When Mother’s Day rolls around, it’s important to have a game plan on hand. You don’t want to be left spinning in circles trying to take care of details that should’ve been addressed days if not weeks in advance.
Above all else, don’t settle for boring tabletop decor. You can have an amazing menu, but if you don’t consider the ambience, the presentation of it is bound to fall short. Creating a tabletop theme is simple. It’s pulling it all together that can require a more trained eye.
The first step to planning this brunch is deciding on a definitive aesthetic. Do you want a fuss-free, relaxed feel or are you leaning towards a more formal look? Coming up with the right answers always follows asking the right questions. Sit down and start writing. Here’s some sample questions to get you started:
- What do you want your color scheme to be? Starting out, think of two or three colors you’d like to focus on. Then pick two complimentary shades that will work to pull it all together.
- What’s your inspiration or theme based around? Having one central idea to reference helps move along the process.
- What’s your budget? You may need to reign it in or get creative depending on what you’re working with.
On the Menu
As much as we encourage you to focus on table decor, at the end of the day, the food will be a defining factor in the success of the brunch. If you’re having trouble thinking of options to include on your menu, go back to your theme or source of inspiration. If your decor is earthy and casual, make sure the food is consistent with that. Here’s some practically no-fail suggestions:
- Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes via Let the Baking Begin!
- Roasted Cauliflower Mushroom and Goat Cheese Quiche via Closet Cooking
- Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls via Betsy Life
- Double Chocolate Heart Waffles via Eatwell 101
- Banging’ Breakfast Potatoes via Vodka and Biscuits
- Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict via Damn Delicious
What to Drink
It’s brunch, so that requires the consumption of some form of a fancy drink. Don’t limit your options to traditionally had cocktails, though. Include berry and herb infused water on the menu. It’ll be an instant refresher that’s pretty to look at.
- Berry and Herb Infused Water via Evermine
- The Best Bloody Mary Ever via Waiting on Martha
- Pomegranate and Ginger Spritzer via Drizzle and Dip
If You’re Feeling Crafty
Not all of us possess the crafty gene, but for those who do, there’s no better time to take on a DIY. Small but impactful additions can be made with little effort. Here’s some of our faves:
- DIY Puff Mother’s Day Cards via Design for Soul
- Wood Photo Block via We Are Scout
- Hanging Pom-Poms via Martha Stewart
- Marbled Coasters via Sarah Johnson
- Paper Napkin Flowers via Oh Joy!
- Mini Garland via Pottery Barn
How do you plan on decorating your tablescape for Mother’s Day? Tell us in the comment’s section.