It’s that time of year again. Time to dust off the champagne glasses, lace up your new pink Uggs, and get ready for another amazing New Year’s Eve celebration. But what are you doing on New Years Day? If you’re like most people, you’ll be drowsy from late-night while watching football with some friends. But what if I told you there was an alternative?
8 New Years Day Ideas
Batch of your favorite granola
Make a batch of your favorite granola for breakfast. Homemade granola can be used as a cereal, toppings for yogurt and fruit, or even eaten dry as a snack. The great thing about homemade granola is you can customize it for your family and friends and include ingredients that they love.
Create an omelet bar with various toppings and fillings to choose from. You can have flat iron griddles for guest to cook their own omelets or have bowls for them to put the ingredients in for the host to cook for them. Eating Well is a great resource for some topping for the omelet bar.
Here are some of my favorite items that we love to put in an omelet.
- Cheese, you can use almost every cheese.
- Meats: Ham, chicken, sausage, pancetta, steak, and the list doesn’t stop here.
- Veggies: Bell peppers, onions, spinach, mushrooms, advocado, leeks, so much more. If you like it, it would probably be great in an omelet.
New Years Day ideas for Festive Decorations
Decorate your table with festive decorations. You could use flowers or balloons. This will make your space look different than Christmas. Dollar Tree sells balloons for $1 and they have some great colors and also themes.
You don’t want to have a full bar for a brunch on New Year’s day but having a special cocktail will be the perfect addition to your New Year’s brunch. You can serve Mimosas, Bloody Marys, or champagne for your brunch cocktails.
Choose colorful dishes to brighten up New Years Day
Celebrate New Year’s day with colorful dishes. This will make eating more enjoyable as well as brighten up your dining area with color. You could use dishes that you already have and add a colorful salad plate or purchase some inexpensive dishes that make you smile.
Fresh fruits to start the New Year off right
So many people make resolutions for the new year. With those resolutions come many of them becoming healthy eaters. Fresh fruits will help encourage and help them make the first day of their resolution a success.
New Years Day ideas for Brunch Food
A simple rule of thumb after a late-night holiday, you don’t want to plan an early breakfast. Nevertheless, brunches are perfect because around 10 a.m. your guest will start getting hungry. There are so many things that you could serve for brunch. Simple to complex, it is your choice. Here are some ideas that I enjoy when having brunch.
- Make a delicious breakfast of eggs benedict
- Ham and cheese stuffed waffles
Lemon french toast recipe
- Cinnamon roll cheesecake – perfect for dessert or even an appetizer!
Make a breakfast casserole with eggs, bacon, and spinach for a hearty brunch
- Pancakes & Waffles. Have all your favorite sauces out so people can add their own toppings to their pancakes or waffles
- Don’t forget about coffee! Add some flavored syrups or whipped cream to make it extra special
- Finish up brunch by serving fresh-baked muffins – they’re easy to make and are perfect for sharing with friends and family
- Easy Cinnamon Rolls made from Cresent rolls. YUMMY!
As you can see, brunch still has the theme of breakfast but with added desserts, which are always the best!
New Year’s day is for connection and looking forward. What better way to do this than having a basket of cozy blankets for your family and guest to use. Maybe on a back deck with a fire pit or in the living room watching tv.
Celebrate and Make a memory on New Years Day
I hope you all have a wonderful day celebrating the new year!