May 02 Mother’s Day Brunch That’s As Easy As Sunday Morning
For many of us, the most anxiety-inducing part of Mother’s Day is choosing the perfect gift. After all, what do you get the woman who’s given you the world? Flowers are too clichéd, you can’t remember whether she prefers gold or silver jewelry, and you’ve given her enough soap and candles to last a lifetime. Luckily, one of the most thoughtful (and wallet friendly) ways to celebrate your mom this Mother’s Day is simpler than you think—hosting brunch in her honor. Read on to find out how to make your mom’s day with a brunch that’s as easy as Sunday morning.
When it comes to brunch, the best menu is one that combines both sweet and savory dishes. Fresh fruit cups, melt-in-your-mouth blueberry muffins and a warm, bubbling quiche all work together nicely to create a meal that’s as delectable as it is simple. For a menu that’s low on stress but full on flavor, be sure to include:
- Baked French Toast
- Ham and Bacon Quiche
- Maple Glazed Bacon
- Egg White Frittata
- Fruit Cups/Salad
- Assorted Muffins
- Fresh Coffee
To keep guests mingling and out of the kitchen, position the food buffet-style on a separate table, arranging dishes in the middle of the table with self-serve beverage stations at each end for easy access. Warm food on hotplates and keep extra portions refrigerated until the dishes need to be refilled. Add a tray of mimosas garnished with sliced strawberries to the mix and you’ve got a spread worth waking up for.
For a table that’s sure to get people talking, take a cue from these gorgeous Becca Stadtlander cards and get pretty with pastels. Soft shades of pink, mint and blue work perfectly with delicate china and stout, patterned teapots to create a fun and feminine feel. To transform your table, start out with a simple white tablecloth that can be dressed up with a vibrant table runner or a colorful swatch of fabric from your local craft store. Colored napkins folded neatly alongside dishes add a pop of color, as do rich green succulents potted in simple vases. The best part? Not only do these small plants add a touch of charm to your decor, but you can send them home with guests afterward!
When selecting dishware, mix and match patterns for a colorful, eclectic look. Choose plates and saucers in light, coordinating colors (think pink and mint green or baby blue and cream) or traditional floral prints for a spread that’s more modern than Mad Hatter. To get the most bang for your buck, opt for tableware that doubles as a gift by providing each guest with their own personalized mug (we love these floral ones from Hallmark).
For easy and eye-catching centerpieces, place watercolor cards (like these beauties from The Painted Arrow) in gold-painted frames and arrange them between place-settings. Finish off your table with a special place setting for your mom, complete with a cheery sprig of flowers, colorful placemat and a queen sized mug.
THE MAIN EVENT
Once everything’s been put together, it’s time to make your mom feel special. Make sure that, as queen for the day, she’s spoiled and served, showered with attention, and banned from helping with the dishes. Most importantly, don’t forget to remind your mom just how special she is with a handpicked card from #HallmarkAtWalgreens so that she can look back at it and cherish the sentiment for years to come.