If you want to make a successful brunch then you need to make sure that you plan for the people who are going to be attending. Unlike other gatherings, brunch tends to be an intimate event for family and close friends. You probably know everyone who is going to be attending, so it helps to remember about any allergies, dietary restrictions or food-related issues. Nothing will make your vegan or vegetarian friends feel more loved, than the fact that you are thinking of them. If you want some more help when it comes to pulling your brunch off, then take a look below.
Offer Sweet and Savoury
It's important to offer both sweet and savoury choices so you can keep your brunch nice and balanced. When someone comes to your brunch, they may not be expecting to be served a plate of scrambled eggs, as this is something that they can make themselves. They may however be expecting to have some different choices that they can pile onto their plate. Give them a slow cooker breakfast casserole, or try your hand at French toast. If you are stuck for ideas then one thing you can do is check out this hashbrown casserole recipe for your next brunch.
Go with Fruit
You really cannot go wrong with fruit. Adding some form of fruit to your platter is a great way for you to provide a sweet option. You can go for a fruit salad or you can opt for a sliced fruit arrangement if you want. Guests who may be health conscious will love seeing a spread of fruit at the table and it can be a great way for you to offer a palette cleanser. The acid in the fruit will remove any food residue that your guests may have after a big meal, so be mindful of that if you can.
If you plan on having a small group of three or even five people come to your brunch then this is great. If you plan on having a bigger group of people for brunch then a buffet is the way to go. It gives your guests the chance to grab food at their own pace and it also helps to free your hands up so you can tackle some of the more important tasks you may have in mind. This could include having your coffee station stocked or even catching up on the dishes. Make sure that you know, well ahead of time, where you plan to lay out your buffet too. The spread should be organized so people can walk through without interrupting the flow of anything. Place your serving utensils out and make sure that they are good to go. On top of this, make sure that you arrange plates or even cutlery at the end of the table. Prepping ahead of time is so important as well, as this will mean that you can spend a lot of the day relaxing with your family and unwinding.
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