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A Charming Christmas Brunch

December 2, 2014 | Charming Christmas Posts | christmas | Entertaining | Comments

ChristmasBrunch_1ChristmasBrunch_12ChristmasBrunch_2ChristmasBrunch_4ChristmasBrunch_7ChristmasBrunch_6ChristmasBrunch_8ChristmasBrunch_17ChristmasBrunch_15ChristmasBrunch_13ChristmasBrunch_3ChristmasBrunch_10ChristmasBrunch_18ChristmasBrunch_5ChristmasBrunch_14ChristmasBrunch_9It’s not a big surprise that Christmas is my favorite holiday! For children, Christmas morning is pure magic and now that I have my own family I find so much joy in creating these beautiful holiday memories for them. It’s always been a tradition to indulge in a Christmas dinner feast, but in our house I like to infuse my love for brunch and celebrating Christmas morning by creating a festive brunch. For me, it’s all about the small details and an easy, no-fuss menu that can be prepped the day before! This year, I am sparking a little joy with GODIVA and adding that bit of happiness that lingers long after the chocolate (and brunch!) has disappeared. I’ll be sharing printable recipes for the food this week so check back for those. Read below for a giveaway and simple tips on creating the perfect Christmas Brunch!

Favors – Since it’s the season of giving, I like to have a few treats and favors for my family and guests. For this brunch, I used GODIVA truffles and turned them into tiny ornaments by creating a little gold topper out of fondant. They’re totally adorable and the perfect party favor and dessert! To serve them, I placed the deliciously rich, festive
holiday assortment of limited edition GODIVA Belgian chocolates on mini individual cake-stands. Flavors like Gingerbread, Eggnog and Raspberry Linzer Torte were a huge hit! I also sent everyone home with the best ever red pepper jelly that goes perfectly with meats and cheeses!

Decor – I wanted to keep the decor traditional and charming with a lot of garland, wreaths, red berries and beautiful garden roses. I asked my friend Erin, of floral design studio White Fig Designs, to help me create my vision of the perfect holiday greens and she nailed it! The red roses and immense amount of fresh, green garland was exactly the traditional holiday look I was going for. For a simple table design, we laid 9 feet of garland down the middle of the table. We then hung a giant wreath over the flag, right in the center of the table, which looked stunning. The scent of the holidays from the greenery is still overtaking the entire dining area!

Table Setting – I used a mix of classic, white enameled plates and cups, wooden utensils and a crystal glass to set the table. It’s a mix of vintage and a little modern, which is exactly how I decorate my house! For the color scheme, I integrated the traditional red, white and green Christmas colors and added in some brass and gold accents too. Sometimes I think sticking with classic colors is best! Since I’m all about laid back entertaining, I skipped on the name tags this time and gave everyone the option to sit where they want. I really wanted to keep it simple, but still charming.

Giveaway – I’ve been using GODIVA chocolates this season for entertaining, as special gifts and to create some of the most decadent desserts ever, so I’m beyond excited GODIVA is giving away a $250 GODIVA gift card! TO ENTER go to godiva.com and choose a product that would “spark joy” this season for you or a loved one, then tweet the product @GODIVA using the hashtag #GODIVAjoy. Example “Loving the 24 piece Signature Truffle Gift Box @GODIVA #GODIVAjoy” Giveaways runs until December 15th!

Trust me, you want to win $250 to GODIVA, haha!

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