Are y’all getting excited about Mother’s Day this weekend? If your Mom is like ours, she just wants to get together and spend some quality time with the family. Rachael & Sarah are stopping by and showing us how to throw a heartfelt brunch that won’t break the bank. Grab some goodies, a few bottles of champagne, & you are well on your way to a fantastic Mother’s Day brunch! xoxo, LK

Hi friends, Rachael here! I’m a big believer in effortless entertaining that allows you to enjoy the company of your family and friends in a comfortable and easy environment. As the weather warms up and everything begins to bloom, May really is one of the best months to entertain outdoors. I can’t think of a more perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day than a casual and fun outdoor brunch!

Spring inspired this citrus-themed backyard gathering that can easily be recreated in a few simple steps.

MomsDayBrunch-2Deciding on a menu doesn’t have to be an elaborate task, it can be relaxed and even semi-homemade while still being meaningful and delicious. Prepping the ingredients the evening before will make whipping up a quick meal in the morning a breeze, giving you more time to spend with your company.

Working with a theme, like grapefruits, can make planning a little easier, too. Fresh fruit and mini baked grapefruit-glazed donuts are a sweet and simple touch to the table scape. Pick up fresh pastries or soufflés from a local bakery in the morning to complete the breakfast selection. We purchased our croissants at McClain’s Bakery, an amazing, well known spot for baked goods in Kansas City.MomsDayBrunch-80And don’t forget the mimosas – it wouldn’t be a proper brunch without them! Grab a bottle or two of your favorite bubbly, freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice, and a few slices of grapefruit for garnishing for an easy morning cocktail.

Be sure to have variety of beverages for the mamas and guests who’d prefer a nonalcoholic drink – coffee, sparkling water, and grapefruit juice are all great options to have on hand.
mday_1Decor can simply be whatever you have around your home. Crisp linens, white serveware, and white tulips placed in pitchers make for a clean and simple table.

If you have a specific seating arrangement in mind, you can easily create a few place cards with watercolors and a gold-tipped pen. 


Most importantly, have fun and be sure the mothers in your life feel showered with love on their special day!


Photography by Sarah Sweeney & Styling by Rachael Adele