How to Host a Perfect Christmas Brunch

Keep the fun and festivities going even after all the presents are opened on Christmas morning by hosting a Christmas Brunch. It’s a lot less pressure and work than hosting Christmas dinner, but it can be one of the most fun and memorable holiday traditions.

Here are a collection of tips, decorating ideas, and all the delicious recipes you will need to make your Christmas Brunch the best meal of the year!

Tips for Planning and Preparing a Christmas Brunch

Stay relaxed as you plan with these tips for hosting a perfect brunch. These ideas for simple decorations, holiday playlists, and hosting etiquette will simplify your day and create a memorable holiday atmosphere in your home.

7 Tips for Hosting Brunch without Stress | The Kitchn

7 DIY Ways to Make Your House Smell Amazing | Henry Happened

10 Ways to Instantly Be A Better Host | Simple Bites

Create Your Own Festive Holiday Table Settings | She Knows

The Best Holiday Playlists | Refinery 29

Simple DIY Christmas Decorations | Oh Happy Day


Sweet Brunch Recipes

All of these recipes can be at least partially, if not entirely, made ahead of time to ensure you can spend Christmas morning enjoying your friends and family while still serving an impressive meal.

Stuffed French Toast with Gingerbread Praline Sauce | Food For My Family

Baked Gingerbread Pecan French Toast | Henry Happened

Healthier Orange Sweet Rolls| Texanerin

Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Scones | Buttered Side Up

Gluten Free Coffee Cake | Good Life Eats

Savory Brunch Recipes

If you’ve already had one too many candy canes by the time Christmas morning rolls around, these savory brunch recipes will balance out the day and are sure to be delicious crowd pleasers.

Baked Eggs with Kale and Sausage | Good Life Eats

Chard, Bacon, Gouda Quiche | Good Life Eats

Herb Biscuit, Swiss Chard, and Egg Sandwich | Naturally Ella

Mini Ham and Cheese Quinoa Cups| Iowa Girl Eats

Smoked Cheddar Grits with Broiled Heirloom Tomatoes | Oh My Veggies

Prosciutto and Apple Waffle Paninis with Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss | Hello Giggles


Drinks and Smoothies

A good drink makes a good party! Try this holiday themed drink and smoothie recipes to serve with your meal or as appetizers for your guests.

Candy Cane Hot Cocoa | Good Life Eats

Spiced Pomegranate Apple Cider | Good Life Eats

Christmas Wassail | Good Life Eats

Homemade Egg Nog | Buttered Side Up

Cranberry Pumpkin Smoothie | Café Johnsonia

Minty Raspberry Banana Smoothie | Good Life Eats

Are you hosting a Christmas Brunch this year?


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