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35″” x 35″” Juneteenth by Synthia Saint James Canvas Art Print – Masterpiece Art Gallery
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Suzanne Kasler Greek Key Sham – Ballard Designs
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‘Inspirations’ Note Cards by Jonathan Green
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Stratton Home Reddish Brown Tulum Woven Lantern Stand
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‘Southern Imagery’ Notecards by Jonathan Green
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Safavieh Noely Coastal Writing Desk
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MASTER PIECE LESSONS GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 35X35
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Handmade Gullah Sweetgrass Drink Coasters . Traditional Hand Crafted Folk Art . Natural Woven Home Decor . Made in the USA
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MASTER PIECE GATHERING GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 30X40
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6 Tips on How to Host a Southern Brunch

6 Tips on How to Host a Southern Brunch

Spring brunch season is right around the corner. A�From baby showers to bridal showers, there is always an excuse to host a brunch with southern style. If you are in the process of planning or thinking about planning a brunch, we have the tips you need to learn how to host a southern brunch. From flowers, drinks, seating, and invitations, so much goes into planning a southern brunch and today we are sharing tips from Lillian Harrison, Owner of Wild Lillies Events. Once you start planning your events, be sure to share your favorite southern brunch images using the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle

All Photos byA�Emily Marie Photography

How to Host a Southern Brunch

Tip 1: Choose a Location

Choose a location that would help carry out your vision. This will also help you determine the can and cana��t doa��s. Youa��ll have a visual and can plan accordingly. A place that has a warm, peaceful and an inviting atmosphere will help set the tone. If you are using your home thata��s awesome and its personable!

Tip 2: Plan in Advance

Planning in advance is the key to a successful brunch. Plan your budget, plan your menu, plan your theme, plan your dA�cor, plan your shopping trips etc. Prep as much as you can up to the day before your brunch. Seek additional help if needed. The more you do prior to the brunch, the more relaxed you will be during. A�

Tip 3: Stay Organized

Keep a to-do list and a check off list with you at all times. Write down any important information so you wona��t forget them. Refer to your list frequently. Add Calendar reminders, alarms and timers to help keep you on track.

Tip 4: Keep your Menu Simple

Use food items that will serve as pretty accents to your decor. In additional, buy items that are already prepared. A�Keep in mind that a�?minisa�? are much a�?cutera�?. Mini chicken salad tarts, mini quiches, mini chicken and waffle, mini Shrimp and Grits bites, mini desserts etc. If its mini you want it!

Tip 5: Serve Pretty Drinks

Having a drink station is a great way to provide a variety of different types of beverages for your guests. My favorite is the iced tea bar. You can provide 3 to 4 selections of flavored ice tea beverages with a selection of fruit, Fresh Herbs, and Sweeteners.

Tip 6: Take a Breath and Enjoy!

Hosting can be a lot of work. You want to make sure that everything is going according to plan and ita��s hard to relax when food and drink need to be replenished. A�If you have close friends that are coming asked for help. Assign each individual a task to help relieve some of the pressure. Remember to enjoy yourself and relax because you deserve it!

 

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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