Don’t let inviting guests over for Mother’s Day brunch be a source of stress. Taking a few minutes before the event to make a plan will save you time and money and allow you to enjoy your Mother’s Day, too!
1. Get Inspired
Want to host a Mother’s Day brunch but feel like you’ve run out of ideas? Peruse the internet for some inspirational blogs to get your creative juices flowing. Either the bunch section of your favourite foodie blog, or check out iheartbrunch for some drool-worthy photos from our American friends.
2. Get Some Work Done in Advance
To help prevent stress, the best hosts plan ahead. Get started by drafting these essential lists: guests, menus, and grocery items. Once you’ve got the basics down, don’t be afraid to delegate work and ask for help. Keep it simple when it comes to food presentation and serving, and don’t forget to enjoy yourself!
3. Play Up the Basics
To ensure you’re pleasing everyone’s brunch cravings, combine sweet and savoury brunch staples, such as pancakes, scrambled eggs, and hash browns. Have an assortment of toppings for your pancakes, such as jam, maple syrup, and butter, and setting up everything buffet-style will ensure everyone is happy and gets what they want! If you’re looking for a simple and impressive brunch item try out these Cinnamon and Strawberry Pancakes.
4. Don’t Disregard Casseroles
Casseroles are budget-friendly when it comes to family dinner and it turns out they’re great for brunch menus, too. Try making Lynn Crawford’s Baked Parma Ham, Pesto and Ricotta Frittata or this Frittata with Swiss Chard.
5. Remember the Beverages
It’s okay to have a little alcohol at brunch, especially on Mother’s Day! Set a table with all the ingredients for a Bloody Mary and allow your guests to make their own or serve orange juice and champagne for delicious mimosas. If you’re looking for something equally delicious without the alcohol, try making a classic strawberry and yogurt smoothie.
6. Decide Who to Invite
Before you do anything, decide how many people you can accommodate and how you’re going to invite them. A simple phone call or email would be enough, but if you want to get a little fancier, try . You can design a pretty invitation and have it sent to everyone on your list. RSVPs come back to you via your email. It’s an easy and organized way to send out invitations and monitor attendees.