How to Throw the Easiest Bagel Brunch
Hosting brunch doesn't have to be stressful! A build-your-own bagel bar simplifies hosting a breakfast party, and only you'll know how easy it is! Get our fun (and affordable!) ideas for creating the ultimate bagel platter including DIY toppings and spreads. Plus, get a free party kit filled with recipes and printable invites.
Gather friends for a laid-back bagel brunch. The easiest recipe for morning entertaining: Buy a stack of bagels, set out a spread of toppings, and brew some coffee. All you'll need is one platter and a few mugs! We're sharing our best brunch ideas, including self-serve toppers and spreads. Plus, get our recipe for the ultimate cup of coffee.
Fill your bagel bar with both savory and sweet toppings, including a few quick stir-together cream cheese toppers.
Topping ideas: Sliced deli meats and smoked salmon, everything bagel seasoning, thinly sliced fresh fruits and veggies, capers, fresh herbs.
Try these creative cream cheeses:
- Berry + Cinnamon: Cream cheese, finely chopped berries, honey, and cinnamon.
- Garden Veggie: Cream cheese, finely shredded carrot, chopped sweet pepper, chopped green onions, garlic, onion powder, and paprika.
- Onion-Chive: Cream cheese, chopped green onions, snipped fresh chives, onion powder, and garlic.
- Maple-Spiced Pumpkin: Cream cheese, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice.
Homemade jam is the perfect bagel topper and makes a sweet take-home party treat. Whip up a batch of fruit preserves and stash it in small mason jars. Set out a few during breakfast. After brunch, send each guest home with their own jar.
Creative Cold brew
A self-serve iced coffee station means everyone can fix their coffee just the way they like it. Plus, there's no need to worry about keeping the coffee hot. In addition to a bucket of ice, set out a selection of flavored creamers, half-and-half, and sweet stir-ins like honey.