Hope everyone enjoyed their Mother’s day this past Sunday?! As for our family, Jimmy and I hosted our first Mother’s day at our “Old Home” on what was a beautiful May Sunday. On the occasion, we did experience a few small rain showers here in NY. But, all this aside let’s get right to the point… How to host and prep for a brunch gathering at home!
First things first, create a menu of all dishes you plan on serving. Figure out what dishes can be made the night before. Below are the dishes we served on Mother’s Day and when they were cooked
- Scrambled Eggs: Night before and warmed up half hour prior to company
- Bacon both Turkey and “The Real Bacon” lol: The morning of in the oven same time as eggs
- Breakfast Pizza: Morning of hour prior to company
- French Toast: Night before and warmed up half hour prior
- Waffles: Night before and warmed up half hour prior (we had a waffle bar with fruit in small containers)
- Pancakes: Night before and warmed up half hour prior (we had a pancake bar with fruit in small containers)
- Homefries: Morning of an hour prior to company
- Fruit salad
#Protip have a sheet of paper and write out your menu with oven temperature and minutes. This way you can operate efficiently. This will definitely take the anxiety from hosting a party.
Another added touch for any brunch is, of course, a Mimosa bar and a Bloody Mary bar!
Always remember if you’re having a good time so are your guests!!