A Few of My Favorite Things // Birthday Brunch

A Few of my Favorite  Things Birthday Brunch Tablescape

A Few of My Favorite Things // Birthday Brunch

I can’t believe a full year has passed since my BFF’s birthday! Happy Birthday Fallon! This story is dedicated to the surprise birthday party I had for her last year. Picture it! It was 2012 and we in the Tri-State area were still trying to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Her boyfriend and I were trying to secretly plan a party, but none of us even had electricity! We kind of lost hope and he decided to take her to dinner elsewhere. I just HAD to do something for my BFF as so many years had passed with no celebration. Rain, shine or hurricane it was on!

Literally, 2 days prior to her birthday my electricity came back on and the invitations went out. We surprised her with an Ice Skating date in Central Park – favorite thing #1 then followed up with brunch at my house. She had absolutely no idea we had this planned and it was such an incredible day filled with friends, fun and laughter!

Explore all the custom details below!


  • Event Production: pop! by YAZ
  • Venue: Private Residence
  • Catering: pop! by YAZ
  • Photography: pop! by YAZ &
  • Invitations: pop! by YAZ
  • Centerpieces/Flowers: pop! by YAZ
  • Cake: pop! by YAZ

A Few of my Favorite  Things Birtday Brunch  I thought the gold, peach and orange colors were perfectly Fallon. Soft and pretty, yet bold and makes a statement. Beyond that it was the best way to include her ultimate fall obsession – PUMPKINS!
PS. If you look really close you will see I also added a gold knitting needle to the centerpiece.

Peach Orange Flowers

Gold Tassel Giant BalloonI had to include these giant balloons and I tied the metallic gold streamers to create a tassle.

The Decor
My goal was to surround Fallon with all of her favorite things which includes Autumn, pumpkins, flowers, books, owls, books, sparkle, interior and fashion design. It’s a lot to get in, but I think I nailed it! The Birthday Girl was pretty pleased!A Few of my Favorite  Things Birtday Brunch Cake Caramel SpiceThe Cake
I customized the Caramel Spice Cake with a measuring tape to pay homage to Fallon’s love for fashion design and various Autumn flowers and branches.

A Few of my Favorite  Things Birtday BrunchCaramel Apple Parfait with Apple Cinnamon Granola
Mini Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with Banana and Walnut
Bacon Skewers
Spinach, Feta and Turkey Sausage Frittata
Chicken & Waffles
Parmesan Hash Cups

Caramel Apple Parfait
Caramel Apple Parfait with Apple Cinnamon Granola

Mini Pumpkin Spice PancakesMini Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with Banana and Walnut

Spinach Feta Sausage Jack FritattaSpinach, Feta and Turkey Sausage Frittata

Caramel Apples
Caramel Apples

The Food
I had fun creating little versions of her favorite brunch foods. Everything was mini and made by little ole’ me!

Apple cider Mimosa

pop Mimosa Bar

pop Mimosa BarThe Mimosa Bar
The Mimosa Bar featured
Apple Cider garnished with an Apple Ball
Pomegranate Ginger garnished with Candied Ginger Crystals
Spiced Chai Tea garnished with a Cinnamon Stick

Luxe Safari Baby Shower


Luxe Safari Baby Shower

Step into this opulent Luxe Safari Baby Shower abound with golden animals and trees dripping in diamonds. In my mind, a safari should be an expedition to observe animals and nature in it’s most glamorous state.

Explore the alluring details in this Luxe Safari!


  • Event Production: pop! by YAZ
  • Venue: The Brownstone
  • Catering: The Brownstone
  • Photography: pop! by YAZ
  • Invitations: pop! by YAZ
  • Favors: pop! by YAZ
  • Cupcakes: Pink Cake Box
  • Cupcakes Stand : pop! by Yaz

44698_1560378818015_5735938_nThe Venue
The Brownstone’s Grand Conservatory proved to be an idyllic setting for this theme. The atrium’s natural light, gorgeous chandeliers and outside courtyard with fountain were just perfection!

44639_1560379458031_2697355_nTree Table
This table featured a custom made golden tree with strands of crystals and was accented with luscious antique white, peach and copper blooms.

Luxe safari pop by yazParasol Table
The other tables featured custom made parasol centerpieces, wrapped in strand of rhinestones with floating crystals.
The parasol centerpiece was flanked by an arrangement of peach and cream flowers.

The mommy-to- be wanted to include elephants because in Asian cultures elephant are a symbolic animal.
Elephants often symbolize wisdom, strength and royalty. Each guest received a custom painted porcelain elephant, crystal candle holders and two candles wrapped in raffia.

45526_1560379338028_4462405_nTable Setting
Each setting included the favors and were placed on a caramel wicker place mat

The flowers featured blooms in peach, antique white, copper and a soft yellow

Safari Cupcakes  Luxe Safari pop by yazCupcake Stand
I created these custom cupcake stands to incorporate both the natural elements
with the wood and the glitzy side with draped crystals

45046_1560381578084_6523313_nCupcake Animal Toppers
I painted each animal a beautiful metallic gold. The kids loved playing with them.

46097Gold Elephant - Luxe Safari pop by yaz_1560380378054_8183888_nGolden Animals
Throughout the space were painted golden animals bedazzled with rhinestone eyes