When you gather with loved ones to celebrate Mother’s Day, fun family time and making cherished memories will be at the top of your festivity list. Since cooking shouldn’t be on any mom’s agenda on this special day, get creative if you’re planning a Mother’s Day brunch. Plan a celebration that gives Mom the day off while everyone else eats in style too.
The Cooking Crew
To give Mom the day off in honor of Mother’s Day, the rest of the family can hit the kitchen to whip up a delightful homemade brunch. With Dad and the kids in charge of cooking, the meal might feature some of their delectable specialties. Start with a glass of sparkling juice or a mimosa if she is partial to bubbly champagne. Coffee or tea make ideal brunch beverages. Belgian waffles smothered with strawberry sauce and whipped cream would be a delicious treat to make for Mom to show your love and devotion. Eggs Benedict and a fresh fruit salad would also be an ideal meal to treat Mom like a queen. Plus, you can serve Mom brunch in bed to really pamper her. Don’t forget to place fresh flowers on the tray — most moms would love this touch.
Perhaps Mom would prefer to step out for a special brunch on Mother’s Day. Brunching out gives everyone an excuse to dress up a little. Many restaurants offer special Mother’s Day brunch menus to serve families celebrating moms. Choose a restaurant to visit — either an eatery you know Mom loves or one she has always wanted to try. After enjoying a meal with the family, you might segue into another family activity such as wandering around a museum or taking in a show or movie on Mom’s list of must-sees. If you think Mom could use a little pampering, gift her an appointment at a day spa for a massage and a facial.
Alternative Brunch Venues
Consider your celebratory options if you order take-out goodies from a local restaurant. You can enjoy your brunch while you and the gang are out and about together. Pack up the family, pick up some brunch food like breakfast burritos, biscuit and sausage sandwiches, or even a breakfast pizza, then hit the beach for a Mother’s Day of fun in the sun. Visit a park with your coolers packed full of take-out delights. Bring enough food to feed the gang twice — once for brunch and again in the afternoon after everyone works up an appetite. Relax as you eat at the park while youngsters play — or you could take a family hike.
A Catered Celebration
Celebrating with extended family or friends can make Mother’s Day extra special for everyone. You could plan a generational celebration with moms and grandmothers celebrating each other and enjoying the day together. As your guest list grows, delegate the food preparation and service to professionals. Hire a caterer to prepare the meal and come to your home to serve it to guests. Choose a menu that Mom will adore. Start with scones or fruit muffins, and move on to a frittata or souffle. Pancakes, cheesy potato bake and French toast would round out the meal. Don’t forget savory sausage links or crispy bacon, and you’ll earn points for planning such an innovative get-together. Caterers not only prepare and serve the meal, they also clean up after themselves. This helps to ensure your celebration is memorable and stress-free for everyone in attendance.