Everything You Need to Host a Beautiful Brunch


Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or hosting a get-together "just because," here are some of our favorite ideas for a beautiful brunch.

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Plan Your Menu

James Merrell

When it comes to brunch, your options are myriad: You can serve breakfast dishes, lunch dishes, or a combination of the two. We suggest choosing one egg dish and one heartier dish, plus a cocktail or mocktail. Consider finishing off the menu with a fruit salad or pastries.

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Eggs-cellent Options


When deciding what egg dish to make, take into account how much time you have to prepare and how much time you want to spend at the stove: Fritattas take a bit longer and require more ingredients than scrambled eggs, for instance. Then browse through our favorite egg dishes.

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Stay Sweet


Who doesn't love a stack of pancakes, waffles, French toast, or crepes? A sweet option is always welcome at a brunch fete. Here are our favorite recipes for these breakfast treats.

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Stir Things Up


Mix batter for pancakes, waffles, crepes, and more with this set of Acacia kitchen utensils from Macy's.

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Rise and Shine

pineapple raspberry bellini
Armando Rafael

Get into the party spirit by serving up a delicious daytime cocktail. Try one of these 11 morning sips.

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Fresh Juice


Squeeze fresh juice to serve on its own or as part of a brunch cocktail with the help of this citrus press from Macy's.

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Serving in Style


Use this melamine pitcher from Macy's to serve guests nonalcoholic beverages, like fruit juices and ice water.

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Ripe for the Picking

Christopher Baker

Gather seasonal fruits and mix up one of these refreshing salads.

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Pretty and Practical


Mix batter or serve fruit salads or pastries in these colorful mixing bowls from Macy's.

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Fresh Breads, Scones, Muffins, and More


Pay an early-morning visit to the bakery, or -- if you're feeling so inclined -- try one (or more) of these delicious pastry and bread recipes.

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Pick a Palette


Plan a brunch that's also pleasing to the eyes: A cohesive color palette will do the trick. In this case, we chose an all-white theme for the decorations and centerpieces. These centerpieces are perfect because they have white vessels with white flowers with just a touch of green -- understated yet sophisticated.

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Daytime Decorations


These white paper medallions make a big statement without costing a lot of money or taking up much time. Hang them above your dining table or the buffet table for maximum impact.

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An Extra-Special Touch


Take the decorations one step further by hanging these white streamers behind the buffet table or gift table as an elegant backdrop.

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Elegant Faux Glassware


Pour on the charm with these party-friendly wine glasses made from unbreakable melamine.

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Elegant Faux Glassware


Add these melamine water glasses to the table for a classic place setting.

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