New Year’s Day Brunch Ideas That Will Absolutely Impress Your Guests

Posted: December 30, 2022 2:20 am

The 21st century has elevated brunch exponentially. There is perhaps no event more celebrated on social media than the late-morning weekend brunch, and ever Saturday and Sunday we can expect those beautiful brunch photos to flood our feeds and fill us with that sense of FOMO. Brunch is one of life’s greatest gifts, and it’s no wonder why we love it so much.

It’s the perfect combination of breakfast and lunch, allowing us to get the best of both worlds. Plus, it’s a great excuse to get all our friends together for those bottomless mimosas and a delicious meal. There’s just something special about brunch that brings people together and evokes cozy, happy feelings — and that’s why we can’t get enough of it!

This New Year’s, consider hosting your very own brunch at home. As special as it would be to hit up one of your favorite brunch spots, there’s something extra special about hosting a lovely event at home. Your friends and family will love the intimate atmosphere and all that delicious food! To help you get started, here are brunch ideas to help you absolutely crush your New Year’s Day Brunch.

Watermelon Mojito Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic Beverage)

The watermelon mojito mocktail is a refreshing, delicious, and guilt-free way to ring in the New Year. With no added sugar, it’s the perfect blend of watermelon, mint, and lime that will leave you feeling refreshed and energized. Not to mention, it’s loaded with health benefits like boosting your immune system after a potentially hard night of partying—aiding digestion, and providing essential vitamins and minerals. So indulge in this delicious mocktail and feel those great New Year’s vibes with every sip.

Get the Watermelon Mojito Mocktail recipe at All The Healthy Things.

Raspberry Mimosa (Alcoholic Beverage)

For any New Year’s brunch, there is likely some extra sparkling wine sitting around, or your very grateful guests may arrive with some bubbles, so we recommend putting those bottles to work with an oh-so-special New Year’s brunch fizzy cocktail like the raspberry mimosa. The raspberry mimosa is a delightful combination of sweet and tart flavors that will give your New Year’s morning taste buds a party. This bubbly drink is the perfect way to start off any brunch with the combination of champagne, raspberry liqueur, and a hint of fresh lemon juice is an absolute delight on the tongue. Not only does it look beautiful in a champagne flute, but the burst of raspberry and citrus will have your taste buds dancing. So if you want your New Year’s Day brunch to really impress, grab a glass and toast the new year with this delightful raspberry mimosa.

Get the Raspberry Mimosa cocktail (and mocktail) recipe at Spend With Pennies.

Yogurt Parfait

The tantalizing yogurt parfait is certainly a feast for the senses and a welcomed addition to your New Year’s Day brunch. It’s a delicious blend of creamy yogurt, crunchy granola, and flavorful berries, creating a harmony of texture and taste. Not only does it look beautiful and taste scrumptious, but it’s also packed with protein and other essential nutrients. You can either create the complete yogurt parfait and present it in a large glass bowl, or simply set out all of the ingredients on your buffet table and allow your guests to serve themselves. Either way, yogurt parfait is always a New Year’s brunch menu favorite.

Get the Yogurt Parfait recipe at Lil Luna.

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

Perfect for a New Year’s Day brunch (or any brunch for that matter), this hearty and flavorful casserole is always a crowd-fav. It’s super easy to make—just layer the ingredients, set the crockpot, and let it do all the work for you. With a delicious combination of eggs, sausage, cheese, and potatoes, this casserole is sure to entice all the brunch-goers. Not only does it look amazing and taste even better, but your guests can also enjoy it hot from the crockpot (or reheat leftovers throughout the day).

Get the Crockpot Breakfast Casserole recipe at The Girl Who Ate Everything.

Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

This savory biscuits and gravy casserole is a real treat for your New Year’s Day brunch. It’s a delicious combination of buttery biscuits, creamy gravy, and your favorite spices. It’s an easy-to-make, hearty addition to your New Year’s brunch men that’ll soak up the New Year’s festivities and help cure whatever ails your guests. So consider adding this yummy biscuits and gravy casserole to your brunch menu this New Year’s and get ready to dig into a warm bowl of goodness to start the year off right.

Get the Biscuits and Gravy Casserole recipe at Small Town Woman.

Classic Quiche

When it comes to New Year’s Day brunch, you can’t go wrong with a classic quiche. Quiches are always a welcome addition to the homemade brunch menu. They’re incredibly versatile, as you can mix and match ingredients based on your guests’ tastes, as well as create vegetarian or vegan versions of this timeless classic. Plus, quiches are super easy to prepare and assemble, so you can spend more time with your guests instead of in the kitchen.

Get the Classic Quiche recipe at Natasha’s Kitchen.

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole

For a sweet way to start off the New Year, make this cinnamon roll french toast casserole. It’s an indulgent blend of sweet and savory flavors that will have your guests swooning. The combination of soft cinnamon rolls, creamy custard, and maple syrup is just too good to resist – who can pass up a plate full of this delicious breakfast treat? Plus, you can prep the casserole in advance for an even easier morning.

Get the Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole recipe at Lemon Tree Dwelling.

Omelet Station

For your New Year’s Day brunch, consider adding an omelet station and serve your guests classic omelets. Of course, the challenge here is that you will need someone running the station, but if you or someone else in your household absolutely loves making omelets, then think about carving out one hour during your brunch for omelets and let your guests know in advance what time the omelet station is open so they can plan to be there if they want an omelet. The best part about an omelet is that you can add any of your favorite ingredients to the mix, so it can be as simple or elaborate as you like. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any leftovers from the night before. Just whisk up some eggs and fill it with your favorite veggies and meats, then watch as your guests devour this delicious brunch staple.

Get the Classic Omelet recipe at A Couple Cooks.

Cheddar Bacon Breakfast Muffins

For a mouth-watering, savory treat that will guest your guests talking, go with the complete breakfast in a muffin. These savory cheddar bacon breakfast muffins are made with crispy bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, and fluffy eggs—the perfect combo to kick off your New Year’s Day brunch. They’re also easy to whip up ahead of time and can be served warm right out of the oven or at room temperature. Plus, they make a great grab-and-go snack throughout the day.

Get the Cheddar Bacon Breakfast Muffin recipe at Taste Of Home.

Giant Dutch Baby Pancake

For a nice balance of sweetness and elegance to add to your New Year’s Day brunch menu, opt for a giant dutch baby pancake. It’s an impressive-looking breakfast dish that looks like a large popover and has a light, custardy texture. Topped with your favorite fruits or berries and sprinkled with some powdered sugar, this giant dutch baby pancake is sure to be a showstopper at your New Year’s Day brunch.

Get the Giant Dutch Baby Pancake recipe at The Pioneer Woman.

Start New Year’s Right With the Perfect New Year’s Brunch

For those of us who want to celebrate the new year but don’t have the energy for a full-on party, hosting New Year’s brunch is the perfect solution. Not only will it be a great way to reunite with friends and family, but it will also offer a more relaxed atmosphere with an amazing spread of delicious food. So get in the kitchen and make your New Year’s brunch the hottest ticket in town!



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