Red & White Christmas Tablescape for Brunch

My Red & White Christmas Tablescape is set and ready for hosting Christmas brunch. I’m sharing table setting ideas, and a brunch menu with recipes for a relaxing and delicious morning meal. And to host parties throughout the year find a year of dinner party ideas with themes for all the seasons and holidays.

Red & White Christmas Tablescape

How to host Christmas brunch

Are you a Christmas brunch kind of family or Christmas dinner? Around here the dinner is special of course, but brunch is really where it’s at!

I think it’s because brunch, in general, is such a luxury that we only get to do occasionally. And Christmas morning is the perfect time to indulge.

This red & white Christmas tablescape is festive with a little whimsy. And it has plenty of details to pique your interest.

Since we’re sharing a brunch menu here, the table is a bit more casual than previous settings like this elegant green & gold Christmas table.

Red and white Christmas tree and decorations
Christmas brunch entertaining
Red & white Christmas tablescape
Red & white Christmas brunch table setting

Christmas table settings

This year I’ve gone with a traditional color combination of red and white, and added in some black for a modern touch. Black ALWAYS seems to add a modern spin to a table setting.

The color scheme all started in the family room with our Christmas tree and continues into the dining area.

PARTY TIP: Set the table the night before so it’s all ready first thing in the morning.

Christmas brunch board
Christmas brunch menu

Brunch menu

For Christmas morning, these are some  of my favorite dishes to serve.

  • I put together a brunch cheese board as a special holiday treat. This takes brunch entertaining to another level when served with mimosas or this easy Christmas mimosa.
  • My cheesy grits casserole is a decadent dish that’s easy to put together and then bakes while you’re opening presents.
  • These mini quiche cups can be put together the night before and then popped in the oven in the morning, to cook.
  • I LOVE this eggnog bread pudding and only hate that eggnog isn’t available year-round so I can make it more often!
  • Scones & jam can be served on the table or as part of the cheese board, along with bacon or bacon-wrapped smokies.
Red & White Christmas Table place settings
Merry Christmas drink stirrer
brunch scones on pedestal plate
red and white place setting
holiday coffee bar and sign
Christmas party favors
Christmas dining room decorated in red and white

Red & white Christmas tablescape 

  • To create the brunch tablescape I started with red and white dishes that I layered on top of black chargers. Solid colors are an easy trick for budget entertaining. Re-use the red plates for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, 4th of July, and more, rather than using themed novelty dishes.
  • Once again I’ve used my new favorite black flatware along with graphic print napkins, vintage champagne coupes, and colorful tea glasses. I’ll admit the tea glasses in red were a gift to myself, from World Market. I love how pretty they are and they’re great for juice, milk, or eggnog. Use them later on for red wine too!
  • Creating a Christmas brunch centerpiece is as easy as filling a compote with color-coordinated ornaments and flanking it with small vases of roses. To fill out the arrangements I cut some evergreen sprigs from the back yard and added them in.
  • Add in Christmas details with holiday stir sticks, party poppers, and a gift of hot cocoa at each place setting. The boxes of hot cocoa are adorable (from HomeGoods) and they’re all different so you can add them to guests’ seats based on personality.
  • Set out a pitcher of coffee or hot tea on the sideboard and include this free Christmas printable sign I used here.

I hope you find some good ideas to use, as well as some recipes. Happy Holidays!

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