Raising Memories: A Summer Brunch Party
  

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A Summer Brunch Party

Earlier this week, my girls and I hosted a brunch party with some of their friends (and their moms). It was such a fun opportunity to get everyone together during the summer! We had fun planning it and choosing some delicious little breakfast items to serve.

The stars of the party were definitely these parfaits!

Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits 
Layer ingredients (below) in whatever portions and order you desire! 
Yogurt (we used vanilla) Fresh berries (we used raspberries, blueberries, & cut strawberries)Granola (we used Jordans Morning Crisp- details below)


We also served little sandwich roll-ups (shown on the top plate in the photo below).  These were very easy to make and looked really fancy to the kids at the party.


Mini Sandwich Roll-Ups 
1. Flatten a piece of bread with a rolling pin
2. Spread topping on (jam, peanut butter, Nutella, or another type of spread you like)
3. Roll it up!
4. Slice it into 3 pieces  (I made 3 roll-ups per piece of bread)

I bought some mini doughnuts and made some chocolate chip oatmeal mini muffins as well.  We served orange juice and apple juice for drinks with pretty little striped straws, on colourful kids' cups and plates for our dishes.


I started to make the yogurt parfaits before my guests arrived and then I stopped, deciding it would be nice to put the ingredients out instead and let the guests make their own, the way they liked them, like a little parfait bar. :)

Some kids wanted their parfaits heavy on the berries, some wanted extra yogurt, and others wanted plenty of granola, so, it worked out well to give them those choices!  I also had two different flavours of Jordans Morning Crisp cereal available to choose from ("Wild About Berries" and "Bursting With Nuts").


You can see in the photo below that there are both fresh berries (which we added) and dried berries (part of the "Wild About Berries" cereal).  I was happy to see that both the adults AND the kids were fans of the granola! I was especially glad that my kids like it because it's made with 100% all-natural whole grain ingredients, without artificial flavours or ingredients, and is sweetened with raw cane sugar.  I love it when my kids are excited to eat healthy things!  I'm excited to try the cereal with milk next!


I had borrowed an extra kids' table from one of the moms there, but we didn't even use it because the kids all wanted to sit together, around the larger table. The moms (and baby) had fun eating and chatting around the "grown-up" table and the kids had their own social time, eating around the kids' table!


After our brunch, we headed outside to a local park and enjoyed the rest of our party out there. I'm so happy we made the effort to have this little get-together!  It wasn't much work to prepare for but it was a lot of fun for everyone involved. :)

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Disclosure: I am part of the Jordans Morning Crisp Cereal Campaign with Influence Central and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.


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38 comments:

  1. Those roll ups sound pretty good. I know my son would love them. I love the fact that the ingredients are actually pretty good for him.

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  2. Anything with berries is a hit with our daughters! Love the ideas here and cute photos too.

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  3. This looks delicious and a great way to get in that extra fruit to our daily diets at home. It looks like everyone had a great time! I love the idea of a brunch party - breakfast is my favorite meal of the day!

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  4. I like to add granola to my yogurt.

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  5. I love making a granola, yogurt and berry parfait.

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  6. I have never heard of this cereal but it looks really good. I love how you added it to yogurt and made simple parfaits!!

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  7. What a great idea to host a summer brunch for the kiddos. I love the idea of the breakfast roll ups and the parfaits look yummy! I love to find new and delicious granola's to try and Jordan's fits the bill!

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  8. I love putting granola in my yogurt.

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  9. I love parfaits! So does my daughter!

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  10. I like my granola with yogurt and berries

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  11. My favorite way to eat granola is on my favorite homemade parfait

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  12. My favourite way to eat Granola is with some yogurt and fruit added to it. (Judy Cowan)

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  13. With yogurt.

    billiondollarprincesss @hotmail.com

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  14. I love granola with my greek yogurt with a bit of honey drizzled all over it.

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  15. love granola - any type as is, or with plain Greek yogurt. thanks

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  16. I like eating granola in yogurt for a snack or in almond milk for breakfast.

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  17. I like granola either mixed in to yogurt or with milk like cereal (Andrea Amy)

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  18. i like it as a snack drizzled with chocolate

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  19. love granola - any with plain Greek yogurt.

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  20. I love granola as a topping for my yogourt.

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  21. I like granola as a snack or on my yogourt.

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  22. I like my granola for breakfast with a whole bunch of cold milk. Great idea. Definitely going to do it for The Kids next party.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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  23. Unfortunately, I have never eaten granola!

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  24. My favourite way to eat granola is in vanilla ice cream

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  25. Granola is great with berries and milk!

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  26. I love it with coconut yogourt :)

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  27. My favourite way to eat granola is on yogurt. Equal parts granola to yogurt. :-)

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  28. I love my granola with almond milk and frozen pineapples or strawberries!

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  29. Granola is great with yogurt or with almond milk.

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  30. I love granola on top of my yogurt.

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  31. I eat my granola with greek yogurt.

    Stephanie

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  32. I like it with yogurt and fruit

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  33. I eat them with yogurt!

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  34. My favourite way to eat granola is topped with yogourt and raspberries.

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  35. Everything looks so elegant! It is truly an amazing way to get in the fruits to our daily diets at home. I really loved your idea of this brunch party. Well, tonight I will also be attending the dinner party at my favorite venues for events.

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  36. I love this it's healthy, and easy to make I've never heard of morning crisp going to look into those !

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~Heather Lynne

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