Tuesday, May 10, 2011

{Parties} Mother's Day Brunch

Mother's Day was a wonderful day spent with both sides of our families. My husband and I hosted a brunch for our parents only, which made for a really nice, relaxing time.

I had so much fun putting my table together {my husband told me after everyone left that my silverware was arranged wrong -- I can NEVER remember how it goes ;-}. I wanted a very springy feel with lots of flowers and pretty pops of pinks and yellows, so I covered my placemats with some fabric I bought {inspired my friend Alyssa's beautiful Gourmet Night table} and added four vases dressed up with fabric and ribbon {inspired by this post from Hostess with the Mostess} and filled with inexpensive bunches of flowers from Shoprite's floral department. Then I anchored the table with a large lantern filled with candles.

A little menu was tucked inside each guest's napkin.

At my mom and MIL's place setting, I added a pitcher filled with flowers and a frame, which held a picture of each mom and her children many, many moons ago. This dressed up my table a little more, was a special, little touch for each mom, and doubled as their Mother's Day gift as well.

We started off our brunch with a Mimosa toast...

...followed by some really yummy banana nut french toast and other brunch eats. This french toast was a hit and so simple to make. All we did was purchase banana nut bread from Shoprite, dip in your normal french toast batter {egg, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg}, fry, and then doctor it up with some sliced bananas and strawberries for presentation. Done!

Mother's Day was also my hubby's birthday this year, so I did a little sweets bar just for him {he didn't mind that it was very girly looking -- hey, had to stay in keeping with my color scheme here -- ha!}. I covered my mirror with the same fabric I used on my table and added a little twig tree with some hanging crystals in a pitcher.

Then I had powdered donuts...

...some iced sugar cookies that I added toppers from Two Sugar Babies {the most ADORABLE toppers you've ever seen in your life} to that inspired the entire brunch.

A simple cake, which I added a topper to {LOVE for my hubby}...

...and lastly, I added one of my favorite Mother's Day quotes to the spread. This quote inspires me to have a Godly heart, a kind heart, a patient heart, a heart that will teach and model all of these things to my precious boy.

**That quote is the exact reason why I want to stay home with my son.
**My husband and I are a team in every sense of the word. As a working mom, it would have been really hard to put all of this together without his help. I decorate and plan, he shops and helps me with the cooking. LOVE THAT MAN -- so thankful for him!
**Have you checked out my "Parties" tab? All kinds of party inspiration for you! I'm working on getting the other tabs updated as quickly as I can.
**Wishing ya'll a quick week!


  1. I love this post, and I love that you also mix up place settings and you are like the ULTIMATE hostess in my eyes! We are all human. :) What a beautiful spread.

  2. Thanks, Erin! Appreciate your kind words!