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Plan brunch: helpful tips for a relaxed and stress-free experience!

Enjoying delicious food and specialties while we relax and laugh with our loved ones – that sounds really fantastic. And with Christmas just around the corner, now would be the perfect time to entertain our best friends and loved ones at home in a cozy atmosphere. But should it be breakfast or a coffee accompanied by delicious Christmas cookies? How about doing something really special this year and planning a brunch? A combination of breakfast and lunch – the brunch combines the best of both worlds and feels like a little vacation from the stressful everyday life. What’s on the table and when is the best time to start a brunch? What do you need to prepare to make it stress-free for you too? With our tips, brunch at home will be a real success!

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Whether it’s a birthday or other celebration, brunch is a great way to spend some quality time with friends and family. While we find everything already prepared and cooked in the restaurant, it would be much nicer if we could gather in our own four walls and determine the menu ourselves. From warm croissants and coffee to cocktails and soups – brunch is all about pampering our palate and having fun. We are all aware that the eye is also eating and therefore it is very important how we serve and present the prepared dishes. Colorful napkins, fresh flowers as well the right dishes also ensure a festive and cozy atmosphere and should not be missing on the table.

Plan the menu for brunch

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Brunch always starts between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. and can last until late afternoon. If you invite your friends and family over to you, you naturally want to spoil them with culinary delights. In the best case scenario, you already know what guests prefer to eat and drink and can adapt the menu to their preferences. Are there vegetarians or vegans or is someone lactose intolerant? Since some prefer sweet mornings and others savory, make sure you have a wide variety of foods on offer. Because that is exactly what makes brunch so special. Bread rolls, croissants, various spreads and cheeses as well as egg dishes such as omelettes and scrambled eggs are an integral part of a well-planned brunch. Smoked salmon is also very popular with many and gives your buffet a touch of luxury. Brunch at home is a great way to express your creativity. For example, you could delight your loved ones with delicious heart-shaped pancakes or use stencils to conjure up funny motifs on the drinks. And for those diners who are watching their calories, you could provide some fresh fruit and whole grain rolls.

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With a little organizational skills, a brunch can be planned in a relaxed and stress-free manner. But don’t worry – you don’t have to get up early in the morning to cook everything. Pastries such as muffins or baked oatmeal recipes can be prepared the day before and only baked in the morning. To keep the food warm, you can keep the dishes in the oven at the lowest possible temperature. So that you as the host can relax and everyone can help themselves, we recommend that you arrange all the delicacies on a separate table.

The drinks contribute to a happy mood

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When planning your brunch, you should also think about the choice of drinks. At the start, a freshly brewed coffee or tea and freshly squeezed juice should of course not be missing. Help your guests relax by toasting them with an alcoholic drink later. Classics such as mimosa, sangria and bloody marys are the perfect companions for most brunch dishes and should not be missing from a buffet. Or how about if you provide a little variety and prepare a warming winter punch to match the season?

Decide on a specific theme when planning the brunch

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Just like other parties, you can also set the brunch with a specific theme. If the weather permits, you can have a great autumn brunch in the garden or on the terrace. Or why not serve the typical dishes of a particular country? In the mood for delicious French cheeses or would you prefer classic Italian pasta – everything is allowed at brunch! It would also be especially fun if everyone wore their cutest pajamas and slippers and you served traditional breakfast classics like cookies, toast, bacon and eggs. The main thing is that everyone is having fun and enjoying themselves!

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