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

Saffron Marigold - Updated: April 21, 2021

We created 5 different Mother’s Day brunch themes to inspire fresh ideas for this lovely tradition. Mother’s Day brunch is a favorite tradition in many families, but it’s always fun to bring something new to the table. If you’re looking for Mother’s Day celebration ideas, then be sure to read, bookmark, or Pin this post on brunch themes for Mother’s Day, Sunday, or any day!

blue and white floral tablecloth, egg cups, spoons, and a sign that says Mother's Day Brunch Ideas & Themes

Having a brunch theme is a great way to start planning a Mother’s Day celebration she’ll remember. Our collections provide the basis for brunch themes and celebrations that transport you to another place and time. Consider Mom’s interests and hobbies, and choose one of the Mother’s Day brunch ideas that fits best.  Feel free to use these Mother’s Day brunch themes and ideas as a starting point and build on them to add your own special spin.  

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.

collage of white and gold tablecloth with pink flowers, wine, cheese, crackers, salmon, and bagels

The first in our list of Mother’s Day brunch themes begins with a white and gold tablecloth that oozes luxury. Alternatively, spread a white and gold table runner over a solid white cloth to set the stage for a glam brunch. Add crystal, silver, mimosas, and cloth napkins to carry out this posh brunch theme for Mother’s Day. And, of course, don’t forget the jazz!

bagels and a smoke salmon assortment served for glam brunch themes for Mother's Day
Russ & Daughters

Smoked Salmon Medley

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

hot pink and white floral bouquet
The Bouqs Company

Pegasus

Gather a cluster of pretty pink peonies into a gorgeous vessel for a lush, lovely centerpiece that’s just right for a this Mother’s Day brunch theme.

Marvelous Moroccan brunch themes for Mother’s Day

Bring a bit of Moroccan flair to your Mother’s Day celebration! If your mom dresses her home in pattern in color, enjoys handmade pottery, and heads to craft fairs on the weekends, she’ll love this brunch theme. 

Moroccan brunch theme with blue Moroccan pattern tablecloth, baklava, lanterns

Exquisite and sunny, our blue Moroccan tablecloth will give your Mother’s Day table decorations a boost of rich color. (Better yet, this is a Mother’s Day gift that Mom will love using time and time again!) Turn up the Moroccan vibes by pouring Moroccan mint tea and serving flaky baklava. This will be an especially enjoyable celebration for Mom 

Moroccan vases for Moroccan or boho brunch themes for Mother's Day
LIT Decor

Wanderlust Mason Jar Centerpieces

Build on the color theme (and the brunch them) by filling these handpainted lanterns with candles or lush limelight hydrangea blooms.

baklava in a diamond shape served at a Mother's Day brunch celebration
Sarkis Pastry

Diamond Baklava (Walnut)

Your Mother’s Day brunch celebration will be filled with all of the oohs and ahhs you can imagine when you serve handmade baklava filled with walnuts and sweetened with a honey syrup.

Mother’s Day Brunch Theme# 3: Fabulously French

Does Mom harbor secret (or not-so-secret) dreams of living in the rolling countryside? Is she the kind of gal who would love to idle away hours in her garden? Does she find the charm and beauty of rustic antiques? A French country brunch is the brunch for her!

yellow and teal table runner, sunflowers, crepes for French brunch themes

A feminine French country print, this yellow tablecloth brightens the dining space with its cheerful palette.  Create a rustic centerpiece with bright sunflowers. Set the table with earthenware, and add a set of cloth napkins for refined elegance at this Mother’s Day celebration.

French crepes from the Gourmet Food Store
Gourmet Food Store

French Crepes

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

bouquet of sunflowers with purple flowers and greens
The Bouqs

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!

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, Bridgerton, and Escape To The Country! This British-inspired brunch theme will help transport Mom to her dream destination.

blue and white floral tablecloth, pink floral bouquet, English high tea

Smooth a blue and white tablecloth over the table to convey the feeling of the quintessential English garden. Blue and white botanical napkins depicting a lush, leafy pattern call to mind the willow pattern popularized by English ceramic artists. For full-on English cottage style, set a bouquet of cabbage roses in the center of the table. And be sure to serve all the best goodies for a high tea!

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English high tea from the Hummingbird Tea Room for a Mother's Day celebration
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!

Pink flowers in a white vase and lots of greens for an elegant English Gardens floral bouquet
Urban Stems 

The Devon

A bouquet of soft, sweet blooms flanked by silver dollar eucalyptus looks stunning against the blue and white background of our English Gardens print.

Tropical brunch themes for Mother’s Day

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 flowers and tropical tablecloth, slice of key lime pie, a collage of a Tropical Mother's Day brunch themes

A floral table runner looks casually elegant laid across a natural wood table, making it a great choice for this particular occasion. In fact, a floral print like this one preserves the feeling of this special celebration long after the month of May has passed. Continue building on this tropical brunch theme by presenting Mom with an exotic bouquet of tropical flowers and serving a summery pie for dessert.

key lime pie with whipped cream dollop and lime zest on a plate at tropical Mother's Day brunch themes
Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes & More

Key Lime Pie

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

Tropical floral bouquet for mother's day
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.