Simply Mom-umental: Throw an Easy and Elegant Mother's Day Brunch
by Kelly Pfeiffer
Hi everyone! Kelly here, from Eat the Rainbow - Kids again. As Mother’s Day approaches, it just felt right to do a fun photoshoot with both my mom and daughter: 3 generations! We have a lot in common (interests, favorite foods, love of color, mannerisms, detail-oriented tendencies, etc…) but we all need something different in our daily vitamins. Thankfully, SmartyPants has something for each of us.
- My mom: SmartyPants Capsules, Women's 50+ Multi (1 capsule a day)
- Me: SmartyPants Capsules, Women's Multi (1 capsule a day)
- My daughter: SmartyPants Kids Formula (4 gummies a day)
Photos by Rebecca Durigan
Today I’ll be sharing my tips on hosting a simple, but elegant Mother’s Day brunch! It’s easy for your spouse/kids to prepare without you, or easy enough for you to do yourself but not feel stressed. It’s a #winwin either way!
The key to making everything super elegant (but simple): edible flowers! You can often find them at your local farmer’s markets, or online.
I added the edible blooms to ice cubes for the mimosas, as well as adorning the bagel and table setting. I bought baby pink begonias (surprisingly citrus-y), hibiscus (sooooooo pretty + sweet), and micro marigolds (these were a bit more bitter --- they were fine in the ice cubes and would be good on salads too).
For the mimosas, I used Natalies’ fresh squeezed OJ + Friexenet Cava Brut, but you could also use a Dry Prosecco. (Either is around $10 – 12 a bottle).
To make the ice cubes, just place a few edible blooms into each part of the ice tray, then cover with filtered water. Freeze for 4 – 6 hours, or overnight.
Full brunch menu:
- Edible Bloom ice cubes in mimosas
- Bagel with Curcumin-dyed vegan cream cheese (color is optional, but fun!)
- Melon balls: cantaloupe and watermelon
- Pomegranate Vanilla cashews
- SmartyPants Vitamins
- Edible Hibiscus blooms
To further tie into the blooms theme this Mother’s Day, I am giving my mom an annual membership to the Denver Botanic Gardens! I so look forward to spending more time with her, after being apart for almost a year. Isn’t she beautiful?! 50+ and radiating.
And evidently I love this color combo, because my last guest post for SmartyPants (all about beets) had a very similar color scheme!
Want more color inspiration and easy kid food ideas? Be sure to follow me over on Instagram: @eattherainbow_kids.
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