Our menu is simple:
Variety of Quick Breads and Cookies
Variety of Teas
This is basically the same menu we had last year. It's light and easy on me and anyone who volunteers to bring something to eat, so that we can enjoy our time together without arriving worn out from preparing for the event! We like to get holiday themed paper plates, cups, and napkins from a party store to make the cleanup easy too, although I like to use my fancy serving dishes to make the presentation pretty.
I plan to play Christmas Carol Pictionary, with titles of carols written on slips of paper. One person will draw a picture representing the title, and once someone guesses the title, we'll all sing the carol. We have a small group, so we won't divide into teams; we'll just all be one team!
Because we have ladies from various cultures, I also want to have a time to share how our families celebrate Christmas in our home countries, including food, decorations, and customs specific to each country. One of our ladies is from Switzerland, and she has some fascinating stories from her childhood Christmases!
I'll have a short devotion and a time of prayer to close out our brunch. I also hope to have a small gift for each lady. I wanted to make something, but I didn't plan well, so now I have to give up on that one! When will I learn?!
So there you have it - very simple!