Wednesday, August 24, 2011

back to school brunch...finally!

Turns out those recipes I found on pinterest.

They were quite a hit for our back to school brunch.
And I was quite happy with how I actually made them

without it being too difficult or time consuming.
I have hostessing issues you see.

Typically I don't time things super well.

I get all intimidated over things being overcooked

or just plain not right.

But I tell myself, it just takes practice.

So practice I do. 
This was fun to set up and decorate.

Flipping through an old Martha Stewart kids magazine, 

I found the idea to make an outline of a placemat to let them draw

They loved it and it kept them busy while the eggs and 
french toast were cooking.
The french toast kebabs were yummy mixed with vanilla and 

cinnamon.  As were the egg bacon toast cups sprinkled with salt 

and pepper and some basil for the grown ups.  
I also realized either would be great breakfast ideas on the run for 

school mornings.
Because they're easy finger foods, 
especially since I made the eggs hardboiled for the kids.
Fresh squeezed oj from the juicer in recycled starbucks

bottles.  Another genius idea I gathered from pinterest.
And honestly, my desire to get these cute yellow striped straws was 

the impetus for the whole party in the first place.
For desert the kids had this honeydew, cucumber, mint and avocado 

yogurt parfait.  They had no idea there were so many healthy things 

loaded in  there.  A little stevia and a little banana and they gobbled 

the whole thing up.
My friend captured me saying a blessing over the food and the 

school year  (My son and youngest daughter are so busted not 

praying...look at those busy hands just itching to eat.)  

But the other two, with their bowed heads and closed eyes, 

so sweet.
All in all it was a lovely day with lovely friends celebrating the 

start of what I pray will be a wonderful school year.  
In case you haven't started school yet, I'd love to share with you the 

two pdf's for all of the fun paper elements  I designed for this back 

to school brunch.  

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; 
I will counsel you and watch over you."
Psalm 32:8


Raeanne said...

SO adorable! I'm going to try some of those recipes!!

Rach H said...

This is darling!!! I just had a back to school celebration too. Blogged here:

I'd love for you to link this up at Once Upon a Weekend, starting Friday morning.

Rach H

bird and tree said...

what a great idea! I have never thought of having back to school fun! I really want to do this when my oldest starts pre-K next year! How inspiring! Do you homeschool or do they attend school? I haven't quite decided what I want to do yet...

emily anderson said...

what a fun and great idea! glad you shared :)

CoreysGal said...

Saw your link on the Anderson Crew ETC - just wanted to say awesome post!

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