Host a Neighborhood Christmas Brunch!

by Courtney WhitmoreDecember 7, 2015
Gather your neighbors and host a holiday brunch! The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to tap into your inner hostess with the mostess and invite your neighbors over for a cozy Christmas brunch. From donuts and coffee to mini mimosas and cinnamon rolls, you’ll get a chance to mix and mingle during this festive season. Take a look at my tips below, and I hope you’ll be inspired to host your own neighborhood party!


1. Pick your color scheme and theme!

Everyone is mad for plaid this year so I chose a fun red and black plaid theme for my Christmas brunch! You can pick a simple color scheme, pattern, or even a fun holiday movie theme. Get creative and let the theme reflect your own personal style.

2. Find the perfect party table!

This can be a side console table, a dining room table, kitchen island, or simply a covered folding table.

3. Select serving dishes.

I love to use simple white cake stands, trays, and platters for party foods and drinks. White is complimentary for any and all themes and seasons. Cake stands are not just for cakes either! The height gives visual interest to your table so don’t be afraid to grow your cake stand collection.

4. The perfect party menu.

For a Christmas brunch, swap out traditional cookies and cakes for brunch-ready donuts and mini cinnamon rolls. Stack them high and surround them with fresh raspberries. Also serve up granola and yogurt for a healthy alternative. You might also consider mini ham biscuits, sausage, egg cups, or additional fruit depending on the number of guests you are hosting.

5. Sips to drink!

Coffee is a must for Christmas brunch but get creative with your other beverages. Perhaps it’s a mini mimosa bar with orange juice shots. Or set up hot cocoa and mix-ins for the ultimate cocoa concoction. Be sure to remember the kids too!
I hope you’re inspired to gather your neighbors over for a little mixing and mingling this holiday season! Whether it’s brunch like we chatted about here or a festive cocktail party, be sure to follow these simple tips for entertaining in style! Cheers!

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About The Author
Courtney Whitmore
Courtney Whitmore is a published cookbook author, entertaining and food stylist, and blogger at where she shares the art of presenting classic foods with a modern twist and setting a tablescape with lots of pizzazz. She attended Vanderbilt University earning both a bachelors in Communications + masters in Organizational Leadership. Her expertise has been seen in Better Homes & Gardens,, Ladies Home Journal, AOL’s DIY Life, Access Hollywood, and