Hosting The Perfect At-Home Brunch

Are you looking for the perfect way to bring friends and family together over food? Hosting an at-home brunch is the perfect opportunity to get everyone together! With a mimosa in hand and a belly full of food – everyone will be happy!

There are many ways to host an at-home brunch. Let’s discuss how you can make it a success!

Set A Budget

From coffee to cocktails, and bacon to biscuits, there’s a lot to buy before you invite everyone over! There are ways to keep it affordable, which is important if you plan to host a lot of people.

Buying groceries from scratch, versus buying pre-made food or catering will save you money, but it does take some extra prep work.

Just keep in mind that brunch doesn’t have to be a major meal; a variety of appetizers and bite-size items will do just fine. Buying smaller portions will also keep your budget low.

Don’t forget to factor in the cost for drinks — from coffee, tea, and water to wine, craft beer or champagne, and Bloody Mary’s. Alcoholic drinks add up quickly, but for most brunches they’re a staple!

And decide if you’ll be using your own dishes, silverware, and coffee mugs, or if you plan to purchase disposable items.

Plan Your Menu

Setting your budget and planning your menu go hand in hand, so make sure you’re clear on what dishes will be served before diving head-first into your grocery shopping.

Here are some common and easy-to-prep brunch foods:

  • Bagels with cream cheese and lox
  • Biscuits and gravy
  • Quiche, frittata, or egg bake
  • Muffins
  • Assorted fruits

Your menu doesn’t have to be complicated to be tasty! We love these quick brunch recipes to make prepping your meal easy as a Sunday morning.

And whip up a batch of these gorgeous (and delicious!) mimosa recipes.

Choose Where To Host

Choosing where you’ll host brunch is one of the most important decisions when planning. You need room to fit everyone, but in a space that also adds to the ambience of summertime dining.

A dining room will work just fine, but why not take advantage of the sunny weather? Host in an outdoor area, such as a patio or yard. If you don’t have space outside, then consider setting up on your deck or balcony instead.

Most important, make sure a bathroom is easy to access from wherever your brunch space is located.

Decide On Decorations

Decorating your space is a personal choice. We recommend starting with the table, since that’s where guests will be seated for most of their meal.

Lemons make a great decor piece! Slice and place one on each plate or dessert dish to add color and freshness. Then make a centerpiece of lemon slices floating in water with colorful fresh flowers.

Speaking of flowers, consider adding some greenery around the perimeter. Whether you’re hosting indoors or outdoors, your brunch will feel like an oasis among all those beautiful blooms!

Sheer curtains and linen napkins also add elegance and style to a brunch space.

Gemcraft Homes have gorgeous open-concept floor plans that are perfect for hosting an intimate gathering or welcoming friends over. Plus, many of our homes feature outdoor spaces with room for dining al fresco!

Contact us today about building your next dream home from scratch. We want to help you create the perfect place where memories will be made around sweet summer meals!