This post is sponsored by VitaTops, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Spring is here so you know what that means – brunch season! Now is the perfect time to start planning your outfits for patio brunches at your favorite restaurant or setting up to host a bottomless fete of your own – or even just brunch in bed. It may seem overwhelming to cook and host for a crowd of people but with a few simple menu items, like muffin tops from VitaTops, and these tips you can turn your Sunday brunch party from bland to grand.
You Can Never Have Too Much Prosecco
Eating brunch without champagne is just a sad breakfast. And running to the store mid-brunch is a bit of a killjoy. Stock up the day before and keep the bottles on chill. One bottle per two guests is an even ratio. For the Bloody Mary consumers, get a few pre-made batches and chill as well.
Set Up a Self-Serve Bar
Speaking of prosecco – instead of playing bartender, let guests create customized cocktails with mixers and fruits to add to their bubbly. It’s a fun DIY and no one gets stuck with drink they don’t love. As the host, I’m sure you want to have a drink (or three!) yourself. This is a great way to not have to micromanage your guests drinks. Oh, and don’t forget the coffee.
Serve Easy Crowd-Pleasers, Buffet Style
Waffles, French toast, and pancakes are staples at brunch but realistically who has time to prepare them when guests are tipsy and hungry? Serving a healthy and easy option like VitaTops takes the time and pressure off the host – and there’s a flavor for everybody! VitaTops are nutritional muffin tops that come in a wide range of flavors and dietary options. Gluten-free chocolate chip, organic wild blueberry, or superfood cranberry are just a few choices you can serve to your guests.
VitaTops can be served as the main dish or a sweet treat to kick off your brunch party. All the deliciously indulgent VitaTops MuffinTops use only clean and simple ingredients, and offer a wide range of nutritional benefits. Eat them frozen for a cooled down treat or lightly toasted to replace your bagel and jelly tray.
Encourage Guests to Bring A Dish or Libation
Usually guests ask what can they bring to a party. Take them up on their offer! Even if it’s something small like a fruit tray or a jug of OJ, those tiny additions can help you as the host save time and a little dough. Just make sure the guests arrive on time.
Have a Curated Playlist
Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL – whichever is your streaming service of choice, set the vibes while drinks are flowing. Music sparks conversation and an overall good time.
Remember the main point of this brunch is to relax and have a good time with loved ones. Don’t sweat the small stuff – your guests will be grateful that you opened your home to them. And for the hosts, I found my VitaTops MuffinTops at Fairway in NYC! You can find yours at your nearest Public, Kroger, Stop & Shop, Shop-Rite, or Target locations. Visit http://www.vitatops.com/about.html for more information and follow @VitaTops on all their social media channels.