Brunch Ideas You’ll Want to Try This Weekend
Love hosting brunch, but you’re fresh out of brunch ideas? Stress not: This post will offer some tips, tidbits, and tricks to help you host your most fabulous brunch yet, whether you want to make it laid-back or fancy.
Love hosting brunch, but you’re fresh out of brunch ideas? Stress not: This post will offer some tips, tidbits, and tricks to help you host your most fabulous brunch yet, whether you want to make it laid-back or fancy. And, bonus, these ideas are all easy to implement. Let’s take a look.
Don’t Be Afraid to Delegate
When you’re the host for brunch, there’s a lot on your plate. You have to clean, set the table, and prepare the food and drinks. Don’t try to do it all. Let friends and family take on some of the responsibilities. Someone can bring fresh flowers or sparkling wine, for example, so there’s less for you to worry about. A stress-free brunch is always the best kind.
Stick to One Main Course
No need to take your menu over the top. If you wanted a full spread, you might as well check out one of Dallas’ best spots for brunch. When you’re playing host, keep it simple by offering one main course (crustless quiches, for example) with some easy sides. Think a bowl of fresh berries, arugula salad, or bakery croissants.
Up the Fun with a DIY Bar
Here’s one of those brunch ideas that’s always a hit: Make a bar for guests to make something themselves. It doesn’t matter if it’s a mimosa bar, waffle bar, or oatmeal bar, people love the idea of customizing a drink or dish to their exact specifications. Check out this how-to on how to set up a mimosa bar.
Make One Bouquet Go a Long Way
A brunch is a special meal, and fresh flowers are a way to make it feel that way. But don’t think you need to invest in multiple arrangements — one bouquet can do the trick. The key is to make smaller arrangements from one larger arrangement. If you love the look of fresh lilacs, cut some sprigs from one bouquet and position them in small pitchers and vases. It’s an easy way to add a touch of beauty to your brunch spread.
Simplify Your Place Settings
Don’t stress about creating elaborate place settings for all of your guests. Oftentimes, doing something understated is just as pretty. An example would be setting your utensils on a napkin and tying it all together with rustic twine. It adds some charm to the table, and it’s a cinch to put together.
Don’t let coming up with some brunch ideas get the best of you. Instead, try some of these tips to make your next brunch an unforgettable one.
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