7 Top Tips for Hosting a Stress-Free Adult Brunch Birthday Party

Looking for some inspiration to host an adult brunch birthday party? Why not try hosting a breakfast or brunch! It can be easy and effortless. It’s a great way to enjoy the weekend than with friends over good food and a cup of coffee to catch up on the craziness (or lack thereof) from the week before? 

Here are some inspiration and ideas today to make it a smooth and easy event for you.

  1. The menu

Brunch parties are relaxed affairs and you can certainly throw together a menu at the last minute. We recommend you start planning your menu for a brunch party about a week ahead. That way you you’ll have enough time to get all the ingredients and knick knacks (skewers, garnishes, fresh cut flowers for the table). 

A well-thought out menu will make all the difference when it comes to seamlessly serving your dishes and drinks. Some ideas are:

adult brunch birthday party ideas

adult brunch birthday party ideas

adult brunch birthday party ideas

adult brunch birthday party ideas

adult brunch birthday party ideas

  1. Set up a coffee and tea station

Setting up a coffee and tea station that allows each guest to make their coffee to their liking – milk, alternative milks, sugar, and creamers.

For you’re real coffee lovers set up a couple of different brew methods such as having a bottle of cold brew and a pour-over coffee on display.

Additionally, the benefit of a coffee station is it keeps guests occupied with something they’re familiar with while you’re busy socializing or finishing off the brunch meal. 

adult brunch birthday party

  1. Serve cocktails 

People need coffee, but people love cocktails too. Here’s a delightful beverage to pair with your adult brunch party made with orange juice, champagne and a splash of grenadine. 

Sunrise Mimosa has a bubbly, crisp taste with a nice balance from the citrus orange juice. Grenadine adds just a little note of tartness and is the ingredient that gives this cocktail that wonderful graduated coloring going from red to orange reminiscent of a beautiful sunrise. 


  • spoonful grenadine
  • 3 ounces orange juice
  • 3 ounces champagne (sparkling wine)
  • 2 maraschino cherries
  • 1 orange slice


  • Pour orange juice into champagne flute filling almost half full.
  • Drop in a maraschino cherry.
  • Fill the rest of the glass with champagne.
  • Pour a spoonful of grenadine into glass. If you drizzle it down the side of the glass, you will get that nice graduated shading.
  • Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.

Source: Simply Made Recipes

adult brunch birthday party

  1. Include at least one casserole dish 

Casseroles are the perfect dish to serve because they offer large portions that are ready to be served at the same time.

This loaded Whole30 breakfast casserole has everything you’re craving!  A crispy hash brown crust topped with a layer of bacon, tons of veggies and a creamy, flavorful egg mixture. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and perfect for breakfast or any meal! 

  1. Finger foods

When guests have food and a drink in their hands, you don’t need to worry about them, so make sure you include at least one “brunch appetizer” on your brunch party menu, just in case that casserole needs a bit longer cooking time than anticipated.

A fun brunch-themed canape are these Mini Pancake Stacks, which will be as much a talking point for guests as it is a food. These can be made and assembled ahead of time, and served with little cups of maple syrup for dipping. They make a nice display as well. 


  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup whole milk or buttermilk
  • 1 cup Stonewall Kitchen Buttermilk or Farmhouse Pancake & Waffle Mix
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • Stonewall Kitchen Lemon Curd
  • 12 Raspberries
  • 12 Blueberries
  • 24 Small mint leaves
  • 24 Toothpicks
  • Confectioner’s sugar


  • Beat egg and milk together in a medium bowl. Add pancake mix and blend well. Stir in melted butter and mix thoroughly.
  • Heat griddle to 350 degrees F. 
  • Spoon 3/4 teaspoon pancake batter onto hot griddle for each mini cake. Cook until golden brown on each side. Pancakes should be about the size of a quarter.
  • Stack cakes four high. Top with a small dollop of Lemon Curd, a raspberry or blueberry and a small mint leaf. Dust with confectioner’s sugar. Stick a toothpick through the stack to serve.

Source: Flavorite

  1. Take your orange juice up a notch

Orange juice is always a safe classic to have for a breakfast party. Why not take it up a notch with these orange juice shooters. Served in tall shot glasses they’re delicate and fizzy with just the right balance of citrus and sweet.

Orange Juice Shooters 


  • orange juice
  • ceam soda
  • whipping cream
  • nutmeg
  • vodka (optional)


  • Mix equal parts orange juice, cream soda and vodka (optional).
  • Add whipping cream to the top (you can use homemade or canned).
  • Finish with a dash of nutmeg.
  • Enjoy!

They can be made with or without vodka, which also adds a fun twist for the adults at the party.

If you have a juicer, fresh juice is a real treat to serve at a breakfast party. 

adult brunch birthday party

Source: My Life and Kids

  1. Make the birthday recipient feel more special

Make your friend or family member’s birthday all the more special with the inclusion of a birthday banner in the festivities. 

This handmade birthday centerpiece will command attention on your table and delight the guest of honor and party guests alike.

  • The gleaming stainless steel of the Celebration stand and the high gloss black and gold banner strike the perfect balance between celebratory and timeless elegance.
  • Standing 21” tall and 36” wide, the birthday centerpiece looks as awesome in photos as it does in person. Requiring less than 60 seconds to set-up, this centerpiece is sure to be the hit of the party.

adult brunch birthday party


Remember to have fun. The whole point of having a party is to enjoy the company of your friends and family. So don’t hole yourself up in the kitchen or panic if things aren’t going according to plan. Your guests will feel more encouraged to have a good time if they see you are, too. So grab a drink, relax, and get out there to party. You’ve got this!

Adult Birthday Brunch Party

This post was originally posted in The Worktop.