Why do I host a Mother’s Day Brunch? I’m a mom… shouldn’t I be the attendee and not the host…?
Why play hostess? Because I get to do crafty things that are purely unnecessary… but they bring me joy. Crafty Joy is my Mother’s Day gift to me.
Each year I have a different color scheme. This year was robin’s egg blue and chocolate brown. (… ‘cuz I had the brown curtains handy from Thanksgiving…)
I spray painted a cornflower blue over the red, Once it was sprayed blue, I mixed up some acrylic paint (remember acrylic paint…?) into the shade I wanted and painted over the whole thing. I then sprayed the chandelier with a glossy, clear sealant.
I decided to go completely economical with my centerpieces. I bought rolls of crepe paper streamers at the dollar store and crumpled little 12″ strips into flowers.
All together it looked like used kleenex sitting on the counter, but once I hot glued the “flowers” onto branches I’d been collecting, it looked pretty cool.
I mixed 1 part paint to 2 parts water and kept dunking the butterflies in it.
Of course, decor and everything is fun for me, but the really important part of Mother’s Day Brunch is family…
… my dad, out-numbered by the women in his life…