Celebrate Summer with a Backyard Brunch

This past week, I moved in to my new house! Lots of trips to the hardware store and unpacking but eventually I’ll get it picture-ready and share some pics with ya’ll!

The one thing I’m SO excited about this summer is hosting BACKYARD BASHES. I hope to have at least a couple of parties after I get back from the honeymoon. With the wedding behind me at that point, I’ll be ready to plan something else… ¬†What better than a backyard party!

Backyard Outdoor Brunch Ideas


Brunch is such a fun + casual backyard party to host this summer. Pick a color palette like soothing peach + aqua for a refreshing atmosphere for guests!

Outdoor Brunch Menu Ideas

You can even use the grill for these (or get the hubby involved + have him grill skewered fruit). If you don’t have aqua or peach dishes (because, let’s be real, not everyone has a rainbow assortment of dishes in their house).. use white or glass! They will blend beautifully with the pops of color from a table covering (use fabric!) and little brunch details (striped straws)!

Luau Party Design


Invite a few favorite friends over this summer and turn your backyard into a fancy chic luau! Kick the traditional “aloha” celebration up a notch by choosing tropical colors (like tangerine!) and serving up sweet ‘n delish island favorites like chicken + pineapple skewers and coconut sorbet served in a half-coconut. Light up the tiki torches and greet guests at the door with matching leis for a backyard bash sure to please! Don’t be afraid to mix + match dinnerware for a colorful, Hawaiian vibe!

Chicken Pineapple Skewers | Pineapple Smoothies | Orange Leis

Coconut Sorbet Ice Cream Served in the Shell

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  1. I love pineapple and mango on the grill but never thought of adding french toast to it! Thanks for the great idea!

  2. Venus Pascal says:

    id like to know where to find the tablecloth for the chic luau

  3. Great table! I’d like to know where you got those awesome blue/green square plates that the coconut sorbet is sitting on.

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