Easter is almost here, and that means it’s time to start thinking about brunch! This year, why not try something new and host an Easter brunch party? With a few simple tips and some festive décor, you can turn your ordinary Sunday brunch into a special occasion. Be sure to check out all our easy party planning ideas here
Easter Brunch Party Ideas
What is Easter Brunch?
Easter brunch is a popular party theme as it combines the best of both breakfast and lunch in one meal. It’s a lighter, more casual meal, with an abundance of sweet and savory options that everyone can enjoy. Plus, it’s a great way to celebrate Easter with family and friends and create new traditions!
Easter brunch usually consists of breakfast treats such as pancakes, waffles, and french toast, as well as savory dishes such as quiches, frittatas, and devilled eggs. It’s also common to include kid-centric Easter candy such as chocolate eggs, bunnies, and lollipops. To further enhance the Easter experience, one may also include a traditional Easter egg hunt, and visits with the Easter bunny.
Drinks can also be an important part of the brunch feast, with bubbly cocktails such as mimosas, bellinis, and bloody marys being popular choices.
Overall, Easter brunch is an enjoyable and delicious way to celebrate, and it’s easy to customize the menu to accommodate different tastes and preferences.
What to consider when planning an Easter brunch party
Easter Brunch Party: Menu
When planning an Easter brunch party, it is important to consider a menu that contains a variety of dishes to please all guests. These include classic breakfast items like buttermilk waffles or pancakes from scratch, egg dishes, sweet buns, and cheeky brunch cocktails. Additionally, there are savory options such as quiches, frittatas, and lunch menu dishes. For a special touch, include seasonal produce dishes like carrot tart, strawberry muffins, or asparagus cooked in an air fryer. Finally, don’t forget to provide light refreshments like coffee, tea, and juice.
Easter Brunch Party: Guests’ tastes
When planning an Easter brunch party, you should consider a combination of fresh, flavorful, sweet, and savory tastes. Packed with fresh herbs and bright flavors, try serving egg dishes, sweet buns, and cheeky brunch cocktails. To create a well-rounded Easter brunch menu, include side dishes with fresh spring vegetables and sweet treats like scones, honey buns, coffee cakes, French toast, and pancakes. Have small appetizers ready to hold guests over to the main meal and let your guests participate by asking them to bring their favorite dishes.
Easter Brunch Party: Budget
When planning an Easter brunch party, budget considerations should be taken into account in order to ensure an enjoyable and stress-free experience for both host and guests. To begin, decide on a budget for food and drinks, as well as decorations and activities. Decide if guests will be asked to bring a dish or if the host will provide all food and drinks. Consider what types of food items and drinks will fit the budget, such as egg casseroles, quiche, and mimosas. Also, think about what decorations and activities are necessary to keep the party festive and engaging. For example, flowers, Easter eggs, and an egg hunt are great additions to the celebration. Ultimately, planning ahead and considering factors such as budget can make for an unforgettable Easter brunch experience.
Easter Brunch Party: Setup and cleaning
Step 1: Preparation
Before the party, get your grocery shopping done early and make sure you have enough ingredients for the menu you have planned. Clean the house and decorate and set up tables to get everything ready for the big day. Prep any food items that can be made in advance.
Step 2: Plan the Menu
Plan the Easter brunch menu a week or two in advance. Include both sweet and savory items, as well as hot and cold dishes. Incorporate make-ahead items into the menu and make sure to ask guests to bring a dish.
Step 3: Create a Table Setting
Creating a beautiful table setting is an important part of hosting an Easter brunch. Use what you have, like white dishes and gold flatware, and add a table runner and spring flowers.
Step 4: Prepare the Food
Make and prepare as much as you can ahead of time. Serve a savory main dish and a sweet side dish like waffles or french toast puffs. Don’t forget to provide appetizers and dessert.
Step 5: Clean Up
Once the party is over, it’s time to clean up! Collect all the dishes and return them to the kitchen. Wipe down tables and chairs and throw away any leftover food. Vacuum and mop floors, if necessary. Lastly, take out the trash and recycling.
Easter Brunch Essentials
Easter Brunch Essentials
- 75ct Paper Floral Baking Cups – Spritz
- Beaded Cake Stand White – Threshold
- Dash Bunny Waffle Maker – Rose
- 2pc Stoneware Bunny Salt and Pepper Shaker Set – Threshold
- 18″ x 11″ Wood Bunny Serving Board – Threshold
- 13oz Melamine Egg Bowl – Spritz
- 72″ x 14″ Cotton Bunny Table Runner – Threshold
- Plastic Flower Placemat – Spritz
- 3pc Stoneware Bakeware Set Blue – Threshold
- 12″ Woven Serving Basket – Threshold
- 6pc Stainless Steel Cookie Cutter Set – Spritz
- 18″ x 13″ Stoneware Egg Serving Platter – Threshold
- 8″ Melamine Bunny Salad Plate – Threshold
- 72″ x 14″ Cotton Plaid Table Runner – Threshold
- 2pk Cotton Bunny Napkins – Threshold
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Easter Brunch Party: Food and beverage
When it comes to planning an Easter brunch party, the types of food and beverages you should consider are endless! For brunch, some popular egg dishes, such as quiche or frittatas, are always a hit. Other savory dishes could include spring vegetables, scones, honey buns, and coffee cakes. For those with a sweet tooth, there are endless options like pancakes, French toast, and crepes. Finally, a delicious Easter punch is a must-have for any celebration. To top off your brunch, a cake plus a spread of Easter candy is a great way to end your meal. All these recipes are sure to delight your family, friends, and guests!
Easter Brunch Party: Tableware and linens
What tableware and linens should be considered for an Easter brunch party? Champagne glasses, cotton napkins, stoneware tumblers, stoneware plates, gold flatware, Chemex, chocolate malt balls, table runner, and colorful egg dishes. Additionally, you can use white dishes and spring flowers in small glass vases scattered down the center of the table for a pop of color.
Easter Brunch Party: Decor
When hosting an Easter brunch party, there are a variety of decorations to consider! Start by picking up some spring blooms at your local grocery store or farmers market and place them individually in small glass vases, lining them up down the center of the table for a pop of color. Create a modern table setting with white dishes and gold flatware, and add a table runner and spring flowers. For an extra touch, you could craft perfect place settings by tying a fresh flower to a napkin with a festive ribbon. For a fun game for the kids, consider a pin the tail on the Easter bunny poster. You can also use mini flowerpots for candy, Easter egg trees, a festive Easter piñata, or edible place card holders. Finally, don’t forget to add a yummy napkin ring made of thick gauge wire and jellybeans!
Easter Brunch Party: Party favors
Party favors are a great way to thank your guests for joining your Easter brunch! A few ideas for appropriate party favors could include personalized Easter candy gift bags or jars filled with mini Easter eggs, a mini plant that guests can take home and nurture, or a small seasonal candle. For a more creative touch, consider making an Easter themed craft like a painted flower pot or a paper Easter basket. No matter what type of party favor you choose, your guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness!
Another great favor options with be the following
Easter Brunch Party: Budget
When planning an Easter brunch party, there are several budget considerations to take into account when deciding how to best celebrate. One of the most important considerations is how much to spend on food. Making individual omelets for each guest can be expensive, while baking a quiche or egg casserole may be a more budget-friendly option. Another consideration is what decorations to purchase. Buying spring blooms from a local grocery store or farmers market can be less expensive than hiring a florist. Additionally, it is important to think about any potential Plan B options in case of inclement weather. Having some indoor activities or crafts can save you money if the event has to be moved indoors. Finally, you can save money by asking guests to bring items to contribute to the Easter brunch. Creating a sign up that lets guests pick their favorite dish to share is a great way to get everyone involved!
Top tips for hosting a fabulous Easter brunch party
Hosting a fabulous Easter brunch party can be a fun and exciting way to celebrate the holiday. Here are some top tips to help you get started:
- Understand Your Timing: Make sure you’re aware of all your guests’ early morning plans, which may vary greatly by family. Have realistic expectations of your guests’ Easter bunny time and the varying length of any church services. Pick a time that doesn’t leave everyone either rushed or starving.
- Prepare a Plan B: Remembering the unpredictability of spring showers, be sure that your have enough indoor activities and crafting options available if activities have to quickly shift inside.
- Plan Low-stress Food Items: Instead of individual omelets, offer egg casserole or a quiche — or whatever allows you to spend more time with your guests than over the stove on Easter morning. Have small appetizers ready that are protein-rich, like Grandma’s famous deviled eggs, to hold them over until the main meal.
- Let Your Guests Participate: Ask your guests to pitch in and bring items to give everyone a part in Easter brunch. You can create a sign up that lets guests pick their favorite dish to share.
- Create a Beautiful Table Setting: Set the table the night before and add a table runner and spring flowers down the center. You can use what you have, like white dishes and gold flatware, to create a beautiful and festive table setting.
- Prepare Ahead of Time: Make and prepare as much as you can ahead of time. This will help take some of the stress out of hosting and will ensure that you have plenty of time to spend with your guests.
Following these tips will help you host a wonderful Easter brunch party that your guests are sure to enjoy.