19th November 2014

Holiday Brunch Bar

Some of the most special memories of holiday celebrations are those that include the gathering of friends and family to feast + reminisce of yesteryear and to catch up on all of the wonderful happenings of today. The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas always causes a welcomed traffic jam of events that fill diaries to the brim. It’s a beautiful ‘dilemma’ to have. Friends, family and neighbours tooing and froing all season long is what this season is all about.

Around our house we have an open door policy, and so long as you catch us when we’re in, you’re always welcome. We never like people to leave with their bellies on ‘E’ and have found that brunching is one of the effortless ways to guarantee this doesn’t happen. Although this style of hosting requires a little prep work, after the brunch bar is complete it requires little effort + keeps those hands food-free for hugging.

So this season, if you’re looking for a way to relax while entertaining guests try opting for a brunch bar. Not only does the food make for a savory selection, but it also eases the pressure on the hostess.

Here’s some of our brunch bar favorites.


The Brunch Bar allows you to get all the prep work done before the guests arrive so that I’ll you’re left to do is mingle.

christmas cheese platter

bagel bar 1

A bagel bar takes little prep work and always goes down a hit. The smores bagel is a sure success and all you’ll need is marshmallow fluff, granola and nutella. Another fan favorite is the Christmas dinner bagel, for this simply use your up your leftovers from your Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas day delicacy.



Stollen loaf is another Christmas favorite on this side of the pond, it’s a fruit cake topped with marzipan + topped with sugar.

mulled wine

At this time of year no gathering happens without the mulled wine, just make sure you have plenty.

Cheers to a beautiful festive season!