You obviously don’t want your brunch party to look cheap, so we’ve got some tips to help you convince your guests that you really are spoiling them, even though you haven’t emptied your bank account in the process. As long as your table looks full of food (even if it’s the same dishes split between multiple different bowls), you have a great playlist humming in the background, and there are coffee and cocktails being poured, your guests will have no idea that you haven’t gone all out to host this late-morning meal for them.
For a budget brunch, eggs and carbohydrates are your friend, and luckily these two affordable things can come together to make some of the most delicious dishes: French toast, pancakes, and scrambled eggs are all perfect to serve at an affordable brunch party. Obviously, juices and smoothies will immediately make this an expensive affair, so swap them for infused waters, endless coffee, and simple, big-batch cocktails. The perfect weekend brunch has never been easier, more affordable, or, honestly, any more delicious. No one will ever notice the lack of Champagne and wild strawberries.