Is there anything better than getting a bunch of girl friends together for a “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” style brunch?

Methinks not.

breakfast at tiffany's inspired brunch using david tutera bridal

I was inspired to create this super glam brunch/party idea with some of the products from the David Tutera Bridal Collection. Even if you’re not getting married or planning a wedding, don’t overlook these fantastic goodies!! You could use these items to host a bridal brunch, shower, girls afternoon, or even kid’s party!

kid breakfast at tiffany party

Let me drop a little Tiffany on you. But before I start, I have to tell you that this was seriously so much fun and super easy! I borrowed some items (the blue boxes) from a friend who had previously hosted a similarly themed party, but everything except for the new David Tutera swag and the flowers was already owned. I want to make this point because I think a lot of people are intimidated by party planning. If you spend some time at estate sales and collect some basics, you can host a sweet theme party with the addition of only a few new things. No excuses! If you want to flex your entertaining muscles- but don’t know where to start- don’t worry, it just takes a little bit of hunting.

I do not come from a family that passes down heirloom china, glassware, etc. Everything I own is second hand/scavenged from estate sales, yard sales, and Goodwill, and has been collected just in the past 2-3 years. When my husband and I got married, we registered for our honeymoon, not housewares. Because I like entertaining, I had to build up my stash from scratch a little at a time. I would estimate my entire entertaining stash cost less than $200 over that time, and what I’m using today isn’t even half of what I own. I’ll prove it to you if you keep reading ๐Ÿ™‚ WARNING: pic heavy post with lots of parenthesis. Alert the grammar police.

Now, the perfect Breakfast At Tiffany’s party starts with my china ($35 for service for 8, estate sale), of course. Tuck a linen napkin ($8 for 12, estate sale) into a teacup and add a little sparkle, David Tutera style ๐Ÿ™‚

bridal luncheon table setting 1a

Emperor Crown Stick Pin with Pearl and RhinestonesTry to look beyond the intended purpose for an item. It will open up endless possibilities! Obviously if you’re going for super glam, seize any opportunity to add sparkle to everything. Now let’s set the table. It’s purely coincidence that I happen to have a teal table runner ($10 clearance from Kirkland’s). A piece of fabric would work just fine ๐Ÿ™‚ I jumped at the chance to lay out my new silverware ($45 service for 8, etsy.com), a gift from my good friend Amy. Isn’t it lovely? I found the monogram plates ($0.25/ea) awhile back at Goodwill, clearly serendipitous. The placemats are from Ross, I believe they were like $5.99 for 4 (I do have two sets)- and actually, this is the backside ๐Ÿ™‚

breakfast at tiffany's place setting

I love the ambiance of the little wrap shades that fit on wine or champagne glasses ($1/ea, Goodwill). Genius! I used some of those battery operated tea lights inside the glasses. You can even set out your favors as part of the table setting, maybe a truffle in a box?

david tutera bridal collection for brunch party

 

david tutera bridal collection 2

The David Tutera collection also offers some beautiful hair combs, which can also be used in centerpieces! I love a good double duty item ๐Ÿ™‚ Sidenote: That votive holder IS actually from Tiffany’s. It was a wedding gift from a close friend of my mother’s. Isn’t it pretty?

david tutera hair comb

david tutera rhinestone hair comb

Did you notice the light coming from the flower arrangement ($15 made by me from grocery store flowers) yet? This might be my favorite little goody of all. All you need are a few batteries, then you can tuck the strand into anything you like (well, except water :P)

silver strand lights david tutera

silver wire lights david tutera

breakfast at tiffany's brunch centerpiece

bridal brunch floral

I used the table number markers and wire holders to display a faux wedding date, but you could display photos or mementos depending on what occasion you’re celebrating (metal monogram trivet- $5, Goodwill).

table numbers and holders

table numbers david tuteraThis might be the most sparkly table I’ve ever set! What do you think so far?

bridal brunch table

But I’m not done yet ๐Ÿ™‚

bling vase with lighted twigs

I soooo wanted to use the bling on a roll, so I put together this simple project. You’ll need hot glue, a vase of your choice, 3 AA batteries, and these items:

lighted twig vase supplies 1

bling vase supplies 1

Have I ever mentioned that I freaking love hot glue?! It seems to have this weird balance of temporary and permanent. When you use it on glass, it holds strong when you want it to, but it will come off with a little soaking.

hot glue bling on a roll

I cut a piece of the “bling on a roll” to fit around the top of my vase. Then I put a few dabs of hot glue around the top to hold it in place.

adding lighted twigs

Put the batteries into the battery pack (don’t forget to turn it on!) and place the lighted twigs in the vase. I bent the stem of mine because it was too tall, then I pushed down the wire to the bottom.

adding gems

Then I added the gems (you could also layer them with sea glass!) focusing on pushing the wires towards the back so they would be hidden. Lastly I added some twigs I had on hand from Michael’s (part of my fall/winter decor stash). I think the arrangement would look awesome with just a bunch of the lighted twigs or even lighted twigs mixed with peacock feathers (Great Gatsby party, anyone?).

arranging twigs

Turn the vase around and voila!

bling vase with lighted twigs

I am so stoked to have all these fun items in my stash now. Aside from hosting a super glam bridal brunch or shower, you could totally use these products in all kinds of party themes like:

  • Old Hollywood Glam
  • Roaring 20s
  • New Year’s Eve
  • Paris/Vintage French
  • Christmas or Winter Sparkle
  • Cocktail/Wine Tasting
  • Masquerade
  • Oscars

I hope I’ve inspired you to host a party, especially if you never have before! But you better invite me ๐Ÿ˜›

{Studio JRU}

Check out some other projects using the David Tutera Bridal Collection!ย And for even more ideas:




I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with David Tutera Bridal and Blueprint Social. The opinions and ideas in this post are my own.

6 Responses

  1. Kayla

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the glam set up!!! This would be a perfect small bridal brunch, and would be pefect with the addition of some Mimosa’s!! Very pretty!

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  2. Anna

    Oh how I would’ve loved to throw a party like this for my daughter when she was a young teenager. Our thing was watching Audrey Hepburn movies together. I wonder if I could throw a welcome home party/ luncheon like this when she comes home to visit?! So many of these items would be reusable for other gatherings. Great ideas. Thank you for sharing

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  3. mary fran

    I love it! What fun ideas! I am going to keep this in mind for a few party ideas. I am turning the BIG 50 next year so I might have to plant these ideas with my friends!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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