#ButFirstCacti: A Cactus Inspired Brunch

5/4/2015

A Cactus Inspired Brunch

When one of your closest friends comes to town, and she also happens to love a good party… a big ol’ bash is in order! Ashley from Sugar & Cloth swung by LA last week for a work trip and we teamed up with Lowe’s to throw a schnazy Wednesday brunch for some of our fave blogger + entrepreneur lady friends! Ash and I both happen to share a love for cacti (Don’t we all right now?!) and Lowe’s happens to sell a whole bunch of ’em so it was the perfect theme, along with tacos, donuts and macarons… of course. Here’s the full scoop!

Prick Your PoisonA Cactus Inspired BrunchAvocado Donuts

We created a “Prick Your Poison” sweets + sips bar with all the essentials. I worked with California Donuts to create some avocado donuts! They made the avo shapes and I sliced a donut hole in half for the “seed”. Ashley came in with one of her stellar macaron DIYs and painted cacti on some Lette Macarons! We also offered DIY paloma cocktails, where guests could add a splash of tequila and a squeeze of lime to their bottle of grapefruit soda.

Prick Your PoisonCactus Macarons

For the center of the table we potted a variety of cacti from Lowe’s in white planters and gold bowls and mixed in some gorgeous pink florals. Ashley designed a pretty amazing watercolor placemat and menu, which you can download on her site right here! The table wouldn’t be complete without a DIY (duh!) so we “filled” This Is Ground’s cord tacos with some crepe paper “lettuce” and set them on each plate. Ha, they were so cute!

A Cactus Inspired Brunch

Lowe’s has these AMAZING plant stands that we turned into stools by adding grips to the bottom. I think they might have been my favorite part of the tablescape. Isn’t the pattern gorgeous!?

A Cactus Inspired BrunchWatercolor Printable Placemats

We brought the outdoors in and set up a little patio seating area for pre-brunch cocktail drinking!

A Cactus Inspired BrunchPrick Your PoisonA Cactus Inspired BrunchA Cactus Inspired BrunchA Cactus Inspired BrunchDIY Cactus Favors in PVC Pipe!

We sent everyone home with a DIY cactus favor, planted in PVC end caps! And then, Ashley and I rejoiced in a successful event by laughing at each other. Ha, our relationship in a nutshell right there.

A Cactus Inspired Brunch

Photos by Jeff Mindell

Thank you so much to all the awesome creative ladies who came! Wish my lunch hour could look like this every day! You can check out Ashley’s post for more details and those free printables, and you can see more Instagram snaps from the party right here!

Product Resources

White Tablescape Planters / Allen + Roth White Ceramic Planter / PVC End Caps for Favors / White Plant Stands (Turned Stools) / Allen + Roth Watercolor Pillows / Allen + Roth Sling Chairs / Allen + Roth End Table / All Cactus Plants Sourced from Lowe’s

Vendors

Florals by Shindig Chic / Donuts from California Donuts, designed by Studio DIY / Macarons from Lette Macarons, designed + painted by Sugar & Cloth / Taco Lunch by BS Taqueria / Menus + Placemats by Sugar & Cloth / Cord Tacos from This Is Ground / Gold + Pink Bowls from CB2

This post was created in partnership with Lowe’s. All content and opinions are that of my own! Thank you for supporting the sponsors that keep the Studio DIY party going! Read more about my editorial policies here.

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