Mother’s Day Brunch
A Mother’s Day Brunch is a perfect way to start the occasion. Make it intimate by inviting over close family members and friends. Check out Martha Stewart’s Brunch Recipes of delectable french toasts, eggs, pancakes, crepes, scones, salads, quiche, smoothies and desserts. If Mom is not up for the party, you can still surprise her by serving breakfast in bed.
Let Mom have a fun time catching up with her friends over a cup of coffee or tea. Bring out the teacups and saucers. Serve tea sandwiches, cookies and canapes. Make an irresistible spread of desserts and sweets. Don’t forget to offer a variety of flavored coffee and teas. A simple table setting with vases and fresh flowers as decors will do.
Time to take out and use that grill! Let Dad be in charge of making those burgers, hotdogs and baby back ribs. Barbecue parties are also perfect for Summer. So, better do the table set-up outdoors. Make lots of refreshing drinks and serve favorite side dishes like salads, corn, mash potatoes and coleslaw. Keep the affair simple and casual. You can even just use disposable paper plates, cups, and wooden utensils so that cleaning and packing up will just be a breeze. For the best barbecue party recipes, check out Food Network’s Hot Off the Grill Best Summer Cookout Recipes.
Treat Mom to a relaxing time at the Spa. There are spas in the metro that you can actually book for groups with packages like massage, facial, foot spa, manicure, pedicure, and hair treatment. Check out Ahavia Lounge Spa in San Juan. You can even host a Spa party at your own home. Set-up the living room as the lounge area complete with pillows and towels. Light up some tea candles, burn essential oils, and play soothing music to replicate the spa ambiance. Prepare and serve a buffet of simple finger foods and desserts. Of course, don’t forget to call and book your neighborhood home service spa to do the job for you.
Craft and Bake Afternoon
Make Mother’s Day a creative and productive day. Spend the whole afternoon doing fun craft activities with Mom’s friends and their kids. There are so many craft ideas online that you can easily do like a Mother’s Day card or a bunch of paper flowers for Mom. You can also bake cupcakes and cookies, and enjoy a small indoor picnic right after. Another thing that you can do is to check out crafting workshops in the metro and invite them to sign up like Craft MNL’s upcoming mother and daughter doll-sewing workshop on May 11. Go HERE for more details about the workshop.