Your mom is one of the most important people in your life, and on May 14th, there are many ways to show her your appreciation for all she has done for you. One of the many things you can do is to host a brunch for her. Instead of going out on the town, here are some tips on how to host the ultimate brunch for Mother’s Day.
Decorate with Class
This year on Mother’s Day, instead of heading straight for the balloons and streamers, take some time to decorate with these simple, yet stylish decorations:
Go Vintage: Tin buckets paired with bright, colourful flowers create a visually appealingcentrepiece. To complete the vintage look, a wire basket or old milk bottle crate is a classy way to provide a base for the centrepiece.
Choose your mom’s favourite flower, and create a banner like this one using materials that match the colour scheme, and for the table, use colourful handkerchiefs, layered with lace doilies to create a classy vintage table runner.
Use Real Flowers: A great way to decorate with charm is to use fresh flowers. Create colourful hanging flower cones out of craft paper and tape or craft glue, and hang the flowers around the room to brighten it up for the celebration. If you need directions, Martha Stewart has an excellent tutorial with pictures.
Create a Fruit Bouquet: When arranged the right way, fruit can be a colourful and delicious accent to your table. Using a foam base, skewers, and a selection of your mom’s favourite fruits, you can create an edible masterpiece or two to brighten up the table. For full instructions on how to make one, click here.
Serve a Variety of Foods
Instead of just sticking to one specific item, use a separate table to create a colourful arrangement of the foods you prepare. Depending on how many guests are coming, be sure to have a selection of beverages to suit everyone’s preference. Give your guests easy access to the food by setting it up in a “buffet style” so they can serve themselves. For inspiration on what to serve, these recipes are some of the most popular ideas for a Mother’s Day brunch.
Give Her a Gift to Remember
Whether it is a homemade gift, or something your mom has been wishing for, no Mother’s Day brunch is complete without that something special for her. If you are creative, but don’t know what to make for your mom, Buzzfeed has some unique and easy do-it-yourself ideas. For those of you who would rather purchase a gift for her, there are some great suggestions listed for everyone on this Country Living website.
Play a Party Game
As a fun after brunch activity, play a party game or two. A very popular game that also allows one lucky guest to take something home is Pass the Parcel. For a good laugh, grab some paper plates, and enough writing utensils for every guest. Get them to place the paper plate on their heads, and instruct them to draw an image of your choosing. The results are memorable, and are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face, including your mom’s. If these games do not seem like the type your guests would enjoy, Fun-stuff-to-do.com has a whole list of party games you can play.
So now you have the decorations, the food, the gift, and the party games to throw the ultimate Mother’s Day brunch that mom will never forget. For more information on celebrating Mother’s Day, be sure to visit Medallion’s website.