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A Gorgeous Spring Backyard Brunch…

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spring outdoor brunch styled by the tomkat studio

It’s Spring, which means it is the perfect time for outdoor gatherings! We have teamed up with Dare Foods to create a delicious menu full of fresh ingredients perfect for a Spring brunch out on the patio! Dare’s collection of mouthwatering crackers are loaded with crunch and full of flavor, sure to please all of your guests! Check out our gorgeous ideas and delicious recipes to help you easily plan your own beautiful gathering.

spring outdoor brunch

spring outdoor brunch

free printable brunch invitation

Tip #1: A darling invitation is the perfect way to set the tone for brunch! Download it here

spring flowers pink and orange

Tip #2: Flowers on the table are a must in our book! With just a few simple arrangements, you can add gorgeous pops of color to the setting.

Tip #3: Use gorgeous ribbon in various colors to dress up the place settings. Loosely wrap it around the napkin and utensils, knot, and let the ends curl. To personalize each place setting, simply type each guest’s name in a pretty font and cut to desired size! We love the calligraphy fonts here.

spring brunch place setting

Tip #4: Create a delicious and beautiful charcuterie board as the centerpiece for your table! It’s the perfect way to feed a group of guests. Start with a few types of crackers, like Breton Original, Breton Artisanal Cranberry and Ancient Grains, and our favorite, Cabaret. Serve a variety of toppings including cheese, fruit, vegetables and meat. We suggest the following groupings, but of course your guests can pick and choose their favorite flavor combinations!

  • Breton Original Cracker with Mozzarella, Cantaloupe and Prosciutto
  • Cabaret Cracker with Feta, Sundried Tomato and Basil
  • Breton Aristanal Cracker with Ricotta, Honey and Thyme

charcuterie board

Start with a large wood board, along with cheese knives and small serving bowls and utensils.

prosciutto cantaloupe feta charcuterie board

charcuterie board ricotta and crackers

Add larger items first like the cheese and prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe. Add crackers and small bowls with additional toppings. Tuck the fresh herbs throughout the board to add color and flavor!

mozzerella and crackers


Spring Backyard Brunch

Tip #5: A fresh citrus salad is the perfect side dish for your charcuterie board! It’s equally as beautiful and your guests will love it’s fresh, sweet flavor.

citrus salad

Citrus Salad
Poppy Seed Dressing Ingredients
3 tbsp honey
3 tbsp light mayonnaise
2 tbsp skim milk
1 tbsp poppy seeds
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Additional Ingredients
12 oz spring mix salad
3 oranges of any variety, rinds removed and sliced
mint, for garnish
In a jar, combine all the dressing ingredients. Close with a lid and shake vigorously. Set aside.
Assemble the salad by placing the spring salad mix on a plate. Top with sliced oranges and mint. Dress with as much poppyseed dressing as you’d like. Serve with Grainsfirst Crackers.
citrus salad served with crackers

Tip #6: Don’t forget dessert! This no-bake berry crumble is the best way to end your delicious meal!

berry crumble dessert recipe

No-Bake Berry Crumble with Breton Original Crackers
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 sleeve Breton Original Crackers, coarsely crumbled
1/4 cup sliced almonds
2 tbsp maple syrup
pinch of salt
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon, separated
2 (6 oz) pkgs blueberries
2 (6 oz) pkgs blackberries
2 (6 oz) pkgs raspberries
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup water
whipped cream, optional
In a pan, melt the butter on medium-high heat. Add the  crackers, almonds, maple syrup, salt and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Stir frequently and cook the crumble until golden brown. The crumble will feel soft while cooking. Transfer the mixture to a baking sheet to cool. It will become crisp once cooled to room temperature.
In a medium pot, combine the berries with the sugar, flour, the remaining cinnamon and water. Bring to a simmer on medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue cooking and stirring periodically until barely any liquid remains.
Transfer the filling to a pie or tart dish. Top with the crumble and whipped cream. Serve.
berry crumble recipe

Tip #7: Serving signature cocktails is always a great idea for any gathering. It’s simple to create a fresh bellini bar with prosecco, a variety of nectar, and fresh fruit and herbs for garnishes.

Bellini Bar styled by The TomKat Studio

Bellini Bar styled by The TomKat Studio

We featured peach, strawberry, and blackberry nectar for our Bellini bar! Download our free printable Bellini Bar sign here

Bellini Bar styled by The TomKat Studio

Use cute bottles to display the nectar, along with bowls of fresh fruit for the garnish.

Bellini Bar styled by The TomKat Studio

Bellini Bar styled by The TomKat Studio

Bellini Bar styled by The TomKat Studio

Simply pour your choice of nectar into your glass, garnish, and top with Prosecco!

Bellini Bar styled by The TomKat Studio


Spring Backyard Brunch

With all of our tips, you can easily put together a lovely outdoor brunch of your own! Whether it is for Mother’s Day, a bridal or baby shower, or just a casual gathering of friends, these recipes and ideas will help you create a memorable event.

Dare has a cracker for every occasion – from big celebrations to everyday snacking. Dare’s wide variety of cracker flavors, ingredients and textures makes them a great option for everyone!

Learn more about all of the delicious Dare cracker varieties here!

charcuterie board ricotta and crackers

Design/Styling | Kim Stoegbauer, The TomKat Studio
Styling Assistant | Madie Richardson, The TomKat Studio
Photography | Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio
Food Styling/Recipes | Joanna Meyer, Baked by Joanna



May 11, 2017

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  1. Tina Dahl says:

    Love the Bellini bar so much!!!

  2. Caley says:

    What a stunning table – the colors are just my favorite!!!! x

  3. Noni says:

    Oh my! I love every single detail! So gorgeous ❤️

  4. Kristi says:

    So beautiful!!! Love the Color combo!

  5. Cristen says:

    I love the charcuterie board idea for brunch! Great ideas!

  6. Libby Burda says:

    Simply stunning & vibrant- the colors are amazing. You have put everything together so well. It just works!

  7. Debbie S. says:

    I love how bright and airy this looks. Perfect for a get-together. But I think I’d need more food to serve to make it an actual brunch- just a small tray of food wouldn’t feed all my friends and I!

  8. I regularly visit your site never post and comment but I must say that your work are amazing

    very different from what I see in Quebec Canada.


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