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Old 12-23-2009, 06:11 PM
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Default Need baptism brunch/luncheon advice

My DS will be baptized on Jan. 2nd at 9:00 am. I've always planned on doing a luncheon at my house afterwards, but the service should be over by 10:00 - which is kind of early for lunch. My mom suggested just doing homemade cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate. What do you think? Would that be enough? I really can't afford to do a full out brunch for everyone. Any other ideas? We're planning on around 40 people coming.
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:14 PM
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we did assorted bagals from harmons with cream cheese. can i tell you that their assiago cheese ones are to die for?!
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:58 PM
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I think at 10 in the morning all you need is snack foods and a drink. Like punch in or juice in a bowl and some croissants, doughnuts, bagels or maybe have everyone bring their favorite appetizer. Just enjoy your son's decision and everyone else will have fun too!
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We do muffins and mini quiche, fruit, and drinks. We also ask everyone to bring something to add to the meal. Some bring the fruit, others mini cream puffs, and others the drinks. They are always willing to help out and share in the celebration.
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:06 PM
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My mom suggested just doing homemade cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate. What do you think? Would that be enough? I really can't afford to do a full out brunch for everyone. Any other ideas? We're planning on around 40 people coming.
That sounds absolutely lovely. Cinnamon rolls are a favorite of many people.
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:46 PM
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I agree, I think that pastries and fruit would be perfect. My kids like to be awake for a while before they really care to eat, so I think it will work out really nice.
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I went to one recently where they did a yogurt bar/buffet - yogurt, granola, berries, bananas and dried fruit. It was so yummy and you could just take a little - just right for a mid morning snack!
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:40 PM
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We did Einstein's bagels w/cream cheese. But you could also do the Rhode's pull aparts (they are like the cinnamon rolls) and do some of those big muffins from Costco add juice and you would be just fine.
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My niece's baptism was at 9 am, and my SIL did a continental-style brunch afterward. Bagels and cream cheese, muffins, donuts, cinnamon rolls, fruit, juices, etc. She also asked all of the family members to contribute. It turned out great!
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:35 AM
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I LOVE these ideas! Thanks so much! I never would have thought of a yogurt bar - love it!
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