Mother’s Day is in just a couple short days and we all know how important it is to celebrate the mothers in our lives. I’ve been traveling this week, so my planning for the Mother’s Day brunch I’m putting on has been a little lacking. But for those who find themselves scrambling to throw something together for dear ol’ mom, fear not. I’ve got a few fast ideas that will help you pull together a Mother’s Day brunch on the cheap.
First, set the table. Because I’m a little travel weary, I know I’m not going to be up for the clean-up that goes along with real linens, silverware and tableware. (And because I’m a mom myself, I’m cutting myself a little slack as a Mother’s Day present to myself.) I made a trip to Target and found some bright and colorful table decor for our morning feast that will clean up fast and didn’t set me back a ton of cash. No, I don’t normally go for paper plates, but these guys were so bright and cheerful, I fell for them.
I grabbed a few mason jars to use as vases and was ready to tape off my grid, but then I remembered I’d grabbed a newfangled gadget that was going to allow me to cut out that step, since I was using mason jars, and not vases. Hello, my fun little “Mason Jar Accessory.”
- Candied Fennel Cardamom Scones by 5 Second Rule
- Crustless Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche by A Cup of Joe
- Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Vanilla Yogurt by Ina Garten
- Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee by Smitten Kitchen
- Hawaiian Fresh Fruit Salad by Trisha Yearwood
- Baked French Toast with Blueberries by Giada De Laurentiis
- Breakfast Pizza by Smitten Kitchen
That’s all there is to it. Your table is set, the flowers look gorgeous, the food smells delicious, and the clean-up will be a breeze. Just what this mom desperately needs this Mother’s Day. Have a great weekend and give Mom a hug from me!
Find more ideas for special brunches in the galleries below. This table setting was originally for Valentine’s Day, but the look would be perfect for Mother’s Day, too.