Monday, May 13, 2013

Brunch for Mom


One holiday we always celebrate in our home is Mother's Day with our annual brunch! We look forward to it every year and have a great time prepping for it as well as entertaining the day of. It's the one day of year that we are lucky enough to gather the most important women of our lives - our mothers and grandmothers - and demonstrate how much we love and care about them. 


On the menu this year was a french toast casserole made by Mr. P's mom (recipe coming soon!), breakfast potatoes, bacon and cheese fritata, croissants, bagels, doughnut holes, fruit, an assortment of Cuban breakfast pastries (pastelitos), fruity champagne and coffee.


Mrs. P bought some fresh flowers the day before the brunch and placed them in small, round candle holders decorated with a raffia bow. She found the glass bowls in the dollar store! Flowers included: fuchsia roses, orange carnations, babies breath, yellow pompoms and lime green chrysanthemum flowers. When buying a large quantity of flowers, try to find a flower wholesaler in your city. You will save tons of money! Mrs. P made one arrangement per mom to take home as a take away! They loved the fact that they can take a souvenir home from our party!


The focal point of the buffet table were these three tall vases filled with flowers mentioned above. Believe it or not, those are aluminum Coca-Cola bottles! Mr. P spray painted them with sunflower yellow paint. DIY blog post coming soon!



For dessert, we had cake pops and cookie pops by sweetkpops, Nutella Cream Pie and chocolate-covered strawberries.



This year, we celebrated a new mother in our family. Mr. P's sister Michelle gave birth to her little boy Lucas on May 1st, just in time for Mother's Day! This was his first outing other than the doctor's office! We adore this little guy!


Isn't he a cutie?!?


Joey was trilled to meet his new little cousin!


Mrs. P with Joey, her grandmother "Abuela Popi" and her mother Michy.


Mr. P with his sister Michelle and their mother Mari.


Overall, it was another lovely Mother's Day brunch!


32 comments:

  1. Oh how lovely.. I wish I could prepare something like that for my mom.. :(

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  2. Looks like you had a wonderful mothers day, love the take home flowers what a great idea.

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    1. Thank you Sophia!! We had a great time.

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  3. Looks like you did it up right for Mother's Day!
    xoxo
    E

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  4. What a lovely and delicious brunch, everybody looks so happy and relaxed!
    Congratulations for the new member of the family, so cute :)

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  5. What a great party! The food and flowers looks lovely. And, those pretty yellow bottles turned into vases are a great idea. I have to try that!

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    1. Thanks.. We will be putting up the DIY post soon!

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  6. What a sweet post and great Mother's day brunch. Your family looks gorgeous and little cutie Lucas is just so adorable...I miss having babies! :D
    Looks like a wonderful time spend together with loved ones.

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  7. Looks like you had a wonderful Mother's Day brunch! Love the decoration and the feast! Aww Lucas is adorable. I hope his mom had a nice break from holding him as there are other families around to take care of him. :)

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  8. Your centerpieces are always so lovely.

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    1. Thanks!! We will be writing about the vases soon!

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  9. What cute and adorable pictures of the new member of your family and what a fantastic brunch spread for a truly wonderful Mother´s Day celebration! Very lovely blog post!

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  10. That looks like an amazing brunch spread! What a lovely thing to do for your family. And little Lucas is so sweet!

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  11. Looks like that you had a great weekend!
    Love your table setup..so summery and beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Angie!!! Mrs. P loves to decorate =)

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  12. How sweet and what a great way to spoil your Moms!

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  13. Hi there! I can see that you had put in lots of efforts on this mother's day brunch! Love love love the flower decos & the cake & cookie pops!

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  14. Sounds like you had a wonderful mother's day celebration. Little Lucas is very charming.

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  15. A delicious and beautiful spread to celebrate the Mom's in your life. Lucas is so cute!

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  16. A wonderful brunch! Lucas is really sweet.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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