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Dream Tips: Planning a Mother’s Day Garden Party

While moms always deserve to be celebrated, there’s no better time than Mother’s Day to show them just how much they’re appreciated and deserving of a special day. Transforming a classic Mother’s Day brunch into a garden party is easy if you incorporate bright florals, light hors d’oeuvres, and spring cocktails. Check out our ideas on how to make the day even more memorable for all of the moms in your life.  

Garden Decor
The overall theme of any garden party is the beauty of the great outdoors. If you’re able, set up your table and chairs in the backyard to get the full effect, but you can also bring some nature indoors. Including greenery and fresh spring flowers in your table centerpieces will elevate your decor—plus they smell amazing!. Consider adding pastel-colored flowers for a soft and feminine look and hang some strands of string lights for a whimsical touch.

Spring Flower Arrangement
Outdoor Wedding Reception
Outdoor Wedding Reception

Mini Bites
The menu for a garden party should include fresh and light hors d’oeuvres that can be served picnic-style outside. Visiting a farmers’ market is a great way to find the best in-season spring fruits and vegetables for your dishes. Be sure to include both savory and sweet options like creamy cucumber bites and everyone’s favorite fancy dessert, macarons.

Creamy Cucumber Bites
Deviled Hearts
Miniature Donuts
Macarons

Spring Sips
Including warm-weather cocktails is an absolute must when hosting a soiree in spring! While a classic mimosa or Bloody Mary are always crowd-pleasers, springtime sips focus on fresh and flavorful ingredients like berries or lavender and are sure to keep guests cool and refreshed during a warm afternoon gathering. Check out our list of some of our favorite spring cocktail recipes for a little inspiration! If you’d rather go with a non-alcoholic option, think about a fruit tea or virgin cocktail.

Signature Cocktail
Bloody Mary Mixes

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