In my family it was always a tradition to have a nice Christmas Eve breakfast. We'd have my Aunt, Uncle and cousins over, champagne and orange juice for the adults, eggs benedict, salt fish and jam (a Newfoundland tradition). Eight of us gathered around the table. The excitement in the air would be buzzing as us kids anticipated Santa's arrival that evening. Christmas was finally here!
Our breakfast tables weren't anything extra ordinary back then. But this year I am inspired by my friend Kaylee's Jolly Santa Breakfast to do something a little special for my son Jasper on Christmas Eve morning.
This breakfast setup is pretty easy to do (minus the balloons - they take a little work!) and can be easily recreated. Kaylee grabbed a few items from us, A Little Confetti, but most items she already had at home. She suggest digging though your everyday and holidays items to see what you have that will match your setup.
For this breakfast she chose a white and red colour theme with very little green, and I am loving the candy cane vibe. She used white cake/cookie trays and pulled items from her holiday décor that matched nicely, like the Santa milk jug, sleigh centerpiece, some Christmas serving utensils and a red serving tray. To add a pop of colour to the white table Kaylee used wrapping paper as a table runner, what a great idea!
For the table setting she used Jolly Santa plates from our Christmas Collection and paired with cherry red cups and napkins. I love how she tied some candy cane striped ribbon to the cups and the milk jug - it's a cute idea and adds some holiday flare to plain items.
For breakfast Kalyee made red crepes. If making crepes isn't your thing, a pancake stack would be fun! Both can be served with lots of fruit, whip cream and my favorite...sprinkles!! Yum!
If Kaylee's breakfast has inspired you to add a little jolly to your Christmas breakfast, just remember you don't need to run around searching for perfect items to make a cute table setup. You likely have a lot of things right at home in your own cupboard.
Have a wonderful holiday season!
P.S. how cute are these paper chains? This could be a fun craft to do with your kids!