40 Elegant Easter Brunch Ideas & Recipes
March 1, 2022
I’ll be the first to admit it: Easter is one of my favorite excuses for brunch. There is just so much you can do with the pretty pastels, egg theme, and adorable bunnies. But it doesn’t have to feel overly cutesy. Go elegant this year with these Easter brunch ideas perfect for your classy get-together.
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Easter is spring’s first major moment. Although it falls in mid-April this year, that just means you have plenty of time to plan your Sunday celebration. But other than plastic grass-filled baskets and colorful eggs, what makes something the perfect fit for an Easter brunch? There’s a couple things you can do, without getting too cutesy.
- Spring flavors such as asparagus, peas, spinach, spring onions, mint, rhubarb, and strawberries all grow in the spring. Although they may not be ready locally on Easter, the flavors will still make you feel fully in that spring mood. You can also lean on the flavors from the end of winter, like bright and happy lemon.
- Egg dishes are a great way to incorporate one of the major themes of the holiday without having to stuff plastic shells and hide them. The most spring-forward ones will feature light and fluffy egg presentations, plenty of green vegetables, and a cozy creamy or cheesiness.
- Muted tones allow you to lean into pastels without feeling like you are decorating for a baby shower. A little desaturation goes a long way when it comes to making a color feel more mature and timeless. Stick to only two or three favorites, and you can avoid that funfetti kid’s party feel as well.
- Floral accents are a really lovely way to bring in that feeling of growth and change that Easter and spring are all about. Early season blooms like tulips, crocuses, and daffodils or any buds that are just beginning to open will really help to set the mood.
Bring all those pieces together when you are deciding how to decorate your Easter brunch table. To keep it elegant, avoid involving too many items, especially when it comes to centerpieces. Simply pick and choose your favorite functional and seasonal pieces.
Sweet Easter Brunch Dishes
Fresh and fruity is the theme when it comes to spring-forward Easter brunch ideas. These dishes can be a fun seasonal twist on a breakfast classic, or a way of blurring those lines between brunch and dessert. Either way, they are sure to satisfy any spring sweet tooth.
Savory Easter Brunch Ideas
There won’t need to be a lot of hunting around to find the eggs in many of these savory dishes. Paired with a rainbow of spring vegetables and, in some cases, cured or smoky meats, each of these choices is sure to satisfy the palettes of a small or large crowd.
Host an Easter brunch this year that’s perfectly elegant and understated, but still charming and tasty. Try one of these 40 recipe and decorating ideas!
Easter Brunch Drinks
It’s not brunch without some drinks! Whether you are imbibing or abstaining when it comes to liquor, these sweet, herbal, and fruit-forward options are each an excellent choice to accompany your Easter morning meal.
There’s a little bit more to brunch than just what’s on the table. From making your guests feel welcome to having a little bit of seasonal fun in your own kitchen, here are a few choices sure to put a little extra spring in your step.
Elegance doesn’t mean you need to remove all aspects of adorable from this holiday. It wouldn’t really feel like Easter without a couple baby bunnies and sweet colors after all. Instead, you can incorporate an elevated menu and understated decor, while still keeping all the charm of this spring holiday.