Mother’s Day is upon us, with the complications of a Covid world still ongoing. But don’t despair – we are one full pandemic-year older, wiser and more creative. This year, mothers all over the world deserve special recognition for juggling working from home and managing their families. This Mother’s Day, pour some love and energy back into Mom’s cup with a beautiful Mother’s Day brunch just for her.
Here are some tips for creating the perfect Mother’s Day brunch at home for that special lady in your life.
Plan a delicious menu.
The most important ingredient for an incredible Mother’s Day brunch (after abundant love of course) is the menu.
Depending on Mom’s likes (is she vegetarian? A caffeine lover?), select your base menu. Often, a remarkable brunch will include a carb like pancakes, coffee, a protein like bacon or sausage, and a gorgeous bowl of fruit. Go the extra mile with French toast, waffles or crepes, or wow her with eggs benedict (the hollandaise is not as tricky as it seems, we promise). For bonus points, mix up a mimosa if you’re guessing Mom would enjoy a little extra relaxation in the morning.
Take advantage of the tools and appliances in your kitchen to bestow an extra je ne sais quoi to your Mother’s Day brunch. Just remember to clean up the mess before she makes her way out of bed! Break out that waffle maker for perfectly crispy yet soft waffles, or dust off the espresso maker just for the occasion and learn how to swirl an expert barista “leaf” in the cup – make Mom swoon!
And if it’s age-appropriate, rope the kiddos into helping out, too. This can be done morning-of if you need them out of the way while you cook, or if they’re planning to be your sous chef in the kitchen, plan an arts and crafts hour in the days before and help guide the creation of an illustrated menu that mom can put in her scrapbook. The “price” of that latté? Two smooches!
In preparation for this celebratory brunch, a beautiful working space is likely to make your at-home chef experience more satisfactory, too. In every Craftmark home, spacious countertops and an exceptional custom-built kitchen setup are possible. Complete with kitchen islands and a quality convection oven, the right kitchen will make Mother’s Day brunch a breeze.
Set the mood for your Mother’s Day brunch at home.
Display your sensational brunch menu and its accompanying spread on a convenient tray so you can come to her while she relaxes amidst comfy pillows and warm blankets. If you don’t have a tray, this is a great gift idea! See if you can find one that matches her aesthetic – and you get extra credit if it can double as an accessory over her soaking tub!
Dining in bed too stressful? A cozy breakfast nook with morning sunlight streaming in is ideal, but any place where you can set out a luxurious set up with some opulent plates and glasses will be inspirational (reminder – clean that kitchen before she comes in!). Flowers and plants are especially delightful for a bright spring vibe, and it will make her feel like a queen.
For an extra-special at-home experience, plan some soothing entertainment for Mom to enjoy during her meal. Soft music streaming from an in-home sound system will create a gentle and calming ambiance – nature sounds or piano music offer a healing atmosphere. After Mom has dined in decadence, present her with Mother’s Day cards, art or heartfelt letters to round out your brunch on a high note.
Mother’s Day in your dream home.
Any other elements your heart desires for your Mother’s Day brunch at home are sure to tug on her heartstrings! Just remember to enjoy the day and appreciate your special “getaway” at home together.
Craftmark Homes designs beautiful layouts with at-home relaxation and luxury in mind. Our kitchens and living spaces are built for efficiency, comfort and ease, and they are the perfect location to create an at-home Mother’s Day brunch getaway for your Mom.
Contact Craftmark Homes today for more information on creating your custom dream home!