Brunch Party Ideas: 5 Elements for the Ultimate Get Together

Who doesn’t love brunch? If you’re like us, any mention of brunch will get you excited. There’s just something about bubbly mimosas, delicious food, and classy tablescape decor that makes it one of the best ways to spend a Sunday (or any day).

You can throw a brunch for almost any occasion, whether it’s a birthday, bridal shower, anniversary party, or just for fun! Planning a brunch party is easier than you might think. From tablescape decor to creative cocktail ideas, there are plenty of ways to put your own personal touch on the event.

We’ve put together our favorite brunch party ideas and tips to help you plan your own brunch party. We grouped these ideas into five categories that are crucial to hosting a fun and classy brunch party.

Check out the visuals below for the ultimate brunch inspiration!

 

Brunch Tablescape Ideas

The key to the perfect brunch tablescape is flowers. There are plenty of ways to include beautiful blooms into your decor, whether it’s a lush centerpiece that runs down the length of the table or overhead baskets that beautifully fill the space. Get creative by adding non-floral elements such as colorful fruits and exotic succulents to your brunch tablescape decor. Don’t have many vases to work with? Repurpose household items such as an old glass container (for the DIY terrarium you never got around to) or a rusty vintage piece like a farmhouse pitcher to hold your flowers.

As for table settings, feel free to go bold and bright with your color scheme, and add gold accents for a classy touch. There are four table setting styles you can choose from: formal, informal, basic or buffet.

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Top left The Party Society | Top right Jeff Mindell | Middle, bottom left Lori Blythe Photography | Bottom right Jessica Bordner

 

Brunch Cocktail Ideas

Cocktails are the best part of brunch! Set up a mimosa bar with ice cold champagne bottles and carafes of freshly squeezed juice, and and allow your guests to customize their own mimosa creations. For added fun, use a bar cart to keep the party rolling!

Besides mimosas, you can also create craft cocktails using gin or vodka mixed with fruity flavors such as blackberry, raspberry or grapefruit along with delicate flavors such as cucumber and rose. Stick with refreshing flavors to keep things light for your daytime brunch. Of course, we can’t forget about the ultimate brunch drink — the bloody mary. This is another drink idea that’s great to set up as a bar, along with all the delicious fixings ranging from olives to bacon strips!

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Top Photography: Alison Bernier Florals: MV Florals | Middle Images created by: Andrea Posadas, Amanda Holstein, and Ashley Conway for Emily Henderson | Bottom Marcie Lynn Photography

 

Brunch Beverage Ideas

From lavender iced coffee to ginger lemonade, there are plenty of non-alcoholic beverage options you can come up with. Customize your drinks by using floral ice cubes or freezing pieces of fruit like watermelon to use as ice cubes.

Of course, no brunch is complete without coffee and tea. Set up a coffee and tea bar to avoid dealing with messy creamers and sugar packets at the table. And this will allow your guests who love their caffeine to help themselves to seconds anytime they want.

Water is important for keeping everyone at the party hydrated, so consider setting up a water bar infused with refreshing flavors such as lemon, orange and cucumber.

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Top left, right Images created by: Andrea Posadas, Amanda Holstein, and Ashley Conway for Emily Henderson | Middle Lee Bird Photography | Bottom Kristyn Hogan

 

Brunch Floral Ice Ideas

Freeze your flowers to create flower ice cubes or a custom molded ice bucket to keep your champagne bottles nice and cold. When making floral ice cubes, be sure to use distilled water to prevent cloudiness. Also, use flowers that are pesticide-free to avoid contaminating your drinks. There are many flowers that can work for this creative idea, from small buds to large blooms and even dried flowers!

Check out Sugar and Cloth’s ice bucket tutorial here to make your own champagne cooler.

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Top left Jodee Debes Photography | Top right Nialogique | Bottom left Bespoke Bride

 

Brunch Food Ideas

Get creative with your brunch menu by creatively displaying your food items. For example, you can stack donuts and pastries into a tower or top yogurt parfaits with gorgeous flowers you can eat. A cheese and fruit platter is great to serve family style along with a champagne to wash it all down.

brunch-foods

Top left Med Ruth | Top middle What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today | Middle Jeff Mindell | Bottom left Images created by: Andrea Posadas, Amanda Holstein, and Ashley Conway for Emily Henderson

For a larger brunch party, consider setting up a food bar such as a pancake bar or even a taco bar to allow your guests to easily serve themselves (and get seconds). If you’re hosting a more intimate brunch with fewer people, set up your meal family style with shareable platters on the table for guests to pass along.

 

Ready to host your own brunch party? Well gather up some friends and pop open a few bottles of champagne to get the party started! Don’t forget to follow our tips and tricks to make your brunch party extra memorable.

 

Additional Image Credits

Tablescape Ideas: Middle, bottom left Photography: Lori Blythe Photography | Location: Rock House Hideaway | Event Design And Planning: Hill Country Bride | Flowers: The Flower Pail | Catering: Cartewheels Catering | Farmhouse Table: Restored Fredericksburg | Vintage Rentals: Sisters Vintage Party | Paper Goods: Bobo Workshop