For many, Mother’s Day consists of stuffing you and your loved ones into a very busy restaurant to celebrate to the women in your life. At times, and depending on where you go, this can run you a costly tab, a terrible dining experience, and an unsuccessful celebration for the woman who does it all. For others who are on a budget or just don’t like busy restaurants, we have found a few at-home brunch ideas that you can use to celebrate the queen(s) in your life.
Every queen likes a good beverage with her meal. This year we are all for a Mom-osa Bar! Mimosas are definitely well liked for their fresh flavor and delicious bubbly. To do a Mom-osa bar simply gather 2-3 juices, I personally like to do fresh squeezed juice. Buy your favourite champagne and if mom doesn’t drink alcohol you can simply swap this for carbonated water.
To set up your station, put the champagne on ice to keep it chilled (this is key) and place your array of juices on the table. Line up your champagne glasses and put out frozen fruits in a bowl. I usually do blueberries, raspberries, and peaches. If there is food allergies make sure to label everything and separate the fruits into individual bowls. To add a touch of cuteness, you can also write a thoughtful message on little place cards or just one big message of “I love you”.
Next is a waffle bar! A great aspect of a waffle bar is that it satisfies the needs of many, which is key when it comes to events like this. If you have a larger family you know too well that not everyone is on the same page when it comes to diet or quantity. This style of serving allows you to put out options that satisfy the pickiest of eaters. Eating at home is also a great way to save money. Especially on Mother’s Day where we see prices increase both at restaurants and in stores.
If you don’t already have a favorite waffle recipe you can check out some new options from Self Magazine here. To create this beautiful waffle bar, simply cook your waffles and place them on a plate, or if you want to be fancier, you can place them on a cake holder. In smaller bowls, put all of your healthy and none-healthy toppings on the table. My personal favourites are jam, chocolate chips, blueberries, and whipped cream. You can also add syrup dispensers, speciality jams, peanut butter, and regular butter for people to top off their waffle masterpiece. On days like these, I think it is always best to make things easiest on the host and what better way than having a self-serve waffle bar. Both these brunch options ultimately satisfies everyone, and you get more time to spend with your lady(s).
Happy Mother’s Day!