Wesson Ideas

Art of Hosting: Brunch Edition  

June 4, 2024

While breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, brunch is definitely the most memorable. Less of a meal and more of an occasion, the word itself conjures up images of celebrating with family and friends. With Father’s Day just around the corner, what better way to celebrate the dads in your life than hosting a brunch? The Wesson team has put together four tips to help you elevate your brunch party into a morning to remember.

1. Take Advantage of Nature’s Bounty

Add summer to your guest list by incorporating seasonal fruits in your brunch. Summer fruits such as apples, peaches, and berries add a flavorful punch to your dishes and serve as excellent toppings on pancakes or on these simple yet elevated Lemon Ricotta Crepes, a classic Wesson recipe we’re loving for summer. 

Or let these seasonal delights shine on their own by serving up freshly squeezed fruit juices to accompany your meal. For fruit juice perfection, craft a flavor profile that balances sweetness and tartness through combinations like Allrecipes’ Watermelon Strawberry Lemonade or a Our Balanced Bowl’s Peach Thyme Seltzer.  

Another benefit of the warm weather is that flowers are in full bloom. Elevate the ambience of your brunch by decorating the table with the flowers of the season; marigolds, zinnias, and cornflowers are just a few that come to mind for June.  

2. Focus on Family and Friends

Here at Wesson, we believe that a good meal is more than just good food, it’s the presence of good company. To make the most of your brunch, we suggest preparing a few interactive dishes to keep your guests entertained. A make-your-own yogurt parfait station, complete with mixed berries, seeds, and Wesson’s Maple Cinnamon Granola, is a perfect way to get your kids involved in a Father’s Day brunch.  

Also, don’t shy away from the classics, especially if your guest of honor is a fan of breakfast staples. In other words, if dad loves pancakes, then don’t be afraid to serve pancakes! It’s this personal touch that makes brunch so special. So, focus on these classic dishes and elevate them according to your guests’ preferences, whether that includes highlighting quality ingredients or including little luxuries like adding Chocolate and Peanut Butter to your pancakes.  

3. Lay the Groundwork for Success

“Preparation is the key to success,” this adage could not be more true than when it comes to hosting a successful brunch. Since brunches are often held in the mornings, carving out some time the day before to prepare is a must-do to avoid unnecessary and last-minute stress.  

Making drinks, setting the table, and preparing baked goods can all be done the night before. Incorporating make-ahead dishes, such as breakfast casseroles or our kid-friendly Strawberry Cheesecake Whoopie Pies, is also key. If you’re serving eggs, we love this tip from the BBC Food channel on how to save time and poach your eggs in advance. This way, you can ensure the morning of your brunch is smooth sailing. After all, an important part of being a good host is enjoying the company you’re hosting!  

4. Best of Luck and You’ve Got This! 

Hosting a brunch for that someone special is truly a labor of love. We are sure that regardless of what you serve or how to decorate, your guest of honor will appreciate your efforts. So, remember to stay present in the moment and enjoy the company, food, and ambience you’ve put so much work into creating.  

Happy Brunching! And if you’re in need of more recipe inspiration, be sure to check out Wesson’s Recipes & Ideas page for menu ideas.