Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

It’s almost Mother’s Day, and what better way to celebrate the strong woman in your life than with a special Mother’s Day brunch. Treat your mother to custom yogurt parfaits, decadent dishes, cocktails and other surprises your mom won’t have to lift a finger to enjoy!

Lighter Fare

If your mother is one who prefers a light breakfast, these protein-packed options will be a decadent treat for her and all your guests.

Yogurt Parfait Bar

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Guests love when they get to make-their-own anything. It allows them to create their dish the way they want and adds a bit of fun and creativity to their meal. Set up a small table with a selection of yogurts (strawberry, vanilla and plain are best) and other assorted toppings like granola, fresh fruit, honey, dried fruits and nuts. Get more ideas for your parfait bar here.

Charcuterie Board

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A charcuterie board is an array of cured meats and cheeses, served with crackers, breads and preserves. Serve a selection of savoury eats without the stress and mess of a large meal. Learn the art of building a brunch charcuterie board here.

Muffins and Pastries

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If you’ve decided to provide mom and the rest of the family with a lighter breakfast menu, consider serving coffee and tea with a selection of pastries. Pick out a couple of your favourite muffin recipes and treat your guests to these sweet little treats and a mishmash of spreads like; nut butters, honey and jams. These muffin recipes are sure to please.

Decadent Delights

From savoury to sweet, brunch is a great excuse to enjoy both flavours. This Mother’s Day, treat mom to any one of these awesome recipes, they’re sure to be a gift on their own.


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Breakfast casseroles are the saviours to anyone hosting a busy brunch. Most of them can be made in advance and call for simple ingredients. For example, this sausage and cheese breakfast casserole can be made the night before and then popped into the oven in the morning. It’s gooey, cheesy and the perfect casserole to please a hungry crowd.


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A frittata is an egg-based dish, similar to an omelet but made in a pan and then baked, keep this in mind when choosing your cookware. Frittatas can easily be made by rummaging through your fridge and picking through leftovers to gather ingredients. Leftover ham and potatoes from last night’s dinner are ideal to throw in, along with peppers and onions. Get inspired with some of these frittata recipes.

Side Dishes

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From hash browns to salads, a brunch is not complete without a delicious selection of side dishes. Think outside the box and serve a tossed green salad, like Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad or a hash brown casserole for the perfect brunch accompaniment.

Refreshing Cocktails

What is brunch without a refreshing cocktail or two? Whether your mom enjoys sparkling wine, a spicy Caesar or something fruity and fun, here are some ideas for a well stocked bar.

Mimosa Bar

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Setting up a mimosa bar will allow your guests to create a cocktail of their own. Fill a bucket with ice and submerge multiple bottles of champagne or prosecco in the bucket. Offer a variety of different juices for everyone, like; orange juice, cranberry juice, pomegranate juice and peach juice for the ultimate thirst quencher. Also, include an array of fresh fruit for an extra special touch.

Make Your Own Caesars

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If mom is a big fan of this Canadian classic, a make-your-own Caesar bar is an ideal brunch addition. Provide your guests with gin or vodka and tomato juice. Once the cocktail is created, have them decorate their Caesar the way they like it. Offer olives, pickles, limes, bacon strips, pickled green beans, celery, hot sauce, Worcestershire and anything else that you think mom would like best – after all, it’s her day.


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Along with cocktails, offer tasty non-alcoholic drinks to sip on during brunch. Mix up this Sparkling Strawberry Cucumber Mocktail for those looking for something sweet, or this Grapefruit and Rosemary Spritzer for those who prefer their mocktails tart.

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