As some of you may know, our cactus train has been ready and roaring since this little DIY several months ago.
And we don’t plan to come to a screeching halt with it any time soon!
Good news is our friends support the obsession.
So when we met up with Kelly of Studio DIY in Los Angeles last week for work, we got to scheming.
Then, we decided to go full force with a cactus inspired brunch party with Lowe’s so that we could catch up with some of our favorite West coast bloggers all in one place!
We think it’s actually physically impossible for us to cut corners when it comes to a celebration.
So we have a jam packed party full of printable placemats, menu cards, budget friendly DIY favors (with some very unexpected Lowe’s supplies!), avocado donuts, and of course, my token macarons with cacti on them…
Cactus Brunch Party Desserts
Of course when you combine Sugar & Cloth and Studio DIY into one party atmosphere, we will be really testing the limits of a socially unacceptable amount of sweets.
Kelly kept up with tradition on her genius donut ideas with these cute avocado numbers that California Donuts whipped up for the brunch.
And we took our cookie painting skills seriously with cactus macarons that we drew on rose and vanilla flavors from Lette Macarons.
We also had an abnormally long debate on how many puns are TOO many puns in a single party.
But we stuck with “Holy Guacamole!” for the printed menus and “prick your poison” for the dessert and drink table.
Taco Placemat Idea
To make for a more interesting place setting, we used This Is Ground metallic gold cord tacos with pieces of green crepe paper to make them look like tacos.
(Hence, the catered taco lunch just in case this isn’t coming full circle yet).
And all of our guests got to take them home as favors too!
Much cuter than just a typed menu, in our book!
The placemats are actually just a watercolor graphic the we designed.
We had them printed locally on 11×14 sheets (which you can download below to use for your own party).
DIY Cacti Party Favors
For another DIY favor idea (or party activity if you’re looking for something to keep guests busy), we used plastic PVC end caps from the plumbing section of Lowe’s and potted mini cacti in them.
Then, we topped them with white play sand.
We also sat out a variety of washi tapes for guests to grab and go to create patterns on their planters at home.
Cactus Brunch Party Seats
Instead of using bulky chairs, we repurposed metal plant stands as stools by adding a few nonslip grips to the bottoms.
And we LOVE the way they turned out!
Be honest though, we want to know if you all would use them as seating or not for your own parties!
And this basically sums up mine and Kelly’s relationship.
We spend our days doing something ridiculous, and she laughs at our social misfortunes.
It works out really well.
Be sure to check out her blog post for even more details of the party, and check out the hashtag from the live social shares here.
White ceramic planters for tablescape
PVC end caps for DIY favor planters
Blue watercolor pillows by Allen + Roth from Lowe’s
Large white planter with cactus by Allen + Roth from Lowe
Outdoor side table by Allen + Roth from Lowe’s
Allen + Roth sling patio chairs from Lowe’s
floral arrangements created in Lowe’s planters by Shindig Chic
Printable placemats and menus by Sugar & Cloth (Printable links below)
Gold leather cord tacos by This Is Ground
Gold and peach tabletop bowls from CB2
All cacti sourced from Lowe’s
Donuts designs by Kelly from California Donuts
Cactus macarons painted by Sugar & Cloth on Lette Macarons
Free Printables to Download for Your Next Party
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE MENU FRONT*
*Printables are for personal use only, and may NOT be redistributed, sold, altered, or watermarked.
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19 thoughts on “Cactus Inspired Brunch Party”
Beautiful pictures and decor!
Thank you for the kind words, Saher! xo
Hi!! Can you link me to the post for the diy cactus with the pom pom trim around it that I saw on ig? I cant find it ??
yes! you can find it right here: http://sugarandcloth.com/2014/12/diy-christmas-tree-cactus/
Gorgeous table setting! The stools look great but i wonder if they’d discourage a long, leisurely gathering? But I feel the same way about using backless benches at dining tables. I like comfy seating for dinner parties that go on and on. That said, Your setup is a knockout!
I totally hear you! It’s just one of those things ;)
I love this. just beautiful. i love those stools. the link was dead. can you tell me where they are from?
I wish I’d thought about the washi tape idea to decorate the cacti. Awesome.
Oh my… what can I say? PERFECT! AMAZING! INSPIRING! BEAUTIFUL… are these attributes enough? :)
So beautiful, Ashley!
This is so amazing! The macarons, the avocado donuts (omg) and yes, I would totally use garden stools as seating. SO CUTE. #nailedit
So much perfection! You girls looks gorgeous and so does the table! I love the details!
Without a doubt I’d use those as seating. I think I’m adding attend a Sugar + Cloth party to my life bucket list, dreamy.
I am in love with this idea! The macarons you decorated turned out so cute, and I loved the avocado donuts.
You guys did an amazing job, Ash! The photos turned out so beautiful and I love all the floral centerpieces and desserts.
Perfection Ashley! I love that idea for seating too.
This party is gorgeous! I absolutely love the place settings!! So cute:)
XO – Sarah
I absolutely love this. The taco you used for the place setting is so cute.