Brunch parties are 100% my very favorite type of party to host. People are bright and awake, the sun is sun-shiny and you have ample clean up time when the party is over. Additionally, brunch parties tend to bring out a little more of a laid-back feeling in everyone, so the details of hosting a brunch party are a little different than that of a cocktail or evening affair.
I figured that sharing my go-to steps for hosting a brunch party would be fun, since I hosted a little brunch gathering on Saturday.
Here are my brunch party steps:
Step One: Fresh, fun flowers make the house.
On Saturday, I placed a bright, yellow rose plant (such a sweet hostess gift) as the centerpiece for my table. Picture above.
These red roses were placed in 3 different sized and shaped vases to add a little whimsy to the right side of the living room.
Dyed daisies were mixed with adorable pumpkin branches (another lovely hostess gift), to add some fall-fun to the left side of the living room. I did not light candles as I would have for an evening party, because the sun and lights provided all the ambiance we needed!
This sunflower bouquet (hostess gift) was quickly placed in a vase and set out to be enjoyed.
Step Two: Make the food fun! And, don't forget bacon. (Even if you, like me, are a vegetarian.) Nothing makes a house and a brunch party, like the smell of bacon!
Daisy eggs = fun.
Cast iron skillet made bacon = fun
Home-made cinnamon rolls for dessert = fun!
I also made a big salad and quiche, which are yummy and kinda fun!
Step Three: Never let your guest's drinks run dry.
I think a good addition to this step is to also always offer Mimosas and Bloody Marys.
They are, after all, the staple drinks of brunch.
Step Four: Dress casual chic. It's day time, so you want to look pulled together, but not too stuffy!
Step Five: This step is true for day and evening parties. Make sure to take a few minutes between being a great host / hostess to spend time with your significant host or hostess. :)
Hosting parties together should be a fun (not stressful) experience.