20 Tips And Recipes For Hosting The Best Brunch!

20 Tips and Recipes for the Best Brunch

Hosting Brunch can be a less stressful, and a more enjoyable and budget-friendly way to entertain.  It’s a simple and special way to celebrate with family and friends. Below we share tips, ideas and links to some recipes that will make is easy!

1.    Serve the right balance of breakfast and lunch foods.

Why?  Your guests will fall into 1 of 3 categories:

  • Breakfast food fan – strictly interested in breakfast and is not putting a lunch item on the plate.
  • Ready for lunch lover – breakfast is so over by 11-12pm, looking for lunch.
  • True brunch afionado – there are 2 types: 1. can deftly craft a plate combining breakfast and lunch items enjoying both in one sitting; 2. Works a brunch unlike anything you’ve ever seen, pacing themselves through courses starting with breakfast and working right through lunch, this is your brunch marathoner, usually a seasoned pro.

2.   Choose foods that are equally delicious and safe to eat after sitting out at room temperature for up to 1- 1 ½ hours or if serving a hot dish(es) can withstand this amount of time on a hot plate or in a chafing dish.

Why? Your guests are guaranteed to arrive sporadically anytime from your invite time until 30 minutes later.  Also, this gives your guests the freedom to enjoy the buffet at their leisure.

3.   Select dishes that can be prepared ahead of time and displayed before your first guest arrives.

Why? So you can be a guest at your own party!

Some Menu Suggestions:

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Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali

Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali, co-founders and owners of Party Bluprints Inc. and The Partybluprints Blog, a are lifestyle and entertaining experts. In October 2010, Dawn and Elizabeth published their first book, Plan to Party.  Their mission is to make home entertaining simple and special. Dawn and Elizabeth have been featured on NBCTODAY Show, Fox TV Good Day NY, Good Housekeeping, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, Consumer Report’s Smart Shopper, Redbook Magazine, Woman’s World Magazine, Money Talks News, Denver Life, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Fox News Strategy Room, CBS NY2, and many more regional and local radio shows and newspapers. In addition, they have been featured on countless sites and blogs including MSN.com, Yahoo.com, AccessHollywood.com, GourmetLive.com and RetailMeNot.com’s “Insider’s Blog”.

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