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What To Serve for Brunch: Host a Beautiful Brunch

The best time of the day is brunchtime. It’s a time of delicious breakfast food, mimosas, and celebrating the little things in life. Brunch is a wonderful way to unwind and relax while enjoying tasty food and good company. 

If you are looking to host your own brunch, you’ve come to the right place. Hosting brunch can be a bit of an ordeal, but you will be a hosting pro in no time with the right tips and tricks. 

From the little details to the main event, brunch is an immersive experience. If this is your first time hosting, it can be a little overwhelming. Hosting brunch requires lots of planning and cooking. If this is your first time hosting, we’ve got you. Here are all the best tips you need to organize and host the ultimate brunch. 

Quick Brunch Tips 

Before we can dive right in, let’s establish a few quick brunch tips to help the morning be nothing but smooth sailing. From menu items to decorations, brunch is often nothing short of an experience. With the right tools in your back pocket, you can be the hostess with the mostest. 

Tip 1: Pick a Theme 

There’s no better way to party plan than by picking a theme. This theme could be something as simple as a color scheme or as complicated as a decade-themed party—or could be something creative and new. There really aren’t any rules. 

Brunch with themes is always fun because it adds a little extra oomph to an already special event. Encourage guests to dress up, provide themed party favors and decorations, or serve themed food. You can never go wrong with a classic theme party. 

Tip 2: Set the Table the Night Before 

If you are doing all the cooking and cleaning to prepare for brunch, one of the biggest favors you can do yourself is setting the table the night before. This will help keep you from getting overwhelmed and losing sight of the fun of brunch. 

Put out all your plates, glasses, and silverware, so you’ll save yourself a headache. 

Tip 3: Serve Your Food Buffet-Style 

One of the best ways to serve up brunch is buffet style. When cooking your delicious entrees, try making big batches of your meals, so no one goes home hungry. Not only does this ensure that everyone is fed, but it makes serving and cleaning up a whole lot easier. 

Buffet-style serving makes sure that guests keep moving and mingling. Future you will thank you greatly for this. 

The Ultimate Drink Menu 

To have a successful brunch, you need to have a killer drink menu. Thankfully, you really only need a few staples to make a variety of brunch drinks. Here’s everything you need. 

Ohza Mimosas 

Sometimes you just need an easy grab-and-go kind of drink. Ohza mimosas are the perfect brunch buddy to keep around for easy-going brunches. They’re satisfying and citrusy. They’re the best choice if you want mimosas that are ready to be enjoyed, no preparation necessary. 

Fresh Squeezed Juice 

You can’t have brunch without mimosas, and you definitely can’t have mimosas with fresh-squeezed juice. 

Have different flavors of fresh juice on hand, so your guests have the option of variety. If you are trying to decide what types of juice to have, start with the most popular juice flavors for mimosas: orange, pineapple, and grapefruit. 

Champagne or Sparkling Wine 

Like juice, Champagne or sparkling wine is essential to make a mimosa and therefore essential for brunch. Few things are better than enjoying a crafted mimosa with your brunch buddies. 

Here at Ohza, brunch is our favorite thing in the world. Having a bottle or two of Champagne ready to go can help keep the good times rolling while guests enjoy their food and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Water for the Win 

An absolute brunch essential is the simplest of them all: hydration. 

Staying hydrated is essential to having a fulfilling brunch. Keep a pitcher of water on the table or bottled water around and easily accessible to your brunch buddies. You can never go wrong with having some H2O at the ready. 

The Best Brunch Menu 

While you may think you can live off of mimosas alone, it’s probably not a wise decision. Thankfully, brunch food is some of the most delicious food ever created. 

If you want our recommendations on the best food to make for brunch, we’ve got you covered. Here are our favorite brunch recipes for your next mid-morning celebration. 

1. Sheet-Pan Pancakes 

A griddle option is non-negotiable at brunch, but which to choose? Do you want waffles or your grandma's best French toast recipe? Is a Dutch baby pancake in your future, or do you want to stick to the classics?

Pancakes are one of the most iconic brunch ideas. The easiest way to make these for brunch? Bake them in a sheet pan and serve. 

If you’re feeling like going all out, set up a topping bar for your pancakes. Grab some bananas, chocolate chips, whipped cream, coconut, and any other ingredients you can think of to truly deck out your brunch. Don't forget the maple syrup!

2. Breakfast Casserole 

One of the simplest brunch foods is a breakfast casserole or strata. Not only are they easy to make, but they are easy to customize to your flavor preferences. 

You can easily make casseroles savory or sweet, and you can prepare them the night before in minutes. With such a low prep time and plenty of food to go around, you can never go wrong with this classic egg dish. 

We recommend slices of bacon, ham, and sausage for all you meat-lovers out there or adding zucchini for a little dash of green. From salmon to potato to tomato, there's no shortage of strata options. Serve them up with hash browns, and top them off with a little gravy or hollandaise sauce as a finishing touch.

3. Baked Oatmeal 

A new spin on an old classic that has taken social media by storm is the baked oatmeal trend. It’s just like a normal bowl of oatmeal, except you bake it and eat it in slices—almost like a coffee cake loaf. Incredible. This is a perfect brunch dish for sharing and exchanging recipes. 

Our favorite baked oatmeal is a baked oatmeal with berries and almonds, but you can use any combination of fresh fruit and spices. 

4. Frittata or Quiche 

While eggs are a brunch staple, they're hard to keep warm and ready to eat in a busy brunch setting. The best solution for this is to bake a frittata or quiche instead. 

Not only is this a great way to keep your eggs edible, but a quiche or frittata is the perfect way to serve your brunch guests all at once. Personalize it with your favorite herbs and veggies.

5. Breakfast Muffins 

Muffins are one of the best grab-and-go brunch foods you can have. They can even be nutrient-dense and full of flavor if you choose your recipe wisely. 

Muffins are perfect pastries for brunch, especially for guests who like getting up and socializing. They can be made big or small, and like casseroles, are easy to customize. Another plus, muffins are basically cupcakes without icing. Nothing is worth celebrating more than cupcakes for breakfast. 

Brunch and Be Merry 

Brunch is one of the best times to reconnect with friends new and old over a delicious meal and bubbly drinks. From the corks popping to the oven timers dinging, brunch truly is an experience like no other. Brunch is a great way to celebrate the small joys in life and is a wonderful excuse to day drink (safely, of course.) 

Brunch brings people together in a unique, memorable way. If you and your brunch buddies want to make this a weekly event, nothing is stopping you. It’s a wonderful way to reconnect every week and check in with people you love. 

The most important rule of brunch is to have fun. It seems silly, but you would be surprised. It’s easy to get caught up in the planning and the cooking that you forget about the whole reason you were hosting in the first place. 

Don’t forget to keep having a good time at the top of your priority list when planning your brunch out. Don’t let all your party planning go to waste. Enjoy life and what it has to offer as you sip your mimosas and make long-lasting memories.

Sources: 

Tips on Hosting a Brunch Party | The Spruce  

Baked Oatmeal With Berries and Almonds | NY Times 

10 Tips for Hosting a Stress-Free Brunch Party, from Professional Event Planners | Taste of Home 

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