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Breakfast in Bed is So Over: 8 Ways to Upgrade Your Mother's Day Brunch

Moms deserve to be celebrated every day, but especially on the one day of the year that's all about them — Mother's Day! Make sure it's extra special by celebrating early in the day with a thoughtful brunch. 


Show mom just how much you appreciate her love and compassion over the years with a full brunch setup, complete with fresh flowers, colorful cocktails and delicious recipes. Check out all of our favorite ideas for upgrading your typical (read: boring) into something fun and special she'll never forget. 

 

1. Set up a Bellini Bar

Brunch isn't complete without mimosas and bellinis. But why limit your bubbly to just one flavor? Set out a variety of fruit purees and sparkling wines in a beliini bar so mom and mix and match her very own cocktail. 

 

2. Create Specialized Wine Labels

You'll need sparkling wine for those mimosas, right? Make the bottles even more special by creating specialized wine labels. It will be a fun surprise when she notices a custom label just for her right on the bottle! 

 

3. Craft the Ultimate Bloody Mary

If Bloody Marys are more of mom's speed, make the ultimate bloody mary complete with her selection of fun garnish. Start with a tasty homemade Bloody Mary mixer, and give her the option of liquors. We recommend jalapeno tequila for a Jalapeno Bloody Maria. Better yet, set up a Bloody Mary Bar for mom to make herself. (We like DIY bars, can't you tell?)
 

4. Make Bite-Sized Chicken and Waffles

Chicken and waffles are a standard brunch dish, but bite-sized chicken and waffle sliders are creative and tasty. With mini waffles and chicken nuggets, you can assemble these tasty bites. Drizzle with maple syrup and serve on a skewer for the ultimate brunch treat.

 

5. Serve It in a Skillet

Skillet dishes are pretty trendy right now (and they make for great Instagram photos, if we're being honest). Make something that's not only delicious, but also looks great to serve, like this Raspberry French Toast Casserole. Plus, by baking it and serving it in the same dish, you back down on prep and clean-up time. That's more time you can spend with Mom! 

 

6. Use Flowers as a Gift & Decor

Fresh flowers make for the perfect present for mom, but they shouldn't be limited to just a gift. Incorporate them into your brunch table, like we did with this Floral Embrace arrangement from 1-800 Flowers. Feel free to break up the arrangement into smaller arrangemens 

 

7. Jazz Up Your Arrangement with DIY Vases

Keeping in theme with dressing up your brunch with flowers, amke it even more special by making these Gold-Dipped Vases. Your colorful flower arrangements will really stand out, and the vases double as gifts for mom. 

 

8. Finish it off With a Colorful Dessert

Don't forget to serve something sweet for mom! These mini fruit pizzas are chocolate chip cookies topped with cream cheese and fresh fruit for a colorful and delicious dessert. 

 

More Ways to Make Mother's Day Special:

Send a Simple Sophistication arrangement from 1-800 Flowers

Pamper Mom with a Spa Gift Basket from 1-800 Baskets

Feed Mom's sweet tooth with the Traditions Tower from Fannie May

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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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