‘Tis the season for sparkle, cocktails, and all the holiday parties!
The holidays can be a little crazy to say the least. The rush of running around buying all your presents…okay, I actually meant the rush of buying everything online on Black Friday before it all sells out—That is stressful all in its own. Travelling to see your family and trying to remind your kids to be grateful for all that they received…and also managing massive spoiled kid meltdowns. With all that being said, the last thing we want are for holiday parties to be stressful too. They don’t have to be! I’m sharing my top tips on how to throw the ultimate girls holiday brunch, stress free!
Figure out your game plan.
Decide if you’d like to have a sit down brunch or something super casual like little bites on the sofa. Personally, I like to have a bit of both. Getting this figured out, will help you to plan your decor, menu, and outfit. Yes, I said outfit because you obviously know this is a priority too. 😉
When it comes to decor, stick with white plates for your tablescape. White goes with everything and you can build your color scheme around it easily. HomeSense is my go-to! I love that their holiday decor is organized by color, so it was easy to find all the pretty pink and gold tones for my girls holiday brunch!
Plate it like you made it!…Well, mostly.
There ain’t no shame in your Costco buying game, girlfriend! And when your friends ask “Omg! Did you make that?”, you say heck no and spill all your secrets because you’re homies. Brunch has to be one of the easiest parties you could plan for. You simply can’t go wrong with donuts, croissants, muffins, eggs, and bacon. As you can see, I only actually made the bacon and quiche myself, the rest was store-bought.
Being mindful that my guests are all mamas like myself and have most likely been awake since at least 6 am, I have a little tower of pastries, parfaits and coffee ready to be had the moment they arrive, while we wait to sit for the main brunch.
Also, having a signature festive drink makes the party so much more chic. Basically anything that looks homemade makes people think that you put loads of effort into it, but in reality, it took you a minute to whip up all the drinks.
Set the mood with tunes.
Set it, and forget it. Don’t break your head trying to create a custom playlist for your party. I combine a bunch of ready made playlists on my apple music app and call it a day. From the classics like Bing Crosby to the pop fun lovin’ N sync, they have a playlist for everybody.
If you asked my Mister on his thoughts for music at parties, he’d give you the worst advice and tell you to put on your records. Sure, they’re fun, cool and vintage, but let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than forgetting to turn that record over and there’s silence in the room. Talk about a mood killer right there! Save the records for an intimate night at home.
Relax and enjoy your party.
Definitely the most important tip of all. Yes, sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned, like your oven turning off in the middle of cooking your roast dinner and you only realized it a good 3 hours or more later…Yes, that happened and I’ll save that hilarious story for another time. Things happen and you can either let it stress you out (I strongly do not recommend), or you can simply laugh it off and enjoy your party. Even better, you’ll have a hilarious story to tell for the next few years. 😉
So there you have it! My top tips on how to throw the ultimate girls holiday brunch, stress-free. Do you prefer to host or attend parties?
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by HomeSense. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.