Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Holiday Brunch Ideas | Christmas Table, Hot Cocoa Bar & Home Decor!

Happy Holidays, friends.

My favorite time of the year is finally upon us..
Tis' the season for family, friends and festivity!
We threw a Holiday Brunch at our home this past weekend, and invited family over for tasty treats, and lots of laughs :) 

I was so excited to decorate our dining room with Christmas cheer, and set up a gorgeous holiday tablescape using affordable decor from Walmart!
I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Walmart.com Home had a ton of beautiful dinnerware to choose from! (um have you seen the new Pioneer Woman line?! give. me. EVERYTHING.) 

I chose The Pioneer Woman Paige Crackle Glaze Plate Set & Better Homes and Gardens Snowflake Plates for my place settings. I loved the farmhouse simplicity of the Pioneer Woman dinnerware coupled with the festive metallic accent of the snowflakes.. holiday perfection.

To decorate I decided to go with a mixture of glitzy metallic decor and of course, natural burlap accents (you just cant take the farmhouse out of the girl). I trimmed our table with burlap ribbon runners, gold jingle bells, small silver ornaments and fresh greenery. 
For an easy and affordable centerpiece, I filled a glass apothecary jar with faux glitter snowballs and gold bells.

Now on to the important business of FOOD.

For our holiday brunch, I made coffee cake muffins in snowflake liners from Walmart's holiday baking section, ham & cheese quiche (find the easy recipe here) powdered doughnut snowmen and fruit skewers. 
These Better Homes and Gardens Rectangular Platters were perfect to display my delicious treats. I also made a pitcher of cranberry apple cider, and set up a hot cocoa bar. 

The hot cocoa bar was probably my favorite addition to our holiday brunch; I think it turned out so cute! 
I decided to set everything up on a rustic Wire Tray from Better Homes and Gardens on our buffet in the dining room so that our guests would have easy access to everything they needed. I filled mason jars with cocoa and marshmallows, and put out candy canes and crushed peppermint bits for toppings.
 On a tiered tray, I added mugs with striped paper straws, small pine trees, and an Anchor Hocking Mini Trifle Bowl filled with Bob's soft peppermint sticks. I also adorned the hot cocoa bar with a festive Die-Cut Snowflake Banner.

And who could decorate for a Holiday Brunch without adding a Christmas tree?! Not this girl.I found this perfect Holiday Time Greenwood Pine for only $30 at Walmart! Can you believe that?! Now I'm wishing I had picked up two.. or ten.

I added clear lights, burlap ribbon and rustic ornaments to complete the look. At the base of the tree, I placed an X-Large Wood Crate from Walmart, which I stained to match our decor; and added grain sack pillows for a farmhouse feel.

Will you be throwing a festive holiday brunch or other holiday gathering this year?  We had so much fun with ours that I think we might make this an annual event! :)

Be sure to check out Walmart.com Home for all of your holiday party shopping, and tag #AffordableStyle on social media to show off your fabulous finds! 

This post is in partnership with Walmart.com. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make BentleyBlonde possible! 


  1. None of the links are taking me directly to specific products

    1. I've included the names of the specific products so that you're able to easily search them on Walmart's website :) I hope this helps! Thanks for visiting!

  2. I'm so glad to see something from you on your blog...I miss seeing you on YouTube though!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

    1. Thank you so much Southern Stylista! I will have a new Youtube DIY video up this week! :) stay tuned!

  3. Wow, gorgeous decor, table settings and absolutely everything! Stacie xo

    1. Thank you so much for the love Stacie! :) and thank you for the helpful email also!

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