Easy recipes, entertaining ideas, flower arrangements and more to host an effortless and beautiful Mother’s Day brunch!
Mother’s Day always seems to fall at the busiest time, or is that just me? With warmer weather, flowers blooming, and more hours of sunlight, Mother’s Day can be the perfect time to slow down and celebrate some of the most important people in our lives.
Every year this day comes and goes but is not overlooked. Taking a step back in the busiest moments of life to be thankful for not only the mothers that raised us, but also the mothers around us that we love so much is just a beautiful realization. Having Mother’s Day on the calendar is so important because it gives us an opportunity to do just that.
When I think of Sundays, I immediately think of brunch! Since Mother’s Day always falls on the second Sunday of May, there’s no better way to celebrate than planning a beautiful Mother’s Day Brunch!
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What Time Is Brunch Usually Served?
Brunch is my favorite time of day on Sundays, simply because it falls perfectly after whatever I needed to get done in the morning. I generally brunch anywhere from 10:00am to 2:00pm, and you can do whatever works best for you!
Between church, Sunday cleaning, gifts for Mother’s Day, and whatever else your Sunday may bring you, brunch is a perfect time of day because it has no specific time of day!
The time frame brunch falls in can let you have a brunch for your breakfast, lunch, or a chance to combine the two. Make it work for when meals are best for you.
Mother’s Day Entertaining Ideas
Enjoy a family brunch at home. Celebrating the moms in our lives on their special day can be effortless – even when hosting at home! You can create a beautiful spread of food and mimosas in your own kitchen in minutes. It’s the perfect occasion to get the kids involved, too!
When creating a Mother’s Day brunch buffet, your possibilities are endless! You can keep it simple with fruit and appetizers, or offer a full breakfast bar with waffles and french toast.
I often like to include salad and pasta and all kinds of sweet breads. If you’re anything like me though, you’re hoping that somebody remembers the champagne!
Mother’s Day isn’t just for your mom! It’s also a great time to celebrate all the moms in your life! It’s the perfect excuse to invite your mom friends for champagne brunch. If the weather is nice you can take the celebration outdoors. Pack a picnic blanket and basket and visit your local park or winery for a picnic style brunch.
Set up a self serve mimosa bar so that you can relax and enjoy. Just fill juice carafes with your juices of choice, served with champagne or sparkling grape juice and accent with a beautiful arrangement and lovely table settings.
How to Host an Effortless Mother’s Day Brunch
One of the keys to keeping entertaining effortless is to select menu items that not only compliment one another, but have ingredients that overlap. For example, to minimize prep work, cut an array of fruit to not only eat, but put on waffles and mimosas. Using one ingredient to make multiple dishes is one of my favorite shortcuts.
Below is a small sampling of a few of my very favorite Mother’s Day brunch menu. I love that you can create the ultimate combination of savory and sweet options!
Some menu suggestions include:
bagels and fruit
salad and pasta
salad, chicken, vegetables and fruit
ham, pasta salad and fruit
No matter how big or how small, you can make it effortless and beautiful.
If you’re a lemon lover, not much is more delicious than the refreshing scent and flavor of an easy Lemon Loaf. This simple Lemon Bread is decadent and divine, full of lemon flavor! This easy Lemon Bread Recipe takes just 5 minutes hands on time and makes a beautiful breakfast or gift!
Blueberry Bread is a quick bread made in just 5 minutes without yeast! You’ll love this easy Blueberry Bread Recipe. It’s perfect for Saturday mornings, Easter and Mother’s Day brunch and so much more! Make it into a Blueberry Loaf Cake by drenching it in glaze!
Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is the perfect accompaniment to a beautiful fruit platter. It’s sweet, yet balanced and made with just 3 ingredients! It’s loved by adults and kids alike because it’s secretly a Marshmallow Fruit Dip! The two make the most delicious combination.
This Italian Salad is a St. Louis favorite for good reason! A blend of pimentos, red onion, artichoke and parmesan paired with a light and flavorful Italian dressing. When they marinate together, magic happens!
You've never had a tomato pasta sauce quite like this! This spring and summer favorite comes together in about 10 minutes! A hint of red pepper and mint compliment cherry tomatoes. A dollop of ricotta makes it so creamy!
This Strawberry Shortcake is my most requested recipe among family and friends. In just one bite, you'll know why! Fresh homemade whipped cream paired with and incredible strawberry sauce that soaks into the perfect shortcake.
This is not your traditional vodka thyme lemonade. In fact, it’s far more simple in both how you make it and taste. I always try to make things that are beautiful, simple and delectable and this Spring | Summer cocktail is no exception.
LIghten it up for Mother's Day with a refreshing and beautiful array of fruit infused waters!
Mother’s Day Flowers
Flower arrangements are one of the best ways to brighten up and decorate a room and setting, and a celebration of Mother’s Day is never complete without beautiful flowers! I have an array of flower arranging tutorials using grocery store blooms. You can get ideas of where to buy flowers here.
Making your own arrangements may feel like a challenge, but these arrangements are easily achievable.
Hydrangea Centerpieces are among the easiest and least expensive to create. Learn how to create beautiful Hydrangea Centerpieces in just a few minutes with this step-by-step tutorial and easy to follow video.
How to arrange tulips (it’s easier than you think!) Learn how to create a beautiful tulip arrangement with grocery store flowers and without any effort!
Homemade Gifts that Double as Decor
Making your guests feel special and welcome is always important. One of my favorite ways to do this is to have something prepared for them at every place setting! This can be as simple as a pre-wrapped treat or their own flower arrangement to put together.
You can get some of my easy homemade gift ideas perfect for place settings below!
Learn how to make these charming garden markers with magnetic letters! I paired the garden markers with adorable seed packets I found at a local store – aren’t they pretty? Wrap with a ribbon & they’re ready to gift!
The sweet scent of peonies always takes me back to our blissfully simple backyard. I’ve included them in my spring place settings as a nod to the women who made me the woman I am today!
If you are hosting friends and children, sometimes entertaining children is the hardest part. You can get them involved in the hosting by letting them decorate the cookie or treat for mom, or having a table for them to create a small bouquet for their mom to take home. This keeps everyone involved and still lets your guests leave with a smile on their face.
Of course you can always keep it simple.
I hope this post gave you some ideas to perfectly celebrate Mother’s Day with wonderful a Mother’s Day Brunch! What ideas do you plan on trying? What is your favorite part about Mother’s Day?
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