On Sunday, May 6th, with the help of my fabulous co-hosts Jen Znosko, Amy Schuster, and Julie Fowler, I hosted a Mother’s Day brunch to benefit Westchester elementary. It was a fun way to raise money for the school while also taking time to celebrate moms who work so hard for their families and communities. The goal of the party was to allow moms to have fun and celebrate Mother’s Day free of distractions for a few hours.
Just like the selfie scavenger hunt we hosted back in April, this was also a fundraising sign-up party. In honor of the beautiful spring weather, we created a light brunch menu. First up were some cute “mom-osas” served with pink-and-white straws and “spa” water (fruit-infused water). Along with plenty of brunch finger foods, a simply decadent chocolate tasting courtesy of Bissinger’s Chocolates was a perfect way to round out the menu.
We wanted to keep the brunch menu simple yet delicious, so we chose finger foods and appetizers that everyone was sure to enjoy. Nothing is more simple and scrumptious brunch food than skewers. You’ll see there were several on the Mother’s Day brunch menu, and they certainly didn’t disappoint!
Here’s what was on the menu:
The perfect fun brunch drink to celebrate amongst fellow hard working moms. The stunning signs were done by Elizabeth at Gladly Designs.
We loved having two different types of infused water to keep things fresh and light. My favorites were Detox Cucumber (cucumber infused water) and Citrus (oranges, lemons, and basil). These H2Os were beautiful and refreshing!
Veggie Cups and Dip
The veggie cups with dip were simple, delicious and healthy; a can’t-miss brunch food idea! Simply put some dip in the bottom of clear plastic cups, then place carrot and celery sticks, broccoli and a tiny skewer of grape tomatoes in the cup on top of the dip. These made such a bright, colorful, and fun addition to our brunch food.
If you want an amazing brunch item that looks simple but is anything but simple in the taste department, then trust me—these bacon skewers MUST for your next gathering! They were spicy, sweet and simply amazing! Amy found these taste bud electrifiers on Pinterest, and I couldn’t stop eating them. Get the recipe here
Yogurt parfaits with Irene’s granola
Here’s another simple brunch food idea that was beautiful and easy to assemble. For our yogurt parfaits, we simply layered yogurt over fresh-cut fruit, then topped it off with Irene’s soft granola for a little bowl of heaven! Irene’s granola is made locally in Kirkwood and is amazing.
You can’t host a brunch without serving quiche, right? It’s a great brunch food since it’s filling, but pairs perfectly with finger foods and appetizers. For our quiche, we decided to offer some variety with a two-pack from Costco. We chose the spinach-artichoke and cheddar-broccoli flavors from La Terra Fina, and we were super pleased. They were healthy and delicious! Check out their site for a coupon. My friend Jen said the spinach-artichoke dip is amazing. I can’t wait to try that too!
Who doesn’t love a fruit kabobs? These little gems were on our brunch menu! So light, so delicious, and so easy! Cut the fruit and skewer.
Donut Hole pops
This was an easy brunch treat to assemble and provided such a fun presentation. My friend Julie bought a box of Munchkins donut holes from Dunkin Donuts. We skewered each one and served. Perfection!
All these foods were super easy for a busy mom who doesn’t have time to be slaving away in the kitchen. These would be great ideas if you are hosting a baby or wedding shower, graduation parties or having brunch with your favorite girls. Whatever your event, this easy and simple menu will give you more time to toast with your friends. Cheers!
Special thanks to my co-hostesses Jen, Amy, and Julie.
The businesses who made this party special: Elizabeth from Gladly designs for all the beautiful signs and food tents, Irene’s granola for the amazing granola.
Photos from @missverajeanae_