Two words: Mimosa Bar.

Even though Spring technically started on March 20th, we all know sunny springtime isn't really here until you're brunching al fresco with a mimosa in hand. And what better time to break out the bubbly than Easter Brunch, when you're gathering with family and friends you haven't seen since New Year's Day?

But before we dive into creating the perfect Mimosa Bar, let's curate the right environment by making sure the rest of the brunch party is set to go.

1. GET YOUR HOUSE (DECOR) IN ORDER

Take a few tips from HGTV's 35 Easter Decorating Ideas, House Beautiful's 30+ Beautiful Easter Decorating Ideas, or Elle Decor's 20 Best Easter Decorations for People Who Like to Keep Things Chic.

2. PREPARE THE TABLES

Elle Decor has some suggestions in 8 Essentials for your Easter Brunch Table. And House Beautiful features 20 Chic Easter Table Decorations.

3. SET THE CENTERPIECES

Now let's get some centerpieces from Country Living's 33 Beautiful Easter Table Decorations and Centerpieces. Or feature some DIY pieces from Martha Stewart's article, Easter and Spring Centerpieces.

4. SERVE UP SOME DELICIOUS FOOD

Check out House Beautiful's 23 Best Easter Recipes for an Elegant Holiday Menu. And brunch isn't limited to just breakfast and lunch foods; really, anything is free game. Take a look at Elle Decor's 20 Easter Dinner Recipes for a Delightful Feast.

5. BRING OUT THE DESSERT

Cupcakes are the perfect dessert to celebrate Easter and the sunny spring season. Check out these 10 Spring Cupcake Recipes from Martha Stewart.


Now that we have the right environment, it is time to set up the Mimosa Bar. Here's what you need to know to pull it off the right way:

1. JUICE

Orange juice creates a classic mimosa. Enhance the elegance by adding a variety of flavors in matching carafes. We recommend 3 juices: Orange, Strawberry+Kiwi, and Grapefruit.

2. BUBBLES

Based on this article from She Knows, we recommend dividing the number of guests you are expecting by four, and buying that many bottles; though most would argue that it is better to have extra than not enough. A Cava or dry Prosecco should do the trick. This article from Plums Cafe provides a good starting point. Sparkling cider also works as "bubbly" if you have guests who prefer an alternative.

3. FRESH FRUIT

A garnish of fresh fruit makes every mimosa more Instagram-worthy. Pair small pieces of fruit that match or complement your juice selection, such as small slices of orange, grapefruit, and strawberry.

4. FLOWERS

A couple fresh flowers provide a nice little touch of decor for the mimosa bar area. Some bright alstroemeria and gerbera from the local market will do the trick and look pretty in a pinch.

5. SERVING GLASSES

Standard champagne flutes will get the job done quite well. And don't forget to add straws!

If going out for Easter brunch is more your style, check out our post about Where to Get the Best Brunch in Orange County.

Above all, enjoy your time reuniting with family and friends over some delicious food and drinks. We hope this Easter holiday fills your home with peace, joy, and plenty of colorful Easter eggs.

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