Mother’s Day is one of the biggest florist days of the year. It’s the one day a year we set aside to celebrate our mothers, and when we remember to thank them for all they have done for us. Many of us use this day as a sort of family reunion and celebrate with grandmothers, all the siblings, and their children.
Don’t think of putting a party together for Mother’s Day as a chore. Make it a loving gesture filled with fun for everyone. Include the kids in the process. Sing songs with them, make preparation a game. Since usually it’s a mom who is putting a Mother’s Day party together for her mom, mother-in-law or mother figure it should be more fun than work.
Decide whether you want a more casual affair, or just an intimate dinner. Consider what Mom would prefer.
Put together a brunch buffet, where everyone can serve themselves – scrambled eggs with sausage, hash brown potatoes, fruit, coffee cakes, muffins and mimosas. For more intimate affairs use the good china.
For more casual parties consider a pot luck, where everyone brings something and you don’t have to do all the work yourself – after all it’s your day too. You can combine the potluck with the grill (some great recipes can be found at www.grilling.com).
No matter what you are planning - place flowers around the room for that added touch. You can purchase a planter and decorate it nicely for the table, then send it home with her to hang or plant in her garden.
Although mother's usually prefer to be remembered throughout the year, they still appreciate the effort to please her. They don't really want gifts, but still like to receive them. The most precious gift you can give her is to have all of her family around. A nice photo of the entire family, in a personalized frame, would be a special touch, or something for her garden – like a birdfeeder or fountain. No matter what you get her, she will love it! (For more Mother's Day gift ideas, click here)
"Chicken combines with hash browns, sour cream, ham and cheese for a filling, one-stop morning feast." (from Allrecipes.com)
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream
of chicken soup
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
1 (2 pound) package frozen hash brown
1 cup cubed, cooked chicken meat
1 cup diced ham
1 onion, chopped
3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup crushed potato chips
1/4 cup butter, melted
Combine undiluted soup, sour cream, hash browns, cubed chicken and ham, onions, and cheese. Pour into a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Top with crumbs, and drizzle with melted butter or margarine. Bake for another 15 minutes.