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Brunch with Your BFFs

Brunch with Your BFFs

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Calling all multitasking ladies…busy schedules need balance! And, there’s always room for good food and girl time.

Show your BFFs how much you appreciate their friendship and invite them over for a girls-only brunch. Celebrate a birthday, a promotion at work or the baby sleeping through the night. Any reason—or none at all—will do. Hosting a memorable late-morning get-together can be easy with these quick tips and delicious brunch recipes.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

E-mailing party details is today’s ultra-efficient route, but sending handwritten invitations the old-school way is thoughtful and personal. Or, go all out and hand-deliver them with a mini bottle of bubbly or other teaser treat tied to each. Check out Corelle® dinnerware’s Share Your Style video for ideas. Whether online or in-hand, your invite gives guests a sneak peek into your event. Craft it to coordinate with your brunch’s overall theme (refined and elegant, down-home and rustic, fun and whimsical) or your tabletop color scheme.

MENU MATTERS

One of brunch’s biggest draws is the variety of tasty dishes. Narrowing down your options might be a tough challenge! When planning the menu, consider heartier cuisine that bridges breakfast and lunch, such as a savory egg bake or strata, a cheese tart, smoked fish or cured meats, tea sandwiches, and an assortment of pastries and breads. Looking for inspiration? Check out our scrumptious-with-a-modern-twist recipes below.

SERVICE WITH STYLE

Once you settle on what you’re serving, the next step is deciding how to go about it.

•Embrace tradition. Offer a classic spread with salads, fruit and baked goods—always a crowd- pleaser. You can go with a buffet or pass around the table.
•Skip the silverware. Set out an assortment of finger foods like cute mini quiches, small fruit tartlets, and yogurt and granola shooters. With tiny portions, seconds and thirds don’t really count—right?
•Belly up to the bar. Create a waffle, salad or coffee bar with toppings and mix-ins galore. Friends can customize to their hearts’ content.

LOOKING GOOD

Brunch offers the perfect opportunity to set out your favorite dishware, or a great excuse to treat yourself to something new! Corelle’s versatile, durable and affordable serving pieces are available in delicate motifs, textured patterns or contemporary squared shapes. Last, remember to have fun with the details, like perching pretty place cards on plates or making personal bouquets by filling teacups with fresh-cut blooms. (Little touches go a long way in making friends feel special!)

Whether you’re planning a getaway for an entire weekend or just a lovely couple of hours together, hosting a “besties” brunch will hit the “I-needed-that” sweet spot for everyone invited!

YOUR TURN: What’s your favorite way to claim that essential girl time?

OUR “LET’S DO BRUNCH” MENU: A tempting collection to serve or inspire
Sunrise Mimosas
Sunrise Mimosas

Yes, it tastes as good as it looks. Pureed strawberries and mango juice create an eye-opener to remember. Cheers!GET THE RECIPE


 

Dark Chocolate Cheesecake with Pomegranate-Raspberry Sauce
Dark Chocolate Cheesecake with Pomegranate-Raspberry Sauce

Take cheesecake to a whole new level with a chocolate cookie crust and over-the-top berry sauce. That’s right, it’s ridiculous!GET THE RECIPE


 

Irish Cream Cinnamon Rolls
Irish Cream Cinnamon Rolls

The luck of the Irish will be with you when you serve these grown-up cinnamon rolls. GET THE RECIPE


 

Sun-Dried Tomato and Kale Egg Bake
Sun-Dried Tomato and Kale Egg Bake

Buongiorno! Brighten up your morning with this Italian-inspired breakfast casserole. Dig in here:GET THE RECIPE