I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day. As I mentioned last week, the Husband and I planned a small family brunch with his parents and grandmother. I kept the entire party simple, but scrumptious. I love our gardens in the springtime and decided to try my hand at a garden inspired Mother’s Day brunch. I even attempted to make my own printable decor for the party (not as easy as you may think!)
The Mother’s Day Brunch Menu:
Even though the menu was small, it boasted some very fun twists, like caprese salad spoons, homemade blue rose and champagne macarons, salted Nutella croissants, lavender shortbread, and french toast mini-cupcakes with maple-swiss buttercream. Of course, I also included my standard fare: assorted red and sparkling wines (not pictured), fruit punch and orange juice, assorted cheeses with fresh bread and crackers, cinnamon buns, and broccoli quiche wedges.
The Brunch Decor:
I kept the color scheme simple with blues and greens, reminiscent of a garden on a sunny day with a clear sky. The backdrop was actually made by layering lace fabric over a light blue sheet, and was a perfectly soft and feminine combination. I used a ton of ribbon as well. The 3-tier server, which is silver, got wrapped in green and gold wired ribbon. Green ribbon was also used to rim the cupcake and cookie plates, as well as to adorn the white appetizer spoons. I also used green and copper aged tins from Michaels to hold the plates and napkins, and to act as a riser for the cheese plate. The Dollar-Store glass plates even got a food-safe treatment to make them look more like aged brass.
Unfortunately, not many of the photos I took turned out properly. But I decided not to stress over it and to enjoy the day with my in-laws and my sweet little girl. Hopefully it was a happy Mother’s Day for all of you as well.