Everything You Need To Throw The Best Brunch Ever

Who doesn’t love brunch? From the draw of bottomless mimosas to ‘grammable dishes like avocado toast and acai bowls, it’s the perfect excuse to get all your friends together for some daytime fun. While there’s nothing wrong with making a standing reservation every Sunday, occasionally you need a break from the hoopla that goes along with dining out — namely those $15 Bloody Mary’s. The solution? Having your squad over for a homemade meal. Below, you’ll find 13 essentials every hostess needs before hosting a brunch party. Go ahead, #BrunchQueen!

1 illy Art Collection Olimpia Zagnoli Set of 6 Cappuccino Cups ($185; illy.com)

Sometimes you need a jolt of caffeine before hitting up the bar cart. For those groggy mornings, bust out the espresso machine and this playful cup collection illustrated by Italian artist Olimpia Zagnoli. Your friends will have fun picking out which character best represents their personality.

2 Lettermade Brunch Cocktail Napkins ($48 for set of 4; shoplettermade.com)

No matter if you’re a bacon and eggs girl or more of a donut lover, this super-cute embroidered napkin set has all your cravings covered.

3 Yankee Candle Belgian Waffles Small 2-Wick Tumbler Candle ($16; bedbathandbeyond.com)

Before hosting a brunch party, fill your home with a decadent scent. With notes of toasted pecans, waffle batter, vanilla, cinnamon, melted butter, and whipped cream, this candle will have everyone feeling like they’re dining at their favorite breakfast joint.

4 Urban Outfitters Heart-Shaped Mini Waffle Maker ($18; urbanoutfitters.com)

Speaking of waffles, guests will be going back for seconds (and maybe thirds) of these heart-shaped waffles. And honestly, is anything more Instagrammable?

5 Williams Sonoma Nonstick Egg Fry Rings ($20 for set of 4; williams-sonoma.com)

While there’s nothing wrong with serving quiche, scrambled eggs or even a breakfast casserole, really wow guests by griddling up made-to-order fried egg sandwiches. These non-stick rings are the secret to a perfectly cooked (and rounded) egg.

6 Brooklyn Brew Shop Everything Bagel & Cream Cheese Making Kit ($30; uncommongoods.com)

When it comes to brunch essentials, bagels top the list. Forget store bought ones, though — show off your baking skills by whipping up homemade bagels with this easy-to-follow kit.

7 Uncommon Goods Minute Mimosa Sugar Cube Trio ($30; uncommongoods.com)

Once the champagne has been poured, drop one of these flavored sugar cubes into a flute to instantly transform your bubbly instantly into a mimosa or bellini.

8 Mint Pantry Conner Glass Flutes ($40 for set of 4; wayfair.com)

Of course, you'll need something to sip from. These gold and silver speckled flutes are super festive.

9 Rifle Paper Co. Garden Party Paper Straws ($6; riflepaperco.com)

Aside from sitting pretty in your cocktail, a floral paper straw keeps lipstick intact — and it's better for the environment!

10 Godinger Pineapple Punch Bowl ($150; neimanmarcus.com)

Every brunch spread needs a chic centerpiece like this pineapple punch bowl. Fill it with your fave batch cocktail recipe — or repurpose it as an epic fruit salad display.

11 Speak Wines Club Rosé ($25; speakwines.com)

Anyone who’s brunch mantra is “Rosé all day” needs to stock their wine cooler with these cleverly-labeled bottles.

12 Sugarfina Cold Brew Bears Pick 3 Mini Coffee Cups ($21; sugarfina.com)

After a filling meal, the last thing you want is a full-blown dessert spread. That’s what makes these coffee-infused gummy bears so genius. The trio of flavors — cold brew, iced vanilla latte, and bourbon cold brew — are just enough to satisfy both your sweet tooth and post-meal coffee craving. (They also make great party favors.)

13 Urban Stems (starting at $35; urbanstems.com)

Finally, you'll need flower arrangements. Of course, you can make your own when hosting a brunch party. Or, leave it to the pros and order fresh bouquets to be delivered to your door. Urban Stems works with local farmers to create fresh, unique bouquets that make for the perfect tablescape. Also nice? The arrangements start at just $35 and are delivered nationwide.

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