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Brunch is a classic pastime enjoyed by most and often serves as a key component in Mother’s Day celebrations. Take your brunch up a notch this year with the perfect balance of sweet and savory with these recipes. Trust us…your mom will love that you put such a thoughtful (not to mention delicious) spread together to celebrate!
Tips to Create a WOW-worthy Mother’s Day Brunch
From inviting your friends and family to planning the decorations, lots of things go into a WOW-worthy Mother’s Day brunch. Fortunately, there are plenty of tips to make your job easier, while still hosting an amazing gathering. To help, here are a few ways to create a special day without all the work.
Prep. Prep. Prep.
Many party planning experts recommend prepping your home in the days before the brunch (or any party). For example, start to cook or bake certain dishes in the days leading up to the brunch. Also, make sure your family helps clean and tidy up your house on Saturday. You don’t want to be vacuuming as your in-laws arrive!
Provide Plenty of Coffee
Although brunch isn’t breakfast, many people view it as such. So, make sure you serve plenty of coffee. In fact, many people will set up a coffee bar complete with a few types of syrup in addition to sugars and milks. Plus, basic carafes are fairly inexpensive, but definitely provide a WOW factor.
Plan a Simple Menu
From parfaits to toast with jams, there are a handful of elegant and simple dishes that do not require much preparation. Additionally, for your main course, avoid pancakes, which take time and must be prepared during the brunch. Instead opt for dishes that you can prep the night before, but just need some time in the oven. For example, french toast and quiches work well! Finally, don’t be afraid to order from a pro. No fuss and prep involved with a fresh fruit arrangement delivered that morning!
“Remember that your “cheers to Mom” brunch is a way to celebrate and honor ALL the moms in your life – including you! There is no need to stress and go over the top with any of your planning – keep it simple! Focus on creating a comfortable and fun environment that will allow you and your guests to celebrate this special day.”
WOW-worthy Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes
For a really WOW-worthy brunch, then your friends and family will remember a great meal. If you aren’t great in the kitchen, then there is always the order ahead approach, but that won’t WOW your Mom as much as a home cooked meal. So, to help, here are some great brunch recipes that will deliver a memorable WOW-worthy Mother’s Day brunch.
A traditional French food that smells absolutely entrancing–and are quite simple to make, crepes are great for brunch because you can do so much with them. For example, crepes provide a great way to balance sweet and savory because you can fill them with fresh fruit or vegetables. If you prefer your crepes sweet, try filling them with honey and whipped cream–or strawberries and hazelnut-chocolate spread. Turn them into a savory dish by pairing them with a mix of caramelized onions, sauteed spinach, and oven-roasted tomatoes. Try this recipe for basic crepes and let your imagination run wild.
Eggs are a staple for any brunch. It doesn’t matter how they are prepared. Your eggs can be scrambled, soft-boiled, or made into an omelet. Plus, an omelet bar that includes some simple fixings like peppers, onions, cheeses, or whatever you can find offers a sophisticated touch. But, to make brunch feel extra fancy, we recommend this Eggs Benedict recipe. Poached eggs covered in a creamy Hollandaise sauce–that sounds like a special occasion dish to us!
Parfaits are probably one of the simplest dishes to put together. All you need is some quality yogurt and fruit. Kick it up a notch by layering the parfaits. Or, to lessen your work, but still create a WOW, set out a parfait bar for a DIY experience. However, if you choose to serve them as a dish, consider adding some WOW. How? To make them a little more elegant, assemble your parfaits in clear jars or glasses to make every layer visible. Here’s a great recipe for coconut berry parfaits that we think your guests will enjoy.
Who doesn’t love waffles? There are so many fun and clever ways to serve them. You can add some chocolate chips to the batter, and top them with whipped cream. Or you can top them with honey and toasted walnuts instead. But if you’re really feeling adventurous, opt for something unique, like these red velvet waffles. They are sweet and so pretty to look at.
Some people are wild about bacon. It’s crispy, it’s delicious–some might say it’s essential to life! If your mom agrees, bring your bacon game to the next level by serving a platter of brown sugar-glazed-bacon. All it takes is two ingredients. Just some good quality maple syrup and some thick cut bacon.
Fresh fruit is a brunch staple, offering a touch of sweetness without any added sugars. Not only is it delicious but it also brings a bright pop of color to the spread. Consider letting the fruit do double duty for you as a centerpiece with a fresh fruit arrangement such as the Just For You Bouquet or the Mother’s Day Swizzle Berries. Or if you’re looking for a little extra indulgence, opt for chocolate covered strawberries.
No brunch is complete without a tasty beverage! Bring some sophistication to your event with a festive drink that complements the meal. We love the idea of this Sparkling Pear Punch, with the sweet aromatics of pear and the bright flavors of lemon and ginger. It’s such a pretty drink to look at too. Don’t you think?
We hope these recipes leave you inspired to throw an amazing brunch for the moms in your life! Have fun and good luck with your preparations.
Happy Mother’s Day!