Parties don't have to be at night, writer says

Parties celebrating anything from birthdays to an impending birth don’t have to be held at night-time, one writer has claimed.

Writing for, Deidre Wengen suggested holding a brunch or breakfast-time party instead, in order to make the event a little different.

Her advice could see Britons hiring their function venues for a different time in future; particularly after hearing Wengen’s top ideas for hosting a morning-time party.

She suggested creating a cereal party or instead of opening up the bar, opening up a waffle station: “Set out different toppings such as strawberries, bananas, powdered sugar, whipped cream, blueberries and more so that guests can top their own waffles the way they like them.”

However the bar doesn’t have to be sacrificed completely, the writer added, stating that Bucks Fizz or Bloody Marys could be good drinks to accompany the waffles.

Key to hosting a great morning-time party is keeping it simple, Wengen continued. “A brunch is much more informal and relaxed…so your decor should reflect that. Line tables with fresh flowers and use the food to your decorating advantage.”

She wasn’t the only person to hail the brunch as an alternative to night-time events, as Hollywood caterer, Paul McCullough, also sang its praises on

“They’re great for baby showers, birthdays, family reunions and even weddings,” he said. “Brunches are the any-occasion entertaining solution.”