Mother’s day is quickly approaching and with the sun shining bright, there’s no reason not throw a Mother’s Day tea to celebrate the woman who really does it all! With cookies, cheese, cakes and champagne, why not skip the restaurant brunch you may have done in years past and plan a stay at home kind of celebration? This is not only a great opportunity to plan a personalized brunch for the mom in your life, but also allows you to get creative by arranging your own flower bouquets, sprinkling the table with petals and opening bottles of bubbles in the comfort of your own home!
When hosting a brunch, it’s all in the details! From picking the perfect, delicate flowers (ranunculus are my go-to blooms for spring) to plating your menu items in stunning dinnerware, every little dish, flower petal and choice of beverage matters! Because of this, I have been so excited to share with you my newest ceramic pieces handmade by local Bay Area artist, Karen Papais of Clay, S’il Vous Plaît. I was instantly drawn to cooler tones and neutrals of the majority of her pieces and I am simply blown away by the quality and uniqueness her pieces entail. These two blue bowls are the perfect addition to any brunch tablescape. The deep blue coloring on the inside and the white glaze on the outside of these beauties could not say “spring” any more than they do!
In addition, Karen makes the most charming set of two small vases I have ever seen! The ever so slightly rippled texture of the vases add just the right amount of uniqueness which allow small grouping of flowers to stand tall inside of them. To ensure perfect pieces that stand with integrity, Karen creates these vases with high quality clay and then fires them up in the kiln. What’s left? Two stunning side by side vases that look amazing with and without blooms.
And that’s not all! To complete the set, two small dishes tie the collection together featuring both dark blue and neutral shades. The simplicity of these dishes prove that less really is more. Sitting only a few inches wide, they have already served as both jewelry holders and sugar bowls to sweeten tea during brunch!
The next important thing is of course- the food and drinks! Spring brunches ideally have a mix of sweet and savory items which please everyone. Cookies and cakes are easy to come by and if you simply don’t have time to bake (understandable!) there are some really great bakeries out there that make the most scrumptious and pretty baked goods sure to make mom quite happy! Another really simple way to tie in easy food platters is to create a cheese and fruit spread which always looks stunning and tastes great too! If you have a lot of guests over and looking for a more casual brunch, these bite sized items couldn’t make it easier for yourself and for your guests! Another great item for brunch? Hop on the toast trend with some amazing recipes here!
And of course there’s the drinks! Why stop at just wine and champagne? I absolutely love trying new types of tea and how fun would it be to have a “tea bar” at your brunch? Perhaps you could gathered different types of loose teas which would allow guests to have a fun time mixing teas if they are looking to avoid any bubbly!
Like any gathering, pairing pieces for a themed tablescape is (in my opinion) one of the most exciting ways to get creative and really “wow” guests as they arrive! Below, I have included some of my favorite brunch entertaining pieces below, but really anything goes! Be sure to stick with a color scheme (1-2 colors) and try to leave the other pieces to neutral colors. As you can see here, I mixed classic white dinnerware with the pops of blue from my ceramic pieces and added a touch of femininity with the soft pink flowers. By combining pieces made of a variety of materials, you’ll see you are left with an awesome combination of textures which come together quite nice.
So what are you waiting for? Mother’s Day is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank the woman in your life that really does do it all! Have you given any thought to what you are going to do for Mother’s Day yet? Are there any traditions you like to do to honor your mother from year to year? I’d love to hear more about how you plan to celebrate!
Additional Elements For The Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch
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