The days are getting shorter, evenings are cooler and the start of official bath season is upon us ( which is like Christmas to us!). Before we know it, the leaves will start changing colours and the smell on pumpkin spice will surround us.
Miss all the social activities of summer in the sun? Bring the party inside and gather your friends for a brunch that will have them wondering when you turned into Martha Stewart.
1. TAKE YOUR TIME TO COME UP WITH A MENU FOR YOUR BRUNCH PARTY
Key to this is planning! Don't start menu planning the day before- give it some genuine thought and time. It'll pay off in the end with a beautifully curated spread.
2. DON’T FORGET TO SET UP A COFFEE STATION
Coffee, Coffee, Coffee. Yes, we love our bubbly- but what morning is complete without those brewed beans. Perhaps include a couple different blends along with some cinnamon- not only is it a fall flavour, it gives coffee a nice little kick.
3. GIVE YOUR BRUNCH A PARTY FEEL WITH SOME COCKTAILS OR MOCKTAILS
Now, this is what we think about when we think brunch! Check out the fall inspired mimosas we curated below.
4. SET OUT FINGER FOODS AND BRUNCH CANAPES SO YOU HAVE TIME TO FINISH UP YOUR MAIN DISH
There is nothing worse then having company arrive and you're fretting about rushing to finish the food. By having little bites already out to allow friends to snack while they make their coffee is the perfect buffer.
5. DON’T SHY AWAY FROM BEAUTIFUL BRUNCH TABLEWARE
Sure, the Queen isn't coming over but that does not mean you can bring out the fancy dishes. Let your friends feel like they are being treated like royals with thoughtful touches in your place settings and table decor.
Mimosas, Yes Please!
Taking a fall twist on the classic drink by infusing them with fall flavours. If you happen to not love bubbly (is that even possible?!) - we included a beer'mosa.
VANILLA BEAN PEAR MIMOSA
Vanilla Bean Sugar
3oz Pear Nectar
APPLE CIDER MIMOSA
3oz Apple Cider
Cinnamon & Sugar
WHITE GRAPE & CRANBERRY MIMOSA
3oz White Grape Juice
PUMPKIN ALE BEERMOSA
3oz Apple Cider
3oz Pumpkin Beer
Pumpkin Pie Spice
All The Pretty Things, DIY Centrepiece
Luckily for you, there's no shortage of statement-worthy DIY fall centerpiece ideas out there! As to be expected, pumpkins of every size, shape, and colour make an appearance here, as do other fall produce staples like gourds, dried corn, and more.
Simple Leaf Arrangements
Placed in large glass vessels, these leaf-covered branches look positively stunning. A smattering of pumpkins and gourds makes the tabletop playful and colourful. Sometimes it's the simple touches of decor that shine the brightest.
White Pumpkins and Berries
In just a matter of minutes, you can wrap fresh white pumpkins with colourful berries. Style on top of a colourful autumnal tablecloth, and consider your table set for the season.