Mother's Day Ideas: The Tutorials

Mother's Day is May 10th, 2015. If you aren't yet sure what to do you celebrate your mom, try out some of our ideas to create a beautiful party to let mom know she is treasured! 

We've got Mother's Day gift ideas, meals for Mother's Day, even a Mother's Day cocktail! On Tuesday, May 5th, we're skipping CInco De Mayo and celebrating Cinco de Mom-o instead! Be sure to come back to see how all of these menu items and decorations come together to show mom just how special she is.

Let's start with the perfect Mother's Day meal! We had a sort of upscale picnic, so we kept things a little rustic and simple. 

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

TURKEY, BRIE, & RADISH SANDWICHES
WITH HERB BUTTER

INGRIDIENTS

  • Fresh baked whole wheat bread
  • Good quality deli sliced turkey
  • Thinly sliced radishes
  • Baby arugula 
  • Herb butter (recipe to follow)

DIRECTIONS

Spread a generous amount of herb butter on the bread. Layer on the remaining ingredients and wrap in pretty papers. Secure the paper with twine and a spring of fragrant herbs.

HERB BUTTER:

Photos by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photos by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Once you've eaten delicious turkey and brie sandwiches, you're going to want a nice cocktail! How about a white wine citrus sangria? It tastes even better than it sounds! You'll need 3 bottles white wine, 1 1/2 cups of triple sec, 1/2 cup sugar, and about 3 lemons, and 2 or 3 oranges, sliced thinly. Stir together and chill overnight. You've never had such a good white wine sangria! The citrus blends so well with the sugar and is the perfect compliment to the lemon cupcakes (keep reading!).

WHITE WINE CITRUS SANGRIA

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

No mother's day meal is complete without a dessert! My sister swears that every mother loves lemon flavored treats, so why not give the people what they want! We made simple lemon cupcakes with lemon zest and a lemon coconut frosting topped with a beautiful little marshmallow flower. Here's how you make the flower!

MARSHMALLOW FLOWERS

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Now that you have most of your Mother's Day dinner finished, it's time to focus on the Mother's Day party decorations! We decided to make a special pennant banner with beautiful paper products to match our party decoration color scheme. Here's how you make a quick and easy pennant banner with no template or hole punch necessary! 

EASY PENNANT BANNER TUTORIAL

Photos by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photos by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Need another Mother's Day gift idea? Throwing mom a Mother's Day party is fun, so why not make part of her gift a little bit of the decor for the party that she can keep? Print out photos from Instagram of you and mom, or of mom and baby or copy photos from your baby book into a square format and put them together for a beautiful poster print of mom's favorite memories. 

MOTHER'S DAY GIFT IDEA

Photo by Christina Wedge

Photo by Christina Wedge

We loved putting together this little party for mom and can't wait to show you more details on Tuesday! Be sure to check back so we can help you plan the perfect outdoor upscale picnic to celebrate your Mama!