5 ideas for hosting a 

christmas brunch

Whether you are hosting a small family gathering or a large celebration, planning a Christmas brunch is a great way to celebrate the holiday season with friends and family. You can tailor the perfect brunch to fit any budget and taste preferences.

What to Serve

There are so many delicious options to choose from. Some options: Quiche or Casserole, Pancakes, Waffles, Cinnamon Rolls, Bacon, Sausage Breakfast Potatoes. You can even keep it light and healthy with options like fruit salad and yogurt with granola. 

Festive Winter Mimosa

I like to serve a festive winter mimosa featuring an assortment of juices, like orange or cranberry juice, and a favorite sparkling wine. You can also add some pomegranate seeds, which are a beautiful touch. For those who aren’t interested in indulging, you can also provide some holiday-inspired mocktails like cranberry spritzers or apple cider with cinnamon sticks.

Create a Warm Beverage Bar

Many people love their morning warm beverage of choice, and some are at their best when they get their daily dose of caffeine (my hand is raised!). Coffee, tea, hot cocoa, hot toddies and mulled cider are all great options, and can be spiced up with festive additions like cinnamon, nutmeg, and star anise.

Set It Up Buffet Style

I like to keep things informal and set up an array of breakfast foods buffet-style in the breakfast nook. Instead of sitting down for a formal meal, you can encourage people to grab food and coffee and chat while the kids open presents. The buffet style set up allows everyone to get up and move about and enjoy the food at their own pace.

Create a Bagel Bar

One fun Christmas brunch idea is to set up a delicious bagel bar. To save space, I love the idea of using a versatile two-tiered tray. On the bottom shelf, you can place an assortment of bagels, including plain, sesame, cinnamon raisin, and garlic. You can fill the top shelf with the delicious accompaniments, such as strawberry jam, raspberry jam, honey, butter, and cream cheese or mascarpone.

Set Up an Activity 

For a truly festive Christmas Brunch, open presents in the morning and then later on set out some classic board games, such as Monopoly, Scrabble, and Chess. Add some seasonal music and decorations for an extra-special touch. With a tasty brunch and exciting board games, your Christmas celebration is sure to be a success.

To wrap up, Christmas brunch is a wonderful way to celebrate the season with family and friends. It is a great way to share stories, laughter, and memories. Tap the link to read more and make sure to follow along with me on Instagram @ninahendrickhome!

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