New Year’s Day is one of the most exciting days of the year. It’s all about new beginnings, change and a chance to establish new resolutions. Hosting a New Year’s Day brunch is a great way to welcome the new year with friends and family. It’s also a way to round out the holiday season by reminiscing the best of 2013 and celebrating all that’s to come in 2014. Snappening highlights four ideas to help you easily plan a fun and memorable brunch!
New Year’s Day Brunch Idea #1: New Year New Menu
First, create a delicious, doable menu. Remember, this is a time to celebrate and a toast may be in order! Try a mango-grape mimosa or a make-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Include the kids by bringing out sparkling cider or grape juice! Keep the food simple and satisfying. A few of our favorites include Caramelized Baked French Toast and Cheddar, Bacon, Leak Frittatas. Bagel bars with varying cream cheeses and toppings like smoked salmon or egg salad are a great option too! If you’re in the mood for something sweeter, why not a waffle bar? Welcome in sweetness for the new year with whipped cream and chocolate chips or keep it lighter with fresh fruit.
New Year’s Day Brunch Idea #2: New Year Familiar Tunes
Once you’ve nailed down your food and drinks, turn up the radio! Websites like Spotify and Pandora feature channels dedicated to the year’s greatest hits. Let the kids release their inner star with 2013’s Top Pop Songs or keep it country with 2013’s Top Country Tunes. Leave it on in the background to add a touch of 2013 nostalgia to your New Year’s Day brunch.
New Year’s Day Brunch Idea #3: New Year Fab Décor
Now that your guests have something tasty to eat and something fun to listen to, they’ll need something gorgeous in the décor department to enjoy!! New Year’s Eve is all about glitz and glam—don’t be afraid to carry this out to New Year’s Day! Try filling clear balloons with colored confetti circles, reminiscent of champagne and bubbles. If you love glitter (and who doesn’t!?), cut out circles of glittery scrapbook paper and stick them to the wall to complement your favorite pictures from 2013.
New Year’s Day Brunch Idea #4: New Year New Resolutions Young and Old Alike
Finally, incorporate a New Year’s resolution activity for the kids. A fun way to do this is to put a chalkboard next to the bar or buffet line with colored chalk. Have your guests jot down one of their New Year’s resolution. Once everyone has written down their resolutions, you’ll be able to see a collage of everyone’s goals for the New Year!
Thinking about heading out for New Year’s Day instead? Our list of event venues is a mile long—just like your list of New Year’s resolutions! Don’t want to pull off your brunch alone? Consider hiring a professional event planner to help you with each of these brunch planning details!
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