Next-Level Mother’s Day Brunch Idea: DIY Beverage Bars
Mother’s Day is around the corner… are you still looking for the perfect way to celebrate? Read on to see how you can literally raise the bar with pro tips from Roberson Keffer, our Home Fashion Director.
UPGRADE HER JOE
Perk up mom’s morning with a well-stocked coffee bar. Fill up a beverage dispenser with her favorite brew and lay out all the fixings on a bar cart along with some delicious treats—like pastries and crunchy biscotti to dunk. Take things one step further by nestling tealight candles in coffee beans; the smell will transport you to a coffee house.
Roberson’s Tip: Bring a little customization to the mix and make your own flavored syrups. Just dissolve equal parts water & sugar in a saucepan, then steep a cinnamon stick, split vanilla bean or even roasted hazelnuts. Also, don’t forget to put out a variety of non-dairy options like almond, coconut or oat milks to try something a little different.
If bubbly is mom’s favorite part about Sunday brunch, then surprise her with a mimosa bar. First, set out ice buckets with champagne as well as a few carafes of different flavored juices. Then, fill up a small bowl with frozen fruit on mini-skewers to keep her drink cold. Finally, lay out mini pancakes & waffles to munch on.
Roberson’s Tip: Since juicing at home is trending and a regular orange juice mimosa just won’t cut it any longer, try combining pineapple and coconut water for a tropical version—or strawberries, blueberries and mango for a boost of antioxidants. Plus, the variety of colors makes for a prettier presentation!
TEA FOR A FEW
For an elegant yet whimsical approach, throw mom a tea party. Make teatime special by filling the table with mini teacup bouquets and a tiered tray of petit fours & tea sandwiches. As a finishing touch, set out a frame with a note that says “Happy Mother’s Day!”
Roberson’s Tip: When it comes to floral arrangements, I love using lots of smaller vases—or in this case, teacups or teapots—and lining them all down the center of the table for one dramatic piece. Keep it simple with the color palette by choosing lots of different types, shapes and sizes of white flowers with added greenery.
Roberson is discovering what’s new & next, and bringing it to the Macy’s customer. He believes that no matter where you live or what your budget is, you should always have the opportunity to be surrounded by beautiful things that make you smile.