Last week I hosted a quick and simple Mother’s Day Brunch for my mama. I figured I wanted to feel like I was in a restaurant so I’m sure mama did too. I got so many DM’s asking about my tablescape, table settings, and how I executed the day. So I figured a blog post was in order.
I bought 12 of these chairs, and keep 5 in my basement. They don’t take a lot of space, super easy to stack, and are perfect for hosting. I’ve used them indoors, outdoors, and for various photoshoots. One of my favorite and most useful purchases!
My menu was really simple. I prepared all the chopping the night before and set the table. In the morning made avocado toast, smoked salmon (that I prepared a few days prior), arugula summer salad, egg omelet bites, bacon, two types of shrimp cocktail, bagels and I baked a fresh loaf of sourdough bread! For other fun recipes and brunch ideas, check out my GIRLS HOLIDAY BRUNCH POST HERE.
By the way, this bread has been such a hit during this quarantine. Here’s the recipe!
EASY BREAD RECIPE
1.) In a bowl, whisk 3 cups of flour, 1.5 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp yeast together until mixed. Stir in 1.5 cups of water until a chunky, thick dough forms. Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and let it rest for 12-18 hours at room temperature.
2.) Preheat oven to 450. Put a Dutch oven (like Le Cruset) in the oven for about 30 minutes to heat. Gently scrape the dough out onto a well-floured surface and shape it into a ball with flour on the outside, set on a piece of parchment.
3.) Lift the dough and parchment together into the pan so the parchment lines the bottom of the hot pan. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Remove the cover and bake another 10-15 minutes to get the exterior nice and golden brown and crispy.
Next up the cocktails. I always like to set up a mimosa or a Bloody Mary station… or both! They’re so easy to put together and make it feel like you really are at a bar or restaurant. I also love bar carts. They’re so fun and easy to dress up and because they are equipped with wheels, they’re easy to transport to any space you are hosting in.
As far as my table settings, platters, and treys. I’ve been collecting pieces forever. I also love and have so many antiques. I love antique shopping. I feel like you can transform any space with beautiful linens, candles, and table settings. Below I put together some of my favorites. Some of my personal pieces are in the shopping guide as well. Don’t forget my MacKenzie Childs Post, it is packed with beautiful settings as well. CHECK IT OUT!