Let’s be real — plant lady is the new cat lady. When Pantone announced Greenery as their color of the year, all our inner plant ladies cheered. There has never been a better time to stock up on cute planters and turn your place into an indoor garden sanctuary. Now that spring has sprung, it’s also the perfect time to host a Greenery-themed weekend brunch party.
Brunch is always a good idea, and today we’re showing you how to bring your brunch game to the next level by incorporating this year’s trendiest color.
A big plus is that green food is generally on the healthy side, but at the same time, we wanted to treat ourselves! We decided to balance our table with healthy options like a green fruit platter and fun food like mini glazed donuts with green sprinkles.
These crescent wrapped asparagus are so tasty and classy but super easy to make. Wrap triangles of pre-made crescent roll dough around some shredded cheese and two or three asparagus stalks. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes or until golden brown and serve.
Avocado toast is an absolute must for any brunch, especially one centered around the color Greenery. Toast whole wheat sourdough bread, then load ’em up with sliced avocados. Finish with a sprinkle of chili flakes. Avo-toast, here I come.
It turns out that two of my favorite fruits happen to be green! I piled green grapes and halved kiwis on a cake stand for friends to enjoy.
How adorable are these mini donuts? I made these guys out of vanilla cake mix, but omitted the water when mixing everything together. I baked them in a mini donut pan for about 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees, and then dipped them in a white chocolate glaze made out of melted white chocolate chips and some heavy cream. We stuck straws through the middles and stood them on glasses for people to have a little treat while they sipped on drinks.
Okay, we know this lemon cake isn’t green, but not a lot of cakes are! Line a cake with blooms and leaves to keep it consistent with the rest of your spread.
To frame your party, arrange spring wreaths to hang over your table. We just bought embroidery hoops in different sizes and glued a few branches and flowers along a third or fourth of the hoop.
Oh look — our first guest showed up!
Nacho, a sesame shiba inu, came perfectly dressed with his white and green polka dot handkerchief. “I’ve never met a brunch I don’t like,” says Nacho.
Nacho just heard the best joke in his life!
Time for brunch!
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DIY Production + Styling: Irene Lee
Photography: Kurt Andre
Model: Nacho the sesame Shiba