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Before brunch, Sunday was an abysmal day that reminded us of 2 things: Monday is inescapable, and our ability to drink anything without a violent hangover the next day fades with each passing breath.
Sunday brunch changed all that. Now, we can drink on Saturday night with peace of mind, knowing that the next day we’ll get to see our friends, eat carbs and protein, and drink more liquor to ease the pain of the liquor we drank the night before.
Sunday brunch is proof that there are still moments of happiness granted to us by the random chaos of the universe.
However, we can’t ignore the fact that brunch can be expensive. Like, $17-for-a-screwdriver-expensive. You know what isn’t expensive, though? Inviting your friends to your apartment, having them bring some champagne and OJ, making some cheap brunch food, and drinking there. That’s right - I’m talking about a brunch party. And we’re going to learn all about how to do that.
From some simple definitions to brunch decor ideas to the right liquor and bar tools to the top 4 brunch tips, this article is going to save you time, money, and stress about reserving a table at that new brunch restaurant that already has a line out the door.
Let’s get going!
WAIT, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT BRUNCH IS? ARE YOU LIVING UNDER SOME KIND OF ANTI-BRUNCH ROCK?
Sorry. Sorry. I didn’t mean to yell. It’s just my favorite meal, so I’m passionate.
I understand that some of you might not even know what Sunday brunch is, which is fine - I too was once a hollow soul, unaware of one of the few pleasures life has to offer.
Because this is important, I went to the most trusted source to get you the right definition: Google.
This prestigious source claims that brunch is, and I quote: “a late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch”, i.e. the combinations of the words ‘breakfast’ and ‘lunch’. Brunch. Simple, delightful, and oh-so-delicious.
The definition, however, is not the most important part - the menu is! Brunch typically consists of both breakfast and lunch dishes, pastries, a bunch of eggs, and fruit salads.
That’s pretty broad, I know - so here’s a great list of brunch menu items to help you get started on planning your brunch party:
This menu is going to have your friends and/or family that are coming over for brunch wishing that every meal was brunch, and that every day was Sunday. I’ve decided to break this list down in a normal menu style - drinks, appetizers, entrees, sides, and desserts. I’ve even added options to choose from! Wow, I’m great.
For those not looking to booze it up before 5pm for Sunday brunch, here are some alcohol-free alternatives:
Here is a selection of perfect starters to get people’s stomachs ready for the rich, dense food that brunch will bring them:
I am salivating just thinking about the things I’ve written down in this section. Don’t tell me where you’re having your brunch party at, because I will show up and I will get crazy. I’m the Tasmanian Devil of brunch parties. Anyway, here are some great entrees:
Sides are optional. Just kidding. You need them.
After eating so much, you’d think people at your brunch party won’t be ready for dessert. You’re wrong. Brunch dessert is the best dessert!
I would like to make a note here that you obviously shouldn’t include all of this at your next Sunday brunch - that would be hellish to pull off, and incredibly expensive. Just pick 1 or 2 things from most (or all) of these lists, and you’ll be ready to start your high-end brunch party in no time. Trust me.
Now that we’ve got the food, time to set up the ambiance. This is the key to having a nice brunch, in my opinion. I’m talking about table decoration, of course:
Time for the main course. Here are the most important tips and advice I can possibly give you to ensure your Sunday brunch goes off without a hitch.
As you can see, we here at Mixology & Craft take brunch very seriously, and for good reason. It’s the most important meal of the day, so you might as well make it a good one.
Whether you’re having Sunday brunch with a few friends, or your whole family, we hope this blog has helped you feel a bit more prepared! If you’re looking for other kickass products, tips, or tricks, don’t be afraid to check our website.
NOW GO HAVE THE BOOZY BRUNCH OF YOUR DREAMS!
Contributing Writer: Aurora Detor