Morning time. Mom’s kryptonite. This year for Mother’s Day, let her hit the snooze button for another 10…and then whip up a killer meal she won’t forget. These simple recipes and decor ideas (bonus points for a spotless kitchen clean-up!) make it a snap for the kids be involved—their budding culinary skills and perfect presentation will show her exactly why she loves being called Mom.
Breakfast in Bed Printables
Spice up a plain tray with a few personalized decorations like these adorable watercolor printables from Studio DIY. There’s a pancake topper, a bouquet wrap, and a special note card in pretty pastel colors. Crafty kiddos can even whip up their own versions! To grab the printables, click here.
photo: Studio DIY
Homemade Flower Craft
Kids can create a unique flower arrangement using supplies from around the house. Popsicle sticks, buttons and other materials make for a new twist on the average bouquet (though we’re sure Mom wouldn’t mind a few real tulips, too!). Get the full tutorial over at Craft Scope.
You can’t go wrong with a classic. This recipe from My Ninja Naan is a step above boxed mixes, creating a super fluffy and beautiful pancake that rivals Mom’s favorite 24-hour diner. To get the full recipe, not to mention serious stacking skills, click here.
photo: My Ninja Naan
Fruit and Cereal Bouquet
Help your mini chefs use cookie cutters to make a super sweet and colorful bouquet for the woman who has probably poured a thousand bowls of cereal by now, using all of her favorite fruits. Get the full instructions by hopping over to Kix Cereal.
photo: Kix Cereal
Eggs in a Basket
It doesn’t get much more simple (or tasty!) than this recipe from Improv Oven—just tuck pieces of ham into a muffin tin, then crack an egg into each cup and pop it in the oven. Paired with toast and fruit, it’s a meal that will definitely impress the lady of the hour. Click here to get the full recipe.
photo: Improv Oven
Serve a cooling breakfast treat like any of these fruit-fresh yogurt parfaits. Gather other recipes from this foodie-heaven blog to whip up a menu item Mom will be sure to savor or, keep it simple and have store bought ingredients on hand. Find out exactly what you’ll need over at Completely Delicious.
photo: Completely Delicious
What’s brunch without a mimosa? Dress up the classic sparkling sipper with B. Britnell‘s recipe that incorporates a splash of peach nectar and a slice of peach for garnish (or insert her favorite fruit here). Click here for all the details.
photo: B. Britnell
Strawberry Lemon Iced Tea
Even the mama who loves a good, strong cup of joe will smile to find this on her tray. Brewed fresh, she’ll love the citrusy-sweet twist on a lunchtime staple from Ashley Marie’s Kitchen. To snag the recipe, click here.
photo: Ashley Marie’s Kitchen
How are you going to celebrate Mother’s Day this year? Let us know in a comment below.