HOW TO ORGANIZE A PERFECT FAMILY EASTER BRUNCH
First come Mardi Gras, then comes Lent, and before you know it Easter Week is upon us. I pretty much love any holiday not only for the festive décor and great food, but also because it brings family together and everyone usually ends up having a wonderful time. The only slight down side to holidays is that the preparation sometimes causes a bit of stress. Luckily, Easter is still a good little while away so you have plenty of time to plan for it and to make things just a little less stressful Peter Minkoff was kind enough to share a few tips on how to organize a Ester Brunch in todays guest post.
The beauty of holidays is in the chance to spend some meaningful time with family and friends, and also in the opportunity to enjoy delicious food. If you want to add a bit of special flavor to this year’s Easter brunch, the first thing you need to do is get organized! Set your priorities and take things slowly. Rushing is never fruitful or fun during the holidays and especially when Easter is concerned. There’s no one single way to organize a perfect Easter brunch either. Still, it’s always beneficial to keep all the important steps in mind.
Set the brunch date
You may not have too many days at your disposal, but it can make a huge difference whether you want to hold your brunch on Friday, or perhaps on Sunday. Consider the general guest list you have in mind in order to choose the best possible day for everyone. Remember that you won’t be able to humor absolutely everyone, especially if you’re planning a larger gathering, and that’s no reason to get stressed over.
Create a guest list
A guest list is a must, of course, but it’s up to you whether you’ll create a specific one before or after you set the date and brunch venue. An Easter brunch is a relatively intimate occasion, which makes it a bit easier for you to choose the guests. Make sure that you consider their schedules, since a lot of people like to pack their bags and leave for a vacation during the Easter weekend.
Invitations on time
You may phone people in order to invite them to your Easter brunch, inform them via e-mail, or send out cool old-school invitations. The last option can be especially fun if you want to get creative and make your own unique invitations. Whatever you decide to do, it’s essential that you spread the word about the brunch’s date well beforehand, so that everyone can plan their schedule in advance. The sooner you call your guests, the better the chance that they will turn up.
Unless you decorate accordingly for this festive time, your Easter brunch will be just an ordinary brunch. So, make sure to do your best to create that perfect Easter atmosphere. There are tons of DIYs online that can help you with your décor, but there are also plenty of options in the stores around Easter. You can also mix and match your creativity with some store-bought decorative bits and pieces for an even greater impact.
When your Easter brunch is just around the corner, it’s time to make some delicious food. There’s no limit to what you can do in the kitchen. In general, pancakes, muffins, crepes and hot cross buns are part of the tradition. Of course, you shouldn’t forget about the main course that will be both tasty and filling. Meat, potatoes and eggs definitely leave you with a lot of room for some interesting cooking creativity. But, if you’re not that proud of your cooking skills, there’s nothing wrong with hiring a catering service. Actually, crafted catering in Sydney has become so popular in recent years, that you’ll have plenty of great quality options to choose from.
As mentioned before, you cannot humor absolutely everyone, but you can still try your best. This means that you should consider the food preferences of your guests, their favorite music and even fun activities for passing time that you know they’d love. If you take the trouble to prepare a pleasant and caring surprise for your family, this Easter brunch will be truly perfect.