Hosting any kind of event can be stressful. Not only do you have to concern yourself over the food and making sure everything is ready in time, but you also have to worry about making conversation and ensuring that every guest is happy. Hosting a brunch, though? That can be a bigger struggle. The meal happens at an earlier time than a dinner party, and the dishes can be more complex.
This is why we’ve put together four tips on how to host a brunch at our apartments in Alachua, Florida, without losing your cool:
• Choose French toast rather than pancakes – While pancakes can be a brunch staple, you don’t want to spend your time flipping flapjacks in the kitchen. Instead, choose a baked French toast recipe that you can prepare the night before and easily pop into the oven in the morning.
• Enlist help – Why not let a friend or two help, either with making the coffee or setting the food out on the table? Don’t be afraid to ask for help to alleviate some of the stress.
• Bake your bacon – Instead of frying bacon on the stove, consider baking it in the oven. Simply line a baking sheet with foil, add the bacon, and cook at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. When finished, turn off the oven but leave the bacon inside so that it will stay warm until it is ready to be served.
Hopefully, these tips will help you the next time you host a brunch at your One 51 Place apartment. Please remember to be respectful of your neighbors and keep the noise level of your party at a respectable level.
If you are not yet a resident of our community, but would like to learn more, contact us today. We’ll be pleased to take you on a tour of our apartments and show you all the fantastic amenities.