Planning a great Easter brunch is rewarding and fun. Easter is a great day for family and friends to get together and enjoy each other’s company. It’s a time to catch up and have a fun and relaxing day, usually over some delicious food and exciting activities. Nothing quite brings all this together like an Easter brunch. An Easter brunch is a great way to get everyone together for a delicious meal without having to worry about the stress and expense that dinners cause. Brunch is easier and affordable, and since it’s earlier in the day it allows plenty of time to get in your Easter egg hunt! Here are some ideas for planning a great Easter brunch!
The best thing about brunch food is that it is very versatile. You can choose to serve both breakfast and lunch foods as well as baked goods. Baked goods are key because they can save you time on Easter Sunday. You can choose your favorite baked goods and prepare them the day before or earlier in the week. Muffins and specialty breads are solid options because they keep for long time and are generally filling options. You can never fail making blueberry or corn muffins while banana and Irish soda bread are always crowd pleaser. Know your guests and make what everyone is sure to love.
Also to keep things easy on yourself, plan dishes that you can make large quantities of quickly and easily. This can be something like pancakes or French toast, as well as egg frittatas. These types of dishes cook very quickly while also allowing for variety within them. You can easily make chocolate chip or blueberry pancakes as your guests desire without much more effort on your part! Make several types of frittatas including vegetarian options to suit everyone’s palate. Another dish everyone is sure to love is a fruit salad. No one can say no to a refreshing fruit salad and they are real easy to make and make a lot of.
The other vital part of a brunch menu is drinks. Drinks are as important as food and key here is variety. You should start out having your basic coffee and tea. If you plan on serving a lot of children have some juices for them to choose from. If you’re having more of an adult brunch, then some mimosas and bloody marys are sure to be a hit.
Nothing rings in an Easter celebration quite like an egg hunt. This is a staple of Easter day and is sure to be the highlight of any brunch party. Paint your eggs in a variety of colors and have prizes for each egg. You don’t need to have a ton of eggs if you just hide them well. Hiding them in tough corners and hard to find areas will force the hunt to last a while. No one wants the hunt to be over as soon as it’s started, so take some time to choose good hiding spots.