This Mother’s Day, we chose to host an intimate brunch for our mother, bypassing the typical (and usually pricey) restaurant brunch. We created a menu of simple, yet savory and unique brunch items, and paired them with favorite brunch cocktails and delicious deseert. We created a simple table setting, with a fresh bouquet of flowers serving as the centerpiece, simple white dishes which allowed the colorful food dishes to shine, and carafes of iced team, lemon-water and fresh orange juice.
Irish Coffee Mimosas
Bloody Mary Bar
We started the event off with a flight of sassy drinks to please the crowd. Each complemented a part of the meal perfectly. The Bloody Mary Bar was the favorite, and the perfect cure from the fun that was had the night before.These drinks were simple to make, yet very impressionable by their delectable taste and appealing presentation. We also offered Mimosas with freshly squeezed orange juice + chilled champagne, or some fresh-brewed coffee with a splash of Bailey's Irish Creme.
Fontina + Herb Charlotte Skillet
Hash Browns w/ Chives Fresh
Fruit Raspberry Coffee Cake w/ Vanilla Glaze (inspired by Magnolia Bakery)
For the meal, we put together a spread of tasty brunch food that we made completely from scratch. Our mom is the master chef, so we had to impress with every taste. Abby was the chief of the cooking, while I played sous chef andcreated the dessert. We made menu cards to showcase delicacies for each table setting, adding that extra touch to the table presentation. These were simple printed sheets accented with a touch of bling, to bring out the diva in all of us.
With stomachs full, we sent the men of the family to the man cave for some afternoon golf and sparked our creative juices with a simple craft to remember the day by. We created ceramic tag plant markers (inspired by DesignSponge) to display in Mom's garden. Using cookie cutters we already had on hand, we molded Scuply clay into the desired shapes and etched different herb names into them with kabob sticks.
After our brunch, we will never be able to go back to the traditional restaurant brunch for Mother’s Day We have set a new standard, and will make each annual event seem like a completely unique one.