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Our 2021 Mother’s Day Menu and Entertaining Tips …to help make all the moms out there feel extra loved this year. We’re sharing a round-up of our favorite cocktails, brunch, and dinner recipes, as well as a few entertaining tips too. Appetizers, brunch dishes, simple dinners, sides, and of course sweet cakes and more! Everything from cocktails to my mom’s favorite desserts, and even some thoughts on flowers (yes, you NEED them). It’s going to be a delicious Mother’s Day!

I always hesitate to share these types of “round-up” style posts, but year after year you guys continue to request them. I guess it’s nice to see a group of recipes for a specific occasion or event all in one place.

Since a Mother’s Day menu was a big request this year, I am taking today to share a few of my favorite recipes to help celebrate all the moms out there. Some of those listed below are my mom’s personal favorites (like the croissant french toast), while others are recipes I think you and your mom may enjoy too. I have a wide selection, but did narrow it down a bit because I didn’t want to overwhelm everyone with too many recipes to choose from!

With last year’s Mother’s Day being a bit of a bust, I think we’re all hoping to make this year extra special. So with that, dive in! Hoping you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day! I’d love to know how you plan to celebrate and what you’ll be making too!

See you tomorrow for something sweet to end the week!

Nine Favorite Things | halfbakedharvest.com

Cocktails To Start The Day

Frozen Blueberry Paloma | halfbakedharvest.com

Frozen Blueberry Paloma

Lemon-Thyme Vodka Watermelon Lemonade | halfbakedharvest.com

Pink Vodka Watermelon Lemonade

Blackberry Champagne Mule | halfbakedharvest.com

Blackberry Champagne Mule

Watermelon Rosè Paloma | halfbakedharvest.com

Watermelon Rosè Paloma

Blueberry Lemon Thyme Smash | halfbakedharvest.com

Blueberry Lemon Thyme Smash

Spicy Cucumber Margarita | halfbakedharvest.com

Spicy Cucumber Margarita

Creamy Coconut Lime Mojito | halfbakedharvest.com

Creamy Coconut Lime Mojito

Sweet Breakfast…My Mom’s Favorite Part

Baked Strawberry and Cream Stuffed Croissant French Toast | halfbakedharvest.com

Baked Strawberry and Cream Stuffed Croissant French Toast

Lemon Sugar Rolls with Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing | halfbakedharvest.com

Lemon Sugar Rolls with Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing

Easy Chocolate Cinnamon Crunch Knots | halfbakedharvest.com

Easy Chocolate Cinnamon Crunch Knots

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Coffee Cake | halfbakedharvest.com

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Coffee Cake

Lemon Strawberry Dutch Baby with Ricotta Cream | halfbakedharvest.com

Lemon Strawberry Dutch Baby with Ricotta Cream

Blackberry Lavender White Chocolate Scones | halfbakedharvest.com

Blackberry Lavender White Chocolate Scones

Swirled Blueberry Lemon Thyme Cake | halfbakedharvest.com

Swirled Blueberry Lemon Thyme Cake

Layered Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits with Salted Honey Butter | halfbakedharvest.com

Layered Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits with Salted Honey Butte

Mini Brown Butter Popovers with Jammy Strawberries | halfbakedharvest.com

Cinnamon Sugar Brown Butter Popovers

Berry and Cream Cheese Croissant French Toast Bake | halfbakedharvest.com #frenchtoast #brunch #easyrecipes #springrecipes #easter

Berry and Cream Cheese Croissant French Toast Bake

Appetizers, Lunch and Dinner To Complete The Meal

Antipasto Tortellini Skewers with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette | halfbakedharvest.com

Antipasto Tortellini Skewers with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Asparagus and Brie Puff Pastry with Thyme Honey | halfbakedharvest.com #brunch #spring #recipe

Asparagus and Brie Puff Pastry with Thyme Honey

Marinated Goat Cheese Strawberry Crostini

Herby Everything Cheddar Swirl Buns | halfbakedharvesr.com #bread #everythingspice #cheddar #easter #cheddar #bread

Herby Everything Cheddar Swirl Buns

Greek Chicken Chopped Salad with Lemon Tahini Vinaigrette | halfbakedharvest.com

Greek Chicken Chopped Salad with Lemon Tahini Vinaigrette

Melon Basil Burrata Salad with Crispy Prosciutto | halfbakedharvest.com

Melon Basil Burrata Salad with Crispy Prosciutto

Roasted Turmeric Chicken Pita with Garlicky Lemon Tahini | halfbakedharvest.com

Roasted Turmeric Chicken Pitas with Garlic Lemon Tahini

Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken and Avocado Bacon Salad | halfbakedharvest.com

Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken and Avocado Bacon Salad

Lemon Chicken Skewers with Creamy Feta Sauce

Roasted Tomato Basil and Feta Orzo

Greek Orzo Stuffed Red Peppers with Lemony Basil Tomatoes | halfbakedharvest.com #healthy #summerrecipes #easy #dinner #greek

Greek Orzo Stuffed Red Peppers

Sheet Pan Lemon Brown Butter Salmon and Potatoes with Parmesan Asparagus | halfbakedharvest.com

Sheet Pan Lemon Brown Butter Salmon and Potatoes with Parmesan Asparagus

Dessert…To Finish Out The Day

Double Strawberry Pretzel Pie | halfbakedharvest.com

Double Strawberry Pretzel Pie

Lemon Coconut Naked Cake with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream | halfbakedharvest.com #coconutcake #springrecipes #easter #cake #layercake

Lemon Coconut Naked Cake with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream

Blackberry Lavender Naked Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream | halfbakedharvest.com #summerrecipes #layercake #blueberries

Blackberry Lavender Naked Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream

Old Fashioned Chocolate Cream Pie | halfbakedharvest.com

Old Fashioned Chocolate Cream Pie

Lemon Key Lime Pie Bars | halfbakedharvest.com

Lemon Key Lime Pie Bars

Magic Chocolate Chip Cookies | halfbakedharvest.com

Magic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vintage Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie | halfbakedharvest.com

Vintage Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Easy Vanilla Earl Grey Crème Brûlée | halfbakedharvest.com

Easy Vanilla Earl Grey Crème Brûlée

Caramel Butter Cake with Fudgy Chocolate Frosting | halfbakedharvest.com

Caramel Butter Cake with Fudgy Chocolate Frosting

Salted Tahini Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies | halfbakedharvest.com

Salted Tahini Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bursting Blueberry Lemon Thyme Tarts | halfbakedharvest.com

Bursting Blueberry Lemon Thyme Tarts

A Few Entertaining Tips/Tricks…

– When preparing a brunch for any occasion, do your best to pick recipes that can be mostly prepped ahead. Mornings can be rush, rush, so save yourself the stress, and pick simple, make-ahead recipes.

– Always kick things off with a fun cocktail to create a relaxing and welcoming vibe. No one likes a stiff party. Cocktails are a great way to kick things off. Need drinks with no alcohol? No worries, just omit the alcohol from recipes and add a splash more citrus and sparkling water. In truth, no-one knows the difference!

– Bring the spring flowers inside and really embrace the garden theme. Line the table with fresh-cut flowers and kick the night off with a flora cocktail. End the night with a flora infused dessert. I have yet to meet a mom who does not love flowers, you know?!

– Lastly, add a personal touch to your table by creating a mini bouquet of flowers. These can act as a place setting for each plate around the table. My favorite roses are from Grace Rose Farm. Stunning…and you can still order!

If you make any of Our 2021 Mother’s Day Menu and Entertaining Tips be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

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  1. Our son is grilling filet mignon on Sunday. Having roasted Brussels sprout and not sure what else. Also creme brûlée for dessert.

    1. Hey Charlotte,
      Sounds like a pretty great menu, I hope you have a fantastic Mother’s Day! xTieghan