Brunching is one of my favorite things to do on weekends. I like to make it extra special and even sometimes invite friends or family. Today I’m sharing a few tips that have helped me host a weekend brunch with ease.
Let’s get started…
1. SET EVERYTHING UP AHEAD OF TIME
When creating a tablescape, I love setting out everything ahead of time so that I’m not scrambling last minute to find platters, napkins, and serving pieces. Today I’m highlighting a few new pieces I received from AMARA. I’ve been a fan of AMARA for awhile now. They have such an amazing selection of home accessories, furniture, dining pieces, and great gift ideas too.
One brand that I’ve been loving lately is Mackenzie-Childs. They have such fun prints (love their Royal Check Collection) and well made pieces. I recently received this tea kettle that clearly has multiple uses. Today I used it as a vase to hold my peonies which is a tip I learned from a friend.
Lastly, I received 2 fun platters from a funky brand I’ve never heard of called Asta Barrington. They make affordable serving trays with fun sayings and designs.
2. SIMPLIFY THE MENU
When it comes to the menu, try not to overthink it. I love anything easy and store bought items are always my best friend. Today I decided to serve:
- Lox Plate with Everything Bagels, Smoked Salmon, Sliced Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Red Onions
- Sweets tray that included chocolate croissants from Trader Joe’s (they come frozen and are super easy to make) as well as brownie bites and madeleines from Sugar Bowl Bakery. They have so many delicious sweet treats so make sure to check their website out.
- Fruit salad with blueberries and strawberries
There was minimal cooking and much more plating with this menu, making it easy to put together and serve.
3. KEEP THE GUEST LIST SMALL
I always like to keep my parties on the small side and only invite the amount of people that can fit at my dinner table. It’s easier to manage, less food to make, and less dishes to clean. Especially these days when you are supposed to be social distancing, it is best to stick with family or close friends.
4. ADD SOME FRESH FLOWERS
I always find that fresh flowers easily elevate any celebration in an instance. So do pretty serving dishes and platters. You don’t need to go all out or buy new items when decorating the table, just add some fresh flowers and your prettiest serving pieces and plates. I went with pink peonies since they happen to be in season. I also displayed them in my Mackenzie-Childs tea kettle instead of a regular vase.
So there you have it. A few tips to help plan your next weekend brunch. See some pictures below:
*A huge thank you to AMARA for collaborating on this post