Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

May 3

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Ours was incredibly busy, but ultimately really productive – just what I like in a weekend. I also found some time yesterday afternoon to start thinking about ideas for a little Mother’s Day brunch this upcoming Sunday. Ours will likely be a party of just three with my mom, my sister and I, but I look forward to it as a chance to catch up and slow down with my favorite ladies in the whole wide world. To start off the morning right, champagne mimosas will be in order, perhaps like these made with freshly squeezed blood orange juice.

blood-orange-mimosa{Photo + recipe from eat make read.}

Buckwheat belgian waffles are a bit of a Sunday morning tradition when we all get together at my mom’s house so I think we’ll have to keep the tradition alive. Bananas and/or fresh berries will certainly make an appearance. Served with real maple syrup, because it’s the only way to go.
strawberry-banana-belgian-waffles{Photos from the kitchn | Honey & Jam.}

Weather permitting, we’ll dine al fresco on the patio overlooking the lake. (My family has a strong policy against eating indoors in effect from May to October.) Earlier in the morning, I’ll clip whatever pretty spring blooms have popped up in my mother’s gardens and put a bunch in a teapot or a simple vase for the table.
al-fresco-dining-colorful-picnic-table{Photo from HGTV.}
yellow-teapot-spring-flowers{Photo from Patchwork Pottery.}

After we eat, we’ll probably take a morning stroll with the dogs along the lake. We like people watching, boat watching, house watching. We like watching the world go by and just taking it all in as we walk along the water. We’ll probably tackle a bit of planting in preparation for the long warm summer days ahead and basically spend the day the way we would any other. But we’ll be together and that’s really all the matters for us. Pomp and circumstance not required. So, what are your plans for celebrating your mother this week? Do you do something special or keep it simple? I’d love to know how you recognize your mother, your grandmother or whatever lady you love best.

lake-paper-boats-on-water

{Photo by Cameron Charles.}

azaleas-pink-fuchsia-flowers-spring{Photo via Luphia Loves.}