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From Decor to Favourite Dishes: Mother’s Day Is All About the Details

May 06, 2019
Mother and daughter hugging in Toronto, Ontario at Brookfield Residential.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner (this Sunday, May 12th) and it’s a great opportunity to celebrate all the mothers in your life – whether it’s your own mother, the mother of your children or a soon-to-be mother that you care about. While the Mother’s Day staples – flowers, chocolates and a card – will certainly be appreciated by many, we like to celebrate Mother’s Day with two things nearer and dearer to our hearts: quality time and a delicious meal. There’s nothing like a home-cooked meal prepared with love to honour a mother and to show that you appreciate her. Make it extra special with these tips:

Create a meaningful experience

Girl smiling at mom and coffee tray collage

Whether you’re hosting or preparing a Mother’s Day brunch, lunch or dinner celebration, focus on making the meal feel like an experience beyond the ordinary. Consider the guest of honour’s love language (words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time or physical touch) and do something special to show her how much she means to you. Perhaps it’s having everyone at the table say a few words about the things they love most about her, bringing her a thoughtful and personalized gift, serving her breakfast in bed, or going out afterwards to spend time together on a walk.

Customize the decorations to suit her style

Flower table decoration collage

Decorate home and table alike in honour of this special celebration. Decorations could include fresh flowers or spring branches, candles, a lively spring-themed centrepiece or table runner, guest place cards and beautiful napkins. Pick details that suit the guest of honour’s personal style. Don’t forget to use the best dishes and utensils!

Pay attention to the details

Tea cup and table decoration collage

From mom’s favourite colour to the type of flowers that make her swoon to her favourite dish, attending to all the details will make the guest of honour feel truly loved and appreciated, and will make the day uniquely memorable. It’s all in the details!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers out there, and we hope you have a wonderful weekend! Make sure to LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Instagram to follow along for more fun posts and lifestyle tips.