Citrus Brunch with DIY Fruit Garland Centerpiece

Friday, May 06, 2016

If we were to choose one meal to host, it would most definitely be brunch (and it's not just because mimosas are involved). Dinner parties are always a good idea - but there's something about daylight and breakfast foods (okay, and mimosas) that make brunch a winner in our books.

Since brunch isn't usually as time intensive as hosting a five-course meal (or at least it shouldn't be), it's the perfect opportunity to spend that extra bit of time setting the perfect tablescape. This girls' brunch was a trial run for an upcoming Mother's Day brunch I'm hosting for my mom and grandma.  We must say, it looked just as delicious as it tasted! 

We based the table around a simple garland of eucalyptus and colourful blooms and gave it an even bigger punch of colour from a selection of fruit sourced straight from my fridge. The fruit was such an easy addition.  It added colour, texture and a vibrancy that flowers alone couldn't.  The bonus was that our centrepiece was partially edible! Grapefruit mimosas and halved grapefruit were the perfect and light prelude to a main of crepes suzette, followed up with ristretto for this caffeine-crazed gal right here. 

The citrus garland was really easy to put together and made a huge visual impact. If you're hosting for Mother's Day, it's definitely worth a go!

- Greenery from the florist (or your backyard bushes!)
- Eucalyptus
- Floral tape or wire
- One grocery store bouquet
- Variety of citrus fruits (grapefruit, orange, blood orange, lime, lemon)
- Dragon fruit
- Two bunches of grapes

Start with the greenery and shape it into a garland the length of your table.  Use floral tape or wire to secure it together. Cut the stems of your flowers from the bouquet and place throughout, leaving some blank spots for the fruit. Cut all the fruit in halves (minus the grapes) and place throughout the garland until you achieve the look you're going for! If you want to prep in advance of your brunch, you can use strips of floral foam under the garland to stick the flowers in and then place the fruit just beforehand.

Flowers: Flower Factory
Chargers and flatware: Pier 1
Plates: Sophie Conran

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  1. This is so beautiful! Thank you so much for linking up with us and sharing your amazing tablescape! Wow! I want an invite!

    1. Thanks so much Randi! We LOVED your Mother's Day table also. So perfect!

  2. Stunning table ladies! if they gave awards this would definitely be walking the red carpet. Definitely will be sharing this on my FB page for inspiration and to remind me not to leave the veggie fruit aisles so quickly next time I am at the store.

    1. Thank you for such a huge compliment. Nothing makes us happier than hearing that readers are inspired by and love our designs!

  3. The garland of eucalyptus is looking just stunning. Creative ideas you have used to decorate venue in colourful way. Well I am arranging a tea party for my friends at event venues Chicago and going to use such ideas for décor in natural way.



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