Have you ever thought of livening up your Sunday by throwing an at-home brunch party? Enjoying tasty brunch items with good friends and family is the best way to finish off a perfect weekend. Since brunch occurs in the late morning, you’ll have plenty of time in the afternoon to prep for the week ahead. A good brunch event is equal parts of delectable food and entertainment. Satisfy your guests with these tips for hosting a delicious brunch buffet at home.
Set Up a Breakfast Bar
First, you need an accessible area for people to serve themselves. Make good use of your kitchen’s bar, island, and counter space to lay out an easy-to-use buffet. Fill every serving station with plenty of plates, bowls, and eating and serving utensils to keep things sanitary.
You could also use your breakfast bar as additional sitting space. Use modern bar stools that tuck under your bar for stylish seating that doesn’t take up much room. Now, everyone can make their own plates and find a place to sit and enjoy.
Create a Versatile Menu
Your menu is the most important part of your brunch party. As such, it needs to be versatile so you can feed everyone, no matter their dietary preferences and restrictions. Include dairy-free and gluten-free versions of your favorite breakfast foods so all can partake.
Some people throw themed brunches, like a “donut brunch” or a “build-your-own oatmeal bar.” Don’t let your theme limit your food choices—you should offer a healthy brunch menu full of good fibers and fats for more selective eaters.
Don’t Forget About Beverages
If food is the star of the show, drinks are the glorious supporting character. When hosting a delicious brunch buffet at home, you need plenty of beverage options to quench your thirst. Of course, every good brunch has mimosas with high-quality champagne, but why stop there?
Create a coffee bar with different syrups, creamers, and sweeteners. Put a spin on classic chocolate milk with strawberry, banana, cookies, and cream flavors. Orange juice mimosas are iconic; spice things up with cranberry, apple, pineapple, and mango juices for an unforgettable flavor.
Include some kid-friendly options if young guests will be in attendance. Or, make it a potluck-style buffet to take some of the burdens off your shoulders. Once you host your first successful brunch party, you’ll be itching to throw another.