Monday, February 27, 2012

Brunch is Best

This past weekend was a blast, despite out persistent colds. We went to a fun birthday party for our friend's two-year-old on Saturday. A had a great time and played alongside the other kids without any problems. On Sunday, I had invited our good friends and their kids for brunch and it was awesome. Their middle son is A's best friend. When we told A he was coming that morning, he spent the following two hours looking out the window and asking when he was coming. I love watching them play together!

There are several things I love about brunches:
- the food is good and easy to do, less involved than dinner: I made an egg casserole and pancakes, our friends brought bagels and smoked salmon. Tea, coffee, and orange juice for drinks. It's a good variety and there is bound to be something the kids will like. (A had a bagel and then several pancakes with nutella).

- the time of day is great for kids. We kicked things off at 10 am, late enough to get ready without rushing, but still early enough for the kids to be at their best (not tired like they can be around dinner time). The children ate with us at the table and behaved very well. Then they went and played a bit while the grown-ups finished eating. After that, it was a perfect time to venture outside and play together in the snow!

Of course, that doesn't mean we can't or won't do dinner, but I find brunch ends up being a bit more fun and relaxed for everyone.
A's first snowman

1 comment:

  1. What a GREAT idea! Dinner parties get so hard with the kids, but I LOVE this idea! Totally stealing!