Sunday Brunch (Summer menu)

I have family in town this weekend and hosted a Sunday brunch at my home today. 
(Y'all now how much I love to entertain!) 

First off was setting the right atmosphere.  I think music is so important!
I found a great Disney Jazz soundtrack, "Everybody Wants to Be a Cat" on iTunes.

White flowers in a Mason Jar with cut lemon; these scream summer!

As I began looking for recipes earlier in the week, I chose recipes that could be prepared ahead of time, which allowed for easy set up this morning. I also tried to find recipes that use seasonal produce. In Florida that would be berries and tomatoes.

BLT Pasta Salad (recipe HERE):

Egg Salad and Chicken Salad on Croissants:

Sparkling waters (from World Market):

Blood Mary's are a must!

And my favorite, Shortcake with fresh berries: 

We all need more "Mickey", right!?
(Sweet Cream Shortcake recipe here.)