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Holiday Entertaining Tips: Don’t Forget Breakfast for Overnight Guests

Bran Muffin Basket

The holidays often times mean overnight guests.  While you’re busy preparing that wonderful dinner for your family and friends spending the night, don’t forget to think about what they will eat in the morning!  Breakfast can be as simple or as elaborate as you would like to make it.  But just make sure you have something for them to eat!

A few things to keep in mind:

  • Are your guests coffee or tea drinkers?  How do they like their morning drink prepared?  If you don’t have a chance to ask, make sure you have some cream and sugar on hand just in case.
  • Any dietary needs?  If your guests are vegetarians, perhaps sausage gravy slathered over biscuits is not your best choice of breakfasts to prepare.
  • What are your guests sleeping habits?  You can find out the night before, if you don’t already know.  That way you haven’t cooked an elaborate breakfast that becomes cold before they even wake up!
  • If you’ve got a big day of activities and/or eating planned, keep it simple.  You don’t want to weigh everyone down with a big breakfast only to have a feast a few hours later.

Need a few breakfast ideas?  Check out these great recipes for some yummy breakfast/brunch foods!

Pumpkin French Toast Bake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Figgy Streusel Cake

French Toast

11 comments on “Holiday Entertaining Tips: Don’t Forget Breakfast for Overnight Guests

  1. Cloches & Lavender
    November 26, 2012

    Great tips. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, ours was very nice, busy but very nice. Now on to decorationg for Christmas.


    • Green Door Hospitality
      November 26, 2012

      It was very nice, thank you! And glad to hear yours was as well! Yup! Working on Christmas stuff today too! 🙂

  2. Jessica: Hesitantly Healthy
    November 26, 2012

    This is a great tip and one I often forget about in planning for the actual party!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      November 26, 2012

      Thanks! I think it’s an easy one to forget — especially when so much time gets focused on making sure the evening meals are perfect 🙂

  3. thethingaboutjoan
    November 26, 2012

    Wonderful tips! This list details the little things (tea vs. coffee, dietary needs) that make a guest feel particularly welcome.

  4. myhealthyohana
    November 26, 2012

    Great reminder! It’s easy to overlook breakfast, but sometimes that can make a guest feel so loved and welcome to come down to a nice meal 🙂

  5. petit4chocolatier
    November 26, 2012

    Kenley, wonderful tips. So true about knowing their sleep habits!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      November 26, 2012

      Yeah — I find that to be extremely helpful. Especially since I’m an early riser. If my guests want to be able to sleep in, then there is no sense in me starting to make breakfast right when I get up 🙂

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