We had our annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday. I did not get too wild and crazy with the decor… nothing hanging from the ceiling… just a simple, coastal theme and color palette.
It all started out with these paper napkins that I turned into invitations. That was the jumping off point for everything.
The coastal tablescape was super easy to do. A turquoise blue urn filled with white hydrangeas, fountain grass and my DIY faux red coral. I also took a potted succulent, wrapped it with rope and stuck that in there too. Add some shells and starfish, and you have a pretty easy centerpiece. The “table runner” it’s all sitting on? Simple roll up blinds. I pulled off the hardware mechanisms and laid two of them end to end. Easy, and at $3 a blind (picked up at a garage sale) super affordable!
I used my Mother’s Day Typography Artwork to set up a little bar area for Bloody Marys, champagne and Mimosas. (And sparkling juice for our younger peeps.)
I like to be able to do a lot of the fun stuff, a little bit of prep for cooking, but then Handsome Hubby takes over everything else the day of the brunch. Well. Almost everything.
|I can’t help it.|
We make our baked eggs in a polenta crust, make ahead stuffed French Toast, and HH makes chicken fried steak with homemade country gravy.
We set up a buffet line then we all eat out on the patio. This year, Conner expressed love for his momma by pointing out that one of the green onions on his baked egg in the polenta crust was in the shape of a heart.
He is such a cheese ball sometimes!
They had me in stitches with their homemade cards and a “poster” they made for me, which took a page from their dad’s playbook, mimicking his framed artwork and mat filled with inside jokes and memories.
Mitch was with his mom for Mother’s Day, and he got me a lovely charm bracelet with peace/Beatles themed charms when he came back to our house on Monday.
It was a great day, and I love spending time with family and friends.
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!
Click here to check out Mother’s Day Brunch around here in 2012, 2011 and 2010 and a big round up of fabulous brunch recipes here.
My name is Rita says
What a gorgeous Brunch! You look like you all had such a great time.
Carolina Moore says
Looks like you had a great time, and so did everyone else! You are raising some awesome young men there…
And why does it have to be bossy? Why can't you just be… um… "detail oriented".