The height of spring is Easter and in hosting an Easter Brunch, you’ll be helping your friends and family celebrate not only the Easter holiday but also spring. Hosting a successful brunch is simple if you break it down to the essentials. Focus on the essentials as we’ve laid out below and you’ll most definitely be the host of the ultimate Easter brunch. Our focus is elegant simplicity, and it will deliver for you.
Using items you find around your house is often one of the best ways to start your holiday decor. Since we’re planning for Easter, think about colors we associate with Easter like pastels and anything that is reminiscent of spring. Gather the items that fit with an Easter color scheme and fill them with lovely flowers or simple things like eggs or Easter candy. If you don’t have items that fit that color palette – stick with something simple like glassware and use it to hold your flowers and other items like Pottery Barn’s Mini Mercury Glass Egg Vase Filler to give your home that fresh, spring, Easter feel.
One of the first things your guests will need upon their arrival is something to drink. You should have some coffee options, even if it’s just a pot of good, black coffee with some condiments. A signature cocktail is always a nice touch for a gathering, how about a bright, light spring sangria? Or, opt for a classic mimosa, and of course, have some alcohol-free options as well – a nice iced tea or water with some fresh fruit in it are always delightful options.
Nothing says spring better than fresh fruit. Choose whatever looks best at your favorite produce market and create a fruit platter on which your guests will snack without guilt. Though, if you’d like to add some decadence, you could always add some fruit dip, too.
Whether you’re a great baker or you have a knack for choosing delicious items from your favorite bakery, fresh baked goods always make your guests’ tummies rumble at your brunch. From crusty breads to fluffy doughnuts or a fancy ganache to a tall cake, everyone will be ready to indulge in both the sweet and savory baked goods you’ve either baked or selected for your brunch.
Getting down to the real business of eating, you can’t let your guests try to sustain themselves on drinks and fruits and sweets (though they’re not likely to complain). Farm fresh organic eggs will be sure to please as well as organic meats including bacon, ham, sausage and any others that will pair nicely with the eggs. Scrambled, poached, soft-boiled, or whatever your specialty, fresh eggs are the cornerstone of any great brunch.
Without a good guest list, there’s no point in putting together a brunch. There’s an art to assembling a great guest list and over time, you learn to hone your talent for this art. Bring your family and friends together, provide them with these simple brunch basics and you’ll have created the ultimate Easter brunch.
Are you ready to start putting together your Easter brunch? Remember to keep it simple and elegant. If you’re looking to refresh your home before your brunch and want it to reflect what’s hot in design, you’ll want to read Who’s Shaping Interior Design Trends in 2018 for some tips.