Although the celebration of Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May in the U.S. is fairly recent (established in the 20th Century), I’m sure a majority of people would agree that this holiday should’ve started ages ago. Being a mother entails a lot more than the birthing process, so for all of those individuals that feel a little left out when it comes to celebrating this holiday, don’t. Celebrate the special women in your life that have offered a nurturing hug, smile, advice or a home-cooked meal.
My co-worker, whether she likes it or not, always gets to hear about how much “I love that woman.” My mother, and I’m sure this applies to a lot of girls (or guys), was my first best friend and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for her. We bend over backwards sometimes for our girlfriends and buddies on their special days, why not make a triple-decker attempt to let our mothers know just how much we appreciate their love and attention.
A surprise Mother’s Day Brunch is an awesome way to give those ladies the royal treatment. Since brunch is a little later than breakfast, it gives them time to sleep in and it allows for a little extra time for decorating and preparations as well. With the current state of the economy, more and more people are entertaining at home these days, so when I say a special brunch, I don’t mean for anyone to declare bankruptcy the following week.
Start with a list of your mother’s closest friends and relatives and send either simple Floral Themed Invitations or create e-vites if you’d like to save a few bucks. Simple partyware is probably the best option economically as well as aesthetically. You can create fun centerpieces out of knick-knacks found around the house such as giant spools of ribbon:
- Use thick spools of ribbon in colorful shades of pinks, blues, yellows and greens
- Stack them from biggest to smallest (working from the bottom up)
- Use Disposable Plastic Plates (dessert or luncheon size) at the very top ornamented with mommy’s favorite treats
- You can have a breakfast food table, a luncheon food table and a dessert table
Mothers usually appreciate thoughtful gifts or get-togethers the most because they come from the heart and they show just how much you really know what she loves. This Mother’s Day, surprise her with a homemade card, perhaps laminated with your favorite photographs of the two of you. We know our mothers are special; let THEM know that they are.