Photo via Hip Hip Hooray
Brunch is such a great way to get friends together – in our opinion it’s the best meal of the week and our weekends aren’t complete without having brunch at least one of the days. On trips to different cities, one of the first items on our to-do list is to check out where we can have brunch the following day.
In fact, we’re so hooked on this idea of mixing beats, projects and brunch that two Sundays after the Bricolage Brunch a group of us got together to host our own little party!
If you’re interested in planning your own Bricolage Brunch – whether it’s a special event or a casual get together or a reason to celebrate sunny days ahead – here’s a collection of photo inspiration to help you get going to host your DIY brunch.Watch for the next post where we’ll feature projects for the “bricolage” part of the brunch.
Create an invitation or poster, like the invite above by take a megabite for a Valentine’s Day Brunch.
Make some yummy Mini Monkey Bread (includes recipe to make your own).
Take your brunch outdoors and serve up mini pancakes complete with wildflowers (via DesignSponge).
Stick colourful little flags with names into your pile of pancakes so everyone knows where they are seated.
Or, instead of serving up brunch as courses, create a DIY pancake bar where partygoers can add their own toppings (via Green Wedding Shoes). Find some old frames, replace the glass with a piece of wood painted with chalkboard paint, then write out instructions for how to garnish your pancake.
Another alternative is to create a DIY cereal bar with lots of different kinds of cereal, milk and toppings. Screenprint or using iron-on sheets, create bunting with the words “CEREAL” draped across the table (via mycakies)
Raid your nearest thrift store for some vintage tablecloths, old chairs, and some glassware in one colour scheme, like this green-inspired outdoor garden party. Don’t forget to look for a kitschy chicken. (via HGTV)
With spring around the corner, take the brunch into your backyard by pulling out a table and some chairs from the house and dressing it up with some bunting (via The Dinner Toast)
For a late-afternoon light brunch (or is it linner? lupper?), set up a champagne bar and keep it light with scones, fruit tarts and berries (via HGTV).
Or keep it non-alcoholic with a juice bar, dressed with matching straws and matching doily bunting (via Wide Open Spaces) Or a smoothie bar (featured in the first photo of this post via Hip Hip Hooray)
Or add a twist and serve mimosas, lemonade or juice in mason jars, topped off with a lemon or lime (via HGTV)
Use colourful linens as coasters, napkins, or to decorate your glassware (via HGTV)
Whip up a variety of brunch dishes, like a breakfast burrito. Mix up pieces of bacon, eggs, small tortillas, cilantro, sliced peppers, sour cream, parsley and diced tomato (via Styled)
Or create something untraditional, like Breakfast Pizza (includes recipe to make your own!) (via Artisan Bread in Five)
Food on sticks is a great way to show off different colours and textiles. We’re loving different pieces of fruit (and how easy it looks to prepare!) (via Quick-Dish.Tablespoon)
Whip up some french toast slices, cut them into smaller pieces then add blueberries and strawberries to create French toast kebabs (via Project Wedding)
If you’re going for pure sweetness, make these mini cinammon rolls on a stick (via OneWed by Zoebakes)
Create a menu to let your guests know what you’ll be serving. Write out your menu in Courier font, print on an an oldschool pad of lined paper, and using a fastener, attach to the back of a file folder or cereal box folded in two. (Photo from Elizabeth Anne Designs)
To make the party even more memorable, give each of your guest an awesome thank you gift like this mason jar of homemade granola (includes DIY instructions to make your own) (via Labelle Bride)
Or a wacky favour bag filled with ephemera like candies, a sketchbook or notebook, or the carnival grab bag above created by JesseDeanna (includes DIY instructions for how to make your own).
Or make it edible right away with this DIY bacon and eggs favour you could place at the exit for guests to make and eat before they leave (via mycakies)
Next up: blog post on DIY projects for your bricolage brunch!