This year I hosted my 3rd annual Christmas brunch for my friends in town. Those last couple of weeks leading up to Christmas can get a little hectic: class parties, school concerts, gifts to wrap, cookies to bake, dinners to plan. I try my best not to let the holidays get overwhelming because it really is my favorite time of year. I found that was easier said than done once 4 kids were in school and had “so much” leading up to winter break. I also felt like it got harder and harder to plan holiday gatherings with my friends because everyone was “so busy”.
A few years ago, I thought of seeing if some friends could come over in the morning for a little holiday party instead. It was fun, relaxing and a great break from the hustle and bustle of the season. It reminded me of all the wonderful women and families I’m surrounded by everyday in our neighborhood, town and schools. I decided to make it an annual party and each year I enjoy the “moms Christmas brunch” more and more.
I try to plan the brunch for the week before the kids get out of school. Our preschool has a “Christmas camp” that week, so I can send my boys out for a fun morning (and so can many of my friends) while we have the brunch. The brunch kicks off after school drop off – I’ve done 9:30 and 10am start times.
Holiday Brunch for Moms Menu
Mimosas and coffee!
Friends bring over lots of delicious breads and other baked goods. I do cheese, crackers, english muffins, etc and then 2 favorite recipes:
- Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing (recipe here).
- Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole (recipe here). For this one I usually make one with meat and one vegetarian.
Other fun brunch additions:
Invitations: I think it’s fun to get holiday party invited in the mail! These are from Minted.
Decor: the house is already decorated for Christmas but I like making the drink and food table look fun. The table clothes are Minted wrapping paper and so are most of the party supplies.
Happy holidays & happy party planning!
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