I love brunch. You’re most likely going to read about it a few times as you’re reading through my posts. Brunch is one of the funnest (not a word?) events to do. The food is amazing, you can use more florals, and who doesn’t like brunch?? Today, we’ll look at Easter Brunch! Now that we have moved into our new home, the very first event I’ll be hosting is an Easter brunch this Saturday for family. I’m going to share my menu and decoration plans, as well as a few tips I’ve learned over time.
I’ll be using the following to create my tablescape:
Pastel and floral plates
Pastel faux eggs
Floral tea cups
Milk glass vases
Vintage floral handkerchiefs
I’ll be using a mixture of pastel and blue floral dishes, with crystal and pale pink glasses. Centerpieces will be simple milk glass vases of tulips and surrounding the vases will be miniature bunnies and chocolate eggs in a nest of edible grass. I’ll be using white egg cups holding pastel faux eggs for name cards. We’ll be using our wedding monogrammed silverware wrapped in vintage floral handkerchiefs for napkins. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns when it comes to incorporating floral into your Spring table. Also, don’t be afraid of color. You want your table to look alive and celebratory.
TIP 1) Don’t have or like milk glass? Raid the vase aisle at Dollar Tree. They have a great selection of study vases for only $1 a piece.
TIP 2) Explore your local antique shops and flea markets for vintage handkerchiefs. They make wonderful brunch and tea linens
TIP 3) Hobby Lobby is heaven on Earth to an event planner. The day after a holiday, decor goes 50% off. And a week after, decor goes up to 90% off. You can’t beat those sales. It’s a great way to stock up for next year’s festivities.
Now on to the important part: the menu. This is just what I’ll be serving. Feel free to change it up, change recipes, and make it your own.
Easter Brunch Menu
Berry French Toast Casserole*
Omelet Cups with Ham
Mini Pancake Stacks
Brunch is one of the easiest meals so don’t make it more difficult than it has to be. I chose the Berry French Toast Casserole because it can be prepped the night before and then all you have to do it pop it into the over the morning of the event. *Recipe at the end of this post* For the omelet cups, all I do is take a muffin tin and place a slice of ham in each cup. Then add an omelet mixture and bake at 325 until eggs are cooked. You can sprinkle with cheese if you’d like. There are multiple ways to do hash browns, and several recipes can be found on my Pinterest board.
TIP 1) I’ll use frozen sausage patties, mini pancakes, and store-bought donut holes. I try to make it as easy as I can, especially when I’ll have a house full.
TIP 2) To dress up the mini pancakes, attach 2-3 with a toothpick and top with a berry and confectioner’s sugar.
TIP 3) If someone asks if they can help or bring something, let them. Assign them something small, but it takes a task away from you and makes them feel good about contributing.
Mock Mimosa (1/2 orange juice and 1/2 sparkling water with a dash of cherry syrup)
Orange Juice (Or any kind of fruit juice)
I’m looking forward to this brunch, and the many more to come! What are some tips you’ve discovered over time? Comment below with your thoughts, questions, or tips!
*French Toast Berry Casserole
- 12-14 cups cubed bread
- 8 large eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup strawberries sliced
- ½ cup blueberries (or mixed berries)
- 1-2 tbsp. confectioner’s sugar
- maple syrup
- Butter a 9″x13″ casserole dish. Cut bread into cubes and add to dish (fill up to ¾ way).
- In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Whisk mixture and mix well. Pour mixture over bread.
- Top mixture with strawberries and blueberries.
- Wrap the casserole and refrigerate overnight (or at least 4 hours)
- Bake for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees
- Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar.
- Serve with maple syrup.
This will typically serve about 8 people.