How to Host The Perfect Easter Brunch, Just For Grownups

March 03, 2020

How to Host The Perfect Easter Brunch, Just For Grownups

While there’s nothing wrong with keeping with family traditions like egg hunts, sometimes what you want is a special gathering with a more grownup feel to it… so why not do both?

Invite the ones you love over for a post-morning activities get together. It might be at 11am or 2pm, but for simplicity sake we’re going to call it Easter Brunch.

Make this Easter Sunday one that your friends and family will never forget by keeping things classy, festive and fun with these unique (and delicious) brunch ideas. You will never brunch the same way again - we guarantee it.

Pay Attention to Attire

Who says dressing up for an Easter celebration is just for kids? Long gone are the days where folks dressed in their Easter frocks and shiny, new church shoes. But that doesn’t mean your guests won’t appreciate this exciting excuse to dress up.

Set the tone for your classy soirée by providing your guests with a festive dress code. Think Sunday Best for your invitees, and encourage them to wear colors that truly embody the spring season. Customize your own Easter invitations here!

Pastels such as pink, yellow and blue make for a classic color theme at your Easter brunch. Or try an all-white theme for a more modern, elegant event.

Pro-tip: if you’re planning on sharing your photos on social media, a cohesive dress code and decor situation goes a long way in making the photos look amazing.

 

Don’t Skimp on the Decor

When designing your brunch, make sure to keep the decor in the forefront of your mind. After all, decorations can make or break the ambiance that you are trying to create for your guests.

As Easter is often a celebration shared with a larger number of people, make sure your table set up is conducive for the number of guests you will be hosting. A large farmhouse styled table can work well in this case. Or even a few smaller, round tables covered with a simple linen tablecloth would work well for multiple groups of folks to dine together.

Think about adding some signage to help aid guests at your event. Our party printables are the perfect way to welcome guests and guide them throughout the event. Try adding them to the food and goody bag tables for a sweet, intentional touch.

To help you figure out what direction to take your decorations, think of some classic elements of spring to incorporate into your set up or ways to put a spin on traditional Easter symbols.

Instead of dip-dyed eggs, opt for ones that are coated with gold foil as a part of a unique and eye-catching centerpiece. Or keep it super simple with an Easter floral arrangement loaded with vibrantly colored lilies, daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips.

Pro-tip: A simple Pinterest search for “elegant easter brunch” will send you down a proverbial rabbit hole of inspiration.

  

photo: stonegableblog.com

Be Creative with Your Food & Drink Options

One of the most essential components of Easter brunch? The brunch, of course! Wow your guests with some unique brunch elements by adding some delicious and customizable food and drink to your menu.

Three words: pancake charcuterie board. Indulge your guests’ sweet tooth by providing them with a variety of traditional (and some non-traditional) toppings for their pancakes. Chocolate chips, mixed berries, nuts, whipped topping, and butter. Add buttermilk, chocolate or blueberry pancakes to the mix. Basically all the makings of a fantastic pancake brunch.

Classic charcuterie boards aren’t going away any time soon. Opt for something like these Goop approved serving boards, and make sure to consider if any of your guests have dietary limitations or restrictions. You may like to create a vegan or gluten free board if the need is there. Finally, add some colour with  these delectable fruit skewers or some fresh edible flowers.

It’s always fun to have a signature drink for the day’s event. Try something cool and refreshing like a Lavender Mint Lemonade. Or let your guests get creative with a make-it-yourself Mimosa Bar. Use a few glass decanters to house your orange, mango, pineapple and grapefruit juices, then add some champagne and enjoy.

Pro-tip: Help your guests remember whose glass belongs to whom with a sweet and colorful Stemware Charm from the Plum Polkadot shop. Your guests are sure to be positively tickled - perhaps partially from the bubbles - at this creative brunch detail. You can even send them home with your guests as a special memory token of the event.

 

photo: thebakermama.com

Keep the Fun Going with a Few Post-Brunch Activities

After packing in a hearty brunch meal and a few delectable cocktails, invite your guests to play some lawn games to amp up the fun. Games that would work for this type of party are ones that incorporate multiple people and maybe even allow for some teams to match up for some friendly post-brunch competition. Games like Croquet, or a bean bag toss, or even Giant Jenga and Giant Connect Four, make for a playful and hilariously good time for all ages. If the weather isn’t co-operating, a few board games and decks of cards are classics for a reason.

 

Say Goodbye with these Sweet Parting Favors

What Easter is complete without an Easter basket filled with goodies. These little wicker baskets are the perfect gift to send your guests home with. Add simple fabric or recycled shredded paper to the bottom of each basket, and insert a few chocolate truffles, a mini champagne bottle and a practical and special gift like these Easter-themed hair ties - and you’ve got yourself a grown-up goodie bag.

Easter is a sweet time that allows us to reflect on what’s important to us: family, friends, faith, food—and gives us a great excuse to enjoy the company of those we love most. What better way to celebrate than a table packed with good food, surrounded by loved ones and filled with laughter? With these Easter brunch tips in mind, we’re sure you and your guests will be talking about this gathering for years to come.

To help you figure out what direction to take your decorations, think of some classic elements of spring to incorporate into your set up or ways to put a spin on traditional Easter symbols.

Instead of dip-dyed eggs, opt for ones that are coated with gold foil as a part of a unique and eye-catching centerpiece. Or keep it super simple with an Easter floral arrangement loaded with vibrantly colored lilies, daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips.

easter party favours and basket stuffers

  

Easter is a sweet time that allows us to reflect on what’s important to us: family, friends, faith, food—and gives us a great excuse to enjoy the company of those we love most. What better way to celebrate than a table packed with good food, surrounded by loved ones and filled with laughter? With these Easter brunch tips in mind, we’re sure you and your guests will be talking about this gathering for years to come.