Jordan von Lange is the visionary planner behind DMV based Jordan von Lange Events. We are so excited for her to share how she keeps brunch simple & fun!
BRUNCHING 101: THE NECESSITIES FOR A BRUNCH WITH GIRLFRIENDS
Brunch (n.): a meal usually taken late in the morning that combines a late breakfast and an early lunch (also known as the best meal!). Brunch is my favorite meal of the entire week because no matter what, you leave full and with a smile on your face. As an event planner, I love to throw a casual brunch with my friends every few months because it is one of the easiest gatherings to throw and I have 5 necessities for a fun and successful brunch with your girlfriends.
Your Besties: No brunch is complete without a group of your best girlfriends. Whether it is just two or three of your tight knit gals or your crew of a dozen, brunch plus any number of friends makes for an all around good time.
Bubbly: Need I say more? Mimosas are key for a successful brunch and when they are bottomless, it just cannot get any better. A mimosa bar is always fun because your friends can customize their drink as they please. I’m not a big drinker but put a glass of champagne with a splash of orange juice with some fresh fruit in front of me and I will be one happy gal- Cheers!
Baked Goods: Both sweet and savory are a must- have so you can appeal to every type of brunch palette. It’s good to have options for the breakfast lover or the friend that just prefers lunch. My favorite way to please every friend at brunch is with a waffle bar! First of all, who doesn’t like waffles (?!) and second, you can top them with anything from fruit, nutella or chocolate chips to fried chicken or bacon. YUMMY! Some other good examples include sweet or savory tarts and scones, quiches, casseroles and pastries.
Brunch Outfit: Let’s be honest, your best dressed day of the week is when you're headed to brunch with the girls. You found a cute little dress that you bought specifically for a weekend brunch and now that the day has come, you are dressed to impress and ready for the first selfie or Instagram story that comes your way! My favorite brunch outfit includes a light and flowy dress (nothing too tight, in case you decide to eat that last pastry) and a comfy wedge or sandal (nothing high, in case you have one too many mimosas).
Flowers: Ok, so this isn’t a necessity, but a little flower arrangement can go a long way. They are pretty and festive and can be so easy! My favorite way to spice up my table setting is with some fresh blooms from Trader Joe’s in a few mason jars down the center of the table. Voila!- now your brunch is so fancy.
Brunch on and have a mimosa for me!
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