The Mother’s Day Checklist: Sunday Brunch

mother's day brunch

Hosting a gorgeous homemade brunch is a perfect way to show Mom your love on Mother’s Day. Surprise the wonderful women in your life with a creative menu featuring both a savory and sweet dish, a beautiful table with a vase of fresh flowers, and boozy, bubbly cocktails to toast to mom. With a few quick and easy tips, we will show you how to say “thank you” in a way she’ll never forget!

Flowers

Nothing will elevate your Mother’s Day tabletop like a fresh bouquet of beautiful blooms. Get creative with your centerpiece, mix and match flowers or use various objects as a vase. This also acts as another gift because you can send mom home with the beautiful bouquet afterward.

 Something Savory

Would it be a brunch without a gooey, poached egg? Census says no. Poached eggs are highly versatile. Add it to a salad, eat it on toast, or simply enjoy it with just salt and pepper. For more inspiration, check out Brit + Co's round up of egg-cellent savory brunch dishes here.

Something Sweet

mother's day dutch baby

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Brunch is a medley of breakfast and lunch dishes and sometimes it can be overwhelming to satisfy both when you are the host. Dutch babies make for the perfect brunch dish since they can be made to be savory or sweet. Last year we shared a recipe for a Lemon Poppy Seed Dutch Baby that can easily be altered by swapping out a few ingredients. Or you can also check out these awesome brunch-friendly recipes from Food & Wine.

Love Mom A Latte

As much as we may enjoy boozy breakfast cocktails, we all know that coffee is the real star of brunch. Since it is a Mother's Day brunch, you have to pull out all the stops. Offer mom and guests a variety of espresso and coffee based drinks by assembling a small coffee bar so they can easily make it to their liking.

Mimosas

mother's day mimosas

Last but most certainly not least, mimosas! Mimosas are a staple at any brunch, but for Mother's Day we should add a flair to mom’s mimosas, or should I say mom-osas. Pop the bubbly, pour the juice, and toast to mom for always being there for us, Cheers!

Each recipe makes 8 servings

Hawaiian Mimosas

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle chilled dry sparkling wine
  • 3 cups chilled pineapple
  • ½ tequila

Directions

In a large pitcher add the pineapple juice and tequila, stir. Fill champagne flutes halfway with chilled dry sparkling wine. Top champagne flutes with the pineapple juice and tequila mixture and serve immediately.

Ruby Red Mimosas

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle sparkling rosé wine⠀
    3 cups of grapefruit juice, ruby red⠀

    Directions

Fill champagne flutes halfway with the sparkling rosé wine and top off with ruby red grapefruit juice. Do not stir because the sparkling wine will go flat.

Classic Mimosas with Triple Sec

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle chilled dry sparkling wine
  • 3 cups chilled orange juice, with or without pulp
  • 1/2 cup triple sec

Directions

In a large pitcher combine the orange juice and triple sec, stir. Fill champagne flutes halfway with chilled dry sparkling wine. Top champagne flutes with the juice concoction and enjoy!

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