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Easy Spring Brunch Ideas

Lifestyle, EntertainingMaría ElenaComment

First of all, happy Easter everyone!!! I thought I would make a light and refreshing post to celebrate the beginning of spring. You may find it ridiculous that I get excited over season changes since I live in Puerto Rico, where we pretty much live in summer all the time, but I just love all the bright colors. But enough about the nonsense! Let's talk about brunch:

Just like manis and pedis, I believe brunches are necessary luxuries that we should all splurge on once in a while. So last Friday (a holiday in PR thanks to Good Friday!), I decided to embrace my inner Martha Stewart by hosting a spring brunch for my closest friends. 

But of course, as almost everything that I do, this may look expensive but it wasn't at all. Most of these stuff were purchased at Marshalls/TJ Maxx or I already owned them. All it took was a little creativity and layering. So here are some of my spring brunch ideas:

These beautiful fresh flowers were purchased from a local flower shop, which I don't know about you, but it makes them far more special than buying them from a chain store (I believe Karma is on my side when I buy local). And it's always nice to reuse them after brunch to decorate your home for spring. 

For the center piece I decided to add this old bamboo runner to give the floral tablecloth an earthier look and for a personalized touch, I added this fun name tags that were about $5 for a set of 6.

So what did I end up cooking you may ask? Eggs Benedicts by


and some awesome crepes with Nutella and Guava that my friend Annette made for us from scratch. So... where are those pictures? As you can imagine, those pictures didn't turn out how I wanted... in other words, I need to improve my food photography skills, people! I promise you I will get better. :)

But even though this may look as hard work, whether you're cooking for two or a party of 20, having a nice environment and decor for entertaining will always be appreciated. Plus, I've never heard anyone complain about mimosas! 

What do you love most about brunch? Hope you have a wonderful Easter!