Holiday Brunch Ideas and Recipes • Stephanie Hansen

By admin Dec 23, 2023

Planning a Christmas brunch can be a fun way to celebrate the holiday with family and friends. Brunch is my entertaining secret weapon—they are pretty easy to put together, and everyone is home by 2 pm!

Here are some ideas for a festive Christmas brunch and recipes, too

Holiday Brunch Ideas

1. Egg Dishes:

  • Egg Quiches:  Prepare a breakfast casserole with eggs, cheese, vegetables, and your choice of meat.
  • Egg Bakes: These are prepared the night before and are always a hit
  • Egg Nog French Toast: A fun. idea is to use eggnog instead of milk for your French toast batter for a holiday twist.

2. Baked Goods:

  • Cinnamon Rolls: Homemade or store-bought, these are always a hit.
  • Christmas Morning Muffins: Consider adding cranberries, orange zest, or nuts for a seasonal touch.

3. Fruit Platter:

  • Winter Fruit Salad: Mix together seasonal fruits like pomegranate seeds, citrus segments, and kiwi.
  • Fruit Skewers: Thread colorful fruit pieces onto skewers for a fun and easy-to-eat option.

5. Sides:

  • Roasted Vegetables: A mix of colorful roasted vegetables adds flavor and nutrition.
  • Hash Browns or Roasted Potatoes: Crispy potatoes are always a brunch favorite.

6. Beverages:

  • Mimosas or Bellinis: Serve a variety of juices and sparkling wine and set up a Belinni or Mimosa bar
  • Hot Chocolate Bar: Set up a station with hot cocoa, whipped cream, marshmallows, and sprinkles.

9. Activities:

  • Gift Exchange: Consider a small gift or ornament exchange if your brunch involves close friends or family.
  • Christmas Music Triva: Create a cozy atmosphere with holiday tunes and use Alexa to play holiday trivia 

10. Party Favors:

  • Candy Canes or Chocolate Treats: Small, festive treats can serve as party favors.
  • Ornament Exchange: Guests can exchange ornaments as a memorable keepsake.


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