Host a Beautiful Spring Fling
Host the most beautiful Mother's Day brunch. With our favorite edible spring flower and easy DIY ideas, this Mother's Day brunch celebrates the day in style. We've got everything you need to welcome spring, including recipes and floral centerpieces.
Pansies, our favorite (edible!) spring flower, are the star of this sweet Mother's Day brunch. Set up a stunning spring centerpiece by slipping fresh-snipped blooms into several small wooden vessels. We love using sake cups.
For the easiest table setting idea, add simple chambray patterned linens and neutral stoneware to complete the look. Copper silverware adds subtle warmth and color.
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Pansies, violets, and Johnny-jump-ups are all members of the same family. Violas are easy to grow and bloom best in cool spring temperatures.
Sweet violets give candies, desserts, and liqueurs a floral flavor, while mild pansies add a pop of color to almost any dish.
Printable Place Cards
These hand-painted place cards welcome guests to the table. They're so gorgeous, you won't need many more Mother's Day table decorations. Mom will love finding her spot, and you'll love how easy it is to print and pen guests' names.
Keep the natural look with wood plates and a scattering of fresh flowers.
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DIY Dried Flowers
Pressed flowers keep spring alive year-round and are the perfect keepsake for mom. She'll love slipping them into a picture frame or a book, or using them in crafting projects. Get creative and use them as Mother's Day decorations. They look great in a shadow box or as part of a photo collage. We're sharing three speedy methods for perfectly preserved blooms.
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Floral Tea Sandwiches
Top buttery brioche with herbed cream cheese and fresh blooms for an updated take on classic tea sandwiches. For crunch, try adding paper-thin slices of cucumber and radish. Or add a small handful of microgreens.
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Pink Peppercorn Shortbread
These bloom-topped cookies get sweet heat from crushed pink peppercorns. For subtle floral flavor, toss chopped flowers right into the batter.
Dress up a classic yogurt and granola parfait with a scattering of fresh violets. Use any combination of flavors you like, and be sure to use pesticide-free flowers.
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Instead of fresh fruit, try topping your Pavlovas with fresh blooms. These lemon curd swirled desserts are the perfect make-ahead treat for your Mother's Day brunch.
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Party Favor: Viola Candy Bark
This stunning chocolate bark is so easy to make. A touch of lavender essential oil gives the dessert floral flavor, while bold blooms make a beautiful treat. Package in clear bags and tie with a pretty ribbon.
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