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.
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 and relaxed, but has plenty of details to pique your interest. Since we’re talking brunch here, the table is a bit more casual than previous settings like this green & gold Christmas table or this music themed Christmas tabletop. This is a table you can set the night before so it’s all ready first thing in the morning.
This year I’ve gone with a traditional color combo 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. But if you like a color combo that’s less traditional check out my white & pink Christmas table or my peacock-inspired table for a girls night in holiday party.
Christmas 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 champagne cocktail.
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 Tablescape for Brunch
- 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!