Brunch is the trend that has everyone talking these days. What is it that is so intriguing about brunch? Maybe it's the excuse to wake up later or a great excuse to day drink. No matter the reason, everyone is 'brunching.' However, the downfall of brunch is the long waiting time at restaurants but don't let that stop you; we have the best tips for hosting your very own brunch! So, grab your mimosa and get to planning!
Tip #1 Don't get too stressed out.
It's easy to let the pressure of hosting an event stress you out. You're worried about having the best food, decorations, and drinks, but that's not always what brunch is. Your guests are there to see YOU and to socialize with the other people attending your brunch. Keep that in mind before you're frantically running around your house.
Tip #2 Plan your menu.
Keep your menu simple. Unless you're a gourmet chef, make your life easier by sticking to what you know or hire a vendor who can cater your food for you. It will be easier to stay with one or two main dishes (depending on how many guests you have). Choose food items that can mostly be prepared the night before such as a breakfast casserole. Remember, brunch isn't brunch without bacon! To avoid having to always tend to the bacon and getting splattered with grease, cook your bacon in the oven. You can also have fresh fruit such as grapes, strawberries, and pineapples to serve as a tasty snack for your guests while waiting for more people to arrive.
Tip #3 Bring on the bubbly.
You can never have too many mimosas…or can you? We'll let you be that judge of that! The easiest way to serve drinks is to set up a fix-it-yourself bar. This way you can enjoy your company and not be stuck making drinks the whole time. In addition to the bubbly, have the usual coffee, juice, and water on your list of beverages to serve guests.
Tip #4 Make things easier on yourself.
You may think you have to be fancy when it comes to brunch, but you can still make it classy with disposable plates, cups, napkins, and silverware. Let's be honest, who wants to do the dishes once all of the guests have gone home? Not many people will answer yes. Another tip on making it easier on yourself is to label your food with a small card. Nowadays, people are going to ask whether something is gluten free, dairy free, etc., To help you avoid having to answer the same questions, labeling your food will help out a ton. Plus, it can look cute, too!
Tip #5 Find the perfect centerpiece.
Make your brunch table pop by adding a beautiful centerpiece. Mason jars make for great centerpieces; add flowers of your choice to them and you'll be good to go! If you don't have time for this, call your local florist and they will be more than happy to make a beautiful centerpiece that will sure to be a crowd pleaser. Once you have your centerpiece ready, it is super easy to decorate the rest of the room.
Tip #6 Don't take on too much.
Hosting a brunch can be fun, but it can also be overwhelming. So don't be scared to ask your friends for help! If you need someone to bring champagne for the mimosas or help you prepare the food, just ask. If you don't want to ask your friends, then hire someone to help you out. Especially if you are planning a big brunch that's for a special event, you'll want the extra help. You can hire people to help with the setup, the takedown, and the cleanup. You can also find places to cater food or host your event at a place that provides all of these things for you.
The final tip we have for you is to enjoy yourself! No matter how good the food tastes or how nice the plates are, your friends will be grateful for the time they have to share together and with you. Follow these tips and we can guarantee you'll have a stress-free brunch party!