Steps to Planning Brunch at Your Apartment

Author: Lauren Ross


Brunch (in my opinion anyway) is simply the best meal one can have. From the delicious breakfast assortments to the refreshing juices and strong coffee, it’s impossible not to enjoy brunch. There are some people who adore brunch so much that they host it weekly in their homes.

If you want to host a brunch in your apartment, here’s our step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Create the Guest List

When you live in an apartment, you often have to think about space when throwing a party. Fortunately, brunch parties are generally more intimate. Create a list of your closest friends and family that you wish to come. Then, invite them by phone or send a formal invitation that has all the party details.

Step 2: Plan a Menu

There are numerous brunch recipes to choose from – but how do you choose? You may want to consider the dietary restrictions of your guests first, and then create your menu from there.

Don’t overwhelm yourself with a large menu. Try to keep it under 8 items (including drinks).

Here’s a sample menu:

  • Croissants
  • Assorted fruit platter
  • Frittata
  • Bacon or sausage
  • Waffles
  • Yogurt parfait
  • Mimosas
  • Coffee

Step 3: Pick a Palette

Whether you’re dining on your outside patio or in a formal dining room, select a color palette or theme for your brunch party. Populate the space with a few simple decorations using the colors you have chosen. Ideas to consider include napkins and table linens, a floral arrangement centerpiece, and party favors at the mimosa or Bellini bar.

Step 4: Start Shopping

Make sure you do this early on so you have time for food prep. A list of what to buy is an excellent way to stay organized.

Step 5: Enjoy Your Brunch!

On the day-of, please don’t stress. Just enjoy your party and guests!