Some say that breakfast is the most important part of the day, but I disagree—I think brunch is the best (and most important!) part of the day. Maybe it's because I’m not a morning person and I'd rather sleep in than get up early to eat! Brunch is the perfect combination of breakfast and lunch and this darling Easter brunch waffle bar is the ideal way to celebrate Easter.
My decorative floral Easter eggs inspired this colorful DIY paper plate backdrop made with the Chinet® Classic White™ All Occasion plate and set the stage for this super fun and delicious Easter brunch waffle bar. When it comes to entertaining, I am a firm believer in keeping things simple and using everyday items you already have on hand. My pantry is always stocked with plenty of Chinet Classic White plates, so using them to create colorful party decor is easy peasy.
I love entertaining for family and friends, but I am not a fan of complicated or fussy parties. I want to spend my time with our guests laughing, mingling and making memories. I am a big fan of any "bar" type party where guests get to serve themselves. Not only does it take the pressure off of you as the hostess, but it also lets guests customize and choose what flavors and ingredients they like. A waffle bar brunch is perfect because you can set out Belgian waffles, a variety of toppings, and let guest create their own Easter-inspired creations.
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Not only is this brunch yummy, it's so much fun for the kids. Place edible grass on the bottom of the Chinet Cut Crystal dessert plate. Then, place the waffle on top of the grass and add the palmier pastry to the top of the waffle to create the bunny’s ears. Drizzle with chocolate sauce or syrup and add a fluffy, white whipped-topping tail. Add fresh fruit to create flowers in the grass and enjoy! My kids loved this and there were lots of giggles while they made their bunny bum waffles.
Keeping with the bunny theme, I made bunny parfaits in the Chinet Cut Crystal 14 oz. cups. I layered honey vanilla yogurt, fresh fruit and honey almond granola in the cup, and wrapped it with handmade burlap bunny covers. I painted the bottom part of the spoons from the Chinet Cut Crystal cutlery light pink to coordinate with our colorful party theme. The Chinet Classic White All Occasion napkins make the cutest little bunnies, too. I made these bunny napkins last year for Easter and they were a hit, so of course I had to bring them back this year, too.
Don't forget to include a drink station for your guests to quench their thirst. I set out two carafes, one filled with orange juice and the other with peach juice, along with some cute DIY bunny tail cups. Kids can pick their favorite juice and the adults can create their own peach or orange juice mimosa.
If you ask me, brunch is always a good idea! This Easter brunch waffle bar is a brilliant idea and one that will turn an ordinary celebration into an extraordinary one. What do you have planned for Easter? Share your spring entertaining tips and tablescapes using #MyChinetParty.
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Mariah Leeson is the founder of Giggles Galore (www.gigglesgalore.net) – a blog focused on making the ordinary extraordinary one creative idea at a time. With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly crafts, recipes and parties.