Easy Entertaining Tips to Throw the Perfect Holiday Brunch! #tips
Easy Entertaining Tips to Throw the Perfect Holiday Brunch!
The holidays are all about spending quality time with those we love. Though it can get repetitive, traditions are fun. But, starting new ones are the only way to create favorite ones. Why not surprise family and friends by switching things up and hosting a fabulous holiday brunch instead of the traditional turkey dinner?
For the perfect entertaining space that will leave guests in awe, follow my few simple tips below to elevate your brunch from the expected to the unexpected.
Establish a colour scheme
The secret to fabulous décor is to keep the colour palatte simple and focus on two complementary colours. On trend for this holiday season is pairing opposite colours together. Once the basic palette is set, add in a third accent colour, such as silver or gold. This will help complete the look and bring it to life.
Try opting for slight variations on the uber traditional red and green. Some colour pairings that you can try this year include:
- Mint and blush for a feminine and vintage look
- Plum and teal for a sophisticated and elegant feel
- Navy (or turquoise) and red, which gives your typical nautical decor a festive holiday flair
- Green and fuchsia to create something preppy and fun
- Red and grey for a chalet-chic look
- Keep these colour schemes in mind when purchasing accent pillow covers, table linens, napkins and runners.
PRO TIP: If you’re hosting multiple parties, you can keep the festive colours looking new and radiant throughout the holiday season by using OxiClean™ Colour Shield Laundry Stain Remover. It helps to fight tough stains (think red wine and gravy) while safeguarding colours.
Set the mood… and table!
The dinner table is the focal point of any holiday gathering! To make it more memorable, every tablescape needs the following:
Flow: Don’t overpack your table with too many decorations. Keep it simple so there’s plenty of elbow room between guests and enough space for dessert on the table!
Greenery and flowers: No décor is complete without succulents or fresh cut flowers, especially during the holidays. This year, try creating your own unique centrepieces by layering pine branches, Christmas ornaments and fresh flowers overtop a festive table runner.
Table linens: Take a more casual approach to your brunch table linens this year. Mixing and matching colours and patterns keeps the meal light-hearted and bright. Notice a spill or stain once your guests have gone? Use OxiClean™ Max Force™ Foam Laundry Pre-Treater to help tackle even the greasiest spills and stains left behind.
Rethink your serving plates: For a casual and natural feeling buffet style brunch, set aside the traditional serving platters and opt for more rustic materials such as slate, wood or marble. You can also try mixing vintage dishes with new items for classic yet modern feel.
PRO TIP: To make cleaning up even easier, start with a clean dishwasher when your guests arrive and load it throughout the meal. Using OxiClean™ Extreme Power Crystals™ Dishwasher Detergent and Triple Action Dishwasher Booster is also a must during the holidays as it removes tough, stuck on stains and keeps your precious dishes looking sparkling.
Think beyond the tree!
During the holiday season, people often focus on the tree and forget about the rest of their house. Try placing small wreaths or pretty bowls filled with ornaments in different rooms. Using strings of lights indoors is also a fun way to decorate. You can also bundle up small white lights and place them in glass jars to add a little sparkle to any room.
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To ensure your smile is bright and white for any holiday parties! (I always give these away as stocking stuffers – it’s a tradition!)
What are your top tips for hosting a get together?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.
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My tip for hosting is to pre-make everything – do as much as possible in advance. This way you can put it out and relax and enjoy your party. use finger foods and paper plates!
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My best tip is to plan ahead and have everything ready ahead of time,.That way you can sit back and enjoy the party.
Best tip is do as much as you can in advance so you can enjoy it yourself. Keep it simple is a great way to minimize the stress!
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I look forward to trying the Colour Shield Laundry Stain Remover
When offered help take it so you have time to visit too.
My best tip is to prepare as much as you can before hand!!
I think the most important part of hosting is to have fun – nobody wants a stressed out host! Enjoy yourself!!!
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My tip it prepare ahead what can be done serve simple light snacks and spend you time enjoying your guests and not fussing over the other stuff.
Party tip: make as much food ahead of time as possible. Then you have time to enjoy your party.
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I would love to try the Oxi Stain remover
I am looking forward to trying the battery operated toothbrush
I would really like to try the OxiClean Extreme Power Crystals.
I am most looking forward to trying the spinbrush
My best hostess tip has to be to ensure you have food that is easy to serve and prepped ahead of time. The last thing you want to be doing is cooking while people are there- it can get overwhelming!
I would love to try the spinbrush
I am looking forward to trying the spinbrush
My party hosting tip is to keep it simple, complicated just means stress and less enjoyment for you.
The foam laundry pretreater sounds great to try
The toothbrush would be cool to try
I want to try the laundry pre treat. I have a lot of stains i have problems getting out.
I am looking forward to trying the Arm and hammer spin Brush
Have a cocktail ready for each guest upon arrival (with and without alcohol).
My tip is to make a list and do as much as you can ahead of time