Planning The Perfect Brunch

Who doesn’t love a good brunch? It’s a great way to spend time with friends and family with some good food and drinks. Not too early in the morning so people are still feeling groggy, and not too late in the day so that the kids are getting antsy, this combo-meal was a great invention. We’re gonna give you some ideas and tips, to help you plan the perfect brunch menu for your next get-together.

Since brunch is traditionally served as a buffet-style, take this into consideration when planning, and choose foods that are easy to self-serve. Brunch provides a great excuse to serve a mix of both savory and sweet items, as well as fresh and cooked foods that’ll be sure to please everyone. And don’t forget to check if there are any allergies or dietary requirements.
To ensure a good variety of food, you can make some dishes such as quiche or frittata in advance. Buying some fresh bagels and prepping an assortment of spreads such as tuna or egg salad and some lox will free up some time for on the day prep. For sweeter options, you can make blintzes in advance, or if you’re feeling up for it, make fresh pancakes as your guests arrive. If you have a waffle machine at the back of your kitchen cupboard, now’s the perfect time to crack it out. You can also bake or buy some muffins to go along as well.

Having some freshly cut vegetables is a great healthy addition to the buffet table, and saves the effort from turning them into salads. A colorful fruit platter is also another fresh and healthy alternative to the yummy treats you’ll be providing. Why not add some fiber to the table with some granola bars or overnight oats. Chocolate spread, peanut butter, jelly, butter and all sorts of syrups will go great here as well as with your pancake station. Adding a nice selection of yogurts will go well too.

As well as having some jugs of fresh water on the table, smoothies are perfect to serve with brunch. You can make a few big batches ahead, and have them ready in glasses with pretty paper straws. Brunch is the perfect excuse to offer the older guests some mimosas. You can even set out a selection of juices and champagne, and have them mix up their own.