Graduation Party | Brunch and Terrarium Making


KellyClare photography_0079

Graduation is the perfect excuse to host a special brunch for your grad!

My assistant Hailey recently graduated from University of Washington with a business degree.  Over the past couple of years, Hailey has interned with Jenny Cookies and has been a large help in our growth.  She has been responsible for numerous tasks and operations from parties and workshops to the opening of Jenny Cookies Bake Shop.  We are so proud of this huge accomplishment!

KellyClare photography_0003

To celebrate Hailey, we invited a few of her closest friends over for a morning of terrarium making and a light brunch with these watercolor invites from Minted.

KellyClare photography_0088

KellyClare photography_0032

We kept the food and drinks fairly simple with scones, fresh fruit, donuts, yogurt parfaits and mimosas…because, dessert.  Our cake mimicked the invite design with a touch of buttercream succulents.

KellyClare photography_0034

KellyClare photography_0026

KellyClare photography_0029

KellyClare photography_0039

KellyClare photography_0040

After brunch we made terrariums!  They’re simple to make with a few basic supplies:

  1.  Small Rocks/Gravel
  2. Charcoal
  3. Cactus Soil
  4. Succulents
  5. Moss
  6. Glass bulbs

KellyClare photography_0020

To make a terrarium, follow these simple steps:

  1.  Fill your container with a layer of gravel or small rocks.  The rocks are for drainage purposes only.  Essentially a place for excess water to go if you should happen to over water your terrarium.

2.  Add a spoonful of charcoal to the rocks.  The charcoal will help eliminate any bacteria in your terrarium.

3.  Add dirt!  Cactus soil is best for growing succulents and cacti.

KellyClare photography_0048

4.  Plant cactus and succulents inside the terrarium.  Take into account the size of your globe or vessel and the size of your plant.  You’ll want to consider how much room it will be able to grow.  If you choose small plants, you may be able to plant multiple.  If you choose a large plant, it’s wise to stick with one so it has room to expand.

KellyClare photography_0050

5.  Once the succulents are buried in the dirt, add decorative moss, rocks and sand to your terrarium to add character.

KellyClare photography_0052

KellyClare photography_0055

KellyClare photography_0058

KellyClare photography_0060

KellyClare photography_0062

6.  Once your terrarium is complete, spritz the plants with a few squirts of water.  Store plant in a sunlit spot and water every 7-14 days.

KellyClare photography_0066

KellyClare photography_0072

KellyClare photography_0073

KellyClare photography_0032

After terrarium making we enjoyed cookies and cake!

KellyClare photography_0085

We sent guests home with personalized Minted notebooks tied in twine with a sprig of greenery and their own terrariums!

KellyClare photography_0076

To plan your own grad brunch with terrarium making, head to Minted.com for your invites and grad announcements.   They have the best assortment of unique stationary designed by independent artists you won’t find anywhere else!

Pin this idea for later!

How to host a terrarium making party

Photography by Kelly Clare

THIS IS A SPONSORED POST. JENNY COOKIES HAS RECEIVED PAYMENT, TRADE AND/OR PRODUCTS FROM MINTED IN EXCHANGE FOR PROMOTING, HOWEVER ALL OPINIONS STATED ARE MY OWN AND I ONLY PROMOTE PRODUCTS/COMPANIES I LOVE.

3 thoughts on “Graduation Party | Brunch and Terrarium Making

  1. Just wanted you to know I loved your article in “Where Women Cook”!!! Loved your cookies and the reason I bought the magazine and what caught my eye was the jadeite! I have 3 pieces and my first piece was a good morning cup with a rooster. Thank you for sharing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *