Here are five tips for hosting an easy brunch.
Yes, I love brunch, you love brunch and we all love brunch. Especially since brunch is the perfect way to feed friends and family during long lazy laid-back Sundays, upcoming holidays like Easter and Christmas, to treat your Mum to on Mother’s day or just because you want an indulgent weekend treat for you and your partner.
Brunch does not have to be a stressful affair. In fact with just a few simple measures you can host yourself a super easy brunch. And to help I have whipped up five tips for an easy brunch so you serve a fab brunch whilst also relaxing and spending time properly catching up your guests. I’ve got your back.
- Prep ahead easy recipes.
Serve easy prep ahead recipes. No need to spend hours slaving over the food in the morning. Do most of the prep the night before with things like make ahead breakfast casseroles, muffins and overnight oats. You can also supplement these by also serving very easy eats like fresh fruit, yoghurt and granola and plenty of easy salads.
- Have just one main cocktail.
Don’t spend time whipping up lots and lots of different drinks. Less time working and more time chatting to your friends and family. Just plan ahead and whip up one main cocktail. You could try simple cocktails like a Margarita or a Moscow Mule, but do offer other options like wine or juice for people who would rather drink something else.
- Set up a dessert bar.
This is a kill two birds with one stone kinda thing. It creates the perfect centre piece for the brunch as well as a spot for guest to linger over after the main eats. But most importantly it keeps the kids entertained whilst the adults eat in peace. Imagine how much fun the kiddoes will have as they sneak a few cakes and other treats whilst they think that the adults are not looking.
You don’t have to make everything from scratch. Make life easy and mix bought items like macaroons, sweets, chocolate and cookies with a couple of easy homemade treats like popcorn and cupcakes.
- Food and props as decoration.
Make the food part of the decoration – A pile of fruit is decorative as well as delicious (and good for you!); jam and jellies add colour, especially if they are in pretty jars and putting sweets or even straws out in jam-jars adds a little something to the spread. Mismatched crockery and cutlery all around the place all add to the charm of the brunch.
- Treat yourself to an awesome brunch out and about.
You could leave the hard work of cooking to someone else and treat yourself and a few friends to some of the brunch out and about. For inspiration why not check out some of the best brunches in London kindly put together by Avis.co.uk. I have personally eaten in one of them. The other four are on my ‘I will do very very very soon’ list.
So peeps do you have a favourite brunch tip, or brunch recipe to share with us? Or do you have a favourite place to eat Sunday brunch in London?
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With thanks to Pixabay for some of the images.