It’s super fun to go out to a restaurant for brunch, but all of those yummy waffles and tasty mimosas can add up pretty quick. Just because you’re saving doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice, though - consider hosting a brunch party of your own!
Below are some of our favorite recipes and tips for hosting a brunch party so yours will be a success!
TAKE THE TIME TO COME UP WITH A MENU
You’ll be so stressed if you are forced to throw together a menu at the last minute. Flex those time management muscles and plan in advance! Try to decide on your menu one to two weeks in advance, and include an even mix of sides and mains.
Seeking inspiration? Here are some crowd-pleasing dishes:
Pancakes are a classic. What’s best about them is that you can add your own special touch.
A little sweet and a little tart, the combination of fresh blueberries and lemon give these muffins an irresistible flavor!
Delicious and super sweet, honestly, is it even brunch without French toast?
DELIGHT WITH DAZZLING DRINKS
A big part of brunch is the drinks the meal comes paired with! The citrusy-sweet mimosa is a classic, but there are so many other flavorful options out there, too.
Super pretty, but not too pretty to drink.
This is a tropical twist on the classic.
Ginger adds some zing to this beloved Italian cocktail.
This non-alcoholic drink is sweet with a hint of grounding herbal flavor.
TIE IT ALL TOGETHER WITH A THEME
A themed brunch can create a fun, cohesive, and memorable experience for you and your guests! Whether you’re hosting a brunch party in honor of a special occasion, to celebrate a holiday, or just because you want to show your love, thoughtful touches like a seasonal menu or handmade decorations are a great way to make an impact.
Here are some brunch themes that could make for a meaningful time together:
After all the excitement of New Year’s Eve, celebrate the first day of the new year by hosting a brunch party that’s relaxing and low key.
Pops of pink and perfect petals are a great way to celebrate love with all of your favorite girls.
Spring has sprung with this adorable theme! Even the Easter Bunny will be coming back for seconds of these seasonal delights.
Whether you’re hosting only mom, your in-laws, or everyone in the family, delicate details and a spring-inspired menu make this a Mother’s Day Brunch to be proud of.
Get inspired with tips on how to bring the outdoors in with a celebration of the sunniest season! Open up the windows and let the light shine in!
RELAX AND ENJOY
The best part about hosting a brunch party is that you get to spend time with the people you care about in the comfort of your home! Everyone can kick off their shoes, and just enjoy each other’s company, and that’s what makes it worth it.
What are your favorite brunch activities, foods and drinks? Tell us below in the comments!