Saturday, July 18, 2015

Easy Breakfast Brunch Party Ideas...

We have lots of family functions and parties throughout the year, but I think the easiest party to put together would be a breakfast or a brunch. My husband's brother and his family were visiting from New York for 2 weeks. They rent a beach house to enjoy the sunshine and weather of the summer. We see them several times while they are here, but we did have them over one morning for breakfast before they went to the beach for the day.

I snapped a few photos of the breakfast I set up, so you could steal a few ideas for your next get together. The ideas are quick and easy and most can be set up the night before.

Self serve buffet style is the best. Here's what I served...

  • fresh fruit
  • coffee cake
  • muffins
  • breads, bagels and English muffins
  • jams and jellies
  • pancake bar
  • scrambled eggs
  • bacon and sausage
  • yogurts
  • coffee and tea
  • milks and juices

breakfast brunch ideas

Come in to see how I set everything up and served things so you can enjoy your guest too!!

 The Bread Toasting Station...

breakfast brunch ideas

Sour Cream Coffee cake I made the night before, muffin selection, different bagels and English muffins.

breakfast brunch ideas

Set the bread goods near a cutting board so your guests can cut the bagels and muffins apart for toasting. Have toaster set up near there if possible. Jams, jellies, cream cheese and butter prepared in dishes the night before.

breakfast brunch ideas

Don't forget cute little labels for all the jellies.

breakfast brunch ideas

Pancake Bar

I usually have a pancake or waffle bar. This time I had pancakes! My "go to" batter is always Bisquick! I love how easy it is to mix and how light and fluffy the turn out.

Mix ins for the pancakes are bananas, blueberries or chocolate chips!

breakfast brunch ideas

This is my seasoned griddle that I love...a must in my kitchen. I love griddles. You can make up to 8 regular size pancakes on this!

breakfast brunch ideas

Don't forget a pretty pitcher of warm maple syrup and a sprinkle container of powdered sugar for your pancakes!

breakfast brunch ideas

Breakfast Yummies...

Maple sausage links only take a few minutes in a fry pan and the pre-cooked bacon comes out perfectly every time in the fry pan too!

breakfast brunch ideas

Scrambled Eggs...

The empty bowl in the foreground will be filled with cheesey scrambled eggs (forgot to snap a picture). Much easier to have all scrambled eggs rather than trying to cook individual orders of eggs.

We had yogurt too.

breakfast brunch ideas

The white pitcher is filled with ice and has a selection of GoGurts (yogurt in a stick packet) for the kids, but you can also have a bowl of ice with mini yogurt cups for adults.

breakfast brunch ideas

Fresh fruit is always a must for a breast brunch and summer is the perfect season for a great selection of fruit.

breakfast brunch ideas

Drink Selection...

Don't forget drinks too! Orange and apple juice, milk and chocolate milk for the kids.

breakfast brunch ideas

and a coffee and tea bar...

breakfast brunch ideas

You can always add your favorites like a selection of mini cold cereal boxes and packets of hot cereal packets of oatmeal or cream of wheat.

Make your breakfast party your own, but make it simple so you can enjoy your guests too!!

breakfast brunch ideas

Enjoy your next breakfast or brunch with your friends and family!!

Thanks for stopping by,

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  1. Your beakfast bar is a great idea. I especially like that most of the prep can be done ahead and that you are able to enjoy your guests instead of being a maid or a waiter! Thanks for sharing your photos!

  2. It looks scrumptious!! and you always are so organized!! Hospitality at its finest!! Thank you for taking the time to photo everything.

  3. Looks wonderful! I love breakfast/brunch. :)

  4. Karen, your brunch party spread is just lovely! Something for everyone and easy enough for anyone! So thoughtful too!


    1. I love hosting brunch. It's pretty simple to setup and a lot can be done ahead of time. Yours looks delicious... I never thought about offering a choice of fruit or chocolate chips to the pancakes, I usually just make a batch and keep them warm in a basket with a stone bread warmer in the bottom. That's a definite for next time... thanks for sharing!

  5. Wow great brunch, I wish I saw this last week when I had 13 people for breakfast. Next year.

  6. I'm not so sure I'd call that simple, but it certainly looks tasty! I love the brunch/egg dishes you mix up the night before and bake in the oven too. I am sure everyone had a good breakfast!

  7. Great setup! I'm all about prepping as much as possible ahead of time!

  8. What a great idea! I love breakfast and this all looks yummy!

  9. Is your griddle its own appliance or something that goes on top of your stove burners?

    Looks amazing, as always!


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