Mother’s Day with Carole Middleton

Mothers – it’s time to put your feet up and enjoy this special time with your little one

Whether you’re expecting and celebrating with your family, or together with your other mum friends and their little ones, Mother’s Day is about being thankful for motherhood and all the things the amazing women in your life do every single day. A Mother’s Day brunch at home is a lovely way to celebrate – here are some of my ideas to make it extra special.

Transform your dining table into an Instagram-worthy setting with an abundance of spring flowers and foliage, an oversized balloon, a decorative tablecloth and runner, and tealights. Consider working to a colour palette or accent theme, such as rose gold, to tie everything together. Paper plates make a great alternative to breakable china if you’re hosting younger guests, too.

For a personal touch, decorate each place setting with a small, hand-tied bouquet of flowers and add in a photograph of that guest with their mum, bump or little one. Not only does this double up as a place card, but it makes a thoughtful favour for your guest to take home, too.

Or, if flowers aren’t her thing, why not try a welcome gift basket, complete with everything she needs to help her relax. Favourite filler ideas include wine (or an alcohol-free alternative), chocolates, bath salts and a scented candle.

Don’t forget to welcome your guests with a specially-made fruity cocktail or mocktail!
Mix tasty spring flavours, including peach or apricot juice with pear slices, topped with sparkling wine or soda water.

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