While breakfast is the most important meal of the day, brunch is the most exciting! This leisurely meal is filled with flavors, and it’s totally socially acceptable to have a cocktail by 11:30. Have you ever thought about making your own brunch party? While all those restaurants may make it seem difficult, it’s further from the case! So here are some helpful tips for creating a merry brunch party that all your friends are just going to love!
Start by creating some invitations
Sure, you can just text your friends that you’re having a brunch party and want to invite them but why not tweak it by making it a bit formal? A formal invitation is going to show how serious you are about the event, and it also shows your friends that you’re counting on them to be there rather than them just staying in bed all day. Creating invites doesn’t need to be tough, you can make a free one on Canva and print it off.
Don’t worry about going overboard for your brunch menu
When you think of brunch, you’re probably thinking of eggs benedict, eclairs, salmon, and some of those other famous brunch menu items, right? Well those are great, and there’s no denying that but why not make things a tad easier on yourself? You don’t have to impress your guests by making lavish dishes, you don’t have to destroy your kitchen for that either. Instead, choose some simple brunch items that can easily be customized to taste.
This can include a bagel board with an assortment of bagels and toppings such as cream cheese, cappers, salmon, and other items that pair nicely with a bagel. But you can take it a step further with waffles or pancakes and have some jams, butters, syrups, and toppings to go along with it. You can make things very easy for yourself as well as ensuring that everyone gets to indulge in their favourites.
Don’t forget those cocktails
What is brunch without cocktails? It’s basically just a late breakfast! So you cannot forget about those cocktails. While mimosas are a favorite during brunch, you should feel free to make others such as mojitos or a tequila sunrise. You can even invest in a cocktail making kit, as these can really help you out in stepping up your game. Just make sure you get the right glasses for the cocktails, as the presentation counts.
Remember to offer other beverages
While having cocktails for brunch is grand, it’s also important to have other beverages, as some pair better with certain brunch foods far more than others. You can get simple with some mint flavoured water, orange juice, coffee, and lots of tea.
Check your local bakery
As stated above, you don’t need to cook everything, that’s just absurd and too time consuming! So why not check your local bakery for things they have available such as muffins, croissants, and even some bread. All of this can add up to you have a stress free experience when putting together this wonderful brunch.