Whether you love parties and plan over-the-top events or prefer a more mellow gathering, a birthday brunch is the perfect way to celebrate another year around the sun. You can create a French-inspired experience, host an enchanted tea party-style brunch, or get boozy with bottomless drinks.
Ready to start planning a memorable brunch event? Weâ€™ve put together a guide on how to plan aÂ picture-perfect brunch. From venue ideas to menu inspo and themes, youâ€™ll find what you need for your birthday celebration. Plus, weâ€™ve included a few of our favorite birthday brunch invites to get guests ready for the big day.
How to Host a Birthday Brunch
What better way to celebrate a birthday than with a tasty mid-morning brunch! You get to sleep in and relax before diving into a delicious meal with the ones you love. Check out fun birthday brunch ideas in this guide to planning a b-day brunch.
1. Decide on a Date
The first thing you need to do is figure out when youâ€™re having brunch. Many restaurants offer Sunday brunch so if you plan on going out for the event, this may be your best bet. If you want to host brunch at home or in a local park, you can celebrate on the personâ€™s birthday.
Youâ€™ll also want to consider the time. Many brunch celebrations start at 10 or 11 a.m., but be sure to check with the venue if youâ€™re celebrating outside of your home.
2. Choose a Venue
Once you know when you want to have the party, it’s time to pick an event space. Check out local restaurants to see if they offer brunch. That way, you donâ€™t have to worry about curating a menu or cooking before the event. Many places have special menu items for a birthday celebration so be sure to ask when you call to make a reservation!
You can also choose to have the birthday brunch in your own home or at a friendâ€™s place. Choose a spot that can accommodate the number of people on your guest list. Think about choosing a locale with a pretty backdrop or one that offers privacy for your celebration.
Some popular brunch venues include:
- Country clubs
- Lakeside picnic areas
- Botanical gardensÂ
Decide if you want to be indoors or outdoors. For outdoor celebrations, make plans in case of inclement weather. You can have a back-up indoor space to retreat to or order tents to protect from harsh sun or rain.
3. Pick a Theme
You donâ€™t need to have a theme, but picking one can make the event more fun. Host aÂ tea party brunch for an elegant morning honoring the birthday gal or guy. To play up the fun factor, ask guests to attend in vintage tea party attire like kings and queens from the 1800s.Â
Another crowd-favorite theme is a Parisian-inspired brunch. Transport guests to the capital of France with a menu including macarons, madeleines, and quiche. Decorate the space with mini Eiffel Tower statues, fancy china, and napkins with pink and white stripes.
For something more casual, opt for a Southern-themed brunch. Serve up comfort food like buttermilk biscuits, gravy, and grits. Be sure to have pitchers of sweet tea on hand!
4. Build Your Brunch Menu
When it comes to brunch, the focus is largely on the menu. You can pair your brunch menu to a theme, like we did above.
For more themed menu ideas, host a Tex-Mex-style brunch or a British breakfast. For Tex-Mex, serve up breakfast tacos, migas, chorizo and eggs, and huevos rancheros. If you want a British-style brunch, opt for things like rashers, black pudding, baked beans, and fried tomatoes.Â
You can also just choose to serve an array of your favorite breakfast foods without a theme. Popular spreads include sweet treats like waffles, French toast, and donuts. You can set up a build-your-own bagel bar with fixings like cream cheese, lox, and scrambled eggs.Â
As guests arrive, have them snack on small appetizers like mini yogurt parfaits with granola, fresh fruit, or crunchy veggies. Classics like made-to-order eggs, pancakes drenched in maple syrup, and crispy bacon are sure to be a big hit.Â
If you want your brunch party to be boozy, serve mimosas. Take them up a notch by offering several types of juice including orange juice, grapefruit juice, and pomegranate juice. Garnish the bubbly with fresh-cut strawberries, raspberries, and more.Â
5. Decorate the Space
No birthday party is complete without decorations. Dress up the event space by adding balloons, confetti, and streamers. If youâ€™re hosting the birthday brunch at a restaurant, be sure to ask management what types of decor you can use. In some cases, the venue may even provide the decorations for you.Â
Choose metallic balloons and decor if you want to add a fancy touch to the event. Fresh flowers and crystal vases instantly elevate any brunch spread. Antique candle holders lend a romantic air while mason jars and string lights create a rustic feel.Â
Birthday Brunch Invitations
Whether you’re hosting a fancy b-day brunch or a casual mid-morning gathering, send out invites so guests can mark their calendars for the event. At Greenvelope, youâ€™ll find hundreds of birthday party invitations including ones that are perfect for brunch. Customize the invite and send it off to everyone on your guest list with just a few clicks. Here are some of our favorite brunch invitations to use for your next b-day celebration.
1. Brunch Blooms Invitation
Celebrate a milestone birthday with an elegant brunch using this sophisticated invite. Itâ€™s ideal for any brunch get-together whether itâ€™s a birthday party, baby shower, bridal shower, or Motherâ€™s Day celebration.
2. Daisy Brunch Invitation
Plan a relaxing birthday brunch with this sweet floral invitation. Featuring a large wine goblet filled with refreshing liquid and daisies, itâ€™s sure to bring a smile to your guestsâ€™ faces. The supported backside offers a large text space to include event details like dress code.
3. Watercolor Brunch and Bubbly
Set the tone for a sophisticated birthday brunch with this elegant invitation design. It comes in four different watercolor backgrounds and features two classy champagne flutes.Â
4. Champagne Brunch Invitation
Get ready for a vibrant and fun birthday celebration with this colorful brunch invite. Customize the design by changing the typography and adding elements like a wax seal to take the elegance up a notch.
5. Brunch & Bubbly Invitation
Pop the champagne and celebrate your b-day in style with this fun invite. Featuring bold font and three artist-curated colorways, itâ€™s eye-catching and sets the tone for a lively event.
6. But First, Brunch InvitationÂ
This modern invitation puts all the things that make brunch our favorite front and center. Filled with tasty treats like waffles, pancakes, eggs, sausage, and fruit, itâ€™s the perfect way to get guests salivating over the event.Â
7. Manis & Mimosas Invitation
Plan a champagne brunch and manicure outing for a milestone event â€” like a 30th birthday party â€” using this festive invite. The fun design features artist-drawn images of nail polish, cucumbers, and champagne glasses.
8. Pancake Breakfast Invitation
Itâ€™s Time for a Birthday Brunch!
With this birthday brunch guide, youâ€™ll plan a tasty birthday celebration with ease. From choosing a venue and picking out a theme to crafting the menu, each step of the process is a chance to make it all your own.
Want more birthday party ideas? Continue browsing our Stationers blog where youâ€™ll find party themes and ways to celebrate. When youâ€™re ready to spread the word, choose an artist-curated invite from Greenvelope to send out to everyone on your guest list. From fancy and formal to fun and free, thereâ€™s a design thatâ€™s perfect for your celebration.