Brunch: It's not quite breakfast, not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of joy and a glass of cheer. Whether you are celebrating something special or simply want to catch up with friends, hosting brunch at home can be a wonderful way to spend your day.

Hosting a brunch at home might sound like a tall order, but with our tips and tricks, you'll be brunching like a pro in no time. Our tips for hosting will leave your guests full, happy, and already looking forward to your next gathering.

So, pull up a chair, grab a glass, and let's dig into the delightful world of at-home brunching.


Plan your brunch at home

Before you start shopping or cooking, take a moment to plan out your brunch. How many people are coming? What dietary needs should you consider? What’s your budget? These considerations will guide your menu choices and help you organise your space.


Pick a theme for brunch

Having a theme can make hosting a brunch party even more fun. This could be as simple as choosing a colour scheme or getting creative with a tropical, vintage, or garden theme.

Decide on your brunch menu

When it comes to the menu, balance is key. A mix of sweet and savoury dishes will cater to all tastes. Savoury muffins are an excellent choice for those who prefer less sweet options. For a sweet delight, a raspberry and lemon croissant bake will surely hit the spot.


Don't forget the drinks! There is a range of options of wines and cocktails perfect for brunch. Barefoot Pinot Grigio is crisp and refreshing, a perfect pairing for lighter dishes. If you prefer a full-bodied red, Merlot and Malbec are excellent choices. For a rich, buttery white, Barefoot Buttery Chardonnay is a crowd-pleaser.


For a brunch cocktail, try our Strawberry and Orange Pinot Grigio Mimosa. This twist on the classic mimosa pairs Barefoot Pinot Grigio with fresh strawberries and orange juice for a refreshing and fruity cocktail that is sure to impress your guests.

How to build a Grazing Board

A grazing board is a visually stunning and delicious addition to any brunch. Here are some grazing board ideas to get you started.

  • Start with a large wooden board or platter. This is your canvas.
  • Add a selection of cheeses, both hard and soft.
  • Include a variety of cured meats. Roll these into little roses for that extra flair.
  • Fresh fruit adds colour and sweetness. Try grapes, berries, and slices of citrus fruits.
  • Add some savoury elements like olives, pickles, and cherry tomatoes.
  • Don't forget the carbs! Fresh bread, bagels, croissants, and crackers are essential.
  • Remember, the key to a great graze board is abundance, so don't be shy to pile it high.


Brunch table ideas

Use your chosen theme to guide your table setting. Fresh flowers, cloth napkins, and coordinated dishware can all add to the ambiance.



The most important tip for hosting a brunch at home is to enjoy it. Don’t get caught up in making everything perfect. The point is to spend time with the people you care about, and to enjoy good food and drink together.


Hosting a brunch party at home can be a fun and fulfilling experience. With these brunch ideas at home and tips for hosting, you’ll be on your way to throwing a memorable gathering filled with delicious food, refreshing drinks, and good company. So, get planning, get cooking, and get ready to host the best brunch at home ever!

Mar 20, 2024