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Your Guide To Throwing A Fabulous Brunch At Home In 10 Easy Steps

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    Reservations, making sure you get there on time because traffic is a b-word, loud conversations everywhere and, deja vu lockdown guidelines -- maybe going out for brunch is getting a bit too stressful instead of what it should be, plain and simple fun and an excuse to be day drinking.

    No worries, though; it's time you turn back brunch into something you look forward to by throwing a trendy restaurant-worthy brunch at home with our guide. From the right decor and tableware to cocktails and gourmet food options, check out all these options available online so they're home by the time it's Sunday and your guests start pouring in. You're welcome. 

    Get A Chic Table Runner

    Gulabjal Linen Table Runner

    Gulabjal Linen Table Runner

    1500

    First things first, you've gotta set your table. This linen table runner is the perfect shade of pink to not just make your table look classy but also make it look just right for that perfect Instagram story shot. 

    Pink doesn't go with the colour scheme in your home? Check out more table runners and table mats here.

    Plate Your Food Right

    Juniper Dinner Plates

    Juniper Dinner Plates

    945

    We're not saying we make the rules here but we do follow them especially when it's our #1 rule that good food must be plated on equally good (looking) plates. These ceramic dinner plates are dishwasher safe, too, so it's less work when you're cleaning up.

    Want to mix and match your plates? Check out these fancy plate options, too! Rather eat your food out of bowls? No worries, check out these fancy bowls.

    Appetisers Done Right

    Sundried Tomato Pesto (with Kalamata Olives)- 190gm

    Sundried Tomato Pesto (with Kalamata Olives)- 190gm

    375

    No one wants to stuff themselves with appetisers right before they get to try your incredibly prepared (or catered) main course. Enter the perfect entrée, tiny bruschettas that are yum to eat, fun to look at and so easy to prepare with this sundried tomato pesto.

    The Main Meal Made Healthy

    Chickpea & Soybean Spaghetti- 200g

    Chickpea & Soybean Spaghetti- 200g

    385

    Here's a fun game you could play with yourself without your guests finding out; swap regular flour-y spaghetti with this healthy option made using chickpea and soybean and we bet most of them won't be able to tell a difference till you actually tell them after. 

    Check out this list for some more healthy pastas and noodles.

    To make things less stressful for you in the kitchen, check out this olive and tomato pasta sauce.

    The Happiest Happy Hour

    Assorted Cocktail Mixer Combo - Set of 8 (250ml Each)

    Assorted Cocktail Mixer Combo - Set of 8 (250ml Each)

    792

    All this talking about food has made us thirsty and if we found out your brunch was a dry brunch, we might make an excuse to not come. But just so you're not playing bartender all afternoon, get this set of mixers that can help you easily make cosmos, mojitos and more.

    Planning to get a little more than tipsy? Check out some more mixers here.

    Fancy Glasses For Fancy Drinks

    Shimmy Brass Glasses - Set of 2

    Shimmy Brass Glasses - Set of 2

    We got ahead of ourselves because we were so excited by the idea of drinks, we forgot to tell you to invest in some new glasses to drink out of. This brass glass set, other than rhyming, just looks the right amount of fancy and minimalist. 

    Set The Mood Right

    Scented Soy Wax Candle (Vanilla Honeysuckle)

    Scented Soy Wax Candle (Vanilla Honeysuckle)

    550

    Candles, other than looking pretty when lit, also add a little bit of fragrance and the right mood to a brunch. This candle smells of vanilla so your guests will think you actually made dessert yourself (we're kidding, you totally did!) Plus, it's a big candle so it'll last you for many brunches to come. 

    Vanilla not your favourite scent? Check out some more scented candles here.

    A brunch would be incomplete without some fun music in the background for you to happily sway along to so check out the best Spotify playlists so you're not worrying about your music on shuffle potentially embarrassing you.

    End On A Sweet Note

    Eggless Vanilla Cake Mix (350g)

    Eggless Vanilla Cake Mix (350g)

    No one's coming to brunch and leaving without dessert, okay? While they don't expect you to play chef behind a live counter and whip up fresh waffles, pancakes or crepes (they won't complain if you do, though), you could easily make ahead this vanilla cake that's eggless and the pre-mix is super easy to prepare.

    Don't like cake? You monster! Check out other baking pre-mixes instead!

    But Actually End With A Cup Of Coffee

    100% Arabica Blend Coffee Beans

    100% Arabica Blend Coffee Beans

    You wouldn't really let your guests leave brunch without caffeine, would you? Make 'em a strong cup of coffee with Bili Hu's coffee beans (or grind) that's from Chikmagalur. Just make sure you pick the right one according to how you prepare coffee at home, in a french press, moka pot or filtered.

    Find more coffee options here. Like your mug filled with chai instead? Check out these tea brands.

    Dress For Success (& Instagram)

    Women Pink Floral Button-Down Dress

    Women Pink Floral Button-Down Dress

    2453

    Just because you spent a long time in the kitchen and living room preparing for brunch, doesn't mean you have to look like it. This easy breezy dress will have you flittering from the kitchen to the living room in seconds without feeling like you're melting. 

    Need more options? Check out these brunch-ready dresses.

    Guys, we didn't forget about you. Check out these printed shirts you'll look (and feel) super cool in.

    Pro-Tip

    Don't forget to have an idea in your head for entertainment. Don't spring for an entire karaoke machine (though that would be fun), you could play card games like Social Humour or Cards Against Humanity or drinking games, too, like Picolo which you can download on your phone.