Champagne & Mimosa Bar
Champagne & Mimosa Bar

Why have I never thought to do a brunch potluck before last week?  I mean, brunch is delicious, affordable and a great time to start drinking.  🙂  Okay, it’s not the best time to start drinking, but it sure is fun.  I invited a few of my friends and their kiddos to meet at my house from 10-12 am this past Saturday morning.  I put together a Champagne and Mimosa bar by the front door and a Bloody Mary bar on the opposite side of the room.

Bloody Mary Bar
Bloody Mary Bar

I set up a table in the man’s den with new, cool composition books, snap pops and crayons for the kiddos.  I set the adult table with china and my grandmother’s silverware.  I rarely pull her silver out, but somehow brunch with my lady friends screamed, “Polish the silver”.  Everyone brought the most amazing food.

The Ladies Table
The Ladies Table

My sister made Sausage balls.  They remind me of Christmas at my mom’s house.  🙂  One of my friends brought a big bowl of fresh fruit, stuffed french toast with hot maple syrup and a spinach quiche.  I’m still thinking about this fresh burrata with local tomatoes:

Burrata with local tomatoes
Burrata with local tomatoes

It was so delicious.  We’re now planning a Burrata-making day at my house.  Another one of my foodie friends brought this Smoked salmon platter.  Have you ever seen anything cuter?

Smoked Salmon platter
Smoked Salmon platter

My mom brought her mini lemon meringue pies.  It’s another childhood throwback that never ceases to put a big smile on my face.  Growing up I made a request for this pie often. (just not the mini version)

Mini Lemon Meringue Pies
Mini Lemon Meringue Pies

I set up a “Make your own pancake bar” for the kiddos.  I had maraschino cherries, chocolate sprinkles, mini dark chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips, whipped cream…It was a fun thing to do with them.  I had sausage links, scrambled eggs, Boursin with french bread and homemade pimento cheese on Pumpernickel.  We also had gluten-free muffins with mini marshmallows.  It was an amazingly diverse menu.  I tried it all.  I loved it all.  I can’t wait to do it again this fall, but larger and with the guys, too.  Everyone pitched in and helped me clean up before they left.  Afterwards I was left with a full belly and a little bit of a buzz and this is all I did next for the rest of the day.

Bloody Mary's & Reading on the Porch
Bloody Mary’s & Reading on the Porch

Mr. Sugarbears felt the same way.  He had lots of sausage and lots of kiddo love. I have to say the Booze and Brunch Potluck is now number one in my book.

Ella Kate and Mr. Sugarbears
Ella Kate and Mr. Sugarbears
Mr. Sugarbears
Mr. Sugarbears

9 thoughts on “Booze & Brunch Potluck

  1. Sounds like a great idea for a ladies group! Can’t see men even enjoying but who knows now a days. I would love your Mom’s mini pie recipe. All looked delicious but the best thing about it was that you had the idea and it was enjoyed by all.

  2. I had a fantastic time! I’m so lucky to have someone like you who gets excited and plans fun events:)

  3. I get you, and I love you! It was so much fun! Thank you for including us! Ella Kate was so happy and so was I! xoxo Looking forward to the next one!

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