As spring comes around the corner we can also start to see the arrival of social events like bridal showers, baby showers, and even brunches. One of my favorite things to do when hosting morning events like these is to offer a biscuit bar. They are easy, affordable, and super fun.
For my cousin’s bridal shower, I helped my wife plan this beautiful biscuit bar. It was a brunch event, so we knew this would be perfect, but biscuit bars really work well at any time of the day. Here’s how we did it…
We baked the Buttermilk Biscuits (made with White Lily Flour, of course) using the recipe from my cookbook the day before and simply reheated them in the oven on the morning of the event. We offered a host of complements that included butter, a variety of jams and jellies, sliced ham, sausage gravy, and even some homemade preserves – all in carefully labeled, neat little jars. (You can find links to many of the recipes pictured below the post.)
We also had other brunch themed food like fruit salad, mini quiches, yogurt, muffins, other pastries, cupcakes, juices, and sweet tea- just to name a few. Any breakfast/brunch food will work here, we just went with things that required little work so that the hostesses could enjoy the shower as well and not run themselves ragged trying to keep up. Anytime we plan a party, we choose two to three impressive dishes and fill the rest in with things that require little work or effort and maybe even a few store-bought items to make things easy.
Here you can see the spread. I like to use containers to create height on a table to give interest. Turned over bowls, buckets, and tubs give great variation in height and make the table more appealing. And of course there were biscuits… lots and lots of biscuits.
And sausage gravy…
And sliced ham with mustard…
All in all, it was a great event and the folks really loved the creativity of the biscuit bar. It gave folks control over their meal and allowed them to fix that biscuit any way they wanted! So the next time you plan a morning event like this, ditch the cucumber sandwiches and canapes and give folks something they’ll really enjoy – a biscuit bar!
Biscuits – The biscuits we used in this event are from the recipe that is in my cookbook. However, you can find a few biscuits recipes on the blog here and here.
Sausage Gravy – This recipe can be found in my Breakfast Bites ebook. It’s free, all you have to do is subscribe to my email list and confirm your email address to receive it!
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What a great idea….I will be hosting one in our neighborhood as soon as my garden is in and my flowers are peaking our all over the place….Thanks bunch for sharing…
What a great idea! I hope everyone enjoys it!
Thinking of doing this when we all get together for Thanksgiving. ????
Sounds like the perfect time!
Love this! Thinking of doing it for my son’s 1st birthday because he loves…well, any carb 🙂 I’m just wondering how you keep the biscuits warm without having to serve them straight from the oven.
We served them straight out of the oven and kept them wrapped in several thick decorative towels in a basket. It seemed to work pretty well.
I’m thinking about doing this for my son’s rehearsal dinner. he loves biscuits and gravy.
do you think I should do something else for those who don’t like breakfast?
I personally think biscuits don’t just have to be thought of as breakfast food, so I don’t think you’d have to.
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Hi! I am hosting a brunch fundraiser. I would like to accommodate about 100 attendees. Any advice on eggs to serve with the biscuit bar?
Your setup is beautiful and inspiring! Thank you for the post.
Thank you! I definitely think scrambled is going to be the way to go.
Love it ! I think this is what I need for my morning prayer group or game night .
Such a great idea! Looks like it turned out beautiful. How many biscuits did you have per guest?
Thanks, Michele! We planned for 2 to 3 biscuits per person, but also had other items on the menu – fresh fruit, yogurt, etc.
We’re doing this for Mother’s Day! Thank you for the idea! I’d like some scrambled eggs and bacon as well as some fried chicken with my biscuits. (Found this on Pinterest)
Great idea! Enjoy!!
Moms 90th birthday “dessert social” Thinking of doing the biscuit bar with honey, jellies, preserves & jams as one of the “dessert treats”- It sounds fun, unique and totally different but so appropriate for mom and the party attendees–thanks for the idea and input–Hoping it is the hit we think it will be!
Great idea! I hope it’s a hit too!
Had the biscuit bar as part of our Easter Sunday brunch and it was a huge success. Everyone loved the biscuits, so I’m glad I made 3 batches of them from the recipe in your book. Thanks for the wonderful idea!
Wonderful! I’m just tickled everyone enjoyed the biscuits and the bar!!
I made the special ingredient fruit salad with the peach pie filling. No so good. It might work if you just used berries. Does not compliment watermelon at all.
The biscuit bar is beautiful. Great idea for just about anything. Enjoy getting your new recipes. Keep up the good work.
I agree! I don’t imagine it would be great with watermelon. That’s why I recommend blueberries, strawberries, and grapes.
OMG so gonna try this for a team building brunch! Great idea!
Sounds like a great idea! Hope y’all enjoy it!
OHH… biscuits lathered with butter & honey…. or biscuits smothered in sausage gravy…..even bacon gravy will do, ham & grainy mustard biscuit sandwich… way too many options–like sitting on the porch swing with a crispy hot buttered biscuit just enjoying the morning and listening to the birds… doesn’t get much better.
Love the jams in your picture…. so glad to see the Fig jam, not enough people give it a try, another one is Tomato Jam… my sons favorite.
Thanks for sharing with us
Yum, yum, yum!
Nice work, but what are biscuits without bacon and cheese?
You do have a point, but we opted for something different for this event. 🙂