Nothing beats a Saturday afternoon get-together with friends or family, enjoying savory meals and sipping that expensive wine. These are the moments we live for, the memories we’d cherish for ages. Hosting a brunch need not be stressful. Remember, you’re hosting your friends – people you know their taste and liking, so don’t worry about getting it perfect. Personally, brunch is my favorite cuisine. The idea of hosting one makes me super excited.
If you’re planning to host a brunch, don’t fret. Here are tips that will help you host the best brunch ever.
Planning is the key to having a great brunch. We know the occasion is all about food. You will, therefore, need to plan early on the menu, the drinks, and ingredients. Last minute rush is usually detrimental to any event you might be hosting. If you have cakes in your list, then do the baking the day before the brunch. Waking up at wee hours of the day to start the preparations may leave you too tired to enjoy the main party. Again, don’t prepare the food too early such that you have to preheat the food for the guests. Rather, you should prepare when the guests are nearly arriving and keep it warm.
Have a great menu
If you’re hosting the brunch for your friends, then most likely, you know their preferences when it comes to food. Prepare something everyone will enjoy. Be creative. You can make small bites which can be served before the main meal. A variety of deliciously prepared meals will do. The way you present your food is also important. Be imaginative and artistic, and use creative serving techniques or unique cutlery.
Choose the perfect wine.
Drinks are essential. You don’t necessarily have to do wine, but who doesn’t love wine? You will, however, need to get both red and white because wine preferences can be subjective and the type of food you’re eating can determine which wine you’d want to go with. Always aerate the wine. According to toprateten.com, wine aeration improves the wine’s taste, and it isn’t that expensive. The cheapest aerator costs as little as 15 dollars.
Don’t forget the kids
If you anticipate your friends would bring along their children, then you might want to set a separate kids’ table. The choice of meals should also be inclusive of foods that kids would enjoy like milkshakes or cereals.
Display the food
A buffet kind of setting is the most preferred. Showcase your creativity and set up food bars for the fruit salads and small bites. You can also have a barbecue stand outside, and let someone else do the grilling.
Lastly, if you happen to have new people in your brunch party, find ways of including them into the conversation, so that they don’t have to feel left out. There’s no harm in throwing some games to lighten the mood. You can play the good old monopoly or charades after you’re done with the meals.
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