I recently hosted a small summer brunch for a few friends as sort of a send off to see you when the school year begins. Once the kids are home it’s hard to take out a few hours to chat with friends between family vacations and overall busyness so we saw a small window and went with it.
Entertaining doesn’t have to be difficult. Simple sandwiches, chips, dessert and a refreshing drink is really all you need. This is an especially good menu for summer months when the last thing you want to do is fire up the oven.
The elements of this brunch were just as simple as the menu. I’ve been obsessed with all things blue lately and had been searching for that perfect table cloth to no avail. I actually found the perfect pattern blue and white shower curtain that I scooped up for less than $20. Kinda weird but it also kinda worked and it was exactly what I’d been searching for.
I love Shutterfly for finding unique pillows and artwork. The fun part is that you can create your own art. I included a photo I captured of Kailua Beach with a good reminder to work hard and dream big. The personalized “be patient and kind” is another pillow from Shutterfly. It’s a great addition to the family room.
The following items available at Shutterfly
- Personalized Mason jars with the word Aloha and Aloha meaning.
- Live Love pillow,
- All You Need is Love collage,
- and Work Hard Dream Big wall art.
- Feta Veggie on focaccia bread
- green grapes and strawberries
- salt and vinegar chips
- mini cinnamon rolls