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Tips for Planning the Perfect Brunch at Home

Updated: Sep 13, 2023

Who said you have to go to a restaurant to have an amazing brunch? It can be just as much fun to prepare brunch at home and invite some of your close friends to enjoy it with you. Not quite sure where to start? Brown Skin Brunchin’ has some tips to make sure you–the hostess with the mostess–pull off the most memorable brunch ever.

Variety is the Spice of Life

Naturally, the most important part of your brunch will be the food! Be sure to offer a diverse mix of foods, including both sweet and savory options. Start with grain-based items like pancakes, grits, waffles, biscuits, muffins, or French toast. Various egg offerings should be available as well as different types of meats. Fresh, sliced fruits are also a must-have. From there, you can get as creative as you want in preparing items you know you and your guests will love.

Make it Pretty

There are many ways to incorporate charming elements that will make your brunch table picturesque and totally Insta-worthy. Allow the season to determine your color scheme and choose coordinating tableware, cloth napkins, and tablecloths that suit your style. Candles, fresh-cut flowers, and other greenery can be used to form elegant centerpieces. Add garnish to your perfectly-plated dishes for a nice finishing touch.

Get Creative With Drinks

Make sure you have your coffee, tea, and fruit juices on deck. But don’t feel limited to them. Mimosas are fun and perhaps almost expected, but you can spice it up by offering other fun mixed alcoholic drinks and mocktails, too. Bellinis, lemonades, spritzers, mojitos, margaritas, iced teas, and sangrias can all be made using any type or combination of fruits you desire. Let your creativity shine through or allow your guests to get involved and customize their own drinks. You can also use Brunch in a Bottle Peach Mango sparkling wine. It's the perfect way to enjoy cocktails without needing to be a mixologist.

Planning and Preparation are Key

It is a good idea to get your table set up the night before and prepare most of your food earlier that morning. This will ensure that your food is fresh, but will also allow you to have everything ready to go when your guests arrive. There’s nothing more stress-inducing than frantically running around like a chicken with its head cut off doing last-minute preparations while your guests are there. Make an ordered list of the things you do need to do the day of, and check them off as you complete them. Allot extra time for any mishaps that may require additional attention. And, most importantly, have fun!

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