15 Tips for a Meaningful Mother’s Day Brunch She’ll Love

If you’re tired of the same old Mother’s Day gift of flowers and want to do something a little more special, why not throw a meaningful Mother’s Day Brunch for the mom in your life instead? It could be your own mother, your partner, or your mother-in-law in-person or via Zoom. Whatever works for you!

Whoever you need to celebrate, here is a list of simple tips for how to throw a more meaningful Mother’s Day brunch. Give them a fun and thoughtful experience they won’t forget.

  1. Send a Cute Invitation to your Mother’s Day Brunch – Consider sending your mom or partner a Mother’s Day Brunch invitation on Paperless Post.
Virtual Mother’s Day Brunch Invitation from Paperless Post

2. Add a meaningful quote on the invite – Add a bit of extra meaning by including a quote. It could be something meaningful on motherhood (you can find a bunch here) or it could be a line from a special song or book between you.

There is only one happiness in this life – to love and be loved

George Sand

3. Get one of your Mom’s favorite photos – When you send the invite, ask the mom you are celebrating to send their favorite mother photo. It could be one of her with her mother or one of her with her kids. You’ll see why later.

4. Set a dress code – Create a special atmosphere by setting a dress code. It could be a garden party theme with floral dresses for spring or the like.

5. Pick a meaningful menu – Think about a dish that might have some sort of significance for the mom you are celebrating. After I had my daughter, I couldn’t wait to eat sushi again. That meal is something tied to a memory for me so would be special. Or it could be a favorite dish your mom made you when you were little or something she makes that reminders her of her mom. If you’re doing a Zoom call, make sure everyone makes the same dish so you can all eat together.

6. Set the table – Set the table with a white tablecloth, some spring flowers or your mom’s favorite flower, a candle (important for later), plates, silverware, and a champagne glass. Make it special for her,

7. Add a Meaningful Mother’s Day Gift as a take-home on the table – Remember the special photo you asked for earlier? Get a copy framed and place it on the table as a place setting. They can take it home as a gift. If you have to do your celebration over Zoom, send a framed copy of the photo in advance. If you really want to take it to the next level, give everyone a picture of them with their mom framed. You can use it as their place setting.

8. Add a special note on the back – Add a special handwritten note on the back of the photo that your mom can read later. It can be a favorite memory, a quote, or anything you’d like.

9. Welcome everyone with a special drink – To kick brunch off, hand everyone a glass of champagne or another special drink – maybe another one of your mom’s favorite drinks?. If you’re celebrating via Zoom, have everyone on the Zoom call has the same drink ready.

10. Light the candle – Have everyone light the candle on their table as the event get started to signify the start of the event. You can have each person have their own candle or have one central candle for the whole table. If you’re on Zoom, each party should light their candle at the same time.

11. Give a toast – Give a quick toast to thank everyone for joining you and to say thanks to the mom in your life for all of her hard work. You could also read a poem on motherhood at this point if you’re so inclined or share the best advice you ever got from you mom.

12. Create a special playlist to play during the meal – Create a Spotify playlist of your Mom’s favorite songs, meaningful songs that you liked together growing up, or you can have family members each dedicate two songs and add them to the playlist. Share the playlist with other family members when the event is over.

13. Play the Jar Game during the meal – I call this the Jar Game. There may be another name for it, but the gist is, you write down a question on a square of paper, fold it up, and put it in a jar. Then you pass the jar around, someone picks a question, and answers it. If you’re doing this on Zoom, have one person in charge of pulling the questions and asking family members. Questions could include – what’s the best advice you got from mom? What’s your favorite memory of mom? What have you learned most about motherhood? What’s your favorite movie about motherhood? What’s the funniest thing mom ever did?

14. To wrap up, say thank you and blow out the candle – Ok now that the festivities have wrapped up, you can say a quick thank you and have everyone blow out their candles. This signifies the end of the brunch for everyone.

15. Include something fun to take home – If you were able to do the photo, then this could count as the take home. If not, consider giving everyone a flower or maybe a little bag of candy or a piece of dessert.

Ok we hope this give you some good ideas on how to make a more meaningful Mother’s Day brunch. You can do some or all of the tips. Whatever is best for your family.

What are some of the favorite dishes your mom made for your growing up? Please share in the comments below!

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