The In-Laws Are Coming! Impress Them With These Easy Breakfast Spreads

Make your overnight guests feel welcome with these easy recipes that'll start their holiday vacation off right.
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Hosting during the holidays can be a lot of fun, but it also comes with responsibility. Not only do you need to keep guests entertained, but you need to have every single little detail mapped out — including breakfast for overnight guests. Sure, you can go with pop tarts or cereal, but unless all your guests are under the age of 12, most of them will be less than impressed. 

Show your guests how much you care about them with one of our easy recipes below. You can make most of these ahead of time, so you can still enjoy quality family time.

Waffles for All Ages

Orange-Infused Syrup

Orange-Infused Syrup

Orange-infused syrup makes these fluffy waffles a refreshing and delicious breakfast option for overnight holiday guests.

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Skip the frozen waffles and serve this flavorful substitution instead. The orange-infused syrup kicks up the flavor a notch.

Healthy + Filling

Acai Breakfast Bowl

Acai Breakfast Bowl

Serve Mom a delicious and nutritious breakfast this Mother's Day with bowl of fresh fruit and other super foods.

Keep your health-conscious guests in mind with an acai bowl. This fruit-filled breakfast may even have your pickiest of guests grabbing seconds.

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Pumpkin + Chocolate Treats

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones

The perfect companion to an early morning (or late night) cup of hot tea, coffee or cocoa, these dense, flavorful scones combine two favorite fall flavors: pumpkin and chocolate. Get the recipe:

Your guests will enjoy these scones any time of day — for breakfast, dessert or as a late-night snack.

A Warm Morning Beverage

Top Off with Nutmeg and Whipped Creme

Top Off with Nutmeg and Whipped Creme

Grate fresh nutmeg over whipped cream and serve finished cocktail hot.

What goes better with scones than a coffee cocktail? The combination of gin, coffee liqueur and freshly-grated nutmeg provides the perfect morningtime flavor.

Country Flair

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits With Honey Ham

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits With Honey Ham

Few things are as comforting and delicious as biscuits. For an easy brunch, serve homemade biscuits alongside sliced ham, mustard, butter and jam.

Host a Rustic Christmas Brunch

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A Rustic + Chic Holiday Brunch

Create a chic and modern brunch table using a neutral palette of cream and white. Pops of dark cypress greenery add a festive touch that's distinctly "holiday."

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Textures and Warmth

A soft sheepskin pelt tossed across a chair or bench adds texture and warmth to any holiday table.

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Custom Place Cards

A custom menu card printed on brown card stock makes the event feel tailored and special. You can download the template for our exact menu or use one of our blank write-in templates to create your own custom menu.

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Alternative Fireplace Idea

Even if you live in a warmer climate, you can still use your fireplace to spread Christmas cheer. Arrange assorted white candles in place of an actual fire to create a warm and welcoming ambiance when guests arrive. Tall white candles are a sleek and elegant alternative to traditional firewood.

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Simple Invitations

Why not hand-deliver a special invitation to your guests on Christmas morning? These Valentine-sized printable invites make for fantastic stocking stuffers, too.

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Hot Cocoa Bar

When nestled inside a green cypress garland, a wooden crate becomes a charming rustic display for white ceramic cocoa mugs. Set up a holiday hot chocolate bar>>

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Colorful Toppings

An antique toolbox houses the toppings for a make-your-own cocoa bar. And a simple strand of white lights is an easy way to make any modern room feel instantly festive.

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Dressing Up Drinks

A cocoa bar is a fun and easy way to give guests an icebreaking activity and something warm to sip on before the meal begins.

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Holiday-Style Hot Chocolate

Toppings like whipped cream, butterscotch, chocolate chips and peppermints transform ordinary cocoa into a delightful Christmas morning treat.

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Seasonal Tunes

Allow guests to play deejay with a few choice holiday albums. With options ranging from old standbys like Bing Crosby to new classics like She & Him, guests are sure to enjoy spinning their favorite holiday tunes.

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Citrus and Mint Salad

This garden-fresh citrus salad is a refreshing and light addition to the richer dishes on the table. Arrange the orange and grapefruit slices in a pattern with a few sprigs of mint on a white platter. Get the full recipe here>>

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Spinach and Goat Cheese Frittata

Making a frittata is a great way to incorporate eggs into your Christmas brunch without making an individual order for each guest. Set this spinach and goat cheese frittata on the table so guests can serve themselves. Served straight out of the pan, this is a great dish that doesn't take a lot of time to make. Get the full recipe here>>

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Savory Breakfast Sandwiches

Use any leftover honey-glazed ham from the night before to make these savory breakfast entrees. Use homemade buns, arugula and honey Dijon mustard to create a scrumptious (and traditional) breakfast sandwich. Easy to assemble, these little biscuits are a quick and simple addition to your table. Get the full recipe here>>

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Maple Pecan Sticky Buns

Sticky buns are a sweet and indulgent addition to your Christmas brunch. Rather than making cinnamon buns while the family opens presents, make these sticky buns topped with maple syrup and toasted pecans. Get the full recipe here>>

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Complementary Conversation

Keeping the centerpiece low allows for easy conversation between guests — and plenty of room to pass the seconds.

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All-Natural Tablescape

Using a burlap runner as your base, incorporate found or faux antlers to bring an unexpected rustic touch to the holiday table.

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Fun With Decor

Warning: Antlers may end up being used as impromptu photo-booth props.

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