A virtual brunch is the perfect way to get together when you’re apart (or when the weather is just not optimal for patio drinks). Grab some friends and family and celebrate Mother’s Day, birthdays, special occasions, or just the weekend with a delicious menu, drink options, and good conversation.
But Why A Virtual Brunch?
If you don’t love brunch, you clearly haven’t had the right brunch. (Trust me! I’m a brunch convert whose last birthday party was brunch.) There’s just something about sleeping in a little on a Saturday or Sunday, getting just a little dressed up (or not at all), and meeting your friends and family for fancy breakfast food, drinks, and hours of chatting.
Not being able to keep up those traditions like brunch can be frustrating and isolating, whether it’s because of distance or just not being able to be together. Building new traditions, like a virtual brunch, can help us stay connected. Plus who doesn’t want an excuse for pancakes and day drinking?
Plan Your Menu
If you’re just hosting a couple of people or family, you could send delivery with some brunch selections to their house, but if you’re not feeling quite that generous or if brunch delivery isn’t available, offer a few easy ideas for a menu.
More brunch ideas:
- Paleo Pancakes
- Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes
- Whole30 Breakfast Casserole with Sausage, Eggs, Spinach, and Mushrooms (Keto)
- Overnight Steel Cut Oats
- Air Fryer Bacon
- Peanut Butter Pancakes (Gluten Free)
- Eggs Benedict from Tastes Better From Scratch
- Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict from Life As A Strawberry
- Tofu Scramble from Simple Vegan Blog
Don’t Forget The Drinks!
Some delicious libations keep the convo and gossip flowing and make it feel even more like a real brunch out. Of course, those abstaining from alcohol shouldn’t miss out on a tasty beverage, either!
More drink and cocktail ideas:
- Cranberry Orange Mimosa Bellini from Crazy For Crust
- Mexican Mimosa from Garnish with Lemon
- Spicy Bloody Mary from Souffle Bombay
- Rosemary Grapefruit Refresher from Happily Eva After (non-alcoholic)
- Peach Bourbon Thyme Smash from A Healthy Life For Me
- Ginger beer (non-alcoholic)
- Healthy Pink Drink Strawberry Refresher (Whole30, Unsweetened, Caffeine-Free, Vegan)
Save The Date!
- Pick a guest list. 3-5 people is usually ideal for a virtual brunch. Conversation tends to work better with a smaller amount of people, but obviously, invite as people as you want!
- Pick a platform. There are a ton out there, but people are probably most familiar with Zoom. What’s great is that you can set a time and send out a link or invitation from the site.
- Send invitations. Yes, of course, you can just text or send your invites from the video conference platform, but we love how fancy virtual invitations are. Check out how cute the ones on Paperless Post are! Etsy is also great for supporting small businesses and artists.
Check out our post on virtual happy hours for more ideas for your brunch. Have a movie showing or play trivia. Pick a theme and make your attendees dress up! Just because we’re apart doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy each other and have fun!