When planning a brunch, I try to keep it simple and elegant. I try not to overthink things because I usually find when it’s simple your guests will still enjoy all of the efforts you made to make them feel welcome.
Here are some of my go-to recipes and tips for a foolproof Mother’s Day brunch.
One week before:
- Plan out your menu: I enjoy making quiche, you can easily make them a week in advance, just freeze and reheat before serving (my favorite recipes are here). Add a side of fruit, warmed butter croissants, and a lightly dressed salad, and your menu is complete. Many people enjoy sweets after a meal and one of my favorite go-to treats is the Macarons from Trader Joe’s. You will find them in their freezer section and they are fantastic!
- Beverages: Always make sure you have something for everyone. Coffee, tea, orange juice, champagne (for mimosas). If you want to change things up, you can replace the mimosas with a French 75 (see recipe here), which is my personal favorite bougie cocktail that truly takes your brunch to the next level.
Two days before:
- Prepare your table & linens. This is a great time to iron your linens and start setting your table. Make sure you have enough for all of your guests. You can purchase my handcrafted linens I design here.
- Clean all of your stemware & silverware. If this is your style, now is a great time to polish up your stemware and silverware. Nothing feels worse than if you have spots on your glasses or knives. Take care of that in advance, so you have no stress.
- Purchase your flowers. I like to purchase my flowers from Trader Joe’s as well. They have so many wonderful options this time of year, and do yourself a favor and grab more than one bouquet. I always end up wishing I had more than what I purchased. Place simple glass votives on the table, along with a sprinkling of tea lights, and don’t overthink it.
- Remove quiche from the freezer. This is a good time to remove your quiche and store it in the refrigerator. It will take less time to reheat the next day.
- Enjoy your setting, food, and company! This is a time to honor your Mother, Grandmother, or Mother figures in your life.
Gretchen ~ All 4 One Home