Who says Thanksgiving has to be all about a big dinner? Gathering friends and family for a casual brunch will take some stress out of the day, but keep the holiday cheer in the event. From pumpkin pancakes to turkey-bacon omelettes, here are some great ideas to get your Thanksgiving brunch off the ground and running into the holiday season.

The Menu

The star of any Thanksgiving celebration is the food, so making sure your menu hits all the right notes is important. You can have elements of a traditional thanksgiving feast present, or go the all-breakfast route and put a morning twist on the classics. Try pumpkin pancakes like these from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen,¬†or create a turkey-bacon omelette for any die-hard breakfast eaters. Side dishes like breakfast potato hash, a green bean casserole frittata and even Thanksgiving breakfast tacos round out savory dishes for a well-balanced brunch.


The Drinks

Everyone loves a cocktail with brunch, right? Serving both hot and cold drinks will keep everyone happy. Mulled wine or cider is a great warm option and an alternative to coffee for anyone wanting something hot to drink. For mimosa fans, try a poinsettia – the cranberry juice gives this champagne classic a holiday twist.

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For someone who likes to drink their breakfast, this bacon bloody mary recipe will fit the bill. Whatever you choose to serve, make sure you have non-alcoholic options as well so everyone – kids included – can partake in the festivities.

The Table

The great part about Thanksgiving is that it’s about coming together. This can mean an eclectic table can look really put together! Go traditional and line the table with a center row of pumpkins, leaves and apples for a look full of Autumn colors. Or dress it up with some beautiful flowers and greenery to bring the outdoors in. A minimalistic table with some simple candles and branches is a lovely way to put the focus on the food, plus, you can reuse the branches later for decor to transition into winter.

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