79710HServing a family brunch on the big day is certainly growing in appeal.

Enthusiasts tell us there’s nothing like a delicious morning spread to celebrate and entertain when everyone attending is the most refreshed. A breakfast brunch can also be the perfect alternative to a family dinner for large extended families with scheduling conflicts. Not only is it easier, but it can also be less expensive to plan and prepare. Here are a few ways to make your holiday brunch one of the most memorable meals of the year:

Enforce a dress code: Breakfast is a much more casual affair, so have some fun. Ask everyone to wear their ugliest holiday sweaters then start taking photos.

Crank the holiday tunes: Get everyone in an upbeat mood by cranking a few holiday classics. How can anyone resist the family favourites?

Set up a breakfast bar: Avoid spending the entire time in the kitchen by setting up a self-serve table. Let your guests customize their own breakfast Panini, or create their own yogurt cup with favourites like fruit, Nutella, and granola. More ideas that the kids will eat up can be found online at nutella.ca/recipes. www.newscanada.com

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