When you're planning a long daytime event, figuring out what to feed your guests is probably at the top of your to-do list. Consider treating the attendees to an all-day breakfast buffet, which will keep them full and satisfied throughout the event. Another benefit of serving a breakfast buffet is that it will appeal to guests of all ages.

A breakfast buffet is appropriate for any daytime event or special occasion, including kids' and adults' birthday celebrations, bridal and baby showers, graduation and anniversary soirees, family reunions, corporate and family holiday get-togethers, and teambuilding activities. 

Depending on the size of your event and your overall budget, you can opt to either cook and prepare the breakfast ingredients yourself or have the meal catered by a restaurant. If the event is taking place during a busy time of year, such as summer or the winter holiday season, book the eatery as far in advance as possible. As another option, you can hire a professional catering company to set up the breakfast buffet for you.

When choosing the ingredients, take any of your guests' dietary restrictions into consideration. For instance, provide soy-based sausage and bacon for the vegans and vegetarians in the crowd. Also consider including a gluten-free bread option as needed.

The following are more all-day breakfast buffet ideas for special events:

1. Build Your Own Bar 

In addition to traditional breakfast favorites, such as waffles and pancakes, you can set up a bar so that guests can make their own creations. Some ideas include omelets and breakfast burritos.

For the omelet bar, provide individual bowls of beaten eggs, and a variety of ingredients that party-goers can mix in, such as mushrooms, diced tomatoes and onions, green, red, or yellow peppers, shredded cheese, and diced ham. Guests can then move down the line to have the omelets cooked for them on griddles. 

For a burrito bar, provide soft tortillas and a variety of fillings, such as cooked, crumbled sausage and bacon, shredded cheese, cooked, diced potatoes, tomatoes, and onions. Guests can top their burritos with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole. 

2. Smoothie Bowls 

Refreshing and nutritious, smoothie bowls are ideal for all-day breakfast buffets because they can work as both a main course or dessert, depending on what goes into them. Some ideas include yogurt, coconut milk, almond milk, or regular milk, a selection of fresh and frozen fruit, and toppings such as nuts, flax seeds, and granola. 

Keep the ingredients refrigerated and have several blenders handy so guests can create their own smoothie bowls throughout the day. 

For more ideas, reach out to a local all-day breakfast restaurant, such as Sunrise Subs and Grill.