Waffle Bar Brunch

I’m a big fan of brunch, especially for entertaining and holidays.  It is much more laid back than hosting a dinner party and you and your guest don’t have to get up early to mix and mingle. Brunch is always a good idea. And a Waffle Bar Brunch is a brilliant idea!

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Don’t fret with waiting at crowded restaurants or having to cook this Mother’s Day, host a Waffle Bar Brunch to celebrate the women in your life. All I wanted for Mother’s Day this year is to sleep in and to not have to cook. But, I still wanted to spend time with my family celebrating the moms of the group so I decided to host a brunch at our house.  This has got to be one of the easiest parties you will ever throw.

Belgium Waffle with Mini Chocolate Chips

I love the concept of any “bar” party where guest get to serve themselves.  It takes the pressure off of you as the hostess and lets guest choose what flavors and ingredients they like best.  A waffle bar is perfect because you can set out a few waffle makers and the pre-mixed batter and let guest make their own waffles.  Of you can even buy store bought Belgium waffles.

Waffles without toppings

Offer a variety of toppings and let your guest go crazy.  Here are the toppings that we included at our waffle bar:

  • whipped cream
  • mini chocolate chips
  • coconut flakes
  • fresh fruit
  • maple syrup
  • strawberry jam
  • almond butter
  • nuts
  • sprinkles
  • fresh mint

Reddi Whip Waffle Bar

Everybody can dig in to their favorite flavors and even mix it up and try something different when they go back for seconds.  Personally, I love whipped cream and fresh strawberries.  What would be your perfect flavor combination?

Belgium Waffle with Whipped Cream and Strawberries

Chocolate Chip Waffle

Set the bar with pretty plates, napkins and utensils so guest can help themselves. I used the vibrant new Spritz Spring Pop party line from Target. I just love the pop of color and thought it was just the right amount of pizzazz for our laid back brunch. I served milk and juice in adorable mini milk jugs (they are my favorite new party obsession) with colorful paper straws.

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A Waffle Bar Brunch is a great way to host and entertain, it’s perfect for Mother’s Day, baby showers, a girls weekend or simply just because…remember brunch is always a good idea!


Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind www.gigglesgalore.net. With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. Brunch is my favorite meal and I love hosting brunches for family and friends. And waffles are always on the menu, whether it’s chicken and waffles or top-your-on waffle bar. Your waffle bar is making me really hungry. Looks scrumptious!

  2. Robin Masshole Mommy says:

    I love this idea. I should leave this up on the laptop when I walk away so that my husband gets the hint 😉

  3. Waffles are one of my favorite foods. Not sure why I haven’t thought of doing this with the kids. How fun, and so, so tasty.

  4. Jay Simms says:

    This looks like such a fun idea. I think the kids would really love doing this this for this for mothers day because they could prepare the ingredients and get everything ready. I bet this would be fun for kids to do over the summer too.

  5. A waffle bar is such a perfect brunch idea. I mean, who doesn’t love waffles?

  6. What a great idea. Everyone can get what they want. I would use the strawberries and chocolate on mine.

  7. I never thought to have a waffle bar brunch, what a unique idea, I love all of your photos, makes the food just look all that more tempting. Glad you shared this idea.

  8. Loving this idea, waffles can be so yummy and you can do so many things with them because most any topping goes well with them. A fun way to enjoy brunch with family or friends.

  9. What a great brunch idea! I know my kids would love to be able to top their waffles however they want.

    • Thank you Vera, my kids had lots of fun with it too. They requested them again, but it’s an occasional thing since they tend to go crazy with the toppings. 😉

  10. I love brunch. There’s nothing better than a waffle bar. I love all the different toppings and options you included. I think I’ll have waffles tomorrow!

  11. Yum! This is such a fun idea. I’d definitely have to put some fresh strawberries and nuts on mine.

  12. I love this idea, super cute and who doesn’t like waffles?! sooo gooooddd! : )

  13. Jeanine says:

    What fun! My kids would love this. They love the whole “bar” idea and being able to make their own snacks and meals. This looks great!

    • Thank you Jeanine! I use the “bar” idea for lots of our parties and when I entertain, it’s just so easy and everyone loves it.

  14. Yummy! I would have to agree with you on sleeping in! Lol 🙂

  15. This is so freaking cute, I love the plates. I’ve totally seen those spoons in the store. The food is making me drool. I love brunching at home because the Mother’s Day lines are insane. So cute, so festive.

    • Thank you so much Mimi, the plates are from Target. 😉 I agree, I hate going out on Mother’s Day because the lines and wait are insane. I’d rather enjoy my family at home with a simple brunch.

  16. Waffles are by far my favourite breakfast food. This is a great idea and adds a lot of fun to the start of the day.

  17. This is a wonderful idea!! Would make a great brunch for a girls day and a little mimosas.

  18. The brunch waffle bar looks like an excellent idea. You can mix up ingredients and it looks really tasty.

  19. I love waffles and the strawberries look heavenly. I never thought of doing a waffle bar. I’ll have to put this on the menu for our next Christmas breakfast when we invite everyone over.

  20. Hi Mariah,

    What a beautiful presentation! I love all these amazing and vibrant colors along with the delicious waffles! You gave me a wonderful idea for a waffle bar for my birthday. Thank you!


  21. I love waffles and the strawberries look heavenly. I never thought of doing a waffle bar. I’ll have to put this on the menu for our next Christmas breakfast when we invite everyone over.

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