Hosting the Perfect Summer Brunch (while sporting the Perfect Summer Hair)

There is nothing I love more than hosting a relaxing summer brunch. Hosting a relaxed get together gives you time to connect to your friends in a laid back way. Here are some favorites for the perfect weekend summer brunch. Food: Go with light food that can be served cold, and doesn't have you slaving over a hot stove. Cut fresh fruits like melons ,berries and mangos, the bright colors will eliminate the need for centerpieces. Cutup vegetables for a DIY salad bar. Bagels with spreads like cream cheese , lox and egg salad,are a nice, filling favorite. If you want to look like you worked hard ,use parfait cups and layer yogurt , berries and granola. Top with whip cream and a sprig of mint. Warm up assorted muffins and serve with butter. Drinks: Along with lemonade , iced tea and iced coffee. Its always nice to serve a light cocktail. Mimosas are a perfect summer drink and fuss free. In a glass pitcher add equal amounts of sparking wine and orange juice. Top with a splash of triple sec.Tip: Instead of adding ice to the pitcher , fill champagne flutes with crushed ice. If the drink isn't finished , it wont be watered down from the ice, and you can store it for later use. Hair: As the host you want to look polished, but in a fuss-freeway that mimics the summers casualness. Beachy summer waves look great at all hair lengths and will give you the laidback look you want. Start with clean hair and spray with sea salt hairspray. Divide the hair into sections and with a curling iron wrap the sections around but leave a 1/2 inch or so at the ends. Hold the hair briefly , you don't want too much heat. When you've finished all the sections , allow hair to cool. Spray lightly with hairspray. Run your fingers through the hair to give it a tousled , beachy look .   Provide your guests with board games like yatzee ,connect four , or games like bocce that can be played outside. Gather photos of you and your guests from other events and occasions you spent together. its a great way to reminisce about the past, get nice conversations going , along with smiles and a few laughs. Enjoy the easy laidback day , with minimal fuss and one your guests will think of fondly.


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