Christmas brunch is something new that is equally pleasant and more refreshing. The occasion is considered a blessing worldwide, and sharing the morning of the event with your elders and youngsters makes it more blessed. There are many options for dining out with your family and friends for this occasion but planning it at home is a stimulating idea. It is an old saying that guests bring a blessing with them, so hosting them at home takes good and positivity.

Christmas lunch and dinner arrangements are typical in many places, but brunch is getting trendy now. Preparing dinner, along with a planning celebration, is not an easy task. It takes lots of time to manage things. Brunches also need some preparation but planning it in an organized manner is way more comfortable then Christmas dinners. You can enjoy the day fully once you are done with brunch preparations. There will be no more worries about making food or manage household one you are done. Also, you can plan the evenings for meet-ups for the all day long. From making Christmas cards to planning the activities, you need to organize things to make your event spectacular.

Organize a Christmas brunch at home:

There are not many formal requirements to start your day. The different culture celebrates it differently. The ethics to celebrate are distinct in other families. You don’t need to do lots of work for a Christmas brunch. But following your traditional way and considering these few tips can help you organize a get together easily.

Make your guests list:

The most important part of a meet up is that you should know the number of guests and include in the list. Since it is a family gathering, you should consider food exceptions (not for all but a few special conditions). It would be best if you also planned your menu according to your meeting. The house set up, time of gathering, and activities for the day also depend on the guests. The list will help you to send Christmas brunch invitations and organize your event precisely.

Plan the menu:

What your guest cannot eat (any allergies or precautions), how many kids and elders are in the guest list, and what recipes you can quickly manage, you need to plan all these things. You can add quick kids’ meal recipes and side dishes on your table. Choose comfortable and tasty recipes rather than a lengthy one. Since it is a brunch, no one will expect any exotic dish. There are various recipe ideas for brunch, which are tasty for the eyes as well as mouth. You can also choose the food with less preparation time and more cooking time so you can arrange other things during that span.

House arrangements:

Simple is better. A clean and cozy house is always right to start a day. Make the arrangements for your home. It does not look too haste. Remove any excess stuff and clear the space. Lesser things in a room make it look bigger. Also, consider the sitting and dining arrangements according to the guests. You can assign different areas for dining if you have enough guests. Also, you can arrange your meals as in buffet and set up a sitting arrangement.

Make it welcoming:

There is not any requirement to decorate your home entirely. But little effort makes it more appealing. Balloon decoration or some greenery around the house makes it more welcoming to the guests. As for the occasion, small decoration with plants and other things are worthy of consideration. You can do the embellishing stuff earlier. Plants do not give an appealing look to the house for the day, but you can also keep it continuously and have a refreshing environment.


Once you are done with planning, visualize “how your get together will look like” from your guests’ perspective. It would help if you gave your personality touch in your home meet up to make it attractive and energizing. After the planning, you should have unlimited imagination about the event. If you need to change anything in the plan, you should have a little time prior.

Create and execute your planning and organize a healthy, tasty, and delightful brunch for the family and enjoy your Christmas Brunch.

Aroma’s is the cafe we tend to go to when, it’s lunchish and we haven’t yet eaten, but would also like to head to K-Mart or Bunnings (but that’s moving soon!) or perhaps to browse at EB games ;)

purple coffee aroma's glendale

(yes, we have a Kinnect. Yes, I own a fitness game. I got the older version that DOESN’T have Michelle Bridges, because she makes me gag)

Aromans big breakfast

So we brunch… the “big breakfast” is above, and the yummy Spinach and feta quiche with chips and salad below.

spinach feta quiche chips salad

Coffees and meals always satisfy!

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Bahn Mi

Newcastle seems to be slowly embracing the Vietnamese Pork Roll, aka Bahn Mi, and this yummy one above is from the Cardiff Bakehouse in the main street of Cardiff – fresh crusty rolls and tangy soy make it divine for $6. They also do a Mega Egg and Bacon Roll for $5.50 with two eggs and heaps of bacon to keep the tradies happy!

Scrambled Breakfast - Belmont 16ft sailing club

Breakfast Bruscetta Custom Espresso

I’ve had a few breakfasts out lately, and these two were great – the scrambled breakfast at the top from Belmont 16ft sailing club and the Breakfast Brucetta from Custom Espresso Speers Point (sans eggs).

Noodle soup


Back on the Hello Fresh boxes recently, with a number of Asian recipes like the udon noodle soups to keep my nose running, and the pizza to keep to vege count up! You can still get $35 off your first box by using my referral code R3CDUQ :D

Mezza - Badde Manors

And also on the veges – this Mezze Platter from Badde Manors in Glebe :)

Had anything pretty to eat today?

Birthday Arvo Tea @ Hippo
Cutest Babycinos Ever ($1 each)

Went for a late lunch /slash afternoon tea with the family for my birthday. Cupcakes and babycinos for the kids, cake and coffee for my Mum and sister, and meals for B and I because I couldn’t face cake, and hadn’t had lunch…

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Cute Cupcakes

Birthday Arvo Tea @ Hippo
My awesome chicken burger – $18

Birthday Arvo Tea @ Hippo
The insides – chicken, tomato, cheese, lettuce, aioli, avocado

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Bruce’s eggs benedict and slushy

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Go Bombers!!!

Hippo Espresso
468 The Esplanade,
Warners Bay NSW 2282
(02) 4948 0800

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