I hosted an early Christmas brunch a few weeks ago for my dad and stepmom, and it was so fun (and delicious)!
A few tips for any meal you are hosting:
-CLOTH napkins and tablecloths go a long way. Doesn't need to be anything fancy. This is a linen dropcloth from HomeDepot (just $5) and Target napkins (4/$10)!
-GREENERY or flowers also really makes your table pop. Again, doesn't need to be expensive. Make friends with a local florist (like my gal pals at First & Third), or find a place where you can buy individual pieces and make your own arrangement.
-VINTAGE glassware and serving pieces are more fun and can also be more affordable. Both the glassware and the pink serving bowl are secondhand.
-PREP your little heart out. The more you can do the night or day before, the better!
-ASK about food allergies beforehand! I hosted this brunch for my dad and stepmom. My dad and I both have Celiac disease, and my stepmom is allergic to eggs, so I made sure to make things everyone could have.
And now... the MENU (the best part)
-ARUGULA & MUSHROOM QUICHE
-FRESH FRUIT & CHEESE PLATTER (cheese in fridge still ha); we used pears, grapes, and persimmons
-GLUTEN FREE FREEZER CINNAMON ROLLS (pictured above)
-SPINACH POMEGRANATE SALAD (adapted from this recipe, used spinach instead of kale and omitted the wild rice)
-BANANA HEMPSEED BUCKWHEAT WAFFLES (recipe on the blog tomorrow!) & CINNAMON APPLES
If you make one of these recipes or any combination of this for your family and friends, let me know! I'd love to hear how they turn out!