Hosting a Holiday Brunch on a Budget

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Hosting a holiday brunch can be exciting but also stressful and overwhelming, especially if you’re trying to do it on a limited budget. Here’s how to make it simple and delicious without breaking the bank.

Make Food Ahead

Pick the foods that you can make ahead and avoid the stress of making everything at the last minute. You can even go for the meals that freeze well and make them well in advance, and just defrost before the brunch.

Make a Plan

For those dishes that need to be prepared on the day of serving, such as some baked goods, you need a plan that you will follow no matter what. Know when your guests will arrive and plan accordingly.

Something for Everyone

Make sure there’s something for everyone, considering their diet and eating habits. For example, have a few vegan options, allergen-free options, etc.

Leave Some Extra Time

It’s a good idea to get up early and leave some extra time in case anything goes wrong. Best case scenario, you finish it all according to the plan, and you get to relax over a cup of coffee before your guests arrive.