BRUNCHES are almost always more of an occasion than a simple meal. While we love meeting up with friends around the city, what better way to really enjoy each other's company than to host occasional parties at home?
To start things up, you need to learn to set the mood of the party. If you're unsure where to turn for ideas, search for a few good blogs that you can relate to and go from there.
Comfort is a big issue. There is not much you can do about the layout of your house but you can bring in big cushions to a room where you think folks will most likely hang out and mingle. If you are blessed with a garden, bring out some chairs and also don't forget to set a table.
To cater to all tastes, be prepared to serve tea, coffee and a variety of fruit juices. Or you can have a punch prepared for the guests. Food is obviously something you want to think about for a brunch. Instead of going all out with many involved dishes, choose one bigger dish and a few little bites and nibbles that people can snack on while chatting.
And lastly, the most important thing – participation. Request guests, who are closer to you, to help out on preparing the dishes, serving them and laying out the table spread. Rather than being showy and pompous, make it warm and cosy – the secret recipe for every, wonderful brunch.