Bow ties at brunch - a must.
Bow ties at brunch – a must.

Over the last couple of weeks we have been invited to some incredible brunches. The lengths people are going to on Sunday mornings these days is kind of amazing – breakfast items, lunch items, desserts and big helping of style – it makes us think that brunching is the new dinner party.

So, how does one throw a brunch that your friends will get out of bed for? Here are our tips.

And we have to make a special mention of Ania B and Stalman for sharing their stunning photos and Katie Marks (Toques and Truffles) for her stellar cooking and hosting skills at #SuperBlogSunday. 

1. Make a variety of food, and lots of it. You don’t have to serve bacon and eggs – but it helps. Brunching means no rules. Make a roast beef, a salad, lasagna, whatever. As long as you have options and an egg dish you’re safe. And don’t forget something sweet.

Waffles, granola and cake, OH MY!
Waffles, granola and cake, OH MY!

2. Day drinking. Make a feature cocktail (or two) with a non-alcoholic for the pregnant women attending and driving everyone home.

Feature drinks with edible flowers, come on!
Feature drinks with edible flowers, come on!

3. Dress UP. It’s fun to dress up on a Sunday morning and not have to go to church. Invite your most stylish friends and make an event of it. You can go big – bow ties, hats, fascinators, pretty dresses. Go for it.

Get your most stylish friends - no jammies allowed.
Get your most stylish friends – no jammies allowed.

4. Theme it. The last one we attended was themed #SuperBlogSunday and hosted some of Calgary’s top fashion bloggers. At the event people were printing their photos wirelessly using an Instax. It’s fun to have an activity, so make it your own and get people involved.

Instax, bringing printed photos back to the people.
Instax, bringing printed photos back to the people.

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