Our annual Breakfast with Santa that we host for some of our neighbors was last Saturday. This event has turned into one of my favorite Christmas traditions.
When my children outgrew going to Breakfast with Santa at Meier & Frank but I hadn’t, I decided to host my own Breakfast with Santa and invite the neighbor kids!
The menu is always the same (it makes it easy):
My neighbor Katie also brought an egg dish for the grownups.
Last year I put together a hot chocolate bar and it was so much fun we had to do it again.
I mix up a big pot of hot chocolate. I just use a mix but always use whole milk and add in some vanilla for that special touch. The hot chocolate bar has lots of fun mix ins and toppings. Of course you need some fun stir sticks – chocolate covered pretzels, candy canes and pirouette cookies.
And there was whipped cream and lots of toppings to sprinkle on top. Crushed candy cane, whoppers, toffee bits, rainbow sprinkles, mini chocolate chips and mini M & M’s and chocolate jimmies.
Each of the kids and adults had fun putting together their own personalized concoction.
The kids loaded up their plates and all ate together in the dining room. The adults hung out in the kitchen.
After eating we decorated gingerbread houses.
And then of course there was a visit from Santa with gifts for all the good girls and boys. Fortunately everyone had been good this year.
What’s one of your favorite holiday traditions?