Dad’s 46th

My dad recently celebrated his forty-sixth birthday. Last year, we celebrated at the Queen Mary’s Sunday Champagne Brunch; my dad enjoyed it so much that he picked the same place for his birthday this year. The brunch at this marvelous ship is rather expensive, but the buffet price lets you explore the ship for as long as you want. Bottomless mimosas + great buffet + live harp music + getting to explore = why not?

I reserved our table for 8 through OpenTable for 10:30AM; surprisingly, we arrived earlier than planned and they let us right in. Our table was next to the entrance for the buffet, so it made grubbing really easy.

After brunch, we strolled around the ship. We planned on doing the Haunted Tour; however, the next tour was in three hours and with the 100F fall weather, we weren’t too thrilled about having to wait. We ended up stumbling across this video room where they play videos about people who’ve boarded the Queen Mary back in the day on an endless loop… in an air conditioned room. You bet we spent a good 20 minutes in there.

Anyways, we left around 2PM and headed straight to Sweet Cup. My younger brother and I stumbled across this ice cream/boba shop on the Yelp OC page a few weeks ago – THEY HAVE ICE CREAM TACOS OK. He convinced my dad to make a detour to this shop before heading home.

This place is soooo good. I got the matcha bliss on a blue waffle and holy crap, my love for matcha was easily fulfilled. We didn’t wait too long since we came at a good time + we snagged a table for eight right when we got in. I totally understand and respect the hype for this place. Tacos are even better when ice cream is involved, everyone. Tried and tested.


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queen mary sunday champagne brunch / sweet cup

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  1. October 15, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    Happy birthdate to your father! It’s so cool that you guys went out and became fancy pants at the Queen Mary! Bottomless mimosa??? YASSS YOU’RE LIVING THE LIFE. Your family is so adorable and ESPECIALLY YOU + CHRIS!!!!!

    Oh no, the weather sounded too hot to do anything in. At least you guys got to go back and chill for a bit. OMG THE ICE CREAM TACO LOOKS LIT. I need to try that someday because it looks super tasty. Glad everyone had a great time :D! Why is it that OC has all of the tasty stuff? Then again, I’m stuck in the OC yet I am too lazy to go adventuring *o*. OK I am following the yelpOC page because they have lots of lit inspos going on there. FOODIE LIFE IS THE LIFE!!!

  2. October 16, 2017 / 3:12 am

    Haha “100F fall weather”. Sounds like fall πŸ˜‰

    The ice cream taco looks intriguing… But totally photogenic.

    That family shot is so cute!!

  3. October 16, 2017 / 4:19 am

    Happy birthday to your dad!! It sounds like you had a great celebration, especially the brunch – I love that you got to explore the ship which looks beautiful in the photographs. And those icecream tacos are the prettiest thing ever! Got to love it when a particular place lives up to the hype hahah.

    maria |

  4. Ankita Bardhan
    October 16, 2017 / 4:39 am

    This seems like a great family time together. I smiled throughout the post πŸ™‚
    And happy belated birthday to your dad πŸ™‚

  5. October 16, 2017 / 11:20 am

    Wonderful pictures! Sounds like it was a great day for your dad and everyone else! Thanks for sharing about Sweet Cup. I need to find time to go check out that place.

    Jenn |

  6. October 16, 2017 / 11:55 am

    Queen Mary + Champagne + Brunch? That’s the perfect combination ever! I would like to celebrate my birthday on a place like that. Happy birthday to your father!

  7. October 16, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    Awww, happy birthday to your dad! What a fab place to celebrate a special birthday! The Queen Mary is so nice and the food looks delicious. I am personally drooling over those ice cream tacos though. I definitely have to try those soon! Thanks for sharing! xoxo, Christine

  8. October 16, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    How cute that y’all returned to celebrate! Happy belated birthday to your dad ^-^ // omg my family and I can totally relate to hangin’ out at the a/c. This is us on summer vacation all the time haha // I’ve seen ice cream tacos on Instagram before! They look difficult to eat, but they look so glorious! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  9. October 16, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    ICE CREAM TACOS?! You gotta do it for the gram, am I right? The Queen Mary looks dope. I heard their haunted house is awesome. Have you been to it?

  10. October 17, 2017 / 3:57 am

    your dad is 46!? omg that’s so young! i always wonder what it’s like to have young parents. maybe they can relate to the things i feel – or so i dream haha

    omg queen mary’s. this probably sounds out of topic but…at the mention of queen mary’s, i can’t help but to remember buzzfeed unsolved – a series about supernatural / crime cold cases i’ve been so obsessed about. they had one episode where they stayed at queen mary’s ship because the ship is said to be haunted. so when i read this, i was like “omg buzzfeed unsolved” kept echoing in my head hahahaa i’m so curious about the haunted tour though! that’d be super interesting!

    regardless, nice to know the brunch is awesome. and dang, those tacos!!! it’s difficult find a tex-mex food in where i live so i don’t get to eat tacos a lot in my life. but ohmygod ice cream taco must be so fulfilling ♥

  11. October 18, 2017 / 4:42 am

    Taco?? Ice cream???? Taco ice cream???? Yes, please! Happy birthday to your father, too! Stuffing yourself full is one of the best ways to celebrate a birthday, methinks.

  12. October 18, 2017 / 8:48 am

    Happy belated birthday to your dad! That looks like it was a really fun and fancy experience.

    And why haven’t I had any ice cream tacos in my life?

  13. October 18, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    Happy Birthday to your father! It looks like it was such a fun day! The Queen Mary looks like such a gorgeous place, and I wouldn’t mind trying one of those ice cream tacos…looks so good! πŸ™‚

  14. October 18, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    happy birthday, dada! 46 years young! AND GURL, YOU DID SO WELL SPOILIN YOUR FAM. GOALS. seriously you just gave me ideas for dad’s anniversary. haunted tour sounds so cool but dang sweet cup tacos……….. i am salivating. is that fortune cookie on top?

  15. October 19, 2017 / 7:27 am

    Happy Birthday to your dad! That sounds like such an amazing brunch. Unlimited mimosas too!

    Those ice cream tacos look amazing, especially the matcha one. I’d definitely want to try one of those!

    Glad you had a nice time celebrating!

  16. October 19, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    Oh wow, this is a fun adventure in OC. Those sweet tacos are interesting, hope I got to taste something like it πŸ™‚

  17. October 20, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    Happy belated birthday to your father!

    A ship restaurant sounds like a really cool concept! It’s neat that you guys can explore the ship, as well as eat there. Also that family picture is such a great picture! And omg at the ice cream tacos. It’s cool how they have so many different varieties. They all look really yummy.

  18. October 20, 2017 / 11:45 pm

    Happy birthday to your dad! He’s sooooo young, especially compared to my own father XD And I think he was smart to choose the place he enjoyed last year again! That place sounds like it’s a great deal! I need to find something similar for my parents πŸ™‚ Bottomless mimosas sound like absolute heaven.

    All the food looks delish. That Sweet Cup especially! They look so photogenic, and now I am craving something sweet! XD

  19. October 21, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    Ohhhhh we LOVE brunch! In any form really. But this looks like an exceptionally cool experience! And I honestly never realized I needed an ice cream taco until now… And now I’m not sure my life will be complete without one! Happy Birthday to your dad!

    Susie |

  20. October 22, 2017 / 8:16 am

    What a beautiful way to celebrate your dad’s birthday =o) Even though it was so hot you guys seem to have made the best out of the sunshine. And those ice cream tacos look like the cherry on top of a wonderful day =o)

  21. October 23, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    Happy birthday to your dad, it looks like everyone had a great time and the food was amazing!!!
    The Color Palette

  22. October 28, 2017 / 3:33 am

    Happy birthday to your dad! He’s so young (at least compared to my dad) omg! And those tacos. Super jealous. I want an ice cream tacooo!