty polka dot paper napkins, and these sweet yellow striped paper straws.

yellow  brunch

Brunch Drink Ideas

For drinks we served Irish tea, along with lemonade for the little girls, and mimosas for the grown ups. I found this bottle with the fun stopper at the dollar store. The colour didn’t match our decor, so I wrapped it in a paper doily and ribbon. I love how it turned out.

easy brunch ideas

brunch drink ideas

The Brunch Menu

I decided to serve granola with yogurt, honey and berries, so we could make our own parfaits. I made homemade granola, you can find our favourite recipe here.  My guests loved it so much that I sent them all home with a little for their breakfast the next day!

yellow  brunch ideas

yellow brunch

We also served a hash brown casserole, bacon, sausage, and quiche. I used this recipe for the quiche, and made one with broccoli and cheddar and the other with Swiss cheese and spinach. I made them the day before and just re-heated for the brunch. Worked like a charm.

easy yellow brunch ideas

The whole brunch idea came about because my husband makes the best buttermilk pancakes. He made plain, blueberry and chocolate chip.

homemade pancakes

We served them with vanilla whipped cream, warm maple syrup, and blueberry syrup, which I made by cooking blueberries in maple syrup. Yum.

what to serve at a brunch

For dessert we had some donuts, and I made the chocolate chip oatmeal muffins again, see the recipe here -one of my new favs.

easy brunch menu ideas

yellow brunch

Mother's Day brunch

Some little people really enjoyed the donuts. 😉

Simple Outdoor Table

I wanted us all to enjoy the warm weather so I set up the outside table with our yellow theme too. We hung our regular white candle lanterns with some pretty yellow ribbon and I made a yellow and white planter for the table.

yellow brunch

I wanted to add a little more yellow, and thought the garden gnomes were a really fun addition.

garden gnome makeover

At the dollar store I found some $2 garden gnomes, and a ceramic mushroom and gave them a few coats of glossy yellow paint. I love the bit of whimsy they add to the table. 

yellow brunch decor

The brunch was so yummy, we all enjoyed the sun, eating and drinking and making our way back to the buffet for seconds and thirds, while the kids played tag and enjoyed the swing and sandbox together. It was a very happy Mother’s Day!

yellow mother's day brunch

With a fun yellow brunch like this to celebrate Mother’s Day, life really is a party!

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  1. This is so beautiful!! I love the white and yellow!! Did you get your light fixture at Ikea? I was just there a few weeks ago for the first time and I seen some light fixtures there that look like yours, I just LOVED them!!

    All of your food looks delish and I’m sure you had a marvelous time!
    Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  2. Hi Aledia,
    The light is from IKEA, at the time they only had this big one, now there is a smaller one too. Thanks for your encouraging comments.

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