One of the best things about the holidays is parties, and certainly the yummies that come along with them. There’s no other time of the year when you can hang with friends, listen to holiday music incessantly, and drink copious amounts of cocktails—all in unison.
As the holidays begin to dwindle down, make the most of New Year’s with a brunch—designed to cure any hangover. Today we’ve rounded up eight offerings to host the best brunch ever. No matter what you guests were up to the night before.
Instead of trying to whip up a quiche the day after NYE (who has time for that?), opt for mini quiches that require half the time. Since they’re completely customizable, make a meat-filled option as well as a veggie-inspired one to please all of your guests. If you’re feeling adventurous, put them in between Pillsbury biscuits. Mmm.
It’s called the Hair of the Dog for a reason… because it works. Sip, don’t gulp your drink though, you wouldn’t want to begin day drinking too soon.
Everyone loves bagels. Make a nice spread with differing cream cheeses, lox, capers, and red onion to garnish. Be sure to include some sweet bagels too, like Cinnamon Sugar with whipped mascarpone cream and fresh raspberries.
We have this theory that avocados cure just about any type of hangover. Maybe we’re wrong, but it’s certainly delicious to try. Toast some rustic ciabatta bread and spread avocado on top. Finish off with chili pepper flakes and feta for a healthy and filling brunch option.
Fruit salad is a given at any brunch party, but spice yours up with a few sprigs of mint and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Combine fruits like strawberries, blueberries, honeydew, and grapes for a refreshing and healthy side dish.
If some of your friends aren’t down to drink a Bloody Mary, include the option of refreshing Mimosas, too. Gather different kinds of juices and make sure the champagne is chilled before guests arrive.
There’s not much to explain as to why a coffee station should be a must at your New Year’s brunch. If anything, your guests are going to need a warm (caffeinated) beverage to go with brunch and wake them up. Be sure to have a selection of teas out too, for your friends trying to shy away from caffeine but still craving something warm and soothing.
No one’s going to judge you for making the cinnamon rolls that come in a can; however, if you’re feeling aspirational, make some fluffy cream cheese cinnamon rolls instead. Since the dough sits best if left overnight, make it ahead of time (before your NYE soiree), and combine the ingredients together the morning of for a sweet and rich treat.