With the holidays quickly approaching, I am always looking for ways to carve out time to gather with friends and enjoy being together. So I decided to host a “Favorite Things Brunch” filled with my favorite foods to eat and a few of my favorite things to gift my sweet friends!
I just love setting my table for my guests. It doesn’t take much to create a beautiful party. Just pull out your pretty plates, napkins and glasses and add a few small votives of flowers and you have a great start to your tablescape. My menu was very simple. I served my favorite quiche, pumpkin spice scones (my favorite flavor of the season!) and my favorite fruit, pineapple.
I do love flowers. And when you create small arrangements, you can make a few flowers go a long way. Check your local grocery store and look for the bunches of individual types of flowers to create your own grouping. Keep in mind your colors for your party when choosing your flowers. This really helps bring it all together.
For a really fun gift idea, I decided to create a “Favorite Things Bar”. I set out a few of my favorite things and created gift containers for each of my friends. They got to pack up their boxes with each of my favorite things to take home and enjoy. I included fresh rosemary bushes, artisan soaps, local honey, and super cute pineapple shakers (these are great to fill with cinnamon, nutmeg, etc to shake flavoring on your coffee). And I had to include my new favorite coffee, Starbucks® Caffé Latte K-Cup® pods with delicious flavors that only Starbucks® can create. These new Starbucks® Caffé Latte K-Cup® pods are made from milk and without artificial flavors. My friends got to sample each of the flavors which included Caramel flavor, Vanilla flavor, Mocha made with Real Cocoa, Pumpkin Spice Latte made with Real Pumpkin, & Peppermint Mocha (which is my favorite flavor!)
I also set up a “Barista Bar” so my friends could channel their inner barista and choose their own flavors to sip and enjoy throughout the party. There is a two-step process to brew these new coffees. Step 1 is to pour the flavor packet into the mug. Step 2 is to brew the Starbucks® Caffé Blend K-Cup® pod in your Keurig® brewer and stir to enjoy.
- Made from milk
- Made without artificial flavors
- Caramel flavor, Vanilla flavor, Real Cocoa (Mocha), Real Pumpkin
Such a great way to connect with friends and celebrate the warmth of endearing friendships over a latte at home.
So grab your best girls and have your own “Favorite Things Brunch”. Want to know more about these new Starbucks® Caffé Latte K-Cup® pods? Check it out here and be sure to take advantage of the limited time only flavors too! These products are available nationally at your local grocery store.
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