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Mother's Day Celebrations

Mothers Day Brunch

Mother's Day is a perfect excuse to shower the mothers in your life with love and special attention.  The most traditional gathering involves a Sunday brunch for mom and friends.  There's no need to become overwhelmed. Just simplify and plan ahead:

-Send mom and others a nice Mother's Day themed Evite so that you can track RSVPs

-Order a few platters of assorted make-ahead wraps (don't forget some veggie options), a green salad and a potato salad

-Make a chocolate cake for mom (see Recipes section for ideas)

-Fill some beautiful glass pitchers with tap water and ice and lay out clear plastic cups and lemon wedges

-Buy a few bottles of inexpensive prosecco or cava instead of champagne (Cristalino is a good bet) and ask guests to bring a bottle of bubbly, white, rose' or red wine if they ask what they can bring

-Pick up several grocery store or deli bouquets for the dining table and to display where guests will relax

-Download some mom-friendly songs from iTunes such as Judy Garland, Billy Holiday, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, etc. and set up the iPod in a convenient spot for the party (make sure you have enough songs to last a couple hours)

-Don't forget silverware, plates, napkins and glasses, to wear a colorful, fun dress with chic flats since you may be on your feet a bit and, last but not least, a small gift for mom to open (photos of kids and grandkids in pretty frames always do well!)---oh and sit down with a glass of wine to appreciate the thoughtful scene before the guests arrive



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