This year, instead of breakfast in bed, try serving Mom lunch in the great outdoors! Make it a family affair, or tell Mom to take the afternoon off and invite her best girlfriends to join her. Poppy & Blush set up this beautiful Mother’s Day picnic spread in an idyllic wooded area, but it’s easy to re-create no matter where you are. Whether you take a Sunday drive to her favorite spot or set it up in your backyard, show your love with a lunch your favorite lady’s sure to adore.
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Make a sweet spot even sweeter with a sumptuous picnic spread any mother would swoon over. Fresh cut flowers lend beauty to an already pretty setting, and lots of elegant pillows make anywhere feel like the lap of luxury.
Pile on pretty pillows to create a suitable throne for your very own queen for the day.
Put together a light yet luscious lunch of Caprese sandwiches on French bread, fresh fruit, and cheese and crackers followed by delicate desserts and accompanied by wine and sparkling juices.
Wooden crates are handy to cart items to the picnic spot. Once you’re there, turning them over or on their side creates height to show off yummy nibbles and keep them away from dirt and ants.
Don’t just use the picnic basket to carry lunch to the picnic — it also makes a pretty display for fresh fruit, a bud vase of tulips, and real silverware with feminine details.
Spreading out a swanky sequin-studded blanket takes an everyday picnic to the next level, while a wooden board echoes the environs and creates a lovely base for cheese and crackers. Serve them alongside fresh berries and grapes for a pleasing contrast for both the eye and palate.
Create a petite banner spelling out the guest of honor’s name from gold M’s and a heart and hang it with string on a clear ice cooler. Then simply add a selection of bubbly juices and white wine for DIY spritzers that will shimmer in the sunlight.
Granola bars right from the box (we used Nature Valley) look downright elegant cut in half and arranged on a cake stand. Take drinks from ordinary to extraordinary with striped paper straws and wooden skewer stirrers decorated with ribbon flags (get the how-to).
Set out pastel macarons in spring shades that will make her feel like she’s picnicking in Provence.
Serve pale pink macarons on fine china (pack it with bubble wrap) alongside fresh flowers to match.
Arrange cut flowers in a vase to provide unexpected polish and pick up the colors in bakery-fresh berry tarts. Bring your mom’s favorite blooms along, or make picking wildflowers part of the fun of getting to your picnic spot.
Encourage Mom to kick back with some bonbons for the perfect finishing touch to any Mother’s Day meal.