Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Breakfast with Mickey and Minnie

Christmas morning starts earl with little ones
down snooping through the packages to
try to find their names on the gifts.
Then they can take their stockings to 
their rooms and open them.  They have
to wait until the parents get up, especially
Grandma and Grandpa.  Four of our five
children spend the night, so it is a lot of fun
and excitement.  We open two gifts and 
then head into the kitchen and everyone
helps prepare breakfast.

The Christmas breakfast table is always set
early!  It adds to the excitement when the
little ones come over.  My oldest was born on
the 21st of December.  She was due December 6th
but they used to let you go way over your due
date.  I wanted to cry every day she didn't come
as I didn't want a baby that close to Christmas.

Now we take advantage of her birthday
and we finish all of our preparations
and head to Salt Lake City and stay
at the Grand America for a couple of
nights.  We enjoy the European grandeur
of the Grand and the lights and splendor
of Salt Lake at Christmas time.  It is our
reward for all of our hard work.  We bring
the entire tribe and have a wonderful time.

So tables are all set before we leave the house.
This year Mickey and Minnie in their 
Christmas finery are the centerpiece of
our breakfast table.

Minnie with her cupcake hat and sprinkle dress
was a new nutcracker last year.

She was joined this year with a gorgeous
velvet Mickey nutcracker.  Can you see the
"hidden Mickies" on his sparkling tree?

And knowing how much we love gingerbread
here at Purple Chocolat Home,
this shorter Minnie holding a gingerbread
man just had to join the collection.

Traditionally we have the same candy
cane plates every year for the breakfast
table, but this year I found these new striped
plates and added my polka dot mini plates
to create a new look.  

The new plates are all nestled into a
snowy feathered placemat.

The striped plates coordinate nicely with my 
cups and saucers from last year.

I just love these red and white put together.

 Foiled polka dot napkins follow the
Minnie polka dot plates,
and the flatware even have polka dots.

More luscious red in the tablecloths
and the goblets.

The candy dish was also found last year.
This will be filled with my hand dipped

We don't just eat candy for breakfast!
Christmas Morning Menu
 Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice,
Maple Candied Bacon, 
Cheesy Scrambled Eggs
Biscuits and Gravy. 

Then we head back to the great room
and go around the circle opening one gift at 
a time, thanking each other, giving hugs and
taking pictures.  With 15 of us here, it takes
a long, long time and let me tell you,
Mrs. Claus loves that! 

From Mickey and Minnie to you,
Have a

I will be posting with


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. How fun Jackie! Love your traditions. Your family is so lucky to have you. Love the Mickey and Minnie theme. The kiddos must love the holidays. The new plates are awesome! You find the best things. Your house looks like Fantasyland. Enjoy your sweet family and thanks for sharing. yes, we are kindred spirits....I love your style. Merry Christmas. Hugs

    1. Thanks! I think your house is Fantasyland too, and now MC Fantasy! Wow!

  2. What a lovely post !!..
    Merry Christmas love Ria x ❤️💚

  3. Everything sounds so festive and fun! The Micky and Mini table is adorable, I love the feathery placemats [I would have a hard time letting kids eat at this table!] Merry Merry Christmas!

    1. These kids are pretty much used to fancy - although the 13 year old said she wanted paper plates this year so she didnt have to do dishes. She has never helped with dishes and last night she dried all of the dishes from Christmas Eve - 40 plates and flatware for 20!

  4. What terrific traditions, both going to the Grand America and having that Christmas morning magic in your home! I love the Mickey Nutcracker suite, the flatware, the entire tablescape. Jackie, Merry, Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    1. Going to the Grand America is one of my favorites because we have to be all done at home and ready to just relax! Have a Merry Christmas too!

  5. So enchanting and whimsical! I have a close friend who is an avid Mickey Mouse collector and she would absolutely love this table. Though we don't usually exchange gifts; for her birthday (she is a New Year's Day child) I am giving her a set of vintage 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' Mickey Mouse dessert plates to add to her collection with a request she open them on Christmas Day in the hopes they will give her a smile. (She recently lost her father, whom she was very close and needless to say this season will not hold the same magic for her.) WISHING YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES ... A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.
    P.S.: Your tradition of taking turns opening up gifts brought childhood memories back to me, as coming from a large family it was something we did as well which often took up the entire morning .. ☺.

    1. So sorry to hear about your friend. I just had a close friend lose her 35 year old daughter three days before Christmas. She was suffering from Crohns and they think one of her medications may have caused a heart attack or stroke. She died in her bed while her husband was at work. So sad.
      Yes, we do take the whole morning. It is a lot of fun.


Your comments are the highlight of my day! Leave a comment and then I can come and visit your blog. Have a wonderful day! Unfortunately I have had to block anonymous comments, hope you understand.

Follow me on Instagram