Feb 26, 2014

10 Tips for Planning a Brunch for a Large Group

If you find yourself elected to serving brunch for a family gathering or a large group of out-of-town guests, make it easy on yourself by using prepared foods and easy-to-handle items that satisfy varying tastes. Don’t forget to use food as part of the decoration to create a festive atmosphere. Here are a few tips for planning a brunch for a large group.

1. The Brunch Table

Finding the right amount of space is one of the most difficult parts of entertaining large groups. Keep the tables for serving food and set out clusters of chairs to allow people to congregate together while they eat. Make sure you have enough small, tables nearby for setting down drinks. Add plenty of color to your table decoration to create a festive note. Reds, yellows, oranges and primary blues and green make guests feel relaxed and comfortable. Put out plenty of napkins and flatware. Keep cups close to the beverage serving areas to limit foot traffic. Buy extra containers of condiments so guests don’t have to stand in line.