This Mother’s Day, nearly half of Americans will celebrate with their moms at a restaurant, which can sometimes mean long waiting lines, crowded tables, and a feeling of being rushed while enjoying time with family. This weekend, ditch the reservations and throw your own “cheers to Mom” brunch instead! Start the tradition among your friends and family to host a delicious brunch to honor the moms in your life – there is no better way to celebrate than making memories together!
Plan the perfect Mother’s Day brunch by following these 5 simple steps:
1 – Pick your location
One of the easiest places to host your brunch is at your home – you don’t need to rent a space, and it’s a warm and familiar setting that your friends and family will feel comfortable in. If space is a concern, consider hosting outside! If weather permits, utilize your backyard as an outdoor space. You can then decide whether you’d like your gathering to start outside with some appetizers and work your way in OR if you’d rather seat your guests at picnic tables outside the whole time. You can enjoy each other’s company AND the weather!
2 – Spread the Word
With Mother’s Day only days away, try to get the word out as quickly as possible. Opt for sending your invitations electronically! Draft up a fun and playful email, inviting your friends and family to your “cheers to Mom” brunch. If you want to add some festive flair, search for some fun email templates, e-card images, or GIFs! There are tons out there you can choose from. After a day or two, follow up with your closest friends and family with a quick text message or phone call to remind them about your gathering. Things can get busy during this time of year, so it’s okay to let them know you’re thinking about them and that you can’t wait to see them!
3 – Pick your menu (it’s okay to leave it to the pros!)
Brunch is a great meal option for Mother’s Day gatherings because you can serve a wide variety of dishes and recipes! Mix it up by serving light dishes for breakfast and some more savory recipes to satisfy lunch cravings. Our best piece of menu advice? It’s okay to leave it up to the pros! The clock is ticking, and you want to keep things as seamless as possible. Order something ahead of time, and have it delivered for your special day. If you’re looking for a treat that’ll WOW all your guests, consider a fresh, and incredibly delicious, hand-crafted fruit arrangement or some eye-catching chocolate Dipped Fruit™! After all, who DOESN’T love to indulge in fresh fruit and chocolate? Plus, you can even take advantage of same-day delivery!
4 – Add a creative & personal touch
By leaving it to the pros for your menu, you have more time to dedicate to adding your own creative and personal touch. Start by decorating your tables with a simple white tablecloth. Simplicity allows you to have so much flexibility in the decorations you can use, including colorful dishware and decorations to add a creative pop! Next, grab the kids and start creating name cards for each guest’s place setting. Have your kids help you by coloring and designing the cards for your guests – they’ll love feeling like they contributed to your special day! Do you have kids attending your brunch? Add one of our Fill in the Blank Mother’s Day Printables to their place settings! They will love decorating and filling these out with their parents, and it’s a great keepsake that everyone will love! Pull all your decorations together with an eye-catching centerpiece. This centerpiece will complete the look for your “cheers to Mom” brunch, and we’re sure it’ll be a conversation starter! Lastly, try adding a more personal touch by decorating with photos of the moms in attendance! Place photos of all the moms in your life along your table. Your guests will love this personal and heartfelt decoration!
5 – Keep it simple & remember – this is to celebrate ALL the moms in your life, including YOU!
Remember that your “cheers to Mom” brunch is a way to celebrate and honor ALL the moms in your life – including you! There is no need to stress and go over the top with any of your planning – keep it simple! Focus on creating a comfortable and fun environment that will allow you and your guests to celebrate this special day. With these time-saving tips, you will be able to spend time with those who matter the most this Mother’s Day, and create beautiful memories together!