The #bossbabes from Lulu & Georgia and Beijos share a stunning New Year’s Day brunch worthy of raising a toast to this Jan. 1. Read on for event-planning tips and advice. Plus, you can sneak a peek at style inspiration featuring our brand new Elodie Pillow!
We love the concept of a New Year’s Day brunch! What inspired this type of holiday celebration?
I love it, too! New Year’s Eve is always an amazing celebration, but I like to keep the party going. I love the idea of having a girls’ slumber party with fun festivities to continue the next morning! Plus, we all could use a little “hair of the dog” the day after such a fun-filled cocktail-infused night out! Lastly, you want to start the new year off right with close friends and fun times, so this is just how you do that.
I have been a huge fan of the Elodie collection from Lulu & Georgia and Glitter Guide since the moment I saw it…I thought it would be the perfect inspiration for this gathering at home.
What pieces and details brought this party to life?
I have been a huge fan of the Elodie collection from Lulu & Georgia and Glitter Guide since the moment I saw it. I love the mix of colors and the print, and thought it would be the perfect inspiration for this gathering at home. I mean, who wouldn’t love to have that rug in their home? All of the vendors involved had so much fun creating pieces inspired by the Elodie—I especially love the invite Twinkle & Toast created that used the print and colors perfectly!
Tell us about the menu!
I love brunch food—to me that’s the best meal of the day! So, for the menu I had to have something delicious, but pretty as well! We featured an array of sweet and salty flavors, which is important to appease everyone’s taste buds. Plus, there were some good hangover options for the ladies who had a little too much fun the night before!
What are three things every holiday party has to have?
Good food, yummy cocktails and festive friends!
How did you settle on that pretty pink color palette for the party?
I wanted something different for this New Year’s celebration. New Year’s tends to be all about black, gold and white, but I wanted something different. I love the idea of having a girls’ get-together with these pretty hues and that soft pink really stole my heart. The pretty pink Lulu & Georgia settee played off the colors of the Elodie rug so well. I just love the way it all turned out!
Best brunch playlist: go!
I’m really feeling the new Bruno Mars album, and gotta have some Bieber!
Do you have any stress-free party-planning tips to share?
Do as much as you can the day before—pre-prep food, set up your home ahead of time and do all of those other tedious things as soon as you can. The less you have to do the day of, the more you can enjoy yourself and have fun, which is what planning and throwing an event is all about.
What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2017?
Something I want to focus on is more time on myself, whether it’s working out, resting or reading more books. I just want to find time for me and take care of myself!
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