If you are considering throwing a party and are feeling overwhelmed by the thought of a Friday or Saturday night soiree, start small. Brunch is a great meal to host. Hosting Brunch lets you hone your hosting skills and throw a simple and fun party with great food. Read on for some tips that will have you hosting brunch in no time.
One of the hardest things about hosting a meal at your house can be getting all of the food to the table on time. A great solution is to serve at least a few items that you can make ahead. A great option for make-ahead brunch is a quiche that can easily be heated in the AM. A frittata with roasted vegetables is also a popular make-ahead option. Want something sweet? Bake up a French toast casserole that can be assembled the night before and baked off shortly before guests arrive.
Setting up your service table with single serve portions of muffins, bagels, croissants, fruit cups, and sweets are a great way to save time on service. Set out jams and flavored butters for breads as well. Guests can grab what they like and move on to easily mingle with guests.
Create a beverage station and serve coffee, tea, one juice, as well as sparkling and still water. Offer mimosas and/or belinis to round out the drink selection, or choose a light, signature cocktail for the afternoon. Complete the set up with table -top labels for each option.
Make it Pretty
Make your brunch table special by setting a few simple flowers arrangements around and lighting a few candles. With flowers, the simpler the better. Choose a monochromatic scheme, or add a few vases of lavender or wildflowers to give a light Spring feeling. Pop your table setting with napkins in fresh Colors and layer your plates for added depth.
Say Thank You
It’s always nice to send your guests home with a little something. Say “thanks for coming” with treat bags carrying a sweet pastry or a few cookies to show your appreciation.
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