How to host the ultimate build your bagel brunch

I was looking at my calendar the other day and realized that Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner. This is one of my favorite long weekends because it is the unofficial start of summer; a great reason to celebrate. If you are looking for a great way to entertain on Memorial Day Weekend, or any beautiful day, I have just the thing for you. A build your bagel brunch!

How to host the ultimate build your bagel brunchHow to host the ultimate build your bagel brunch

A build your bagel brunch is an easy way to feed your friends and family. It requires minimal cooking time and a is fun way to encourage interaction amongst your guests. All you need is fresh bagels (not the ones you get in grocery stores) and a variety of toppings. Bruegger’s Bagels makes awesome bagels and I highly recommend them. Bruegger’s makes small batches at a time which guarantees that you are getting a fresh bagel every time. I suggest getting your bagels the morning of your brunch to ensure guests can enjoy them at peak freshness. They offer a nice selection of bagels from blueberry, whole wheat, sesame, 12 grain, jalapeño cheddar and more.

How to host the ultimate build your bagel brunchBruegger's Bagels

You can choose any ingredients you like for your toppings but cream cheese is a must have. Cream cheese and bagels are like peanut butter and jelly; they just go well together. Bruegger’s Bagels has a variety of great cream cheese flavors like smoked salmon, honey walnut, cucumber dill, plain, strawberry and more. Make sure you have the plain flavor for the less adventurous guests (you know there is always one). In addition to cream cheese here are some awesome topping ideas you could try.

  • Smoked salmon
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • Boiled eggs and cold cuts
  • Fresh and plump tomato slices
  • Hummus, guacamole and peanut butter
  • Capers, fresh dill and basil

The possibilities are endless when it comes to toppings so don’t be afraid to get creative with them. The more options for your guests the better! Sweet cream cheese flavors like strawberry and honey walnut are sure to be a hit with younger guests.


So there you have it, a build your bagel brunch! It is a super simple and fun way to enjoy a beautiful spring or summer brunch with friends and family. Bruegger’s Bagels makes it easy by giving you the option to order online for your next event, you can click here: Brueggers Catering   to make your order.   Don’t forget to set your table with some pretty flowers, matching plates and silverware to add a touch of elegance.

Not sure what to do with that leftover cream cheese? Check out my Pan Seared salmon with cucumber dill sauce recipe  made with leftover Bruegger’s cucumber dill cream cheese.

FYI: This sponsored post is in collaboration with Bruegger’s Bagels however the content, opinions and images in this post are my own. 

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  1. Oh wow, you have hit me right where my tummy is! I LOVE bagels and cream cheese and you gave me a wealth of ideas here. I am also really needing a bagel now!

  2. I would love to know about this. The truth is I caught my eye on all the foods. Looks delicious!

  3. I LOVE bagels. Like probably far too much. Too MUCH! This looks like it’s right up my alley

  4. I never thought of doing a bagel brunch! What a brilliant idea, I think in the next couple of months when I can eat a little bit of bread again I’ll have to get the gang round!

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