Easy Mother's Day Gifts and Brunch Ideas

Mother's Day is a special time to honor the mothers in your life. Usually that means picking out a special gift for your mom, but don't forget that this holiday is an opportunity to celebrate motherhood in all its forms: grandmothers, mothers-in-law, the mother of your children, aunts and anyone else in your life who offers regular doses of motherly love. Celebrate mom with these easy and unique Mother's Day gift ideas, or shop all Mother's Day party supplies!

Lemon patterned paper plates on a table

1. Mother's Day Brunch Ideas

Whether mom prefers a comfy breakfast in bed or a family brunch party in the backyard, use cute patterned tableware to make it feel special and festive. A fruity or flowery spring tableware theme matches the season and lends itself to an outdoor celebration, or you can choose a trendy fashion tableware theme in bold colors. 

Fill your menu with light bites and appetizers for the first half hour, then start cooking up the good stuff. Mother's Day is so not the time to count calories. If you're feeding a crowd, pre-bake a quiche or breakfast casserole to save on time. Bacon and sausage are delicious, but make sure to balance their heaviness with lots of fresh fruit. Finally, pair the waffles and pancakes with our yummy Watermelon Mimosa recipe for the perfect finishing touch!

Here are some she'll love:

2. Mother's Day Balloons

Show your mom some love with Mother's Day balloons! Tie a single focal balloon to a tray to add color to breakfast in bed, or surprise her with a big bouquet of colorful balloons. There's something about balloons that makes the day really feel like a party.

Give her Mother's Day a lift:

Garden-themed signs on table with potted plants

3. Mother's Day Garden Gifts

Since Mother's Day falls on the second Sunday in May, it's safe to say that spring has sprung and summer's not far behind. If your mom enjoys the outdoors, new decor and tools for her garden make a thoughtful Mother's Day gift.

Gifts for moms who love their gardens: gardening gloves, gardening tools, watering cans, kneel pads, gardening totes, spray bottles for delicate plants, sun hats, seeds, planter boxes, cute flower pots, herb drying racks, plant stands, plant markers, waterproof clogs and bird feeders. 

Spring decor will add a touch of whimsy to her yard or garden. A weatherproof lemon wreath for the door, hanging signs for the fence or block signs for shelves will remind her of you whenever she's soaking up the sun.


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Gifts for moms who love the outdoors:

4. More Mother's Day Gift Ideas

We don't know your mom specifically, but we can probably guess what she really wants for Mother's Day: a little rest and relaxation. Pamper her with a day out at the spa, or help older kids prepare a special spa day at home with handmade candles and bath bombs. Bring her coffee and breakfast in bed, along with a book or her laptop with a good movie cued up. (Plan to bring snacks in a few hours.) A subscription box tailored to your mom's interests would be a Mother's Day gift that keeps giving. Most importantly, pick a gift you know will make your mom feel happy and appreciated—that's what Mother's Day is all about.

5. Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Need a last minute Mother's Day gift? Head to your local Party City for Mother's Day greeting cards and a selection of grab-and-go Mother's Day balloon bouquets. These bunches of Mother's Day themed balloons come pre-inflated, which means you won't need to wait in line at the balloon counter for helium inflation. Best of all, less time hunting for gifts means more time to celebrate this special day together. Happy Mother's Day!