Can You Guess Which Disney Princesses Inspired These Boozy Brunches?
Have you ever wondered how Disney princesses would brunch if they were 21? (If you were wondering, the oldest princess is Tiana and she’s 19 years old.)
Personally, I am a firm believer that Disney movies are not just for children, but that they’re wonderful for people of all ages. As a huge Disney fan, I am constantly inspired by film’s beautiful art, magical music, and graceful heroines. I think I subconsciously infuse Disney into most aspects of my life, whether it’s a Halloween costume, everyday outfits, or even boozy brunches!
This month, Karen, Design Assistant at Brit + Co, and I got *super* into putting together five adult brunches inspired by five Disney princesses. Now the question is… will you be able to guess which princess inspired each brunch? Read on to find out!
1.The Little Mermaid: First up is a brunch inspired by the OG mermaid, Ariel, from The Little Mermaid. We designed this boozy brunch to reflect Ariel’s journey from sea to shore and included countless references to the movie, including a signature, Life Is the Bubbles cocktail. Trust us: You’ll totally want this brunch to be part of your world.
2.Frozen: This next brunch is fit for a queen, or should I say an ice queen? This Elsa-inspired brunch combines the tastiest snowy treats with the perfect wintry decorations. See how we brought Frozen to life with this boozy spread. Don’t let it go!
3.Moana: Palm fronds, tiki drinks, and lots of tropical fruity flavors make this Moana-inspired boozy brunch. If you’re like Moana and you love the sea, you’ll definitely want to throw this island-esque brunch party. What can I say except you’re welcome?
4.Tangled: This setup is as magical as the floating lights in Tangled. Throw a brunch like Rapunzel by putting together a spread of floral and fruity dishes and serving a cocktail inspired by the magical golden flower. And at last, we see the light!
5.Princess and the Frog: Feel like you’re down in New Orleans with this Princess and the Frog-inspired brunch. This table setting will take you to the bayou, but the food and drink will make you feel like you’re dining at Tiana’s Place. Dreams do come true in New Orleans!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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