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In recent years, brunch has become a popular weekend meal. What’s not to love about brunch? To start, we get to sleep in. Then, of course, breakfast fare is some of the best there is. And if that’s not enough, having a mimosa, Bloody Mary, or other cocktail is almost a brunch requirement.

Tips For The Best Brunch Ever

Tips For The Best Brunch Ever

Today, I’m sharing a few tips for hosting brunch in your apartment. With very little effort, you can recreate all the reasons we’ve come to love brunch, right in your own place. Plus, you can even stay in your pj’s and catch up on your favorite shows for the ultimate weekend treat.

Serve savory, sweet, and fruit

When you’re planning a brunch menu, keep it simple. Pick a savory dish, add something sweet, and serve fruit. (Coffee, tea, and a cocktail are recommended, too.) It doesn’t need to be complicated to be hit with guests.

Tips For The Best Brunch Ever

For the savory, I recommend a quiche or egg casserole. If you’re serving 4 or more people, dishes like these make it super simple for you. They can be prepared in advance and set out so folks can help themselves. One of my favorites is Spinach, Bacon, Swiss Quiche. You can find the recipe here on my blog.

Tips For The Best Brunch Ever

Tips For The Best Brunch Ever

Next, add something sweet for those who like to indulge in the morning. Donuts, muffins, or pastries would be perfect.

Tips For The Best Brunch Ever

Finally, chop up a big bowl of fruit and berries. I promise that following the “savory, sweet, and fruit” guideline will give you more than enough food, and the variety is sure to please everyone.
Don’t make everything.

Don’t make everything

Unless you love spending time in the kitchen, there’s no need to make everything. I recommend hitting up a local bakery for the sweet goodies. Its offerings are likely to be just as good as homemade, and they will save you a ton of time.

Tips For The Best Brunch Ever

Use seasonal ingredients

When you’re thinking about your menu, try incorporating ingredients that are in season. Since you’re not serving an endless array of foods, it’s important to choose things that have fabulous flavor. Seasonal items are likely to be at their prime-and priced well.

Tips For The Best Brunch EverTips For The Best Brunch Ever

If possible, visit your local farmers market. My guess is that you could get almost everything you need at the market, including fresh eggs, pastries, and flowers. You’d be surprised at all the homegrown and homemade goodies you can find.

Sip mimosas

For cocktails, I recommend mimosas. Why? Because they are easy and customizable, and most people enjoy them.

Tips For The Best Brunch Ever

In case you’re not familiar with a mimosa, it’s typically 3 parts champagne to 1 part orange juice. By changing up the juice, you can create dozens of variations on this classic cocktail. I recommend sticking to 2 or 3 juices for the sake of simplicity. Since it’s fall, I opted for apple cider and classic OJ.

Tips For The Best Brunch Ever

Tips For The Best Brunch Ever

As a final note, I always recommend having something nonalcoholic on hand for those who don’t imbibe.

Tips For The Best Brunch Ever

Keep it casual

Finally, keep your gathering casual. If you’re hosting in your apartment, turn on a fun classic movie such as “Breakfast Club,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” or something meaningful to you and your guests. Instead of setting a formal table, arrange the food on a buffet and let your guests sit where they are comfortable.

Tips For The Best Brunch Ever

Tips For The Best Brunch Ever

Be sure to have a few open surfaces for guests to rest their plates and drinks. Encourage your guests to also help themselves. This allows you to enjoy the brunch yourself.
And that’s it. Brunch is served.

Tips For The Best Brunch Ever

With these five simple tips, you can set up a doable and delicious brunch at home.

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Michael Wurm, Jr. is a native of St. Marys, PA and currently lives in Pittsburgh. He is the self-taught decorator, cook, DIYer, and writer behind the lifestyle blog Inspired by Charm. The mission of his blog is to help people create their happy place through decorating, cooking, crafting, entertaining, and travel. The blog features no-fuss recipes as well as approachable decor and DIY ideas that mix old and new. Michael encourages others to “throw away the rule book” and stay true to their individual style. Read more at Inspired by Charm.

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