Party Idea: DIY Yogurt Parfait Brunch Buffet

Yes, brunch is beloved for being a great excuse to indulge in over-the-top fare. Yet, if you want to tread on a lighter, just-a-bit healthier path, why not throw a yogurt parfait party? It’s perfect for easy weekend gatherings, book clubs or casual baby showers. Here’s everything you need to pull it off in style.

Fruit and Cereal Yogurt Parfait

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Cooking for a Crowd

There’s some standard practices for calculating how much food to prepare when hosting a party. Or, you could share the party planning load and make it a potluck. If you have too much food, send leftovers home with friends, maybe using Mason jars.

Potluck Reception

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The Key Ingredient

There’s a dizzying array of yogurt available these days. Probiotic-craving consumers love Greek yogurt, but it’s not as complicated as you might think to make Homemade Plain Yogurt. That way you can control the amount of sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup, agave nectar or sugar. If using store-bought yogurt, offer it up in pretty serving bowls, arranging them on both ends of the table. Just in case parfait makers want to finish their creations with a dollop on top.

plain yogurt

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Pile on the Fruit

A big bowl of fruit salad makes every table festive. Or, keep everything simple and separate, inviting guests to come up with their own colorful combos.

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

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Something Crunchy

Adding a layer of crunch adds to the feeling full factor, and satisfies that craving for a crisp note amidst the symphony of juicy fruit and creamy yogurt. Go big or keeping it simple, but the more options, the better that buffet table’s going to look. Try these delicious noise makers:

Megan's Granola

Megan’s Granola | Photo by CClove’s2bake

Is everybody happy? Try one of these time-honored brunch drinks alongside the yogurt parfait buffet:

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