Featured Vintage Easter Brunch

Add a touch of elegance and whimsy to your Easter celebrations with these vintage-inspired Easter brunch ideas!

As I troll around the internet sucking up all the marvelous spring and Easter inspired ideas out there I'm finding that many families, like mine, celebrate the Easter holiday with a big ol' family brunch.

It makes complete sense as most observing Catholics will head to mass earlier in the morning dressed in their Easter best, then return late morning for Easter egg hunts and celebrating.

I recently came across this Vintage Easter Brunch over at the SaucyPants blog . If you haven't already added Kristi Murphy's feed to your reader, do so! Her site is incredible - chock full of fun printables, delicious recipes and all sorts of DIY inspiration. Even better - the site Saucy Pants plays home to a universal recipe box!

What really attracted my eye to this real party was the finish of all the images. It captured the vintage look Kristi was going for and I wasn't at all surprised to learn she shot these on actual film - no digital camera here, folks! Not having my digital camera far from me for at least the last 8 years now, I have to admire her ambition.

Check out all of Kristi's Easter brunch ideas here. I plan on incorporating some of these trendy vintage touches in my own Easter celebration this year and I bet you'll want to, too!


  • Like Kristi, I've got quite a thing for vintage-inspired decor and since it's such a trendy party idea this year, I'm finding tons of pieces to incorporate into decor for a lot less. I love how Kristi works with material in this dessert bar - different glass vessels, white plates and metallic embellishments create a sweet, vintage base for the bar without overwhelming.

  • Kristi says, "To accomplish this, I made sure to use pastel colors with a mostly white backdrop … and then I threw in the vintage trinkets from there. I used my {Classic} Easter/Spring Printable Collection to create the color palette for the table, and then the desserts I chose took the color up one more notch."

  • Easter cupcakes embellished with pastel doily-inspired wrappers and egg-shaped toppers keep it simple, sweet and easy.

  • White chocolate popcorn displayed in one of the glass jars Kristi found at Michael's caught my eye immediately - mainly because I'm such a sucker for popcorn, but also because it's so pretty I almost don't want to eat it. I said almost.

  • More so than anywhere else in this brunch, the dessert table really captured the vintage look Kristi was going for - and that was her intention! Another really simple idea to add both texture and a rustic feel to the display is with Krisiti's Easter printable greetings displayed in wooden frames.

  • A white coconut cake is elegant, delicious and maintains the rustic vintage feel, but a pastel green ribbon adds the pop of color to draw in the eye. Again, Kristi brought in the glass texture we love so much - it adds to the dessert's look, but doesn't distract.

  • You can't see it in that first image, but Kristi hung this spring bunting she found at Target over her dessert display. You'll see in later pictures she tied spaces at her brunch together with a similar bunting display.

  • Paper pom poms have been such a popular party idea for a while now, but that's because they're so versatile, so inexpensive and absolutely gorgeous when displayed in clusters. They maximize the space for a whole lot less. Kristi worked these bright spring colored pom poms in several spots - atop her centerpieces, hanging from the ceiling and on her dessert's backdrop.

  • Kristi is super resourceful - much of the pieces she used throughout her space were repurposed. She explains, "I covered the table first with a white sheet. I then overlayed ivory tulle back and forth across the table...

  • ...For the table setting, I made the placemats out of kraft packaging paper and a strip of lace. The plates and serving dishes belonged to my grandmother, and I picked up the glasses from Goodwill! Goodwill is the best!"

  • I'm betting from this totally chic, comfortable and beautiful outdoor expansion on the party space, Kristi's family appreciates the spring weather as much as mine does. I love this idea so much - another spring bunting, some of the lemonade she featured on her buffet and bright pillows made this space so perfect!

  • Thanks so much to Kristi of SaucyPants for sharing her fabulous Easter brunch ideas with us! Head over to her blog for even more details (like the favor she passed out to the fam), the printables she used and to find out where you can get more of the same pieces she used!

    Vendor Credits:

    Printables: SaucyPants
    Photography: GuruAmrit Khalsa Photography   + SaucyPants
    Coconut Cake, Coconut Cupcake, and Chocolate Cupcakes: Tammie Coe Cakes
    Macarons: Essence Bakery
    White Chocolate Popcorn: Nothing Bundt Cakes
    Blueberry Muffins: Hillside Spot
    Easter Card: SaucyPants

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