Throwing together a last minute Mother's day brunch? I probably will be doing the same. Not everyone feels like being the 'hostess with the mostest' but when it comes to this very special holiday, it can actually be very fun. My mother and grandmother are just like me, so usually what I like, they like. It's easy to find things that they absolutely adore. Here are a few easy key essentials to making a brunch at home a little more fun and glamorous. . .
You'll want to start out the morning with a theme in your head so you can make a list of what you need when you run to the store. First, I start out with a drink in mind. My favorite is the mimosa, because who doesn't love a good mimosa. Plus, it looks fantastic with a classic table setting in black, white, greys with the pretty pop of yellow. Not a huge fan of O.J.? Learn how to make a fantastic MIMOSA BAR.
Next, I determine what we will be eating by the time of day the party is. Will it be before noon or after? Before noon, I got for eggs + croissants + fruit. After, I'll get heaver with the brunch style, pancakes, waffles, french toast. Not sure yet? Try these amazing crepe squares, I have been dying to taste these. If you are throwing the party during they day and the weather is nice, why not try bringing your indoor furniture outdoor for a nice twist on the event?
The last thing you will want to grab at the store? Flowers and candles. These are the 2 accessories that make the table, even if you left out everything else. I prefer long tapered candles in candlesticks (like in the photo above), they are cheap and you can cut the wick to have a super small flame. Now for the flowers, you don't have to break the bank to get a gorgeous bouquet. Try placing smaller vases with only a few stems cut down to size and place along the table center.
To step up your table style even more, why not place some photographs from around the house on the table with beautiful family photos for mom to see. Don't have photos? Write sweet words to her or print some cool ones out, and pop them in the frame. . .
Also, for wine and bubbly, be sure to display in ice buckets for a majorly sophisticated impact.
I also think these sweet metal hurricanes would be fabulous on any outdoor table. . .
. . .and here is what I am wanting to wear.