The Essential Guide To Brunch Entertaining

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The Essential Guide To Brunch Entertaining 

Hosting a morning gathering opens the door to many exciting menu possibilities. Rich custard based dishes, comforting grits & party punch can be offered in traditional or new ways. Over the next few weeks, learn how to create some of your favorite recipes ideal for a number of celebrations from showers to garden get togethers filled with fresh seasonal taste. Look to these classics when brunch or midday parties are in order. Many can be prepared ahead of time & chilled until it is time to serve them or warmed just before guests arrive. Summer naturally invites a more casual approach when it comes to entertaining so the recipes, style elements & flowers are designed to reflect that thought yet still offer a lovely tone. You should still plan on using your best pieces but just a few sprinkled throughout the space will convey a nice atmosphere. With a little forethought, you’ll be well prepared to extend gracious hospitality at a moments notice anytime. 

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How To Properly Plan For Brunch Socials

Many entertaining tasks must be taken care of early in order for any event to run smoothly. Begin planning your table & the menu well in advance, then create a timeline. Morning parties that feature breakfast or brunch fare should showcase classic favorite recipes but integrate a few updated ideas for a day of manageable fun.

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Brunch gatherings need not be complicated however it is an occasion where your best china, glassware & special entertaining pieces should be shared with guests. Follow these pointers to plan a memorable occasion.

No. 1

The Tabletop Style

A foundation of white plates is always welcome but consider using your fine china pattern tucked in with them to elevate the table instantly. Pull out a key color from the plates to use as a foundation for the event. With so many beautiful blooms bursting open daily this time of the year, bring the outdoors in & create arrangements straight from your yard. Peonies, hydrangeas, & roses can be styled large or small in simple glass containers that can be placed around the party space. Heirloom silver should also be present at every turn threading the look together flawlessly. From flatware to utensils, take a little time to polish these beautiful pieces well in advance to maintain a manageable timeline for preparations. Look to The Essential Spring Entertaining Party Primer: How To Polish Silver for pointers on having them gleam. 

No. 2

The Beverage

Traditional hot coffee & tea or a fresh, modern coffee service should certainly be offered to guests during dessert but this is a time where fruit juice based punches are ideal to serve as guests arrive. A little champagne added to them makes them a bit more special. Offer these party favorites with classic punch cups or modern, low wine glasses for a clean look. Have beverage napkins available & use a silver or glass ladle for serving. 

No. 3

The Provisions

Once the menu has been set, pull plates, platters & bowls for serving. Label the pieces with the foods that will be reserved for them & set them aside.

The Savory

Thyme Scented Party Nuts are the perfect recipe to offer guests with punch or a signature morning cocktail. The key is to prepare as much of the food ahead of time as possible. Biscuits can be cut, placed on half sheet pans & frozen until firm. Place in zip top plastic bags & freeze up to 3 weeks. Bake them the day of the party for the best taste. Homemade jellies & jams can be made up to 3 days beforehand so that transferring them into serving bowls is all that is necessary come party time. 

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Many baked goods can be prepared in advance. Buttermilk Petit Fours are always appropriate to serve during morning receptions & can be prepared up to 2 days ahead of festivities. Lemon-Vanilla Madeleines, Almond Meringue Cookies & Langues-de Chat can be arranged on polished silver platters as their neutral flavors pair well with a variety of bold morning party fare.

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