Host a Bangin’ Brunch
Posted: Dec 26 2014
Want to Host a Bangin' Brunch? Here We Share Tips From Our Amazing #TCCBrunch!
Earlier this month, our founder, fashion and lifestyle guru Gracie Carroll and The Chic Canuck hosted a brunch for team members, influencers and friends to kick off the holiday season. Brunch is one of the best ways to celebrate any occasion - a new business venture, a new job or a new baby - it’s also just a good excuse to get together with your people! Whatever the occasion, here are some fabulous tips on taking brunch to the next level.
Start by Choosing a Great Venue:
Choose a venue that offers a private or semi-private space where your group can really sprawl out and not feel rushed. For our purposes, Lola’s Kitchen in Toronto at Church and Bloor was absolutely ideal. While the main floor is busy and buzzing on any given weekend, upstairs they offer a second space perfect for larger groups and special occasions.
We love Lola’s Kitchen for it’s beautiful, light and art-filled space, central location, stellar coffee and great service - all key factors to ensuring your guests have a fabulous time. Most importantly, the food is amazing, offering a mix of fresh, local healthy fare and long-loved brunch classics, guaranteed to please everybody at the table.
It’s All In the Details:
Team TCC arrived nice and early Saturday morning to ensure that everything was perfect - after all, first impressions are everything! When guests arrived, they were wowed with a gorgeous table setting complete with centrepieces, candles, silver pine cones and Canadiana holiday ornaments. Here are some more great ideas from the #TCCBrunch:
- Choose a theme and colour scheme to make your tables stand out! Work with the venue decor, the occasion or time of year. We went with a holiday theme, drawing from the colours and look and feel of The Chic Canuck brand
- Add a table runner for instant glitz and glam! Get creative and source interesting fabrics or paper at local shops or even around the house, like that extra roll of holiday wrapping paper you bought “just in case.”
- Jazz-up utensil wraps with napkin rings. The options are endless: You can go with something store bought or make your own with ribbon, wrapping paper, or twine.
- To really personalize the experience, add tent place cards with your guests names; even just tent cards for the table can go a long way in tying the theme together.
- Treat your guests to goodie bags to take home - they will be ever grateful! Everyone who attended our brunch left with a bag of treats from The Chic Canuck: jewellry by Nelle Han, and skin care products by Uncle Peters MAN, F. Miller, Ella’s Botanical’s, Da lish Cosmetics and Aromacentric.
Make Brunch Social:
Good things are best enjoyed when you can share them - that’s what social media is all about! Make your brunch social by coming up with a fabulous hashtag! Be sure to include the hashtag on tent cards or place settings so everyone is in the loop. What we love about this is that not only does it make it easy for everyone to share photos, it also helps you know who else is there and makes it easy to stay connected with new friends.