Ditch the Mother’s Day Reservations: Celebrate Mom At Home

Life of the Party | May 08, 2019


Stack of pancakes sitting on a bed.
Mom's stack of pancakes sitting on her bed. Photo by: Maddi Bazzocco on Unsplash

Mother’s Day reservations. If you’ve ever tried to get them with less than a few weeks to go, you’re usually plumb out of luck. And if you do get them, you usually end up spending more money than you’d like in a not-so-intimate setting. There’s a better way to do Mother’s Day — it’ll be much more personal, have that homemade love built into it, and earn you some serious mom points. We’re talking about celebrating mom at home and giving her more quality time with the family in a leisurely environment. You can even have fun creating an experience that will fit your mom to a T. Here are a few ideas for a fabulous Mother’s Day at home.

Breakfast in bed

It’s the tried and true way to treat mom right and a great way to get her on the relaxation train for the rest of the day. Some pancakes or eggs, fresh fruit, good coffee and a flower, and you’re all set. It’s also a good time to bring her some favorite reading material, even a new book, to read while she enjoys some relaxing time alone.

Plan brunch at home

Whatever your mom’s favorite brunch item is, that’s a good place to start. But keep it simple –you don’t need to make an entire menu to keep her happy. If you’re going for a more complicated dish (like making hollandaise for eggs benedict) practice a couple of times before the big day. Get more Mother’s Day brunch recipes from the Food Network.

Don’t forget the drinks

A self-serve drink station is a fun way to ensure that everyone gets what they like and add an unexpected touch to your home Mother’s Day. A coffee bar with flavored syrups or a fresh-squeezed juice bar are both perfect for brunch. Or you could go big with a mimosa bar. Just gather a few different types of juice–like orange and peach nectar–and some cold bottles of bubbly.

Decorate for mom

Whatever form your celebration takes, try to have a few personalized decorations. For instance, you could have napkins and table decorations in your mom’s colors of choice. If she likes flowers, find a place nearby where you can hand pick some of her favorite stems. A photo collage or a video collage of family and friends adds charm to the party, and they’d both make nice gifts for mom to take home.

Be selfie-ready

Moms love pictures, so be prepared by setting up a photo station where she could pose with the whole family, the kids, the grandkids, or even by herself. You could also use a Polaroid camera so she can take a physical photo home with her.

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