“You’re a Mean One” Christmas Holiday Brunch

I love the Holidays – seriously love them! It’s our second year of hosting a Suggs Family Brunch. We invite over our friends & family to eat, decorate sugar cookies and kick off the Holiday Season! Last year was all about Buddy the Elf. This year I wanted to do something a little more classic so we picked “The Grinch that Stole Christmas”. My kids LOVE the book and it totally brings me back to my childhood.  Scroll down to the bottom for details.

Darling Details

I turned to the incredible Loralee Lewis for my invitation design & paperie items. I wanted the party to have a more vintage feel rather than whimsical. Loralee took the request of “vintagey but not whimsical” and turned that into the most beautiful invitations, paper straws, labels & tags!

When throwing a brunch at my home, I tend to stick to serving yummy but simple foods. My guests munched on mini quiches, pinwheel sandwiches, muffins, donuts, greek yogurt, fruit, assorted cereals & chicken mini sandwiches. My favorite part of the brunch table is the glitter tree with sweet ornament sugar cookies from Yummy Delicious Cookies. The tree & ornaments reminds me so much of the invitation, I just love it.  That Whoville sign is beyond incredible, Loralee did such an amazing job!

I have such a sweet tooth so a dessert table is a must! Since I was serving lots of sweets as part of the brunch, I really wanted to keep the dessert table small and offer treats that people can take home. Beautiful sugar cookies by Hayley cakes & cookies, amazing chocolate covered oreos & cupcake toppers by Love & Sugar Kisses and cake & cupcakes by My Sweet Things. The wooden peg Grinch doll, created by Craft that Party, made the perfect cake topper. Guests enjoyed assorted juices, milk, coffee & hot coco courtesy of the Whoville Coffee & Dairy company! Brewing since 1967!

Big shout out to the Sucre Shop! I just love love love their stamped cutlery. Brooke was sweet enough to send over so many different designs for the brunch. From icecream spoons (used in the yogurt cups) to coffee spoons & forks for guests – her wooden cutlery is just so cute!!!

Another big shout out to my friends at the Petite Party Studio! These two ladies are not only talented designers, crafters & stylists but have their own party good shop. Hop down to the vendor credits to check out a link to their shop & pick up some of the cute milk bottles pictured above.

And another shout out to The Flair Exchange. Carmen creates the most amazing tissue garlands. I just love this holiday one she created for me. I’m totally going to use this as part of my regular Christmas decor.

Last but certainly not least, I was so thrilled to have a custom Apron to wear from Aimee Broussard Handmade! Isn’t it beautiful. I’m planning on using this every holiday season until I’m old and grey.


Event Design & Styling: Deliciously Darling Events
Photography: Adamo Photography
Invitations & Paper design: Loralee Lewis
Cake & Cupcakes:  My Sweet Things
Sugar Cookies: Hayley Cakes & Cookies
Fondant toppers & chocolate covered oreos: Love & Sugar Kisses
SugarCookies on Tree:  Yummy Delicious Cookies by Whimsical Originals
>> (http://www.etsy.com/shop/WhimsicalOriginalsDB)
Wooden Grinch Doll: Craft that Party
>> (http://bugger-dixonline.blogspot.com/)  or
>> (http://craftthatparty.blogspot.com/)
Party supplies (milk bottles, plates, straws, cups): Petite Party Studio
Wooden Stamped cutlery: Sucre Shop
Tassel Garland: The Flair Exchange


Buddy the Elf Holiday Brunch

“Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?”

Last year I started an fun tradition at our house. Our Suggs Family Brunch! A way for our friends and family to gather and kick off the holiday season – with brunchy-lunch & cookie decorating. The theme was “Buddy the Elf”.  ELF has to be my favorite holiday movie of all times and thought it would be the perfect inspiration for our annual holiday Brunch. I hope you enjoy the pics and details below! PS:   My favorite color is black ;).

I mixed the traditional red and green holiday color pallet with a little baby blue to create this cheerful get together. I was so excited to work with the fabulous Anders Ruff Designs on the inspired coordinating printables. The “Buddy the Elf” style silhouette was my favorite part!

The main Brunch table consisted of traditional brunchy foods: savory mini quiches and roll ups, bagels and cream cheese, and lots of cakes and donuts! Being in the south, no table is completewithout some Chick-fil-a Chicken Mini’s (which were the hit of the brunch). I wanted the brunch table to display Buddy’s journey from the North Pole to New York. Buddy passes through the Candy Cane Forest (the peppermint brownie cake pops) and through the sea of swirly twirly gumdrops (pastries with fondant gumdrops) then through the Lincoln Tunnel (the chocolate covered oreo tunnel).

The dessert table had beautiful Buddy the elf fondant cupcake toppers, delicious full size and mini cupcakes, amazing Buddy the Elf sugar cookies, and assorted cookies & French Macarons. I just love the E-L-F lollipops! So perfect and absolutely delicious!

The beverage station had Reindeer Root Beer, Orange Juice, Champagne and Milk – perfect to wash down all those sweets! Naturally, we served the “World’s Best Cup of Coffee”. I had to resist the urge to constantly congratulate guests on drinking the World’s Best Cup of Coffee a la Buddy the Elf. Finally, a little hot cocoa station is a must for holiday parties.


Vendors & Credits
Event DesignDeliciously Darling Events
Photography: Luna Photography
Printables: Anders Ruff Designs
Fondant toppers (elf & gumdrops) : Edible Details
Elf Sugar Cookies: Yummy Deliciously Cookies by Whimsical Originals
Cupcakes: Jilly’s Cupcakery
ELF Lollipops: Vintage Confections
French Macarons: The Whimsical Spoon
Cake Bunting Banner: The Purple Pug
Milk bottles, candy capsule, favor bags, polkadot suitcases & swirl straws: Shop Sweet Lulu