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How To Host Brunch On A Budget (with Paperless Post)

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Hey y'all!
So it is officially "the end of the year" in my books! These last two months of the year I usually spend most of my time cleaning, re organizing and planning for the upcoming year! Between Spring Holy Days that always tend to sneak up on me, birthdays coming up ( yes, I will be 30 next year) I always want to enter the new year as organized and focused as possible!

One thing I like to do before I start mass organizing is spending time with my friends as much as I can. You know... be an adult lol. All my friends celebrate the winter holidays so they are typically with their family a lot during that time. So this year, I decided to host a little shindig before we all get so busy and it honestly gets to cold to do ANYTHING that requires getting out in the freezing weather.
So I decided to host a Brunch Party! I mean I really do look for any reason to Brunch anyways lol so why not!

I wanted to share with y'all some tips and insight on how you can host a fabulous brunch party on a budget!

Invitations:
The invitation sets the tone, and thanks to  Paperless Post, you can find a wide variety of invitations, note cards and more for any occasion. Not only can you choose from designer invitations, you can save time and money by emailing them to all those on your guest list. You can also keep track of declines, rsvp's  and even send out reminders. It really makes planning easy and quick! Head over to Paperless Post today to see all their beautiful invitations, cards and save the dates!
Here is my design choice for my Brunch Party and my guests loved it! Also, their invitations and cards are totally customizable! How perfect is that!


Food:
The food you serve can really drive your brunch up in costs, especially when you are feeding a crowd. Focus on carbs and proteins to ensure your guests are full. I opted to make pumpkin french toast ( since pumpkin is life), chicken and waffle sliders, eggs w/ veggies and sausage. I also had a few select pastries laying out as well. I filled in the menu with fresh fruit and granola. When planning your fruit dishes, I suggest buying from the farmers market during the week, it tends to be cheaper. Also, skip the pre-cut fruits! They may look gorgeous, but you are spending way more than you need to.




those are NOT dirty clothes in the back, they are blankets lol

 I am NOT a food photographer lol so please don't judge lol

Drinks:
We all know no brunch is complete without a mimosa! But to cut your costs, you can have your guests bring a bottle of champagne or sub out champagne for cheap wine and mix it with some juice. Two bottles of champagne worked well between me and two guests. But, if you must have some bubbles in your juice, grab a bottle ginger ale or sparkling juice. Coffee and tea are also great ways to cut costs when it comes to the drinks department.



champagne arrived after I took pictures lol

Decor:
Decor can really take your brunch from hanging in the front room to an Instagram worthy post in a heartbeat! But it can also drive up the costs. Now, I am all for shopping and grabbing new decor but I believe in being able to reuse something too. So unless you see something so cute and reusable, check your house and thrift store for decor items. Grabbing items you already have around the house like vases, candles and flowers can easily up your table decor. I save all my wine corks so I used them to fill a vase along with some flowers from the thrift store. Even though it saves time, plastic utensils and plates can throw off your table setting. Using real plates and silverware keep your table dressed up.

some of my wine corks!

I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you were inspired by some of my tips! What did you think about my brunch table? What are some of your tips to host a fabulous Brunch Party?! Let me know in the comments below!

This is a sponsored post, I received free product for my review. All opinions are honest and my own. 

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39 comments

  1. The invitations are so cute! The food looks yummy, even though I'm not a fan of anything pumpkin (except my sister's pumpkin bread). I love mimosas! 😋

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    1. Thank you! I love pumpkin everything lol and mimosas are a house favorite!

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  2. Brunches are always such fun and pretty much covered everything Brigette. You shouldn't worry about your photos at all, all those snacks looks so inviting and delicious. I'm dying to try that pumpkin french toast

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    1. Thank you Michelle! I had seconds for sure!

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  3. I love to get together with my friends also your presentation is great! I will add some of this tips for my next party :)

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  4. OMG, this encourages me to call for breakfast at my home. You make it all look easy. The invites looks cool. And the food - yum!

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  5. Brunch on a budget- what a nice ring that has to it! Looks fun, easy and totally unique. Love it, great post!

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    1. Thank you! This Brunch was one of the easiest lol

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  6. I've never done a brunch, but my daughter who is 8 is already planning her next birthday party with friends ( which is going to be when she turns 10), and this is what she wants. She is my polar opposite. So I am thankful for these tips, hopefully I'll be able to incorporate some if she sticks with the brunch birthday she wants to have.

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    1. OH FUN!! I would Definitely use Paperless Post to keep everyone updated and keep track of things. I would also say rack up at the Dollar store and Dollar Spot at Target! They have great girly stuff for parties!

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  7. I love this! You can save a ton of money by doing brunch at the home. Restaurants can be so pricey during brunch hours! I also love your tip about avoiding pre-cut fruit. It may save you some time but it can get extremely pricey.

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    1. I know right! The food is always good but when you add in drinks, tips, and tax.. it can cost a pretty penny!

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  8. This is an amazing post. You shared some incredible tips here, some that I would not have even thought of. Love the style and decor. Great job, love this.

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    1. Thank you! I am glad I was able to give you some ideas!

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  9. You have some wonderful tips and really helpful for anyone. I am thinking to do one for my kids but always cost in between.

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    1. Brunch and breakfast are the cheapest and easiest to put together! Thank you for reading!

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  10. Such a beautiful idea and so well presented! I imagine your friends must love recieving your invitations to brunch! Your invitations are actually gorgeous and the food looks wonderful, I love the idea of the sliders!

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    1. Thank you! A few of my friends had their other friends ask them where they went lol! I felt kinda proud about that!

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  11. I love this! So cute and totally Pinterest worthy! I especially love the little touches you added like the coffee beans on the plate of coffee pods and the wine cork flower pot!

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    1. Thank you so much! I have tons of wine corks ;). The coffee beans keep my kitchen smelling like fresh coffee!

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  12. This is making me hungry. Brunch is okay for dinner right??

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  13. I am so lazy ... I never host. I am always planning to meet outside. But your posts has some good tips ... I should probably change my ways ;)

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    1. lol I love hosting!I think I should take a page from your book and put the duties on someone else for a change! But then again, I might end up helping lol

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  14. Brunch in a budget. Sounds interesting. It makes me really hungry. Love the style so much.

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  15. At home brunches are the best and it's a great way to save money. I love the Keurig idea! The single serve option is so great vs brewing a pot and only one person drinks a cup!

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    1. They are! Thank you, I also prefer it because it is so much faster too!

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  16. Your brunch looks like so much fun and so easy! I love hosting and try to keep parties simple. It's too easy to want to be over the top. Love your budget-friendly ideas.

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    1. Thank you! I have been a budget-er my whole life! I find it challenging to keep it within a price range but nice too! I love it lol

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  17. Love the decor in your photos, what lucky friends you have! I'm veggie and find not cooking any meat or fish really reduces the costs, helps keep it healthier too :-)

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    1. Thank you! I did have a friend that was low carb so adding the sausage and veggies in eggs really helped keep her carbs at bay!

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  18. It sounds quite interesting. That brunch looks so simple yet so awesome. One of my friends invite to brunch I think she really enjoys it.

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  19. I love love LOVE hosting brunches! I have held so many that now I have literally learned how to host them within a set budget! Now I dont go out with the decor! I make use of all the things around the house and it usually comes together!

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    1. Awesome! I love using things around the house first!

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  20. Beautiful! Miss "I'm not a food photographer" ;) For not being a food photographer, you sure take some beautiful food pictures! It looks delicious!

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    1. Hahaha omg thank you so much! I wish I were one!

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