Crepe Bridal Brunch - (cool) progeny

I may not have mentioned it, but my sister is getting married next month. In a year of crazy ups and downs, we are all very much looking forward to celebrating! It helps that we all approve of the guy… 😉

To celebrate the bride-to-be, we threw a little pool-side Sunday brunch complete with made-to-order crepes from Sofi’s Crepes. Yes, the place you love to drop by in Fells Point, Belvedere Square, Annapolis or Owings Mills also caters. Best. Party. Idea. Ever. Most of the food was taken care of because each guest had their choice of a sweet and savory crepe. Added bonus? There  was no clean-up! Not to mention, Nina {the chef} was delightful, too.

Crepe Bridal Brunch - (cool) progeny

Think you can’t afford a chef for your next party? Think again. The price-per-person was beyond reasonable. Contact them for pricing…

Not only is the food delicious, the whole creation of the food becomes a party event. And guests who may not have been familiar with one another bond over cranberry chutney and turkey… or cinnamon-sugar and bananas.

Crepe Bridal Brunch - (cool) progeny

The best thing about this party was that EVERYONE pitched in to throw it. My mom, friends, grandma, aunts… you name it, they helped. {It really is the BEST way to throw a party!} We hosted the soiree at my grandparent’s farm in Baltimore County. Yes, totally lucked out on the venue.

Crepe Bridal Brunch - (cool) progeny

Crepe Bridal Brunch - (cool) progeny

Other food included a mix-your-own Champagne cocktail bar, lemonade/iced tea/ European sodas, cheese and fruit tray, assorted rolls, green salad, fruit salad and a coconut cake.

Crepe Bridal Brunch - (cool) progeny

When guests sat down, they had a note card with an ‘advice’ writing prompt attached: recipe for a happy marriage, fun date night ideas, best dinners for two, worst marriage advice ever, etc. Notes were written while there was chatting and collected for the bride to open at a later date. {A great idea if you have a mixed crowd and need an ice breaker!}

Crepe Bridal Brunch - (cool) progeny

Of course, there has to be at least one obligatory bridal shower game. Truthfully, we’re not really a ‘shower game’ kinda crowd — but the he said, she said game is a lot of fun (for real!). The groom-to-be was asked a series of questions. The questions were read aloud during brunch and the bride-to-be had to guess what he said.

Don’t worry. She aced it.

A friend of the bride whipped up these delicious strawberry lemonade cupcakes in mason jars, an idea nabbed from pinterest.

Crepe Bridal Brunch - (cool) progeny

Decor was pretty much what you’ve seen! Lots of hydrangea in mason jars mixed with a little lemon balm, white table cloths and bright yellow frames for signage. One fun little touch were the artsy engagement photo displays. I converted photos from the couple’s engagement photo shoot to french impressionist-inspired art using the Artify app. Displayed those around the pool, too! {In case you are wondering, the engagement photos were taken by the fabulous Laura Black at the Maryland Zoo. Yes, that’s an abstract otter…}

Crepe Bridal Brunch - (cool) progeny

Congrats, Sarah and Reid! Love you both and can’t wait to celebrate next month!!

Crepe Bridal Brunch - (cool) progeny