Easy Holiday Brunch Ideas and Recipes

Easy Holiday Brunch Ideas and Recipes

The post Easy Holiday Brunch Ideas and Recipes was originally published in December 2017

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These easy holiday brunch ideas and recipes will be sure to wow your guests and make things easy for the host. Check out these menu and entertainment ideas.

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Easy holiday brunch ideas

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Easy Holiday brunch ideas

Can you believe Christmas is almost here. Whether you are planning brunch for your immediate family on Christmas morning or gathering with friends for an intimate celebration before the big day, I’ve got easy (seriously, some of these recipes require no cooking) holiday brunch ideas and recipes for you.

I included kid-friendly games and menu options.

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Holiday Brunch Décor

I went with traditional Christmas colors of red and green to set the scene for our holiday brunch. You can shop here for my holiday décor and entertaining essentials.

Easy holiday brunch ideas

I laid out butcher paper and used a good old sharpie to label the food. This made the items easy to read and made clean up even easier for me.

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Easy holiday brunch ideas

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What should I serve for a holiday brunch?

The goal was to plan an easy, kid friendly menu. Most of these items were found in the freezer section of my local grocery store and are heat and serve. I wanted items that would be easy for little hands to manage. 

Another option is to have each guest bring an item, and do things potluck style. I would suggest a sign-up list if you go this route.

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Easy Holiday brunch Recipes

Menu planning is so much easier with this event menu planning guide, that includes space for you to make a shopping list.

Holiday Brunch Menu

  • mini chicken and waffles,
  • mini chocolate chip pancake skewers
  • mini quiche
  • cinnamon roll wreath (found at Trader Joe’s, just had to let it rise over night and pop it in the oven)
  • hash brown casserole cups, and fruit.
Easy holiday brunch ideas
Easy holiday brunch ideas
Easy holiday brunch ideas
Easy holiday brunch ideas
Easy holiday brunch ideas

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Holiday Brunch Cocktail Ideas

Of course mimosas were on deck. I found these champagne flutes at Dollar tree and used favor tags for people to write their names on. The tags served as wine glass rings.

Easy holiday brunch ideas

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Some other great cocktail ideas for the holiday are apple cider mimosas or sangria, which you can find in my free holiday cocktail guide.

holiday cocktail guide
Find more cocktail ideas here

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Hot Cocoa Bar Ideas

A hot chocolate bar was a must. This was a hit and so easy. Get your favorite toppings and let your guest have fun with it.

I found festive mugs to serve the cocoa in. At the end of the party I washed the mugs and let each of the adults take their mug home as a party favor.

I explained in this video how to set up a DIY hot cocoa bar at home.

hot cocoa bar ideas
Hot Cocoa Bar

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hot cocoa bar ideas
hot cocoa bar ideas

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Kid Friendly Holiday Brunch Activities

Hobby lobby and Dollar Tree had cute inexpensive crafts for the kids. A fun craft and this holiday bingo printable kept the kids busy.

holiday kid activities
holiday kid activities
Holiday Crafts

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A Holiday Book Exchange

I asked each child to bring a book to brunch for a book exchange.

At the end of the party each child left with their crafts, an ornament and Christmas puzzle, and a book.  

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