Mother’s day is an important day to show your mom just how much she means to you. This can be done a number of ways, of course, and what you end up going with should largely depend on your mother’s disposition, personality, and interests. One popular (and for good reason) option is brunch. The word “brunch” derives, of course, from a portmanteau of “lunch” and “breakfast,” owing to the fact that it’s a meal taking place about halfway between the traditional times for breakfast and lunch. Alternately, it’s an early lunch, or perhaps a late breakfast?
Either way, this late-morning time makes it ideal for a leisurely start to a day for mom; no rush to get out the door right away for breakfast, but at the same time, the first meal of the day isn’t so late as for anyone to go hungry. That said, you might consider having a small snack for mom (and everyone else) to munch on first thing in the morning. Something light, maybe a favorite coffee cake or other pastry.
At any rate, deciding to do brunch for mother’s’ day is all well and good, but you of course also need to know where to have it. Let’s talk about that.
Make a Restaurant Reservation
We say “reservation” because, well, mother’s day is a crowded time. You might need to make the reservation well in advance. As for what restaurant you go to specifically, well, that should depend almost entirely on mom’s tastes. Your mother, like everyone on the planet, is unique, after all, and an individual, so a one-size-fits-all approach isn’t the best. Our advice? Ask her. Well in advance, find out what her favorite restaurant is, if you don’t already know, and take her there when the day comes. The restaurant option is good for outgoing or extroverted moms.
Park Picnic Brunch
Another option, of course, is the classic park picnic. This allows you to prepare some of mom’s favorites and munch on them in a more scenic location. If the weather’s nice, this can be a great way to enjoy good food, the company of family, and a pretty park landscape. It also gives antsy kids something to do so that mom doesn’t have to get antsy herself when she’s supposed to be relaxing. Great for nature-loving moms.
Take-Out and Eat at Home
Alternatively, why not beat the lines? Who wants to deal with the horrific holiday crowds anyway? Order out, either from somewhere that delivers or by having a family member (other than mom, obviously, her job today is just to relax) go get it and bring it back. Have a delicious restaurant-quality meal in the comfort and safety of your own home. Especially good for introverted or socially anxious moms.