DIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & Cloth

DIY Retro Summer Brunch or Soiree

DIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & ClothDIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & Cloth

photos by Jared Smith

In case you haven’t had the chance to experience the retro goodness that is Palm Springs in real life just yet, we’re helping bring the DIY version straight to you with this DIY retro Summer brunch or soiree we created alongside Beau Tied Events! Call me obsessed (or just ‘Bridgette Bardot’, in this instance), but this 60’s style game has my name all over it!

Naturally we had to bring a little DIY touch to it all, so I have lots of how-to details, printables, and even a giveaway for one lucky reader for a seriously amazing goodie bag fit for poolside glamour…

DIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & ClothDIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & ClothDIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & Cloth

First and foremost, you can’t host a retro Summer brunch without forcing all of your friends to wear 60’s inspired ensembles, so we snatched up all of the retro designer goodness that we could from Tootsies, and I think it came together perfectly (I want this mint green matching set immediately!). Once everyone is in uniform, the real party can begin!

DIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & ClothDIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & Cloth

Printable Striped Drink Umbrellas

To make the umbrellas, print out the printable sheets and cut along the outside edge of each colored umbrella, then cut a slit from one side to the middle of the circle. Fold the cut ends over each other just a bit until it forms a cone shape, then adhere into place along with a plastic stir stick in the middle with the glue gun.

DIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & ClothDIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & Cloth

No matter the decor, what’s a brunch without the bites? We teamed up with A Fare Extraordinaire to cater the brunch bites (these raspberry scones were seriously to die for!), alongside Robin of Double Trouble who mixed her famous tiki cocktails and made us all jealous that she actually owned these ceramic coconut cups!

DIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & ClothDIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & Cloth

Sadly the perfect patterned pineapple plates to do not exists (I’m sensing a missed opportunity here, no?!), so Paula from Beau Tied used mod podge to adhere patterned fabric on the backsides of clear plates, and I love the way they turned out!

Pair them with custom calligraphy menus from Nib and Pixel, a faux banana leaf, custom vinyl chair name decals, and gold flatware, and you’ve got yourself one stylist place setting!

DIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & ClothDIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & Cloth

DIY Dotted Wall Backdrop

To make the backdrop, Kathlee measured and taped off even squares along the wall with painter’s tape and a ruler to mark off perfect 4.5 inch sections for the paint sample chips that she cut using a 2.5″ circle hole punch.

DIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & ClothDIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & Cloth

In all seriousness, how fake to these floral arrangements from Bramble & Bee look?! They were so perfect I could’ve cried. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such beautiful ombre peonies, and I even like to consider myself a non-florist, just stare-from-the-side-lines connoisseur.

DIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & ClothDIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & Cloth

Of course no fete is complete without a killer goodie bag, so we compiled the perfect Summer must-have bag comprised of a Lolo Bag pool tote and sunglasses case, Murphy & Daughters bon bon soap set, Artifact Skin Co. face masks, Manoosh watercolor scarf, Kate Aspen flamingo bottle opener, Salty Road mango taffy, and champagne truffles. Now to enter to win it!

GIVEAWAY details

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED, THE WINNER IS ANDREA GALLAGHER!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS FOR THE RETRO BRUNCH GOODIE BAG AND CONTENTS. CONTEST ENDS 7/21/15 AT 12AM CST, ONE WINNER WILL BE RANDOMLY CHOSEN AND NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL, NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN. ONLY TWO OPTIONS ARE MANDATORY, BUT ALL OTHERS MAY BE COMPLETED FOR MORE CHANCES TO WIN. OPEN WORLDWIDE. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sources: Shoot conceptualized, styled alongside, and coordinated by Beau Tied Events // hair styling by Dee Lauren // makeup by Rivki Makeup Artistry // catering by A Fare Extraordinaire // flower arrangements by Bramble & Bee // calligraphy names and stationary by Nib and Pixel // clothing c/o Tootsies // cocktails by Robin Berwick of Double Trouble Caffeine & Cocktails // flatware and rose glasses from Birch & Brass Rentals // linen napkins from La Tavola Linen // photography by Jared Smith

A big thanks to our lovely models, Keitha ReneeValentina Degtyar, and Dagny Paige 

 

DIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & Cloth

DIY Retro Summer Brunch or Soiree

DIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & ClothDIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & Cloth

photos by Jared Smith

In case you haven’t had the chance to experience the retro goodness that is Palm Springs in real life just yet, we’re helping bring the DIY version straight to you with this DIY retro Summer brunch or soiree we created alongside Beau Tied Events! Call me obsessed (or just ‘Bridgette Bardot’, in this instance), but this 60’s style game has my name all over it!

Naturally we had to bring a little DIY touch to it all, so I have lots of how-to details, printables, and even a giveaway for one lucky reader for a seriously amazing goodie bag fit for poolside glamour…

DIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & ClothDIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & ClothDIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & Cloth

First and foremost, you can’t host a retro Summer brunch without forcing all of your friends to wear 60’s inspired ensembles, so we snatched up all of the retro designer goodness that we could from Tootsies, and I think it came together perfectly (I want this mint green matching set immediately!). Once everyone is in uniform, the real party can begin!

DIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & ClothDIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & Cloth

Printable Striped Drink Umbrellas

To make the umbrellas, print out the printable sheets and cut along the outside edge of each colored umbrella, then cut a slit from one side to the middle of the circle. Fold the cut ends over each other just a bit until it forms a cone shape, then adhere into place along with a plastic stir stick in the middle with the glue gun.

DIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & ClothDIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & Cloth

No matter the decor, what’s a brunch without the bites? We teamed up with A Fare Extraordinaire to cater the brunch bites (these raspberry scones were seriously to die for!), alongside Robin of Double Trouble who mixed her famous tiki cocktails and made us all jealous that she actually owned these ceramic coconut cups!

DIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & ClothDIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & Cloth

Sadly the perfect patterned pineapple plates to do not exists (I’m sensing a missed opportunity here, no?!), so Paula from Beau Tied used mod podge to adhere patterned fabric on the backsides of clear plates, and I love the way they turned out!

Pair them with custom calligraphy menus from Nib and Pixel, a faux banana leaf, custom vinyl chair name decals, and gold flatware, and you’ve got yourself one stylist place setting!

DIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & ClothDIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & Cloth

DIY Dotted Wall Backdrop

To make the backdrop, Kathlee measured and taped off even squares along the wall with painter’s tape and a ruler to mark off perfect 4.5 inch sections for the paint sample chips that she cut using a 2.5″ circle hole punch.

DIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & ClothDIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & Cloth

In all seriousness, how fake to these floral arrangements from Bramble & Bee look?! They were so perfect I could’ve cried. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such beautiful ombre peonies, and I even like to consider myself a non-florist, just stare-from-the-side-lines connoisseur.

DIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & ClothDIY Retro Summer Brunch - Sugar & Cloth

Of course no fete is complete without a killer goodie bag, so we compiled the perfect Summer must-have bag comprised of a Lolo Bag pool tote and sunglasses case, Murphy & Daughters bon bon soap set, Artifact Skin Co. face masks, Manoosh watercolor scarf, Kate Aspen flamingo bottle opener, Salty Road mango taffy, and champagne truffles. Now to enter to win it!

GIVEAWAY details

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED, THE WINNER IS ANDREA GALLAGHER!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS FOR THE RETRO BRUNCH GOODIE BAG AND CONTENTS. CONTEST ENDS 7/21/15 AT 12AM CST, ONE WINNER WILL BE RANDOMLY CHOSEN AND NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL, NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN. ONLY TWO OPTIONS ARE MANDATORY, BUT ALL OTHERS MAY BE COMPLETED FOR MORE CHANCES TO WIN. OPEN WORLDWIDE. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sources: Shoot conceptualized, styled alongside, and coordinated by Beau Tied Events // hair styling by Dee Lauren // makeup by Rivki Makeup Artistry // catering by A Fare Extraordinaire // flower arrangements by Bramble & Bee // calligraphy names and stationary by Nib and Pixel // clothing c/o Tootsies // cocktails by Robin Berwick of Double Trouble Caffeine & Cocktails // flatware and rose glasses from Birch & Brass Rentals // linen napkins from La Tavola Linen // photography by Jared Smith

A big thanks to our lovely models, Keitha ReneeValentina Degtyar, and Dagny Paige 

 

Comments

  • Molly

    07.15.15

    A Fare Extraordinaire meets Double Trouble drinks meets clothes off of Tootsie’s racks—killer collab from every end, especially when S+C gets involved :) someone give me a bridesmaid luncheon to host or something please!!

    oh and gimme that retro red top.

    • Ashley said:

      haha! Yes! thank you, Molly!

  • brittni

    07.15.15

    This is fantastic! That backdrop is amazing and I love all of the retro looks. Can’t get enough!

    • Ashley said:

      Thank you, B! ;)

  • Hannah

    07.15.15

    That ombré dotted background is to die for!!

    xx Hannah // TheCheapishly.com

    • Ashley said:

      It might be my favorite! ;)

  • Jane Gordon

    07.15.15

    Loving everything about this! :)

  • Lynda

    07.15.15

    You should probably look up the definition of the word soiree. It only happens in the evening. You can either have a breakfast for dinner soiree or a brunch, but not a brunch soiree.

    • Kim said:

      What a real sweetheart you are…

      • Lynda said:

        She has a beautiful blog. I am in the publishing field and these kinds of things will keep intelligent people from taking her seriously. They are important to her future and she should want someone to point out the little things that need correcting so that she can improve her work. All good writers know that editing is part of the process. Being overly sensitive to editing cannot help a writer. My comment was done out of kindness and I tried to include some humor.

      • Ashley said:

        I’d like to think that we have more positive work than bad to where intelligent people would still read along, but regardless, this has since been edited with the word “or” so let’s keep things positive around here and move on to the next post, ladies! Thanks for your support! :)

  • Jo

    07.21.15

    Hi! Love all the photos and the cute retro style of well, everything! I would love to know where those awesome turquoise sunglasses are from pretty please. They are so cute. Thanks for such a fun post!

  • Brynn

    09.06.15

    We’re getting married in April in Nashville with a mid-century modern Palm Springs theme and I was just gasping/grabbing my fiancé as I scrolled through the photos and text here because this perfectly captures all the elements I had in mind!!! I’ve had a hard time communicating what I can so clearly picture in my head to others, and this shoot is so, so helpful to me as I can share it with others. Beyond that, this is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing!

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