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Picture Perfect Holiday Brunch Entertaining Made Easy #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/06

| December 8, 2016 | 57 Comments

The holidays are all about spending quality time with those we love. This year, surprise family and friends by switching things up and hosting a fabulous holiday brunch instead of the traditional turkey dinner. We served a brunch one year to accommodate family members that could not attend for dinner and they really enjoyed it! Don’t get me wrong I love turkey and serve it year round, but we eat so much turkey over the holidays that a brunch is a nice change for a Christmas meal. 

For the perfect entertaining space that will leave guests in awe, follow my few simple tips below to elevate your brunch from the expected to the unexpected! 

 

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Establish a colour scheme

The secret to fabulous décor is to keep the colour palatte simple and focus on two complementary colours. On trend for this holiday season is pairing opposite colours together. Once the basic palette is set, add in a third accent colour, such as silver or gold. This will help complete the look and bring it to life. 

Try opting for slight variations on the uber traditional red and green. Some colour pairings that you can try this year include:

•             Mint and blush for a feminine and vintage look

•             Plum and teal for a sophisticated and elegant feel

•             Navy (or turquoise) and red, which gives your typical nautical decor a festive holiday flair

•             Green and fuchsia to create something preppy and fun

•             Red and grey for a chalet-chic look

Keep these colour schemes in mind when purchasing accent pillow covers, table linens, napkins and runners. 

PRO TIP: If you’re hosting multiple parties, you can keep the festive colours looking new and radiant throughout the holiday season by using OxiClean™ Colour Shield Laundry Stain Remover. It helps to fight tough stains (think red wine and gravy) while safeguarding colours. 

 

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Set the mood… and table

The dinner table is the focal point of any holiday gathering! To make it more memorable, every tablescape needs the following:

•          Flow: Don’t overpack your table with too many decorations. Keep it simple so there’s plenty of elbow room between guests and enough space for dessert on the table!

•          Greenery and flowers: No décor is complete without succulents or fresh cut flowers, especially during the holidays. This year, try creating your own unique centrepieces by layering pine branches, Christmas ornaments and fresh flowers overtop a festive table runner.

•          Table linens: Take a more casual approach to your brunch table linens this year.  Mixing and matching colours and patterns keeps the meal light-hearted and bright. Notice a spill or stain once your guests have gone? Use OxiClean™ Max Force™ Foam Laundry Pre-Treater to help tackle even the greasiest spills and stains left behind.

•          Rethink your serving plates: For a casual and natural feeling buffet style brunch, set aside the traditional serving platters and opt for more rustic materials such as slate, wood or marble. You can also try mixing vintage dishes with new items for classic yet modern feel.

•          PRO TIP: To make cleaning up even easier, start with a clean dishwasher when your guests arrive and load it throughout the meal. Using OxiClean™ Extreme Power Crystals™ Dishwasher Detergent and Triple Action Dishwasher Booster is also a must during the holidays as it removes tough, stuck on stains and keeps your precious dishes looking sparkling. 

 

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Think beyond the tree

During the holiday season, people often focus on the tree and forget about the rest of their house. Try placing small wreaths or pretty bowls filled with ornaments in different rooms. Using strings of lights indoors is also a fun way to decorate. You can also bundle up small white lights and place them in glass jars to add a little sparkle to any room. 

 Holiday Entertaining Prize Pack Giveaway

 

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Church and Dwight would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower to receive the Holiday Entertaining Prize Pack! Our winner will receive the following items:

  •     OxiClean™ MaxForce™ Foam Laundry Pre-Treater – To help blast away even the greasiest of stains with its foaming action.
  •     OxiClean™ Extreme Power Crystals 26 PAK (468 g) Pouch – To remove stuck on stains and help your dishes sparkle!
  •     OxiClean™ Versitle Stain Remover – To to get rid of tough stains and ensure your home is ready for guests!
  •     Arm & Hammer™ Truly Radiant™ Clean & Fresh Toothpaste and Spinbrush Battery Toothbrush – To ensure your smile is bright and white for any holiday parties! 

The ARV of this prize package is $40!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at

11:59 EDT on January 6th, 2017.

Good luck!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

 

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Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 16 year old son and a 20 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She is also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award. Author's website.

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  1. Caryn Coates says:

    Definitely try and have everything done in advance

  2. Jennifer Robson says:

    Do things the night before!
    Don’t stress. Have fun activities to keep the kids entertained.

  3. CL Chin says:

    My tip is to prepare some items beforehand so you don’t have to do everything on the day of the event also use some simple seasonal decor such as pine cones and/or some mandarins as decor on your table.

  4. Deanna Petrie says:

    Make plans, stick to your plans and don’t over-think! Enjoy it.

  5. Renee Vanderkuip says:

    Do a lot of the prep work before your guests arrive.
    Keep it simple

  6. Joni W says:

    I have no tips for a perfect holiday brunch.

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