Hosting the Perfect Mother's Day Brunch

Event Planning Tips

Hosting the Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and while flowers and chocolate are always good go-to gifts, why not mix it up this year? Preparing a special brunch and inviting your family to spend time together will be a wonderful treat for Mom. It’ll also allow you to get creative and hone your event planning skills!

Inviting guests into your home, preparing food, and creating a beautiful dining atmosphere can be a daunting task, and it likely seems like a lot of hard work. Don’t stress! We’ve laid out all the steps you need, beginning with the creation of a plan and guiding you through menus and tips to ensure the day is as wonderful as it can be.

Have a Vision

Before planning any event, there are a series of questions to consider:

Use these questions to create a vision of what the brunch will be like. Our suggestion? A Mother’s Day brunch should certainly have an element of formality to it, so now is a great opportunity to break out those linens, fine china, and complementary colors. In terms of how long it should be, we recommend no longer than 3 hours—you want to allow time for everyone to socialize, catch up and enjoy themselves! Late morning is the perfect time to invite guests over and we recommend 11:00-11:30 a.m. as the sweet spot.

Since the brunch is in Mom’s honor, use her favorite colors, flowers and foods as the starting point to build the event on.

Giving flowers for Mother's Day

If you need some extra help understanding which colors work best together, our color cheat sheet will get you started on the right foot.

Write down your ideas, and keep the list handy as you go forward. A few weeks before Mother’s Day, extend invitations to the close friends and family whom you want to attend.

You don’t need to send a formal invitation, but you do need them to RSVP! Give invitees a deadline to let you know if they will be attending, and make sure that deadline is well before the event date. This way, you won’t be scrambling at the last minute—like we said, no stress!

The Food

Now that you know which guests will be attending and what the overall feeling of the event will be, it’s time to decide on your menu. Tired of the same old brunch classics? A simple new twist—or extra-high quality ingredients—are the perfect way to spice up a traditional favorite.

Table spread for a Mother's Day brunch

These ideas might help inspire you:

The Drinks

A necessary, basic element of brunch is coffee, which should be readily available throughout the event. Other than coffee, you can pick and choose some delicious specialty beverages for your menu.

For non-drinkers, check out local stores and producers for some unique, healthy juice blends. And of course there’s no better time than a celebratory Mother’s Day brunch to enjoy a mimosa! We’ve got an easy recipe for you:

  1. Mix equal parts chilled orange juice and champagne (Prosecco is a great choice!) into a champagne flute.
  2. Add a splash of Triple Sec Liqueur and stir gently.
  3. Garnish the champagne flutes with fresh strawberries.

Mother's Day mimosa

Set the Scene!

What are Mom’s favorite colors and patterns? Pick two (for example, polka dots and pink) and use these to decorate your brunch table and the areas around it. If you’re not used to decorating a table, this is a great time to experiment with different colors and accents, and there are plenty of online resources to help you.

Try this checklist for your Mother’s Day brunch décor:

Table spreads for a Mother's Day brunch

The Day Before

Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be hectic at all! The yogurt parfaits can be prepared the day before (without the granola—add that before serving) and refrigerated.

You can also decorate your table the day before with your place settings, flowers, candles and linens, so all you have to do on Mother’s Day is prepare some delicious food, set it out, and enjoy a wonderful few hours of family time!

Are you a creative soul who loves coming up with visions for future events and planning colors and themes? QC Event School’s Event Décor Course may be just what you’re looking for!

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