Hosting Mother's Day Brunch

Last weekend some of my family came to visit to celebrate Mother's Day a little early. We had brunch and went to the farmer's market. It was such a lovely afternoon!

Today I’d like to share a couple of tips + ideas for hosting your very own Mother’s Day brunch. Every time I entertain, I keep three things in mind. The day might not always go as planned, so don’t stress. Have a backup plan. Enjoy each other’s company.

A few months ago, I shared with you about our Friendsgiving party and how I totally missed the mark on enjoying myself. That’s something I’ve been trying to get better at and I feel as if last weekend I succeeded. We had such good conversation and I got to catch up with my Grammie who I hadn’t seen in a few months. Living farther away from family can be tough, so its important to really invest in those relationships when you’re together. I love spending time with my family and I want to make sure they know that! 

1 // Grocery List + Decor
The first step in hosting any party, especially brunch, is to make a menu. If you're not having it catered or potluck style, you want to make sure that you get all your groceries 1-2 days ahead of time and choose items that are easy to prepare.

We had a variety of finger foods, pancakes, and salad. (Typing pancakes and salad next to each other felt weird, but hey, it's brunch!) 

After you have all the food you need, hang up a few decorations or put out some fresh flowers.

Love these party supplies from Hooray Box!

2 // Clean Up
I try to keep things tidy, but if I'm being honest I really only do a deep clean of our house about once a month so having a get together really pushes me to clean things up (like the bathroom and kitchen) before company arrives!

You want your family and friends to feel comfortable in your home, and cleaning it is one easy way to ensure that.

3 // Allergies + Lifestyles

Be mindful of the people you have visiting. My mom is a vegan and my little brother and sister are under the age of 13. Keeping that in mind, I wanted the food to be delicious but also things that everyone can enjoy! There was fruit, hummus and pita chips, avocado deviled eggs, salad, and goat cheese + capers crostini as well as pancakes and chocolate cupcakes and multiple beverages. Something for everyone, and it all tasted great!

4 // Activities
Whether you planned a game or movie, have somewhere in town you'd like to go, or only plan on eating and talking during your party, have something prepared. After we ate, the grownups talked in the kitted while the kids played games in the living room. Then, we all went to the farmer's market and got some coffee and produce. If it's family, you can usually find something to do to spend time together, but just in case its good to have a backup plan.

5 // Take Some Pictures
Whether its with your camera or your phone, snap a couple of pictures to remember the time spent together. Make sure the batteries are charged, too!

I hope these tips gave you some guidelines and inspiration for your next party! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and a beautiful Mother's Day.

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