Holiday Entertaining: Throw a Breakfast Party

Our schedules for the next couple of weeks are packed. We're sure yours are, too. But if you want to get together with friends to celebrate the season and don't have an evening to spare, why not invite friends over for breakfast or brunch? They can fuel up before they head out Christmas shopping. If you work from home (and have friends who do, too) or have a flexible schedule, you might even be able to throw a casual breakfast party during the week. We think morning gatherings are great. Set out some good coffee, sliced fruit, and a couple of family-style dishes (one egg, one bread) and start your day off right.

You've got two weekends left before Christmas... Why not?

Here are some tips and recipe ideas:

Food
Holiday Breakfast Wreath
Quick Cinnamon Rolls
Baked Apple Streusel Pancake Bars
Sour Cherry Coffee Cake
Mark Bittman's Baked Eggs with Tomato
How to Make the Best Scrambled Eggs
Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Drinks
Cocktails for Brunch (including all the classics)
Breakfast Mocktail: Orange and Elderflower Spritzer
Peppermint Mochas!

Related: Last-Minute Menus for Christmas Breakfast

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