Christmas Brunch

There are only 6 days until Christmas. 6 days until a house will be filled with family, friends, and a sparkly tree. For many this means long mornings in Christmas PJs, filled with unwrapping presents, and gathering around the table. As a kid, our mornings started early with excitement to open presents and my mom’s traditional cinnamon coffee cake. As an adult the tradition of a christmas breakfast has evolved into a brunch with friends. With a beautiful table and favorite foods, this meal was perfect, as we celebrated the end of the semester.

Keep reading for the full details after the jump!

The Table

Set with a white linen tablecloth, a full garland is the highlight of this table. Serving as a runner, I added in additional varieties of pine, pinecones, and varieties of eucalyptus. For a bit of sparkle and variation in light, I added gold bulbs and vintage candlesticks I’ve thrifted over the years. Filled with white tapers the candlelight was perfect as the day went on. The table setting was simple, with flatware, gray chambray napkins, gold chargers, and a small piece of flat pine on top of the napkin. I used my favorite set of white dishes and added clear wine glasses. (An early Christmas present from my family.) (Sources: Linen Tablecloth and napkins: H&M, Wine glasses: Crate & Barrel, Plates, World Market, Fresh Garland: Trader Joe’s, Vintage candlesticks: Thrifted, Cast iron skillets: Lodge, Marble and Wood Board: Target)

The Menu

Inspired by some of my favorite brunch recipes, the menu was light and kept us full throughout the day. The main entree was an egg white scramble with roasted mushrooms, garlic, goat cheese, and truffle salt. As side options, we added a mixed potato skillet hash and gluten-free everything muffins. To finish out the meal we had a bowl of strawberries. For drinks, I chose to keep things festive with a cranberry rosemary mimosa and a clean peppermint mocha.

The Music

I absolutely love Christmas music and believe it sets the backdrop for any good party. Using a bluetooth speaker, I put on a Spotify playlist to go throughout the morning. Lately there are two Christmas albums that have been at the top of my list. With more of a folksy vibe, the JohnnySwim Christmas and Sleeping at Last album have been at the top of my list.

Stay tuned tomorrow as I share the recipes for the full menu!


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