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Let us make Mother’s Day personable this year and save a little money at the same time. Instead of making reservations at a pricey restaurant, delight your mother with a charming homemade brunch fit for a queen. Fill her justifiable day of relaxation with food prepared by you for a change, as well as creative and thoughtful gifts from the heart. The following ideas will inspire you to think outside the box on Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day is All About Your Mom – So Go the Distance to Make the Day Distinctive
It is after all “her” day, so why not plan to have your mother to your home that Sunday. Yes, you have to clean your house because she will be scoping out the dust balls with her eagle eye. If Mom lives nearby, put in the extra effort and pick her up so she does not have to drive for a day. A simple and thoughtful gesture she will appreciate.
Does your mother attend a church service? If she will be going to your house anyway, volunteer to go to church with her before taking her to brunch at your home. This is a cost-free token of love and your mother will be pleased you took the time to share in a worship service with her.
Brunch Should Include Mom’s Favorite Food Dishes and Some Thoughtful Display
Preparing brunch is great fun because you can be creative by making a little of this and a little of that, or you can focus on a theme if you rather. What is your mother’s favorite cuisine? If it happens to be Italian, prepare various pasta dishes. Pasta dishes can be prepared and served hot or cold, which makes it a versatile food item for a brunch menu.
Italian Themed Brunch Ideas
With an Italian theme in mind for Mother’s Day brunch, consider serving both hot and cold pasta, which could include baked Rotini with cauliflower and Italian cheese sauce or Rotini with Fontina cheese and spinach. Angel hair pasta with lemon shrimp and asparagus will definitely win your mother’s approval.
Cold pasta dishes to bear in mind when planning Mother’s Day brunch are elbow pasta salad with mozzarella, basil and roasted peppers drizzled with olive oil; or Rotini with Italian dressing tossed with Cannellini and Barlotti beans and Parmesan cheese. Another cold pasta favorite is antipasto salad. Barilla.com offers hundreds of easy recipes, which will help you put together a delectable Italian brunch to honor your mom.
Special Tableware – Did Mom Give You China? Use it on Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day brunch will be extra-special if you break out and dust off the china you have never bothered to use. Set a beautiful table for your mother and show her she is worth your effort and time. There is no better opportunity to prove to your mom that she has taught you a thing or two. Do not forget a pretty vase with fresh flowers…from your garden if possible. My mother had the ultimate flair when it came to setting an eye-appealing table. It was from her, I learned how to take an ordinary dinner table to new heights.
A Gift from the Heart
There is no need to spend a fortune on a Mother’s Day gift. Gather all the photos you have of you and your mother and put them into a movie or slideshow. The user-friendly Windows Movie Maker is an easy application and produces a quality movie or slideshow, which you can burn to a DVD. Titles and captions are easy to add to the movie, as well as your mom’s favorite songs. Get creative and write a Mother’s Day poem to include in the movie. Utilizing some of these ideas will ensure a pleasurable Mother’s Day full of good fun for both of you.