The days are slightly longer, the sun is that much warmer, the flowers are in bloom and everyone is smiling a little bit brighter… it must be spring! And that means one thing: it’s time to prepare for brunches. Here are 13 brunch accessories you didn’t know you needed.
Keep the drinks flowing…
What would a brunch be without a little bit of bubbly? The perfect Champagne flute (R249 for set of 6, @home) is a brunch must-have, which means you’ll also need one of these Champagne holders (R399, @home).
Refreshing fruity juices or yummy flavoured water combos are always a welcome treat at brunch, so be sure to add a stylish beverage dispenser (R129,99, Mr Price Home) to your shopping list, together with gorgeous pressed tumblers (R39,95, Woolworths) to serve your drinks of choice in, of course.
And when it comes to tea and coffee time, there’s no need to be dull and boring… try these bright and festive mugs (R39,95 each, Woolworths).
The perfect table…
Set the scene for the ideal brunch by wowing your guests with your table setting. A pretty floral runner (R29,99, Mr Price Home) will tie in perfectly with the spring theme, while nice, bright placemats (R19,99, Mr Price Home) and coasters (R29,99 for set of 4, Mr Price Home), will add a festive pop of colour.
It’s the little things…
Make sure that your guests are super comfy and can fully enjoy the sunshine with an outdoor throw (R375, Woolworths), or even a stylish lounger cushion (R450, Woolworths). They say that we eat partially with our eyes, so why not go all out and make your eggs different shapes and sizes by using a silicone egg ring (R49, @home), before plating it up on a fab platter (print plater, R160, Woolworths; leaf platter, R169, @home).
Now that you’ve got the accessories, here are some brunch recipes everyone will love:
- Berry muffins
- Bircher muesli
- Breakfast tart
- Fruity twist bread
- One-pan breakfast
- Oven pancakes with berries