How to make Mother’s Day extra special with a heartfelt brunch

How to make Mother’s Day extra special with a heartfelt brunch

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to spoil the most important woman in your life. While we don’t need to tell you why you should celebrate, we can offer some suggestions as to how to make the day a little more special for her.

Of course, a unique and thoughtful gift can go a long way in showing your loved one just how much you appreciate them and this Mother’s Day, why not spend some quality time with them by putting together the perfect Mother’s Day brunch (or lunch!).

Dress the table

It’s fair to say that Mums are usually the ones who care about a beautifully set table, so Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to go the extra mile with some elegant décor to make her feel extra special. If you’re unsure where to start, it can help to come up with a concept to tie your tablescape elements together. Your theme needn’t be complicated, it can be as simple as choosing a colour combination and letting it guide every element of your table design, from flowers to place settings. Pick between two and three colours and use them throughout for maximum impact with minimal effort. Earthy and natural tones that layer harmoniously together, such as those found in Portmeirion’s brand-new Minerals collection, work well by creating a look that is both cohesive and naturally beautiful.

The quickest way to elevate any Mother’s Day tablescape is to lay down a beautiful tablecloth to anchor your scheme and inject a splash of colour if preferred. Linen tablecloths are great for a more classic look whilst adding tactile elements to the setting. Tie this together with textured placemats, made from jute or rattan, and set the table with your prettiest tableware that takes inspiration from nature, such as the Botanic Garden Lilac Heart Dish. Continue this naturistic theme with a floral garland or fresh flower arrangement using your mum’s favourite flowers, alongside tapered candles and glass candle holders to add height to your centrepiece. For an extra special touch, add a handwritten note or a photo of your Mum to each place setting to inspire a trip down memory lane.

Whip up a delicious spread

The key to any successful Mother’s Day brunch or lunch is food. Put together a morning spread or midday feast with all of Mum’s favourite recipes. Pancakes are a beloved breakfast food and are easy to make with ingredients you almost always have to hand; or swap sweet for savoury and start the day on a lighter note with healthy shakshuka.

If you’re looking to create an elegant table setting, the Sophie Conran Set of Four Plates is a timeless addition to your tableware collection. However, if you’re planning a more casual set up or buffet style brunch, serve food on platters and allow guests to tuck in as they please.

As Mother’s Day is all about treating the motherly figures in your life, don’t forget to round out your brunch – or lunch – with some delicious cocktails or mocktails. Nothing says simple elegance like a Bellini or for a fruity non-alcoholic punch, an apple, elderflower and mint sparkle is guaranteed to go down a treat.  Sip in style with the delicately etched Botanic Garden Set of Four Crystal Wine Glasses or the Sara Miller London Chelsea Wine Glasses with beautiful gold detailing, which you can even double up as a gift for Mum too. 

Find a gift they’ll love

While your mum will no doubt appreciate the effort you’ve already gone to, there’s no harm in gifting her a little something to remind her exactly how special she is. For the pattern-loving mum, the Sara Miller Artisanne Noir Set of Four Salad Plates or Mandala Mug is sure to bring a smile to her face. Capturing the essence of relaxed Moroccan and Middle Eastern dining, striking monochrome prints blend with gold detailing for an irresistible hand-crafted feel, complimenting bold colours beautifully.

Meanwhile, if your Mum is known for throwing the best gatherings, surprise her with a thoughtful gift that complements her love of hosting, like the Sophie Conran Lavandula Large Serving Bowl. A beautiful yet practical piece for the home, with its beautiful lavender sprigs in soft shades of purple and green, this serving bowl is perfect for serving delicious sharing dishes at her next get-together.

For the self-proclaimed bakers – or novice cake makers – the best gifts are those that strike the perfect balance between being aesthetically pleasing and practical. Featuring beautiful Foxglove and Garden Lilac motifs, the Botanic Garden Two-Tier Cake Stand is certainly that - adding an understated touch of class to everyday occasions.