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.
Tip #1: A darling invitation is the perfect way to set the tone for brunch! Download it here
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.
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!
Start with a large wood board, along with cheese knives and small serving bowls and utensils.
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!
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.
Tip #6: Don’t forget dessert! This no-bake berry crumble is the best way to end your delicious meal!
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.
We featured peach, strawberry, and blackberry nectar for our Bellini bar! Download our free printable Bellini Bar sign here
Use cute bottles to display the nectar, along with bowls of fresh fruit for the garnish.
Simply pour your choice of nectar into your glass, garnish, and top with Prosecco!
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!
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
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