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.
Deciding 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.And 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.
Decor 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.