Do you know what it takes to be the “Best of the Brunch” this Easter? As we all know, planning the perfect get-together can be tricky. However, rest assured because Edible and our experience celebrating everyday occasions is here to help make this year’s Easter brunch easier (and more delicious) than ever!
Easter Brunch Tips & Tricks
To make the most out of hosting your Easter brunch, take liberally from the standard weekend brunch. For most of us, that means starting out with the best mindset, but quickly regretting our decision. The Kitchn describes this all to familiar feeling!
“Love the idea of hosting brunch, but begin to regret it the moment your friends start recalling their hilarious evening while you toil over a pan of bacon grease? Join the club. While I don’t host brunch often, when I do, I frame my entire menu around the fact that I don’t want to spend the whole morning in the kitchen. Sure, that chorizo and leek omelet is fantastic at your local eatery, but are you a short-order cook? No. Skip the omelets and spend time with your friends.”
However, rest assured with a few simple tips and tricks, you can throw a great and WOW-worthy Easter brunch!
Keep a consistent theme.
From color schemes to themed motifs, sticking to a cohesive look can help make Easter brunch look just as good as it tastes! Select a theme that can be easily executed. For example, we chose Easter bunnies! Bunny accessories are easily found this time of year, and there are so many options of accessories one can use. You can tie in your theme throughout your décor by including festive place cards, napkin rings, and a sweet centerpiece that will bring all the pieces together.
Add some spunk to your place settings with a creative pop of color.
When planning your place settings, remember – less is more, especially if you’re including a pop of color! Use a simple, neutral color palette and get creative with colorful tie-ins like place cards, napkin ribbons, or something your guests can take home. Who doesn’t love something sweet they can snack on later?! Add some spunk to a neutral place setting with something colorful and fun – keep it simple!
Use a centerpiece that will tie in your table setting and brunch décor.
Centerpieces are a great way to pull together your entire table setting because it (quite literally) is the center of attention! Our suggestion? Opt for elegance with a unique twist – choose a hand-crafted centerpiece – we guarantee it will be a memorable conversation starter! Centerpieces are a great addition to any table, since you can use a simple place setting and add a colorful and creative focal point, that will tie all your décor pieces together.
Find a shortcut that still shines.
The Easter brunch centerpiece sets the mood of your meal. For example, the decoration gives off a certain vibe that can range from formal to fun. As a result, everyone wants to ensure the centerpiece really shines. But, we don’t all have that creative gene that allows us to convert those Pinterest boards into reality. Fortunately, there are some shortcuts, that still offer a great centerpiece. Country Living offers a unique centerpiece that doesn’t take much time and really shines. Simply find some nice baskets and decorate some eggs!
Make brunch fun for the entire family!
If this year’s brunch guest list includes kids, consider it the perfect excuse to dress up your table with whimsical, brightly-colored decorations! Take your Easter table up a notch by decorating with eggs the kids dyed themselves, homemade streamers draped along the walls, and a treat at the center of your table that everyone can share. Having kids on your guest list is a great excuse to add some creative fun to your brunch!
Embrace the spring season with your decorations and gift baskets.
Easter comes at a wonderful time of the year. Typically, early April offers some sprouting plants, shrubs and general activity in our landscape. Plus, the weather starts to warm up around most of the country, which means we can go outside and enjoy some fresh air. As a result, embrace the spring and add some natural flair to your Easter brunch. For example, decorate with some simple succulents. As an added bonus, these are super easy to put together, so you can add them to an Easter gift basket too!
Don’t forget about the Easter bunny.
Is it even Easter without the bunny? However, from chocolate Easter bunnies to candy and cream filled eggs, it is easy to go over board with sugary bunny treats. Fortunately, the team at Martha Stewart offers a simple solution to adding some cute bunnies to your Easter decor without adding the sugar! As the team notes, “These cheerful decorations multiply quickly, thanks to their simple construction. To bring some festive cheer to your dessert table, march the rabbits across a garland, sit them atop cupcakes, or use them to offer sneak peeks into gift bags.” Plus, the team shares a printable template to make it easy!
Go all-inclusive with treats that have it all.
Our best advice for pulling off the perfect Easter brunch? Start your planning ahead of time and use items that you already have at home, or purchase pre-made items, that way you can enjoy more time with the ones you love! (One of the best parts about Easter brunch (aside from the food, of course!) is enjoying the company of friends and family. Maximize your time spent playing much-needed catch-up by keeping it simple and being prepared ahead of time so you can spend the day with friends and family. And don’t forget to pick up an Easter Basket that will wow the group (without any extra work).