Mother’s Day is one of my favorite brunch days of the year — Mostly because it’s the only day in the year I actually get to go to brunch and drink mimosas somewhere, but also it’s just so fun to plan! Skip the wait times at the restaurant and put together a simply lovely low-cost Mother’s Day Brunch in under a week (well, that’s about all we have left this year) for yourself and some mama friends using the below tips.
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Send digital invites
Online invitations used to be a big faux pa for events, but thanks to ultra-elegant e-vites like the ones found on Green Envelope it’s all the rage right now! I really like using Green Envelope for event invites because you can track RSVPs, send reminders and choose from an assortment of gorgeous hand-crafted cards and invites made for web and mobile use, and text or email the invites. Another big plus is not having to create an account to RSVP to events you’re invited to through this site. They do charge for some invites and upgrades, but you can send items free as well.
Between Target, Amazon (affilaite), and a few things around the house you’re covered — remember to use Rakuten to get cash back when shopping online. It’s important to figure out the style and colors you’d like to use in the brunch before you get too carried away (which can happen easily on the decoration aisle). When I planned a Mother’s Day Blogger Brunch for myself and 11 other Bay Area bloggers, I started the color theme process with a lovely gold edge Annie Glass centerpiece and then went from there. Because the plate has gold edges and the custom cards each guest got were white & pink, the event was gold, white & pink! I bought some table decorations at Target and balloons to fit the color theme.
Make it a potluck or cater
Catering for a party can be expensive! Ask attendees to mention which favorite brunch dish or drink they’re bringing when they RSVP online. Alternatively, food delivery is a great option! Then all the items come right to your door and all you need to do is set it out. A lot of local restaurants tend to offer Mother’s Day brunch specials and order-ahead options, but a food subscription box could be a great idea, too!
Gift the decor
Buy a dozen fair-trade roses and use the bouquets to decorate your table during the event with vases from Michael’s or Target’s Dollar Spot —They usually have some little $1 ones— then let your guests take them home! I like to write little messages on rose petals for Mother’s Day, too. I also gave away some of the big flowers I used at my bloggers’ Mother’s Day brunch, but what I had left was used as decor in my daughter’s room!