Expert tips and tricks to brighten your brunch

“One of my favorite things to do is get together with friends for a cozy Sunday brunch,” says mother, actress and chef Haylie Duff. “It’s the best way to spend some quality time together before jumping into the busy week ahead. Plus, kicking off the morning with a nutritious meal is an added bonus!”

Duff has a few expert tips and tricks to make your brunch even better:

1. Bring on the sparkle

From table settings to sparkling wine, water or cider, let your feast bring joy to everyone invited. Keep the decor simple — like filling a couple of empty wine bottles with decorative bottle lights. Playing board games and card games adds extra fun.

2. Make keepsake place cards

Use small brightly colored envelopes as place cards. Write guests’ names using gold or silver markers on the envelopes and put on each plate. You can also write a personal note to each guest inside, sharing a special memory or telling them how much they mean to you.

3. Brighten up your sides

Boost the freshness of your meal with a colorful veggie or fruit salad — or both. Kids love fresh seasonal fruit and veggies, and you can serve them with some fresh whipping cream or flavored yogurt.

Remember — for an amazing brunch, entertain with your own special style and flair. Everyone will love the fun new traditions you create

 

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