The countdown to Mother’s Day is ON! Sunday the 14th May should be clearly marked in your diary as a day just for you! (or a special mum in your life) but sometimes Mum’s are so tricky to buy for! With the endless options out there we thought we would compile our top 5 gifts to help you on the pursuit of the perfect interiors related present and also give you our top tips on styling the perfect Mother’s Day brunch.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing Mums!
Our top 5 gift picks just for Mum
Tips To Styling A Mother’s Day Brunch
- Host the lunch at home if you have the space. It will take some of the pressure off and means you can do a lot of prep work the night before, like setting the table, getting drinks ready and some food prepared. The first thing I do when I’m styling an event like a brunch is plan my theme. I love to do a garden party feel with lots of fresh florals and greenery. Or stick to a colour theme of 2 colours to keep the look really consistent and styled. My favourite is white and gold, it always looks so glam!
- Plan your table setting. Plan out every thing that will go on the table, from the table cloth, plates, side plates, cutlery, napkins and glass wear. I often like to give my guests a personalized plate setting, so they know where they are sitting. It always gives the table a special feel and you can have so much fun creating pretty nametags. They are also a handy device to wrap around your napkins and hold all your cutlery in place.
- Create a table centerpiece. A great vase with flowers is always a winner and looks amazing. Try and cluster up a few vases at varying heights and sizes together in the center of the table to give it a bit more impact. Plan your flowers to your theme, bright colours, or whites, make sure the theme connects to every single part of the day.
- Plan a menu and have a little menu printed to sit on everyone’s plates. It will make your table feel really special and it often cuts out those questions on ‘what are we eating’…I usually do a huge antipasto cheese board when guests arrive and this in itself looks so lovely sitting on the table or kitchen bench. Fill it with colour, add fruits like pears and grapes and spend money on great cheese it will be a real talking point.
- Have the wine and champagne glasses out so your guests can have a drink in hand on arrival, put the music on and hopefully the weather is great and the kids can play outside. Don’t be scared to invite lots of kids… kids keep kids entertained so the chances of getting to sit back and relax and enjoy the brunch will be much greater!
Compiled by Aimee Tarulli, Interiors Editor.