Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Spring Brunch

Recently I hosted a small spring brunch.  I have a girl friend whose mom lives out of town, so when her mother is here I try to see her.  I LOVE doing play dates with my friends regularly, but I don't often think of the moms of my friends.  This was the perfect opportunity to host a play date with younger moms & a few seasoned ones.  It was a relaxed morning of chatting and watching the kids play together.

Sometimes a get together can seem like a lot of work.  Don't be afraid to ask your guests to bring something to add to the table, a favorite recipe or a simple side (depending on if they like to cook).  This makes prep sooo much easier.  Since I am doing gluten free I offered to do the bread, or in this case the carrot cup-cakes and also the crust-less quiche.

I did the brunch right before Easter, so it was easter themed.  A little decorating with eggs & spring colors of pink and green.

Since there were lots of kids running around I wanted to be sure to include them in the brunch fun.  For me as a mom, sitting around the table with moms swapping stories is my kind of fun, but not the kiddos.  My son and I planned an Easter egg hunt.  We put jelly beans in plastic eggs (He LOVED helping!!) and then hid them all over the yard.  It was so fun, I think he loved setting it up and hiding the eggs even more than actual hunt.  We sent out his friends to find the eggs with paper lunch bags, simple, easy fun!

Here is our simple, gluten-free menu:

Cherry Scones with Cherry Butter

Fruit Salad
Carrot Cup-Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Coffee, Hot Tea & Water

I hope this sparks some ideas for you to host your own brunch. 

1 comment:

  1. And I was blessed to be a recipient of this special brunch. Thanks Amber for planning such a lovely morning for us. I enjoyed it so much! Love meeting your mother-in-love and Sara. It's always a joy for me to spend time with Sierra's friends and you are at the top of that list! I love your blog too. It's wonderful seeing you using the gifts God has given you to bless others. Carry on girl! With love and blessings. Stacey


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