Brunch In A Crunch: Six Steps to a Spring Fling

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Whether you are celebrating Easter or just welcoming the arrival of spring, hosting a brunch is a fabulous way to bring family and friends together.   With its simplicity and flexibility, brunch allows for a variety of dietary restrictions and takes the stress off of you as a hostess.  Here are six steps to a spring fling that will impress your guests and YOU will have a chance to enjoy.
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Create A Pretty Table

Focus your decorating energy on a pretty table by creating layers with reusable items like    tablecloths, woven plate chargers  and   cloth napkins.  Group small centrepieces of  fresh flowers so  they don't block the flow of table conversation.  These items go a long way into transforming your brunch into an extra-special event.  

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Set Up A Drink Station

Offer a variety of beverages;    coffee is always a given but not everyone enjoys it, so  be sure to offer other alternatives like juice and tea.  A self-serve cocktail station is a festive addition to your party, especially for brunch staples like Bloody Mary's and mimosas.  A  bar cart is a fun investment; it can be used for storage when not in party use.
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Plan A Simple Menu...

Brunch should have a few hot items as well as  light and sweet options. Choose items that can be  prepared the day before, so all you'll have to do that morning is pop them in the oven. Items  like waffles,    quiche, or a breakfast casserole are perfect examples; round them out with fresh fruit and other offerings.
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...And Don't Cook Everything

 It's ok to head to your favourite grocer or bakery and pick up ready-made items like  baked goods and sandwiches.  The biggest lesson I've learned in hosting a party, release yourself from the pressure of making everything yourself.  Your guests won't be insulted by  doughnuts if it means they get to  enjoy more time with you.
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Serve Buffet Style

Keep serving food simple by creating a buffet.  Create visual interest  by varying the height of your food with  platters, serving bowls  and  cake stands.  These types of pieces go a long way into transforming your brunch space and earn their keep for future purposes.
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Enjoy Yourself And Your Guests

Make sure to enjoy yourself and your guests.  Being a great host is all about serving your guests and making them feel loved and appreciated, but it’s not about impressing people.   Only do what you can handle and ask for help if you need it.   Relax and keep it all in perspective and have fun spending time with family and friends.

Mix and match these ideas for a wonderful morning with family and friends and celebrate the arrival of spring and be sure and visit my blog Not Just A Mommy for more  party and entertaining ideas and inspiration.
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