A Foolproof Easter Brunch Guide
Posted on March 21 2018
Easter: that time of year when all of your loved ones are gathered for a decadent brunch… And one of the only holidays in which no one can judge you for eating a whole pound of chocolate! For these reasons, Easter brunch is definitely one of the most memorable and fun days of the year… when you don’t have to plan it, that is. But if the torch has been passed on to you this year, worry not! Below are a few tips for planning the perfect Easter brunch that will ensure you have a fabulous time!
Easter Brunch Recipes
Waking up in the morning can be tedious if you know you’re about to prepare a big meal for your friends and family. But rest assured that you don’t have to prepare everything the day of your brunch! Instead, stay in bed a little bit longer so that you’ll have plenty of energy to prepare your last-minute dishes!
Recipes for the night before
There are a few dishes that are best made the night before, like these delicious overnight belgian waffles! The best part about these is that they serve 10 to 12 people and only take 35 minutes to make, so you won’t even have to worry about going to bed too late!
If you don’t own a waffle-maker, another cool dish you can try making are these crispy chocolate nests. Not only are they perfect for Easter, but they serve 18 people, are easy to make, and will satisfy everyone’s chocolate cravings! They also only take about 15 minutes to prepare, but they’re best-served after being refrigerated for at least 2 hours. So pop them in the fridge overnight, and voilà!
Recipes for the day of
The easiest way to please your guests is to buy some bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon, or pastries. But if you want to do something special for your Easter Brunch, there are plenty of recipes you can put together to really ‘wow’ your loved ones! This potato pancetta frittata is definitely one of them, because although it looks like an elaborate dish, it only takes 15 minutes to prepare and serves 8 people.
While your frittata is baking in the oven for 50 minutes, you’ll have ample time to prepare these easy-to-make peep fruit kabobs! It’s the perfect way to serve fruit in the morning. But if you’re feeling creative and up for a challenge, try this original take on devilled eggs. They’re so cute, your guests might even hesitate to eat them.
And, of course, you have the classic Easter dish — the hot cross buns. Although these take a little longer to make, they’re totally worth the effort. Your guests and your tastebuds will thank you.
Your second biggest hurdle will be decorating your table. But don’t worry, there are plenty of simple and affordable ways you can do so. Besides, you want to keep the decor to a minimum so that your dishes really stand out! The first and most obvious way to make your table stand out is to add a vase with colourful flowers as your centrepiece. If you don’t have a green thumb, you can use artificial flowers. It’s a good investment since they’ll last you a lifetime, anyway.
Other options include using a cute tablecloth, like the mini bunnies. Not only is it perfect for Easter, but it’s also understated, so it won’t draw the attention away from your food. These Easter Ceramic Salt and Pepper Shakers and placemats will even compliment it! If you have enough time on your hands, consider making these cute little napkin bunnies.
As for tableware, it’s time for you to bust out your fanciest sets! But if you don’t have enough dishes for all your guests, Ikea has plenty of beautiful and affordable options to choose from.
Visit this page for more inspiration!
What to wear?
Now that you’ve successfully overcome the difficulties of planning a big meal and decorating your table, it’s time you focused on your look. A host should always look her best, after all! Since this is a brunch, and not a fancy dinner, you’ll want to go for a look that’s casual-chic.
Easter is all about pastel colours because they’re a representation of Spring — of flowers, plants, and trees coming back to life. So ditch the black and white, and wear some of your most colourful clothes! This cute blue polka-dotted skirt will do just the trick. You can even pair it with this patterned blouse that’s perfect for Easter.
Not a big fan of skirts? Wear your best black pants and pair them with this cute floral sweater. Compliment the look with your favourite fancy flats! For those of you who refuse to wear anything other than dresses, this is the perfect one for you.
Keep you makeup light, and paint your nails with Essie’s gorgeous pastel colours to compliment the radiant colours you’ll be wearing.
When it comes to figuring out what to wear, one of the most important steps is to accessorize to really tie your outfit together. That includes wearing a cute understated bracelet or necklace, and of course, earrings. Earrings are the accessories that will compliment your look the most, as well as add a little more flair to your appearance. A must-have when it comes to subtle, yet feminine earrings is the Classic Collection from Khloé Accessories. Not only are they affordable and hypoallergenic, but they’re also made with real crystals from Swarovski®, so they’re a sure-fire way to make you shine.
So if you want something simple, yet elegant, wear these Strawberry Frap pearl earrings. Feminine and timeless, they’re the perfect addition to any outfit, especially a pastel look! Want something with a little more shine? Go for any of these unicorn earrings! Their vibrant pastel colours can turn a dull room into a room that is full of life! Shop online, or find them at any Jean-Coutu near you!
Happy Easter, and don’t forget to share your favourite Easter moments with #meskhloé!