5 TIPS FOR HOSTING AN EASY MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH

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Mother’s Day is coming up and actually a pretty new holiday for me. This will be my second year celebrating as a mom and I’m super excited. Before I had Elle, I always liked to host a small family gathering and this year I decided to keep the tradition going. I also find brunch to be the perfect meal for the occasion and also an easy one in the recipe department.

When hosting a festive celebration, things don’t have to be stressful. There’s a lot of prep you can beforehand to make everything run smoothly and efficiently. Also choosing the right wine is essential and my favorite these days is JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay. It melts in your mouth and is the perfect choice for a Mother’s Day celebration.

Since I’ve had quite a bit of experience hosting the holiday, I thought that today I would share 5 tips for hosting an easy Mother’s Day brunch.

1. KEEP THE GUEST LIST SMALL

I always like to keep my parties on the small side and only invite the amount of people that can fit at my dinner table. It’s easier to manage, less food to make, and less dishes to clean. Since Mother’s Day is usually a family celebration, we only invite our immediate family which works out well.

2. FIND A GOOD WINE TO SERVE

There are currently so many choices out on the market, it’s hard to wrap your brain around finding the right wine. Since Mother’s Day is a cheerful celebration, I wanted to choose something fun that everyone would enjoy. This year I plan on serving JaM Cellar’s Butter Chardonnay. It’s rich, blood, and luscious. Made in the tradition of quality California winemaking, the grapes they select are juicy, ripe and bursting with flavor. They cold ferment this easy-to-love Chardonnay to a lush creaminess and age it in their unique blend of oak. It melts in your mouth, creamy-licious, and let’s face it, “Everything’s Better with Butter!”




3. MAKE THE INVITATIONS ELEGANT & EASY

I always like to go digital when I can and with the help of online invitations, I’m able to create a super cute invites in no time. There are lots of sites out there with different templates that you can customize or even upload your own. The designs are beautiful and it’s super easy to navigate and create an invitation of your own. Certain ones are even able to track your guest list and RSVPs for you too. It’s my number one go-to when creating invitations these days and we even used them for Elle’s 1st Birthday Party.

4. PREP ALL THE FOOD AHEAD OF TIME

When hosting a party, I like to keep the menu simple. I think of recipes I can make ahead of time so that it’s easier and less stressful once the guests arrive. I also always like to serve 3-4 different dishes and love a good store bought dessert. Since it’s a brunch, I plan on serving balsamic avocado toast, deviled eggs, a fruit salad, and a chocolate cake from the grocery store. They all pair perfectly with the Butter Chardonnay picked out for the celebration. Make sure to check out all the recipes as well as photos below.

5. ADD SOME FRESH FLOWERS

I always find that fresh flowers easily elevate any celebration in an instance. So do pretty serving dishes and platters. You don’t need to go all out or buy new items when decorating the table, just add some fresh flowers and your prettiest serving pieces and plates. I went with pink tulips this year and they happen to blend in perfectly with the yellow Butter label.

Easy Deviled Eggs

  • 7 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon of mustard
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • chives for garnish
  1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, gently add eggs with a spoon and boil for 12 minutes.
  3. Drain water and add cold water and ice to the pot to cool down the eggs and stop the cooking process. I also usually refrigerate them for at least a half hour.
  4. Once the eggs are cooled, peel them and cut them in half.
  5. Remove all the yolks and add them to a bowl.
  6. Mash the egg yolks with a fork. Then add the mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper.
  7. Whisk together until smooth.
  8. Put the egg mixture into a plastic bag and cut the tip. Pipe the mixture into the eggs.
  9. Top with chives
  10. Cover and refrigerate the eggs for several hours before serving.
  11. **Goes well with JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay

Balsamic Avocado Toast

  • Sliced bread of choice (for this recipe I used classic Tuscan Italian bread)
  • 4 ripe avocados, mashed
  • 1/2 cup of cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced.
  • 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of feta crumbles
  • salt + pepper
  1. Slice and toast the bread.
  2. Mash the avocados in a bowl. Add salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
  3. Stir together and spread onto each piece of toasted bread.
  4. Top with tomato slices.
  5. Sprinkle with feta cheese crumbles.
  6. Plate the toast and drizzle with balsamic.
  7. Sprinkle a little extra salt and pepper to taste.
  8. **Goes well with JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay

So as you can see, when it comes to entertaining, don’t get stressed. Follow my 5 tips above to help ease your worry and everything will work out perfectly. Hopefully the recipes and photos provided a little more inspiration and to all the mothers out there…

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!! XOXO




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