How to Host a Last Minute Easter Brunch

Brunch Tips

It’s the Friday before Easter and I am hosting Easter Brunch in 2 days.  I somehow always volunteer myself to host the holidays but never seem to be prepared for them.  If you’re like me and stressing over how you’re going to  throw together a party in 2 days while chasing a 3 year old around, you’ll enjoy these shortcuts.  I’m always looking for ways I can cut corners but still look like I have it all together.  Think: Pinterest Party without prior planning or crafting ability required.  Here’s how I plan to throw together (I mean, “host” as if I’m Martha Stewart) my fabulous Easter Brunch.

First up:  Here’s what you’ll want to buy (a/k/a pretend like to cooked):


  • Eggs
  • Frozen waffles
  • Frozen or otherwise prepared hash browns
  • Bakery donuts
  • Juice
  • Champagne (because… well, just because)
  • A small spiral ham that you only need to heat up
  • Fresh flowers

Next: Put on your apron (to pretend like you’ve been cooking all morning in case guests arrive early) and do the following:

  1. Scramble up your eggs and dump them in a greased baking dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
  2. While you’re baking, toss that spiral ham in the oven to heat up as well.
  3. Toast your frozen waffles by throwing them in the oven to toast up all at one time.  Serve them with bowls of whipped cream, syrup and whatever other toppings you have on hand.  I like to use chocolate chips.
  4. Cook your hash browns according to the box.
  5. Display your store bought donuts on a nice dish.
  6. Pour your juice in a carafe or pitcher and serve it with the champagne for DIY mimosas.
  7. Make yourself a mimosa.  You’ve earned it.
  8. Add your fresh flowers to the table so you feel like you decorated.
  9. Throw away all boxes and other evidence.
  10. Sit down and relax.  Who am I kidding?  Continue chasing 3 year old around house until a grandparent arrives with gifts.


Easter Brunch

Michelle P. is a full-time working mom who stays busy chasing after her 2 year old son, Kyran, with the help of her wonderful husband, Sam. She's a not-so-extreme couponer and an avid DIYer. Michelle is a graduate from the University of South Florida (Go Bulls!) and a Sigma Delta Tau alumni. You can keep up with her family's monthly challenges to simplify, organize, and stay on a budget at