Hosting Mother’s Day Brunch – Stress less, low key. Tips for making brunch simpler. Inviting moms to the table to feel loved and appreciated. Hosting a brunch doesn’t have to seem overwhelming.
Hey friends, I’m so glad you’re here! Today we’re talking Mother’s Day brunch. 10 years ago if I knew I had to host a Mother’s Day brunch I would have been overwhelmed with stress and the feeling of things having to be perfect. Perfection would sometimes overwhelm me. Today, I can’t lie and say that every time I host I’m stress-free nor can I say that I don’t fight against that ideal perfect event or gathering. Because I do. I’m human. We all have a desire for things to go smooth and to make everyone think we’ve got it all together.
But ladies, the only way I can host my friends is on a low-key scale. You see, I’m not a fancy woman. I don’t live in a huge pristine home. I don’t make food flawlessly (even if you think I do.) And more than anything else. My home is just never super clean. I try but it’s just the way it is. There’s 5 people. One whom trashes the kitchen (that would be me) and another 3 who are kids and tweens still learning how to clean up after themselves.
To keep this Mother’s Day brunch low-key :
Invite People You Already Have Hosted Before
I invited about 10 ladies from the neighborhood. All but one had been here before. That in itself takes away some of the pressure. They already know what to expect because they’ve been to your home before. There’s no, “Well, what’s Jane going to think about the fact that my living room walls are obviously bare right now.” Or “What if Kate noticed that the yard in need of some major spring clean up?”
Keep the Food Prep to a Minimum
For my brunch, I decided to serve our Cranberry Brunch Punch, chocolate coconut scones, and French Toast Casserole. That’s it. OH>MY>GOSH>. Well, I should really serve some fruit too. And what about some mini sandwiches and what if the guests don’t like the punch.
K.I.S.S. Keep it simple silly. Especially if you’re new at the this. Don’t stress yourself over. I spent only about 3 hours preparing for this brunch. Everyone really enjoyed themselves, got to take home free goodies and we all have beautiful conversation. What more could I ask for? Nothing!
Let The Guests Help
Read that again. Let the guests help you. Trust me on this one. If someone offers to bring a dish, let them. If you’re feeling stressed ask someone to come a few minutes early to help. Most people are so appreciative to have some time away to relax and unwind. They are not going to think twice of coming a bit early to help.
Several guests offered to bring a dish or contribution so I said ‘sure’. There’s no harm at all in sharing the work.
A neighbor brought fruit…yeah! Another brought dip and with veggies and another friend brought muffins.
Offer a Token of Love or Appreciation – (optional)
Let your guests know how much you appreciate their company. Each of my gals got to take home a free gift. Thank you DaySpring. The mothers loved their free gifts. One mom was especially excited about the Cosmetic Pouch. She even mentioned using it to take home our swim clothes in the summer. Another mom left with the NEW beautiful heart journal.
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Most importantly I think each mother went away with a grateful heart and feeling blessed.
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Til we meet and eat again,
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