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Mother's Day Brunch

Mother's Day Brunch

For Mother’s Day, I was delighted to host Nathan’s family, and wonderful mother, for brunch. Since I wanted to do it all myself in order to make it truly luxurious for the mother who is always serving others, I relied on making dishes that could all be made in advance. I also decided on a menu that was a little more feminine than the usual family gathering fare, complete with lavender roses, pink linens and pink grapefruit mimosas!

I set my table with a bright pink silk runner, round rattan placemats, plain white dishes and etched glassware. The centerpiece is a simple row of lavender roses in short, clear glasses (which once held candles) and lots of votives. Not pictured is a Bloody Mary bar set up on our bar cart.

Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

Balled Cantelope, sprinkled with lime juice and Tajin — Assembled just before the party

Grandma’s Breakfast Casserole (recipe coming soon!) — Assemble the night before and bake in the morning

Asparagus, Leek and Gruyère Quiche — Assembled and baked the night before, warmed in the oven in the morning

White Mini Cupcakes with Buttercream — Duncan Hines box cake mix with homemade buttercream, made the night before

Lime Curd and Strawberry Tart — Made the night before, strawberries added just before the party

Bloody Mary Bar — Tito’s vodka, Mr. & Mrs. T’s Original Bloody Mary Mix, spicy cocktail skewers of onion, pickles and peppers, celery, lemon wedges, celery salt, Tabasco, horseradish, olives and cubes of colby jack cheese

Grapefruit Mimosas — Brut sparkling wine and a splash of fresh ruby red grapefruit juice

French Press Coffee

Table setting

Table setting

Canteloupe with lime and Tajin — best combo!

Canteloupe with lime and Tajin — best combo!

Asparagus, Leek and Gruyère Quiche

Asparagus, Leek and Gruyère Quiche

Grandma’s Breakfast Casserole

Grandma’s Breakfast Casserole

Lime Curd and Strawberry Tart

Lime Curd and Strawberry Tart

White Mini Cupcakes with Buttercream

White Mini Cupcakes with Buttercream

Desserts

Desserts


Shop placemats here:

Mastering Macarons

Mastering Macarons

French Toast

French Toast