Think outside the box when it comes to hosting a killer wedding reception. You don’t have to go with a traditional dinner; so why not throw a Sunday Brunch? If you and your husband are the ‘Sunday Funday’ type, then this is the perfect way to celebrate your big day. Header photo credit

Sunday Brunch Menu Ideas

  • Mini pancake stacks
  •                  With Bacon & Maple Syrup
  •                  With Fresh Fruit & Crème Fraîche
  • Mini quail egg bennies
  • Sausage and biscuit sliders
  • Breakfast poutine: house made french fries, with hollandaise and cheese curds.
  • Fruit plate
  •                   Fresh berries, apples, oranges, bananas, grapefruit,
  •                   blood oranges, mangos, kiwis, peaches, nectarines,
  • Fried chicken club sliders–don’t forget the white gravy
  • Mac and Cheese balls
  • Grilled cheese bar with bloody mary shots
  • Lobster roll sliders
  • Omelette bar with all the trimmings


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Sunday Brunch Bar Ideas


Bloody Mary Shooters

These delicious little guys are gonna go great with your grilled cheese sandwiches and lobster roll sliders! photo credit

You’ll need:

  • 2 Quarts Tomato or Clamato Juice, chilled
  • 1 ½ cups Vodka
  • 6 limes, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. prepared horseradish
  • 1 Tbsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Celery Salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Hot Sauce
  • Olives, pickled okra, or gherkins for garnish

Add all dry ingredients to a large pitcher. Pour in wet ingredients. Stir until well blended. Refrigerate 4-6 hours before serving.

Build Your Own Mimosa Bar

Kick things up a notch when it comes to mimosas. Don’t just go for the tradtional orange juice. Why not try:

  • Peach
  • Strawberry
  • Mango
  • Pomegranate
  • Fresh Lemonade
  • Pineapple
  • Cranberry
  • Passion Fruit

Check out our DIY A Classy Champagne Wedding Reception for even more ideas!

Irish Breakfast Shots

Sunday Brunch Irish Breakfast Shots -

Ditch the pancakes and go for sweet shot along side fruits and savory sandwiches. This shot really does taste like scrumptious breakfast. photo credit

You’ll need:

  • Shot glasses filled with 25 ml. Irish Whisky & 25 ml. Butterscotch Schnapps
  • Small rocks Glasses filled with 50 ml. of Orange Juice for chasing
  • 1 inch pieces of bacon for garnish

Instruct guests to eat the bacon, take the shot, and chase with OJ. Trust me, it really is absolutely delicious for any brunch reception.

Sunday Brunch Dessert Table

For the dessert table, the sky’s the limit. From tea cakes to scones, and everything in between we’ve got some sweet ideas for you!

  • Cutting cake
  • Mini naked wedding cakes
  • Macaroons
  • Chocolate covered strawberries
  • Cinnamon buns
  • Pinwheels
  • Mini-powdered donuts
  • Donut holes
  • Croissants with butter, jam and preserves
  • Hot cross buns
  • Mini-eclairs

If this was up your alley, but if you want more ideas to wet your whistle on, check out our other ideas for wedding receptions (with a DIY Bloody Mary Bar and delicious cocktail reception food ideas)!

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