Easter is just around the corner and it's the perfect time to hold a festive brunch. While there's nothing like gathering family and friends together to share a good meal, it can be a little overwhelming. From choosing Easter brunch recipes to decorating your home to organizing activities to keep the kids entertained, here are some tips to help you stay stress-free while throwing the best Easter Sunday brunch ever.
Easter Brunch Recipes
Food will be the centerpiece of your event, so it's important to plan ahead. Brainstorm menu ideas and focus on the fresh spring flavors and produce that will be filling the stalls at your local farmers' market. The best part about brunch is that many of the recipes can be made ahead of time. You can assemble a fruit salad, chop veggies, and bake muffins and breakfast breads the night before. Doing prep work beforehand means less stress on the day of. If you're looking for some inspiration for your Sunday brunch, try these simple Easter brunch recipes that are guaranteed to impress your guests.
For yummy breakfast dishes that nod to the occasion, it doesn't hurt to go with eggs. Deviled eggs make a fun and festive hors d-oeuvre, and what's Easter brunch without a quiche? Choose your favorite hearty recipe and consider downsizing the classic offering with bite-size quiches or frittatas. And of course, every brunch needs waffles, and these whole-wheat waffles are an easy addition to your menu. The best part? Just toss the ingredients in your blender and voila—your waffle batter is ready!
To please the guests who are looking for more lunch-appropriate foods, whip up a salad that makes the most of spring's best fruits or veggies. You can prepare this ahead of time so it's ready to go on the day of your brunch. And for a warmer option, blend up a bright green soup, such as this zucchini asparagus and pea soup, which shows off fresh spring flavors.
Brunch isn't complete without a sweet breakfast bread like this cherry and golden raisin bread. Top it with a delicious jam or spread for a special touch. If you're looking for a more simple dessert to top off your brunch, you can't beat these lemon bars. And don't forget about beverages! Coffee, tea, juice, and Bloody Marys make great brunch drinks.
While a good Sunday brunch is all about the food, the right decorations can make your celebration more joyous and fun—especially for Easter. Keep it simple by decorating with fresh spring flowers like tulips and daffodils. Decorate your entryway with a springtime wreath. You can also pick up some affordable centerpieces at the store. If you're more of a DIY-er, gather some branches, like pussy willows or cherry blossoms, in a big vase and decorate it with Easter eggs for a unique display.
Do you need some activities to keep the kids entertained? Organize a fabulous Easter egg hunt or set up stations for decorating Easter eggs. Stick with tried-and-true dyes or plant-based options, or let the kids decorate with glitter and stickers. If you want to take your egg decorating to the next level, try painting designs, gluing on jewels, or adding olive oil to your dye solution for a marbleized effect. Cutting out patterns from Washi tape for a unique look is another fun option.
With the right recipes, and a little planning and organization, your Sunday brunch will be one for the books. Just don't be surprised if your family and friends want to make Easter brunch at your house a tradition!