If you are getting ready to prepare an elegant brunch party, you are in the right place. Whether you are planning a gorgeous garden party or a dazzling brunch buffet, your friends and loved ones will be sure to enjoy coming to your home and eating delicious food while sharing good times.
We will walk you through some of the brunch party must-haves and help you prepare an amazing feast for all to enjoy. Read on to explore the top seven must-haves for your brunch party.
Planning a Brunch Party
When you are ready to begin planning the perfect brunch party, find a weekend that works well for your schedule, and send out written invitations or personalized e-invites, inviting all of your friends and loved ones to your special event. Most brunch parties fall between breakfast and lunchtime, around 10 or 10:30 a.m.
Make sure that you ask everyone to RSVP, so you know how many guests to expect. This will help you in the planning process and let you know how much food you should prepare.
Once you know how many guests will be attending your brunch soiree, you can begin preparing for your party and gathering all of your essential party supplies. Here are the top seven must-haves for your brunch party.
1. The Perfect Menu
One of the most important must-haves for your upcoming brunch party is creating the perfect menu. For your special brunch, you can choose to have a buffet or serve your guests in courses.
For a brunch party buffet, choose a variety of foods to please everyone's palate. Make sure to include all the food group staples, such as a dish with greens, a carb dish, a protein dish featuring meat or eggs, a dish with fresh fruit, and a sweet dish for guests who love something decadent and delicious.
Here are some of the most popular brunch food options that you can serve at your get together:
- Chicken and Waffles
- French Spinach Quiche
- Yogurt and Fruit Parfaits
- Cinnamon Rolls
- Bacon, Egg, and Cheese on a Croissant
- Nova Lox
- Blueberry Scones
- Potato Casserole
- Platters of Fresh Fruit
- Chocolate Chip Muffins
Once you have chosen your starters and main dishes, design and print out a festive brunch party menu to place on your dining table.
2. Champagne Flutes
If you and your girlfriends love a good mimosa, serving up this citrusy drink in stunning champagne flutes will be the perfect way to wow your guests and have them feeling like royalty at your brunch party.
Remember to grab dry, sparkling wine and prepare some freshly squeezed orange juice so that you can create classic mimosas. To elevate this delicious party drink, you can even add in chopped fresh fruit like strawberries or blueberries. For the glass, thinly slice an orange or lime to add a beautiful garnish.
3. A Cute Coffee Station
If you or any of your friends love to get your morning started with a hot cup of coffee, then a cute coffee station set up at your brunch party is the perfect way to let everyone customize and make the perfect caffeinated creation.
Grab a small bar cart, or set up an area in your kitchen filled with a coffee maker, ground coffee, milk, sugar, creamer, and beautiful mugs. You can also include seasonal spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom.
This coffee station will allow your guests to have fun personalizing their coffees and will be a fun activity for them to do before you begin serving the food. If you have friends that are not coffee-drinkers, you can also have a small bowl set aside filled with tea bags and hot cocoa mix.
4. An Elegant Centerpiece
When you throw a brunch party, part of the excitement comes from being in the beautiful environment in which you are dining. When it comes to making your tablescape look elegant and sophisticated, choosing a classic centerpiece such as a large arrangement of colorful flowers will be sure to brighten up your brunch table.
Our polished Thalia Vase with Eternity® Roses is the perfect way to add flair and elegance to your dining table. For the roses, choose a bright color, such as yellow or hot pink, to fill your guests with joy and the room with positive energy.
Your stunning centerpiece will be sure to liven up your brunch party and dazzle all of your guests during this personalized dining experience.
5. Gorgeous Tableware
Now that we have taken care of the food and drinks, as well as the dining table centerpiece, you’ll need gorgeous tableware. Selecting beautiful tableware, such as rose gold plates and silverware, will help accent your dining table.
When it comes to styling each place setting for your brunch, start by placing your main plate down, with the smaller-sized salad plate on top. Next, you’ll want to add a napkin to the left side of the place setting, with a salad fork and a dinner fork placed atop the napkin. On the right side of your plates, in this order, place a knife, teaspoon, and soup spoon down, so that your guests will have all of the utensils they need for a gourmet brunch.
For the drinking glassware, include a champagne glass, a small water goblet, and room for your guest’s coffee cup above their place setting. You can even add a small glass fruit bowl next to the glasses for a touch of sophistication.
If you want to give each of your guests a stunning memento or gift for attending your brunch party, you can add one of our Le Mini™ Round arrangements to each place setting for an elegant touch. Our Le Mini arrangements feature a stunning, singular Eternity Rose®, set in our luxurious suede Parisian-hat box-inspired round boxes and come in several shades, such as blush, pink, and grey suede.
Your guests will be sure to fall in love with your beautiful brunch setup and will feel like royalty in your home.
6. Glittering Candles
Since brunch parties are hosted in the morning, make sure that the windows in your home are open to bring in gorgeous natural light. Higher levels of lighting generally produce cheerful effects and are a great way to bring out feelings of happiness and harmony during your lovely morning brunch.
Another way to add light and dimension to your brunch party is to place glittering candles throughout your space. On your dining table, use ornate golden candleholders with tall, slender, white or blush pink taper candles to add height and elegance to the room.
If you have a buffet table set up with all of your amazing food dishes, place some smaller votive candles around to give off soft light and stunning fragrance for all to take in. Our Votive Bundle features our full collection of scents and is the perfect way to immerse your brunch guests in a floral paradise of fragrance.
7. Bathroom Essentials
Last but not least, make sure to prepare your home’s bathroom for your guests by making sure that it is fully stocked with all of the essentials.
Remove any personal items you have out and make sure that the powder room is tidy. Then, you’ll want to add some bathroom essentials such as fresh soap, some plush hand towels, extra toilet tissue, as well as a delightful room spray to keep everything smelling fresh.
Simply spritz a few drops of this multi-purpose eau de toilette into the air in your bathroom right before your guests begin arriving so the stunning floral fragrance can flow throughout the space. Our luxury room spray comes beautifully bottled and topped with a shell reminiscent of The Birth of Venus, making it the perfect accent for your powder room.
You can also add accent decor, such as fresh flowers, greenery, or decorative signs to give your bathroom a little pop of color and charm.
Once you have gone through this simple list of brunch party must-haves, you will be sure to have everything you need to create an amazing get-together for your family and friends.
Remember to do as much preparation as you can before the day of the party. That way, you can spend more time visiting with your loved ones on the day of your special brunch.