There's only one way to host breakfast or brunch during the holidays – keeping it simple.
With family in town, guests in the house and all the preparations that go into Christmas Eve and Day, the other meals have to be low effort — but that doesn't mean less special.
Here are some tips for a stress free holiday breakfast or brunch:
1) Don't have something special for the vegans
I know that sounds crazy, but hear me out! What if instead of putting together different menus and options for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters, you had an option that works for everyone?
Some safe choices are fruits like grapes, bananas and strawberries, avocado toast, and even home fries (just skip any bacon on them).
To make the whole thing feel more special, get a variety of vegan croissants that taste like the real deal. Everyone loves a good croissant and while it will take you 10 minutes to heat them up and serve them, guests will feel like they're in a hotel with fresh pastries in the morning.
Bonus points for having some jam options as add ons!
2) Set the table the night before
It's one less thing to do in the morning so set the table cover, plates and cutlery ahead before going to bed.
Now instead of hurrying to get everything ready before everyone else wakes up, you can actually enjoy your coffee in peace.
3) Pick a calm and festive playlist
Set the mood for a calm morning by playing some relaxing music in the background. I love the Calmed by Nature channel on Youtube because it has no ads and the videos are looooong. Like 8 hours long.