5 Mimosa Recipes to Try at Your Next Brunch

As the weather gets warmer and warmer, brunching gets better and better. When it is your turn to host, kick it up a notch by adding an exciting new spin on a brunch staple, the mimosa. For your complete enjoyment, we have gathered our favorite elevated mimosa ideas below- and they are all extremely simple to make. Cheers!

Mimosa Glasses

Unique Mimosa Recipes

 

Blushing Mimosa

This mimosa is a tropical vacation for your taste buds. Enjoy!

  1. Fill each glass ¾ the way with champagne
  2. Add 2 parts orange juice
  3. Add one part pineapple juice
  4. Add a splash of grenadine

 

Grapefruit Mimosa

Simply substituting orange juice in a classic mimosa gives it a truly enjoyable tropical twist!

  1. Fill each champagne glass ¾ the way with champagne
  2. Top off with fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice

 

Mimosa Punch

This delightful spin on a classic mimosa is a nostalgic nod to childhood parties and non-alcoholic punch  bowls. We are liking the adult version even better!

  1. Add one small scoop of orange sherbet to each glass
  2. Pour champagne over the sherbet
  3. Garnish with an orange slice

 

Mimosa Margarita

This mimosa will really get the fiesta started! You can even serve this is a margarita glass for an authentic feel.

  1. Dip each glass rim in water, then in salt
  2. Fill the glass half way with champagne
  3. Add orange juice nearly to the top of the glass, but leave a bit of room
  4. Top with a small dash of tequila
  5. Garnish with an orange slice

 

Blended Mimosa

We love the blended mimosa because it is a wonderful refreshment in the summertime and it can take on any flavor!

  1. Combine frozen strawberries, raspberries, cranberries (or any other frozen fruit your desire) in a blender with orange juice
  2. Blend to the perfect consistency
  3. Pour the mixture into your glasses and top with chilled champagne

 

We would love to hear how you enjoyed these five fun and unique mimosa recipes. Tag us on Instagram @VilleroyBochUSA with your beautiful beverage creations! And remember, always serve in style with the perfect glass.

Quick DIY Seating Card Ideas for Your Next Dinner Party

When hosting a dinner, whether casual or formal, seating cards are always a fantastic touch. Not only do seating cards help to avoid delay when guests arrive, they also give each place setting a wonderfully personalized greeting. If you are hosting a dinner party but forgot to purchase seating cards, worry not! You can create quick, beautiful seating cards in just a few moments. Here are four quick ideas for seating cards at your next party, no matter the theme.

Seating Cards for Elegant Dinner Parties

Ribbon seating cards on Modern Grace dinnerware

Everyone has ribbon in their homes in a craft of gift-wrap closet. Grab a spool of ribbon in a color that matches your theme and cut pieces that are long enough to wrap around your salad plates. Wrap each salad plate in the ribbon and tie it off with a dramatic bow. Take a marker or a gel pen and write each name across the ribbon. Complete the look by layering the salad plate atop the dinner plate and sliding a napkin under the ribbon for a simple, elegant addition to your dinner party.

 

Seating Cards for Outdoor Garden Parties

Nature inspired seating cards on Althea Nova dinnerware

If you are hosting a dinner party in an outdoor garden or your dinner party features a nature theme, be sure to have name cards that match. One quick and easy way to incorporate your nature theme is to grab a few unused garden stakes from your gardening tools. Write each guest’s name across the front and set it at each place setting. The earthy tones and feel will fit your nature theme beautifully.

 

Seating Cards for Country-Themed Dinner Parties

Country inspired name cards on French Garden dinnerware

For a dinner party with a casually welcoming country feel, there’s no better way to set the mood than with vibrant produce. Take apples, pears or any other fruit you have on hand and remove the leaves if they are on the fruits still. Cut out leaves from construction paper, write a guest’s name on each and then pin one leaf onto each fruit. Place one fruit at each setting to welcome guests as they arrive.

 

Seating Cards for Casual Dinner Parties

Unique Name Card Ideas

Forego the traditional rules of table arrangements and gather your guests’ flatware and napkin into a mason jar for a unique way to decorate each place setting. Simply tie a tag with each guests’ name around the neck of the mason jars and- Viola!- you have instant, stylish seating cards for your casual dinner party!

 

Be sure to share your DIY seating cards with us on Instagram @VilleroyBochUSA!

A Chance to Win Anmut Flowers from The Fashionable Hostess

Anmut Flowers tea and coffeeWe recently teamed up with Amanda Gluck of  The Fashionable Hostess to throw a wonderful lunch event in our New York City showroom.

To follow up the event, The Fashionable Hostess is giving you a chance to win a Villeroy & Boch Anmut Flowers Teapot with two matching teacups!

Interested? Check out her blog post, “Villeroy & Boch Garden Party + Tea Pot Giveaway,” which recaps the event and gives you a chance to enter. (But do so quickly, the giveaway ends this Wednesday.) Good luck!

 

Garden Party: Featuring Anmut Flowers

Anmut Flowers was front-and-center for our Garden Party Luncheon. What better pattern to go with this theme? Here is a peak at our table setting:

Anmut Flowers dinnerware

To re-create this look layer Anmut Flowers Dinner Plates atop Colour Concept Buffet Plates (shown here in Petrol Blue). Complement with Anmut Flowers Appetizer Plates, Colour Concept Highball Glasses (Petrol Blue), wine glasses, colored linens and lots of fresh flowers.