Hosting a new year brunch

Preparing for a New Year!
New Year’s Day is undoubtedly one of the most optimistic days of the entire year. It’s a time for fresh beginnings, resolutions and lots of new club memberships. Before squeezing into the spandex, take some time to celebrate by hosting a healthy brunch. It’s the ideal way to kick off the year on a good note with those who mean the most to you.
Here are little ideas to get you started:
Keeping it Casual. Depending on where you are in life, New Year’s Eve may be an all-night extravaganza, or you may find yourself snoozing on the couch hours before the bell drops. Either way, it’s nice to ease into the year without a lot of fuss. Invite friends to come over in their pj’s or comfy at leisurewear.
Make it Healthy. It’s the official kick-off to diet season. While some said diet may only last a week, it’s nice to encourage everyone at the start gate. Omelets, quiche and frittatas are all great protein-rich main course options. Throw in some fruit, overnight oats or avocado on sprouted toast for a guilt-free and filling meal. It’s a historical moment, as this may be the only time I recommend not serving alcohol. However, if that’s a deal-breaker, consider Bloody Mary’s in place of sugary mimosas.

Plan an Activity. After everyone has had time to eat, come up with something healthy-related to do together. An example could be fitness-oriented, like going for a walk or scavenger hunt. Take it up a notch and challenge everyone to spend this time, or at least one hour, device-free.

Discuss Goals. What are friends and family for, if not to encourage us to live our best lives? Ask everyone comfortable sharing to announce their New Year’s resolution in a judgment-free zone. Let the kids be part of this too. It’s nice to have a support system when working towards a goal, and you may find that you and someone close to you are aiming for the same thing. A doughnut is too perfect for a projectile if your husband is asking you if “you want to eat that?” To keep peace in a marriage, it’s nice to have a person who’s not your spouse to hold you accountable.
Set some Dates. Finding time to hang out may be a significant feat if your group is anything like my circle of friends. Babysitters, work schedules, and prior engagement can make scheduling a get together more challenging than a chess game with Tom Hawkins. Take this opportunity to put some dates on the calendar throughout the entire year. Rotate ideas like a date night out, supper club, football party, etc., and get them locked in.
Each New Year is a blessing and offers a new chapter in our lives. The hustle and bustle of everyday life makes the week go quicker and quicker. Remember, you never need an excuse to host a party. Dial-in and make spending more time with those who bring you joy a priority in 2022; cheers!


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