Hosting a Mother’s Day brunch is a special way to show appreciation for the Moms in your life. Putting the event together will take some early preparation on your part, but it does not have to be stressful. From planning the menu to stocking your kitchen cupboards and setting up your spread, here is everything you need to know to host a simple and elegant Mother’s Day Brunch in your very own kitchen.
Party Of Five, Or Fifteen
Before you begin, decide how many people you wish to invite. You could host an intimate ladies lunch for your Mom, Mother-in-Law, and Grandmothers, or an extended family affair with Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Compile your guest list in advance, and create an invitation online, or to print from your home computer. If creativity isn’t your strong suit, you can find beautiful handmade invitations on sites like Etsy.
Stock Your Kitchen Cupboards
A Mother’s Day Brunch is the perfect time to use your fine china, but if you prefer simplicity (and less dishes to clean), purchase some pretty paper plates and dress them up with chargers. Add to that some coordinating napkins, teacups, and glassware. Store everything you need for the party grouped together in your kitchen cupboards for easy set up the night before the event.
Plan Your Menu
Brunch is one of the easiest meals to host since many dishes can be prepped the night before. Popular brunch menu items include breakfast egg casseroles or quiche, finger sandwiches, fruit salad, scones, muffins, cinnamon rolls, and cakes. You will also need beverages, such as hot and iced tea, coffee, lemon water, and punch. Search sites like Pinterest for Mother’s Day Brunch recipes and inspiration. Once you have settled on a menu, make a detailed shopping list of what you will need to purchase, according to your number of guests.
Set Up The Spread
For a simple yet elegant spread, set up your buffet on your kitchen island. A kitchen island is the ideal location for a buffet, but if your space is without, a long area of countertop will do. Display your utensils on one end of the counter in a pretty jar, along with your plates and napkins, and a lovely vase of flowers to serve as décor. Arrange your food items in a pleasing display, using decorative trays, cake stands, and trivets for hot dishes. Designate a separate beverage station with glasses and, teacups, such as a portable cart. Have an ice bucket on hand for cold drinks, and carafes for hot beverages like tea and coffee. Don’t forget the cream and sugar!
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