Ask Mom what she wants for Mother's Day, and she'll probably say something like, "I just want to spend it with my family. I don't need anything else."
Honor that classic reply with a simple garden party, says professional event planner Greg Jenkins of Bravo Productions. Jenkins has 25 years of event planning experience and his clients include US Presidents and NFL teams. But, says Jenkins, there's a time and place for simple elegance.
"Just a clean, manicured backyard lawn makes a pleasant backdrop for an outdoor gathering," says Jenkins. "Add mini appetizers, finger sandwiches and a specialty punch. Decorate with family and friends."
Mother Nature herself can supply your fruit-inspired Mother's Day ?b?runch. ?Start with edible decor, says San Francisco-based interior designer Cecilie Starin. "Fill trays, urns, serving bowls, berry bowls and glass jars with apples, grapes, oranges, lemons, limes and pears. Friends and family will appreciate the beauty of the colorful display while enjoying the flavor of nature's sweetest rewards."
And add a fruity drink, like this sangria from Lulu Powers, author of Lulu Powers Food to Flowers:
Flowers make a wonderful Mother's Day gift, but you can do far more than just buy a bunch or basket from the greenhouse. Incorporate a floral theme into your overall brunch decor.
Take advantage of plentiful spring flowers for your decor, says Jenkins:
And for your food, too:
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