brunch set up ideas

Setting up your amazing brunch is easy!

One of the best things about brunch set up ideas is that brunch is a fun meal.  Think about it, it is almost relaxing to just think about sleeping late and eating some delicious breakfast classics.  Even if you don’t sleep in or sleep late, these easy brunch ideas make a great way to celebrate all types of occasions. 

Your brunch party menu is perfect for brunch guests to celebrate a bridal shower, birthday parties, or even a gathering of friends.  These brunch photos are from a recent brunch that we hosted for my friends that came in from out of town.  She has little ones, so it is much easier to have brunch at home than to go to a restaurant.  

Here are the best brunch ideas that combine your brunch menu, table setting, and activities to create great memories. 

  1. Flowers
  2. Table Runner
  3. Plates
  4. Napkins
  5. Beverages
  6. Appetizers
  7. Main Dish
  8. Fruits and Veggies
  9. Garnish
  10. Condiments
  11. Brunch Activities

Get all of the brunch details below!

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Casual Brunch Set Up Ideas for Table Setting

Preparing your casual brunch table setting is a no-stress good time.  With these simple ideas for your brunch table, you will have your brunch table set up ready for everyone on your guest list. 

Here are some simple brunch table setting ideas to create the best casual brunch at home for your family and friends.

brunch set up ideas

Fresh Flowers for Your Brunch Table

Create amazing table floral arrangements for brunch by combining fruit and flowers.  For example, sliced citrus such as red grapefruit in a clear glass vase filled with water makes a beautiful flower base.  

Fill the top of the vase with baby’s breath flowers along with simple colorful flowers. Your brunch table will appear as though this arrangement took you hours to design, however, the secret is safe that it only takes a few minutes.

Beautiful Brunch Table Runner

The color and style of the table runner depends on the occasion, however, a nice solid table runner is a great way to keep the theme very versatile. 

This table runner on Amazon is a great option with the green color that can be used for all types of occasions. Alternatively, if you are hosting a wedding shower, you can use color specific options for your table decoration.

Perfect Place Setting Idea

One of the best things to keep in mind while planning your brunch is “keep it simple.” 

These simple square heavy duty disposable plates look like they are breakable, however, they are disposable.  Therefore, you don’t have to do the dishes after brunch! 

Decorative Napkins

Very simple napkins with a decorative trim are perfect for adding that special touch to hosting your brunch set up at home.

Easy Brunch Food Ideas You Don’t Want to Miss This Menu

Your brunch food ideas can be customized according to your themed party ideas.

Here are some really fun brunch menu ideas that are great for most occasions. 


Choosing a great beverage option to pair with your brunch table setting is great when you keep it simple.  Choosing juice, coffee, or water are easy ways to add the expected items with breakfast.  

However, if you want to add some unexpected options, choosing something sparkling is a fun option.  For example, sparkling grape juice is a great option.

  • Orange Juice
  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Bloody Mary
  • Coffee Station (Cup of Coffee)
  • Vegan Iced Tea

A coffee station like this is a great go to example of how to set up your coffee station.

If you are wondering what you should have at the coffee station, here are a few ideas:

  • liquid creamer, flavored or original
  • powdered creamer
  • sugar alternatives 
  • cinnamon

Grab some delicious hydration and get ready to have some fun.

brunch set up ideas
My mom absolutely loves this coffee bar organizer that I gave her. She keeps it stocked for her weekly gatherings.

Appetizing Appetizers:

Every brunch needs an appetizer to get those taste buds ready.  One of my favorites is a yogurt parfait bar because it is light and sweet. 

  • Yogurt Parfait Bar
  • Avocado Toast
  • Charcuterie Boards

This yogurt bar is perfect for your brunch.

Here are some ideas for your Yogurt Parfait Bar:

  • Yogurt, of course! Choose vanilla so you can add flavorful toppings
  • Nuts such as chopped pecans or walnuts
  • Seeds like chia seeds or flax seeds
  • Berries such as strawberries and blueberries
  • Kiwi or Dragon fruit for something different

These are so much fun to make and eat. So grab your parfait cup and start making your layered yogurt parfait.

Main Dish Breakfast Feast:

It’s time for the big brunch feast!  This list has something that every guest will love.  Moreover, choose your favorite options to have at your brunch.  The suggestions below are a variety of main dish breakfast ideas.  

Which one of these do you like the best?

  • Breakfast Casseroles
  • French Toast
  • Egg Bakes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Bagel Bar
  • Eggs Benedict
  • English Muffins
  • Vegetarian Quiche

These dishes go from very simple to more in depth.  If it is easier for you to keep it simple, believe me, your guests will be just as happy.

Colorful Fruits and Veggies:

Fruits and vegetables add so much color to your brunch table options.  Here a couple of ideas for fruits and vegetables to add to brunch. 

  • Fresh Fruit like berries and bananas
  • Sliced Avocados
  • Baby Carrots

Having some great fruit and vegetable options not only add colors, but they also add a texture and flavor variety to the brunch options. 

Gorgeous Garnish:

Think about how you can make the brunch table set up ideas even more beautiful.  Adding a few beautiful garnish to your table will make all of the difference and that special touch of personalization to your brunch.

  • Fresh Herbs like leaves of rosemary, thyme, or mint. 
  • Edible flowers 

If you table setting is already colorful, you may not need garnish.  However, keep in mind you can add sprinkle of paprika, pepper, parsley, or green onions to add color and flavor.

Condiment Compliments:

Complimentary additions such as sweet or savory condiments are ideal for your brunch table setting.  Here are a few common condiments to keep on hand for brunch. 

  • Maple Syrup
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Ketchup
  • Honey
  • Hot Sauce or Tobasco sauce
  • Butter

Brunch Table Setting with Friends and Family

When friends from out of town call and say they are coming to town for a visit, what is the best way to entertain them? 

Inviting friends and family to a brunch is a great way to spend a Sunday morning.  My friends came in from New Zealand to visit.  While in town we decided to have a brunch feast.  The best part about the brunch was that it created a relaxed setting for the gathering at home. 

At the time of the brunch, it was close to Mardi Gras season.  Therefore, we had King Cake as an additional fun and colorful option at the brunch table. 

brunch set up ideas
Turkey sausage cooked in cast iron skillet for brunch. Potato hashbrown patties prepared in the air fryer. Very crispy!

Choosing turkey sausage is a good way to have a great flavor with less saturated fat. 

The hashbrown patties prepared in the air fryer are super crispy and delicious without deep frying. In addition, air frying the hashbrowns are a fast preparation.

brunch set up ideas
Brunch set up ideas for your brunch table with family and friends.
brunch set up ideas

Scrambled eggs were baked in the oven for a large volume.  Makes a quick preparation for a group.

Fresh fruit and flowers make a perfect centerpiece for brunch set up ideas.

One of the best things about brunch is that there are no certain rules.  Feel free to customize your menu to your family and friends liking.

For adults, lots of times they like either Bloody Mary or Mimosa offerings as well with breakfast.  For our brunch with our friends, I didn’t have any champagne to make the mimosas but I did have the orange juice for adults and kids. 

You can also have a brunch where guests can join in bringing their favorite dish for a potluck style brunch.

Theme ideas for Brunch at Home

Paris Theme 

Here is a full list of 5 Paris themed Party Foods that are fun for a variety of occasions.

British Tea Party Brunch

A brunch tea party is a fun idea if you want a more formal brunch. Here is a list of ideas for British Tea Party.

Charcuterie Board Brunch

Have fun creating a brunch themed charcuterie board with your favorite options.  Here are some charcuterie and grazing board ideas.

Add some Naan Bread Breakfast Ideas to your charcuterie board.

Brunch Activities for Family and Friends

Having some fun brunch games are great for some post brunch fun.  Let’s talk about some easy brunch party ideas for activities to have at your gathering. 

  • Brunch Board Games
  • Card Games
  • Ping Pong 
  • Corn Hole 

Just a few fun game ideas for a fun brunch party.  

Must Have Brunch Set Up Ideas at Home

Your brunch set up at home is going to be so much fun.  You will be able to create a fun gathering with family and friends. Here are some tips for setting up your brunch party:

  1. Find out the number of guests that will be at the brunch.
  2. Plan your menu to include beverages, appetizers, main meal, fruits and veggies, and garnishes.
  3. Gather your decorations for your brunch table set up ideas.
  4. Don’t forget serving utensils, plates, cups, and napkins.


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