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Celebratory Brunch

Last Saturday I woke up at 7:30 with a wine hangover, threw on some yoga pants, and went to the kitchen to make a quiche. I have never felt as 30 as I did at that moment…

But it was all for a good cause. A celebratory brunch with my girlfriends from my nursing cohort to celebrate those of us who have passed our boards and our new jobs!

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Brunch is one of the best parties to throw since you can do everything the night before! You can just get up and go! Plus, mimosas.

Let’s talk about how I plan my brunch party to be a simple, fun way to celebrate with my girlfriends.

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I tend to have loose themes for my parties, never being very fond of committing to a single idea. For this brunch, I wanted something summery, bright, and fun.

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Lemon flavors paired with blueberry really dominate the menu.

My menu was designed to be all done the night before so in the morning, I just had to get ready and to plate the food. It consisted of a lemon blueberry french toast casserole, a mushroom and onion quiche, lemon muffins, apple muffins, and baked donuts. I always try to make sure there are a mix of sweet and savory options.

The food is set up buffet style, which is also convenient for the come and go style of the party.

And, as always, I set up a mimosa bar. We had champagne (of course), orange juice, blueberry pomegranate juice, a carrot, mango and pineapple juice, and grapefruit juice. Since this was a celebratory brunch, I made sure to stock up with 7 bottles of champagne, even if we only had 10 people coming.

We managed to do a decent amount of damage.

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I really wish I had taken a picture of the french toast casserole when it came out of the oven. It was lovely… and tasted amazing too!

So, how do you do brunch?

 

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