july 4th is a few days away and this party theme is perfect for a party by the pool or beach!
i've "met" cristina (via blossom) through our mutual online blog friend albertina (mimosa lane blog) who i've mentioned quite a bit here in the blog before. cristina and i both share the love for party planning and designing and her latest nautical brunch with the kiddos is so adorable, i just had to share!
here's what she has to say :
"after living in the coast of maine for 8 years, i felt inspired to style a brunch reminiscent of our family summer days spent sailing, strolling and biking around lobster fishing towns like bar harbor and camden"
"the focal point of the table was a gorgeous sail boat placed on a vanilla-raspberry cake, i framed it with hanging a yellow flag banner that added a pop of color to the red, blue and white tablescape."
"i use props like a fisherman figurine, a wooden anchor, life guards and lobster buoys that i have been collecting from antique shops or small gift shops to create a true nautical atmosphere. i tied nautical knots on the hobnail cakestands where vanilla cupcakes were displayed. nautical bowls filled with tricolor popcorn displayed red, blue and yellow candle torches. i love how the hot air balloon paper lantern gave the table a nostalgic feel."
"the food served consisted of savory and sweet bite size treats. i use petite cups to showcase chocolate chip mini cheesecakes, lemon petit fours, mini cream cheese tomato-chive sandwiches and quiche lorraine. the fruit salads were served in square mini glasses."
truly magical and nautical!
thanks cristina for sharing these special brunch with us!
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vendor credits :
hobnail cakestands + petite cups + flag picks + hot air balloon paperlantern + square mini glasses + tasting spoons + flag banner + nautical bowl + flying kite tealights + candle torches : VIA BLOSSOM
party styling : MAGGIE AND CRISTINA OF VIA BLOSSOM