Treat your people to a savory spread of Southern hospitality with sausage and gravy, grits, and a Bloody Mary Bar.
So work is busy and life is rushy and you’ve been missing your coterie of pals. Or, perhaps it’s your turn to host a few favorite folks for a mellow weekend breakfast. Whatever it is that has you planning, we’ve got a killer cute idea for your event that’ll have everyone declaring you Pinterest Royalty.
This DIY Southern Breakfast Bar is the ultimate way to set up a party table with food stations that’ll have everyone exclaiming “whoop-tee!!” We’ve hunted down three to-die delish ideas that’ll make you feel like Scarlett O’Hara is about to walk through the door, with Rhett totally ready to catch her and kiss her… if only he wasn’t diving chest-deep into a DIY Bloody Mary.
Sound like your kind of party? Me too. Let’s be neighbors.
Here’s what we’ll serve at our first co-soiree. Catch you by the Sausage and Gravy Station, we’ve got some serious eats to share!
DIY Sausage & Gravy Station
First up on this table of Southern delights is a Sausage and Gravy station. A mound of piping, golden mile high Grands!™ Biscuits is served with your favorite creamy sausage gravy.
Guests will love drenching their just-cooked rolls with a heaping scoop of steamy, peppered gravy. Want toppings? Offer up pats of butter, diced peppers and poached eggs, if you please.
Follow us on down the buffet table to the Build-Your Own Grits bar. Whip up a big pot of grits and serve them in a chafing dish or pretty slow-cooker surrounded by all the classic toppings. We went for bacon bites, chopped green onions, shredded cheddar, diced tomatoes and fresh diced jalapenos. You might also want to add diced chipotle steak, grilled shrimp or slow-cooked collard greens to round out your mix-in selection.
Mix-It-Yourself Bloody Mary Bar
Last but not least, lay out a Bloody Mary Bar and watch ‘em fall madly in love with you forever. Guests will think it’s awesome filling glasses of ice with ready-made Bloody Mary mix, taking as much time as they need to create their own garnishes. Stalks of celery are a must-have, plus a variety of hot sauces for spiking and skewers with all of the cocktail-time classics (pickled beans, peppers, olives and cocktail onions are a great place to start.
Don’t forget to set out small plates of flavored salts, so guests can customize everything from the rim of their cup to the toothpick they toss inside.
With all of these deliciously simple ideas, all you need now is a room full of guests. Pull out that little black book and start calling your people over. You’ve got a DIY Breakfast Bar to share!
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