I love, love hosting parties. I wouldn’t say I’m great at it, and it can be very stressful, but having people over is so much fun. This year, I decided to host a Christmas brunch for the ladies in my family. I figured that people are less likely to already have plans on a Saturday morning than an evening around the holidays. Also, I had a lot of recipes I was dying to try from my Pinterest boards. 🙂
I decided to go with a metallic theme, because there’s something about silver, gold, and white that feels so elegant and festive. I added in a few rustic elements as well, like this pinecone wreath in the entryway, with several different types of wintery trees around it. (The wreath is from Joss & Main.)
Josh and I used our fireplace almost every day in the winter in our old home, so we are really sad that our house now doesn’t have one. I tried to fake the ambiance with the classic fireplace DVD and a Christmas playlist I made on Spotify playing in the background. (Fooled you, right? 😉
The menu included:
- Hashbrown Casserole
- Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake
- Bacon (from Batey Farms in Murfreesboro – our favorite!)
- Donut Hole & Strawberry Skewers
- Fresh Fruit & Dip
- Hot Chocolate & Coffee Bar
- Mini Quiches
- Plus, sweet family members brought sausage crescents, breakfast bread, crumb cake, & sausage balls!
I also made gingerbread caramel sauce for each guest to take home afterward.
I bought most of the decorations over the few weeks leading up to the brunch — mostly at Target and TJ Maxx. Those stores are both pretty dangerous for me already, but their awesome selection of metallic decor and serveware this holiday season definitely didn’t help! Fun tip: mixing Epsom salt with white glitter makes an easy fake snow to put in vases.
Although this was my first time to host a brunch, I doubt it will be my last! I just hope the guests had as much fun as I did. I’m so grateful for family, this time of year and always. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.