Host the Ultimate Sunday Brunch: Top Tips just in time for Football Season

Imagine waking up to the delightful aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the sizzling sound of bacon crisping up in the oven. The sun streams in through your windows, promising a perfect day ahead. It's Game Day Sunday, and you're ready to throw the most epic pre-game brunch party that will be the talk among your friends for the entire football season. But what does it take to transform this brunch from a standard Sunday gathering into an unforgettable game day feast? Don't sweat it. We have all the top tips to elevate your breakfast spread into a legendary football brunch bash. 

A Game Day brunch isn't just a feast; it's an event. It's the beautiful union of breakfast and lunch on a football Sunday, enhanced by the clinking of mimosas or beer mugs, the camaraderie among fellow fans, and the shared enjoyment of delectable dishes. That's the magic of a Game Day brunch. However, to elevate your brunch game, you need a strategy, a touch of imagination, and a sprinkle of flair. In this guide, we'll reveal the playbook on how to evolve your typical Sunday morning into a remarkable pre-game gastronomic celebration.

Think of Game Day brunch parties as your playing field, and you're the quarterback. You have the liberty to mix sweet with savory, warm with cool, traditional fare with inventive twists. But before you embark on this culinary journey, there are a few factors to consider. Who are your team members (guests)? What's your Game Day brunch strategy? Are you aiming for a hearty tailgate-style brunch or a sophisticated city brunch affair? Espresso martinis or just beer and mimosas? These are the decisions that will define your brunch game plan. So, strap on your apron, don your chef's hat (metaphorically speaking), and let's tackle this brunch! 


What Is Brunch?

Brunch: the MVP of meals, a game-changer that combines the best of breakfast and lunch into one delicious feast. It's more than just a meal; it's a Sunday ritual, a touchdown dance for your taste buds.

When it comes to creating the ultimate Game Day brunch menu, think of it as a playbook. You want a lineup of dishes that will make your guests feel like they've scored a culinary touchdown. From starters to main courses, sides, and desserts, you’re calling the shots.

The Starting Lineup: Drinks

Brunch isn't complete without a delicious beverage. Here are some top contenders: 

Alcoholic Options

  • Bloody Mary: This spicy tomato-based cocktail is like a pep talk in a glass.
  • Mimosa: A classic brunch drink that pairs champagne with orange juice, perfect for cheering on your team.
  • Spritzer: A refreshing mix of white wine and sparkling water, great for those nail-biting moments.
  • Golden Cappuccino: For those wanting a kick-start to their day, a blend of coffee and vanilla liqueur is the way to go.

Remember, these are all easier if you have the proper bartending tools.

Non-Alcoholic Options For those who prefer to stay sober during the game, there's a selection of non-alcoholic beverages:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Juice
  • Sparkling Water

First Down: Appetizers

Kick-off your brunch with some appetizers. These starters will keep your guests' hunger at bay until the main event arrives: 

  • Cheese Board and/or Meat Board
  • Croissants
  • Bacon
  • Fresh Fruit

Half-Time Show: Entrees

Now, it's time for the main event, the entrees. These dishes are the stars of the show, guaranteed to leave your guests craving for more: 

  • Eggs Benedict
  • Bagel & Lox
  • Biscuits & Gravy
  • Chicken & Waffles
  • Crepes
  • Omelets
  • French Toast
  • Quiche

The Extra Point: Sides

A good brunch, like a good game plan, always includes sides. Here are some options to consider: 

  • Grits
  • Toast
  • Hash Browns
  • Ham
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Potatoes (roasted or fried)

Victory Lap: Desserts

Even after a hearty brunch, there's always room for dessert. So, end your Game Day brunch on a sweet note with these delicious treats:

  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Coffee Cake
  • Fresh Fruit

Game Day Brunch Decor

Setting the right ambiance is crucial to hosting a successful brunch. Here are some decor ideas to consider:

  • Decorative Stands
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Custom Menu Cards
  • Disposable Dinnerware
  • Table Runners

Four Quarters of Brunch Hosting Tips

  1. Prep the Night Before: Do as much prep work as possible the night before the brunch to reduce stress on game day.
  2. Make it a Potluck: Ask each of your guests to bring a dish. This not only reduces your workload but also adds variety to the menu.
  3. Serve Food Buffet-Style: Let your guests serve themselves to avoid the hassle of portioning out food.
  4. Have the Right Tools: Invest in some bartending tools to elevate your brunch from ordinary to extraordinary.


In conclusion, brunch is a serious affair here at Mixology & Craft. We hope this guide helps you host the ultimate Game Day brunch.