How many times have you browsed Pinterest for party ideas, only to discover a complicated tutorial using a footlong list of supplies that would take at least an hour for you to find at the craft store? Avoid pinxiety this Mother’s Day and plan a simple but elegant brunch in less than an hour.

Email a Custom Invitation

Even though you may only have one guest (your mom) at your Mother’s Day brunch, a custom Evite invitation featuring a cute picture will make her feel special, like the one below.

Time commitment: Between 1 – 5 minutes, depending on how long you browse designs and take to select the perfect photo.

Contributor Mother's Day Evite Invitation

Make an Easy Centerpiece

Pick up flowers at the grocery store for a simple and pretty centerpiece. This simple trick to arrange grocery store flowers is brilliant: use tape to add a grid to keep the flowers in place in the vase to make them look professional.

Time commitment: 10 minutes


Serve on Your Fine China

Pre-set the table with your favorite serving pieces. Layer the plates with a napkin on top for a pretty presentation.

Time commitment: 10 minutes to set out and rinse everything you’ll need

Easy Mother's Day Brunch_Evite Contributor_FreshMom


Serve a brunch menu you can prepare in advance

This simple menu will allow you to set everything out for brunch, and enjoy the party rather than being stuck in the kitchen stirring, cutting and mixing.

  • Make-ahead casserole: This savory sausage strata is a delicious combination of eggs, bread, sausage, and cheese and can be prepared the night before. Stick it in the oven for 30 minutes, and voila! Brunch is ready.
  • Orange juice: Pour store-bought orange juice into a clear, pretty pitcher for a pop of color on the table. Add some orange slices if you’re feeling extra fancy.
  • Fruit: Throwing pre-cut fruit from the grocery store on a bed of kale on a pretty platter displays well.

Time commitment: 20 minutes to prepare everything

Cheers to a brunch that minimizes stress, takes less than an hour for you to prepare, and still celebrates Mom in style.


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