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How to Host A Beautiful Brunch :: Cupcake Vineyards

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It is a beautiful time of year to host a brunch outdoors. The skies are blue, birds are chirping and flowers are blooming.  We loved styling this outdoor brunch featuring Cupcake Vineyards wines! White wines are perfect to serve at brunch and I especially love the sweet and sparkling variations like Moscato D’Asti and Prosecco, especially for celebrations! This neutral color scheme and style can really be used for so many occasions, including birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers or anniversary parties.

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Start by deciding on a location for your brunch. You can use outdoor furniture, or bring indoor furniture outside for the event, like we did. Use neutral placemats, chargers, napkins and dinnerware when setting the table. Don’t forget the wine glasses! A large vase filled gorgeous white flowers makes a perfect centerpiece for your table. Hang white lanterns or tissue pom poms to add a festive touch to the party setup. White tissue paper flowers are easy to make and can be added to the chairs to dress them up.

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Create little finishing touches like adding a name tag tied with jute twine to each place setting. Not only does this add a pretty element to the table, but is also functional in directing your guests where to sit.

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Open a few bottles of wine as guests start arriving so you can greet them with a glass of their favorite type. Cupcake Vineyards Angel Food is a favorite among my friends.

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Create a menu using our printable menu design so that your guests know what to look forward to. Light appetizers, fresh salads and desserts are great choices for brunch. You can find a few of the recipes here.

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cupcake_vineyards_0620Thyme Biscuits with Lemon Butter

cupcake_vineyards_0613Spinach Caprese Salad

cupcake_vineyards_0627Pineapple & Mango Chutney over Cream Cheese

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Muffins, cannoli and croissants are great choices for a brunch menu, as well.

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Moscato D’Asti Lemon Cocktail: Add a splash of limoncello liquor or lemon sparkling soda to your glass of sparkling wine, garnish with a lemon twist.

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 Lemon Sorbet with Prosecco: This is so simple, yet so delicious. Simply scoop lemon sorbet into a stemless wine glass and pour Cupcake Vineyards Prosecco over the top, as shown. Garnish with mint leaves.

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 Cupcakes – The recipe I shared a few months ago for Champagne Cupcakes would be perfect for this brunch.

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 French Macarons – are always a favorite for any occasion. Not only are they pretty, but they are delicious too!

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We designed a new free printable collection perfect for hosting your brunch or any other occasion! This simple set could be used for so many events!

We can also customize your invitation, menu and food labels for a small design fee, please contact us through our shop for customization.

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 :: credits :: 

party styling/printable designs :: kim stoegbauer + team, the tomkat studio
photography :: rennai hoefer, ten22 studio
recipes/food styling :: joanna meyer, baked by joanna

THIS IS A SPONSORED POST. THE TOMKAT STUDIO MAY HAVE RECEIVED PAYMENT, TRADE AND/OR PRODUCTS IN EXCHANGE FOR PROMOTING. ALL OPINIONS ARE OUR OWN. © 2013 Cupcake Vineyards, Livermore, CA

  1. Tina Dahl

    May 29th, 2013 at 7:58 am

    This is SO pretty Kim….so light and ethereal! I love how the balloons look like bubbles everywhere. The food, styling, and printables all look so gorgeous. GREAT JOB! And, you had me at cannolis!! I am making your Champagne Cupcakes for some dear friends about to celebrate their 1st anniversary 🙂

  2. Tina Dahl

    May 29th, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Should have said the paper lanterns look like bubbles 🙂

  3. Joanna M.

    May 29th, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Everything turned out wonderfully – decor, table settings, drinks, food and all!

  4. Kim

    May 29th, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Thank you so much for your help, Joanna! I will be posting the recipes hopefully today! Everything turned out fantastic!

  5. Tina Dahl

    May 29th, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Kim-I don’t see the link for the download of the printables…did I miss it?

  6. Kim

    May 29th, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Thanks, Tina! Just added!

  7. Tina Dahl

    May 29th, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Thanks so much 🙂

  8. Mindy

    May 29th, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Me too – I was wondering how we get the free printables? Love how light and airy this setup is!

  9. Mindy

    May 29th, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Nevermind, I see you added it, thanks!

  10. Nikki @ Tikkido

    May 29th, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Gorgeous! I think my favorite little element is the Caprese salad with the golden tomatoes. What delightful attention to detail!

  11. Kim

    May 29th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Thank you, Nikki!

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  13. Jenni

    May 29th, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Love this! I am a HUGE fan of paper goods in parties… but, sometimes they can make grownup events look like kid’s events, you know? This was a perfect example of how elegant papergoods can give ANY party a little something extra.

  14. Kim

    May 29th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Thank you for the sweet compliment, Jenni! I totally agree!

  15. @PretaPapier

    May 31st, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Beautiful and simple, perfect for a summer brunch. I could almost taste the champagne cupcakes. I just love the printables you do and have been following your work for ages. LOVE IT! I just love the simplicity of this printable set. It makes the brunch such a charming and elegant affair. Paper printables are the way to go.

  16. Janelle Carlson

    May 29th, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Kim, you have inspired me!! Everything here is just beautiful – perfect for a spring brunch. I’m anxious to see the other recipes and will definitely download the printables. Thank you!

  17. jackiefo

    May 29th, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    This is simply gorgeous…and I love cupcake wines! Plus the lemon sorbet prosecco cocktail is something I’m definitely going to make this summer!

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  21. Kim Barrett

    May 30th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I’ve seen the Cupcake wines and was wondering how there were, Kim did you get to sample? Gonna have to try the Brunch is very pretty and goes perfect with the Cupcake wines/beverages.

  22. Heather @ Glitter and Gloss

    May 30th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    I love Cupcake – they’re based out of my town!! If you’re ever out this way, you know who to call!! 🙂

  23. Sherah

    May 30th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Beautiful! And I love your models. They are both just perfect and sweet girls!

  24. A Lifestyle Craving - Jill

    May 31st, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Gorgeous setting & tablescape! I especially love the Lemon sorbet with Prosecco. I will have to add that to my entertaining recipes.

  25. P&F

    May 31st, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    what a lovely brunch!
    xo

  26. melissa

    June 2nd, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Love everything and I’m wondering where to find that pretty white lace dress..? 🙂

  27. Rejane

    June 7th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Amazing as everything you do! I love your ideas !!

  28. Michele Neal

    June 9th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Kim,
    It turned out beautiful, it was fun watching you gals work your magic. Your team is so talented! Makes me want to throw a party in my courtyard!

  29. Alesha Haley

    June 18th, 2013 at 7:17 am

    LOVE this!! the white is so classic yet elegant! thanks for sharing!!

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  31. Sarah

    March 15th, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Are these recipes (especially Thyme Biscuits with Lemon Butter and Spinach Caprese Salad) posted anywhere?

  32. Kim

    July 31st, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Here are the available recipes from this party: http://thetomkatstudio.com/brunchrecipes/

  33. Jami Williams

    March 17th, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Have anyone ever tried to make the Champagne cupcakes with the Moscato de Auste instead of the Prosecco?

  34. Palak

    July 30th, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Hi! I love the prints here and tried to download the free printables. It took me to a separate page that says that there are no files to download. Can you help me figure this out? THanks!

  35. Kim

    July 31st, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Hi Palak,
    Thank you for letting me know that the links were no longer working! I have updated them and you should be able to download now! Thanks, Kim

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