Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas: 5 New Spins On Tradition

Saffron Marigold - Updated: May 13, 2020

Mother’s Day brunch is a favorite tradition in many families, but it’s always fun to bring something new to the table. We created 5 different brunch themes to inspire fresh ideas for this lovely tradition. If you’re planning a Mother’s Day brunch this year, read on!

Mother’s Day Brunch Idea #1: Gatsby, Glam, and Glittery

If your fabulous mom adores Breakfast At Tiffany’s, has an enviable shoe collection, and owns a Goldendoodle, then she’ll love this gilded brunch theme for her Mother’s Day celebration.

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Vanilla Glacé Tablecloth

For a fab Mother’s Day celebration, begin with this posh white and gold tablecloth that oozes luxury.

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Gather a cluster of pretty pink peonies into a gorgeous vessel for a luxe and lovely centerpiece that’s just right for a glam Mother’s Day brunch.

Russ & Daughters

Smoked Salmon Medley

Filled with Scottish salmon, Scandinavian gravlox, and more, this is an extravagant brunch spread, indeed.

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Vanilla Glace White and Gold Dinner Napkins

Cotton dinner napkins aren’t just for dinner, but your chic mom already knows this, of course! Why not treat her to a set dressed in petite flowers drizzled with gold?

Brunch theme #2: A Marvelous Moroccan Meal

Bring a bit of Moroccan flair to your Mother’s Day celebration! This will be an especially enjoyable affair for the mom who prefers a colorful home, shops for handmade pottery, and heads to craft fairs on the weekends.

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Exquisite and sunny, this blue Moroccan tablecloth will give your brunch a boost of good vibes.

The Moroccan Bakery

Moroccan Figs

Your Mother’s Day brunch celebration will be filled with all of the oohs and ahhs you can imagine when you serve these “figs”–they’re actually cookies! 

LIT Decor

Wanderlust Mason Jar Centerpieces

Build on the color theme present in Casablanca Blues by filling these handpainted lanterns with candles or lush limelight hydrangea blooms.

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Casablanca Blues Dinner Napkins

Set the table with these green and blue patterned napkins that Mom will enjoy using time and time again.

Mother’s Day Brunch Idea # 3: Fabulously French

Does Mom harbor secret (or not-so-secret) dreams of living in a countryside cottage? Is she the kind of gal who gardens and finds the charm and beauty of rustic antiques? A French country brunch is the brunch for her!

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Morning Dew Tablecloth

A feminine, modern French country print, this yellow tablecloth brightens the dining space with its cheerful palette.

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Vibrance Bouquet

For your French brunch on Mother’s Day, choose farm-to-table florals. Sunflowers, aster, and eucalyptus are perfect blooms to set atop Morning Dew!

Gourmet Food Store

French Crepes

Serve authentic French crepes filled with strawberries and whipped cream (or bananas and Nutella) at your French Mother’s Day brunch.;

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Morning Dew Yellow Dinner Napkins

A set of cloth napkins that features a French country pattern adds a touch of refined elegance to your table setting.

Brunch Theme #4: English High Tea

Your mom might be longing for a trip to the UK. After all, she can’t help herself from following the royal family and she’s binging Downton Abbey and Escape To The Country! This British-inspired brunch theme will help transport Mom to her dream destination.

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English Gardens Blue and White Round Tablecloth

Smooth a blue and white tablecloth over the table to convey the feeling of the quintessential English garden.

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Blue Willow Dinner Napkins

Blue and white botanical napkins depicting a lush, leafy pattern call to mind the willow pattern popularized by English ceramic artists.

Hummingbird Tearoom

Cream Tea

Clotted cream, scones, jam, and tea–it’s everything you need to treat mom to a proper Mother’s Day tea!

Lemon Leaf Market

English Garden Centerpiece

A bouquet of soft, pastel faux cabbage roses looks simply stunning on a blue and white background.&

Mother’s Day Brunch #5: Tropical Treats

You know that Mom feels most relaxed when she’s at the seaside. She loves the beach and being out on the water, and she likes her drinks fruity, mixed, and frozen. Use this knowledge to inspire a light and breezy Mother’s Day celebration inspired by the tropics!

Tropical Garden Table Runner
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Tropical Garden Table Runner

A floral table runner looks casually elegant laid across a natural wood table, making it a great choice for this particular occasion.

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Tropical Garden Cloth Dinner Napkin Set

Floral napkins preserve the feeling of this special celebration long after the month of May has passed.

Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes & More

Key Lime Pie

Serve up a slice of luscious key lime pie for a sweet, tropical piece of paradise at this Mother’s Day brunch.

Bloomsy Box

Rainforest Surprise

These hand-cut flowers with tropical blooms are sourced from certified farms dedicated to preserving the flora of the Amazon Rainforest.

Feeling inspired yet?  We have a complete collection of round tablecloths, rectangular table cloths, table runners, and cloth napkins to help you make Mother’s Day special. They also make great gifts for Mom! See our collection of table linens–you might be inspired to create a whole new brunch theme based on our globally-inspired patterns!

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Just in time for Mother’s Day, we have put together some inspiring ways to tell Mom “thanks for everything” and for expressing love and gratitude to her. We’ll focus on high quality, hand made items, do-it-yourself projects and special recipes. These reflect our commitment to the personal touch–in our handcrafted linens, our genuine dedication to customer service and our belief that you find joy in what comes from heart and hand.