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5 Simple Tips for Hosting the Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch

Don’t let inviting guests over for Mother’s Day brunch be a source of stress. Taking a few minutes before the event to make a plan will save you time and money and allow you to enjoy your Mother’s Day, too!

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Mother's Day brunchPhoto: Shutterstock

1. Get Inspired

Want to host a Mother’s Day brunch but feel like you’ve run out of ideas? Peruse the internet for some inspirational blogs to get your creative juices flowing. Either the bunch section of your favourite foodie blog, or check out iheartbrunch for some drool-worthy photos from our American friends.

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2. Get Some Work Done in Advance

To help prevent stress, the best hosts plan ahead. Get started by drafting these essential lists: guests, menus, and grocery items. Once you’ve got the basics down, don’t be afraid to delegate work and ask for help. Keep it simple when it comes to food presentation and serving, and don’t forget to enjoy yourself!

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Pancakes with banana, walnut and caramelPhoto: Shutterstock

3. Play Up the Basics

To ensure you’re pleasing everyone’s brunch cravings, combine sweet and savoury brunch staples, such as pancakes, scrambled eggs, and hash browns. Have an assortment of toppings for your pancakes, such as jam, maple syrup, and butter, and setting up everything buffet-style will ensure everyone is happy and gets what they want! If you’re looking for a simple and impressive brunch item try out these Cinnamon and Strawberry Pancakes.

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Italian Frittata with slicesPhoto: Shutterstock

4. Don’t Disregard Casseroles

Casseroles are budget-friendly when it comes to family dinner and it turns out they’re great for brunch menus, too. Try making Lynn Crawford’s Baked Parma Ham, Pesto and Ricotta Frittata or this Frittata with Swiss Chard.

 

 

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Homemade Bloody Mary cocktail with baconPhoto: Shutterstock

5. Remember the Beverages

It’s okay to have a little alcohol at brunch, especially on Mother’s Day! Set a table with all the ingredients for a Bloody Mary and allow your guests to make their own or serve orange juice and champagne for delicious mimosas. If you’re looking for something equally delicious without the alcohol, try making a classic strawberry and yogurt smoothie.

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