Every year planning a Christmas dinner and desserts can mean a lot of work. Although Christmas is a time to relax, enjoy and have fun with your friends and family, you end up working harder only to make sure everything is perfect. This year, switch it up. Host a Christmas brunch and have a great time with your friends and family or neighborhood. Here’s how you go about it.
Whether you plan to host a home Christmas brunch or big Christmas get together for your community/neighborhood, plan it well in advance. Keep a budget in mind while planning this event. If you’re hosting it at home, decorating your house won’t be necessary as it Christmas season and by then your house is all decked up already. But if you’re hosting this event for the community, pick an outdoor venue or community hall.
Pick a theme for your Christmas brunch. Willy Wonka, Winter Wonderland, Grinch and Elf or simple Classic Christmas are some of the themes you can choose from. So, if you’re implementing the elf theme, you can host a costume contest too. Let your guests and kids dress up in their best attire. The best costume gets a bag full of candy canes. Decorate your venue with elf hats and shoes. You can even get elf dinner plates and napkins to match your theme.
It’s Christmas time! The season already brings a lot of excitement and joyful cheer with it. You can use Canva’s Card Maker or Photoshop to create Christmas invites. Which theme do you want to go with? Let’s say, it’s the Santa theme, create an invite with Christmas trees and Santa riding on the sleigh with your brunch details, the venue, timing and any other specifics if you feel is necessary. If the Christmas brunch is for your friends or a small group of people, you can make it special by using our quirky Christmas invitation ideas. If you’re hosting a Christmas brunch for your community and know exactly how many and who the attendees’ are, you can also send access codes along with your invites to make it an exclusive event.
Want more attendees at your event? Once your invites are ready, tell a woman (just kidding), post your event on social media and send email invites to your guests using an effective email marketing tool like MailChimp. You can also post your events on event listing sites like Yapsody for free. Posting your event on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram can drive more attendees at your outdoor community get together.
5. Creative Brunch Ideas
Whether you’re organizing a brunch at home or outside, you can use different ideas to make the Christmas brunch a success.
- Host a Cook-Off/Bake-off – Since everyone will be tired after a fun Christmas night, they can use quick and simple recipes to make an instant breakfast. Hashbrown breakfast, gingerbread rolls and eggnog pancakes are some of the dishes you can think of for a quick Christmas brunch.
- Organize Pot luck – The benefit of a potluck is that you get to try a variety of sweet and savory food from everyone.
- Arrange a food distributor or food truck for your event.
Games and activities create beautiful memories (with family or neighbors) and help in breaking the ice when you meet new people in your community. Christmas Bingo, white elephant and elf trivia are some of the games, you can choose from to make the Christmas brunch fun and exciting. If you’ve already played these games the night before, you can organize minute to win it games too, they are quick and you have thousands of ‘em. Read more about Christmas party games and ideas here.
Admit it, we get so busy with our daily chores and office work, that there’s no time to meet your friends(except for the occasional Instagram stalking). Christmas comes once a year. Use it as an opportunity to meet your friends, family or neighbors. Play games, drink beer, click photos, chit chat, do a barbeque and have a great time. For a large Christmas get together, you can have photo booths with props like Santa hats and shoes. That way, attendees of all ages can have fun, take selfies and create a lot of memories this Christmas season.
8. Giveaways For Your Brunch
Be it a small pack of cookies and candy canes or a cool toy for kids, giveaways are a great way of showing your love towards your friends and family or your community. For a large event, it can be difficult to arrange a giveaway for all attendees. Instead, give away spot prizes. You can announce spot prizes for a lot of things like anyone with the longest hair, photo of their family in the wallet or anyone wearing the longest heels.
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