A Mother's Day Surprise
Greet Mom this Mother's Day morning with easy handmade gifts, a simple-to-prepare brunch and table decor that's easy enough for Dad and the kids to create.
Color Palette Inspiration
Sweet summer melons were the inspiration for the color palette of this Mother's Day brunch. The party's printables, gifts and table decor all coordinate with the vibrant orange, coral and honeydew-hued fruits.
Fun With Dad
With Dad's help, the kids will have a great time making easy, personalized gifts for Mom. Send her out for a manicure, massage or just some \"me\" time, then get creative.
Chic Finger Paintings
Children of all ages love finger-painting. Here's how they can use the technique to create three thoughtful gifts for Mom.
Continue the theme (and the melon color scheme) with this finger-painted picture frame. The kids will have a great time making these one-of-a-kind keepsakes that Mom will love, especially when you finish the gift with a favorite photo.
Fingerprint Table Runner
Let the kids personalize a plain white table runner with colorful fingerprints. Mom can reuse the runner long after the Mother's Day brunch is over.
Wooden Bracelets 3 Ways
These stylish bracelets are so easy to create and will make any mom smile. From fingerprints to polka dots and stripes, the kids can choose their favorite technique and customize a bracelet especially for Mom.
Make It Personal
Add our free printable gift tags to each present for an extra-special touch.
Printable Cards to Customize
Set the Table
You don't have to spend weeks preparing to make the table special for Mom's meal. These simple, colorful accents coordinate with the melon color scheme.
Stop by the flower section of your local supermarket and pick up flowers that coordinate with the shades of the party, like these beautifully shaped ranunculus and white stock. Tuck the flowers into a white pail or vase, then add a strip of our printable fingerprint pattern around the vessel.
Sweet Ribbon Accents
Simple ribbon bows add color and fun to this Mother's Day table.
Easy-to-Make Napkin Rings
Set each family member's spot with a simple white napkin rolled with an easy-to-make napkin ring. Download, print and cut a strip of the fingerprint pattern long enough to wrap around the napkin. Fasten on the bottom with a piece of tape. Layer a length of coordinating ribbon on top of the paper, then add a simple bow to add dimension to the napkin ring.
Make-ahead foods become event-worthy when presented with color-coordinated ribbons and card-stock food labels. Print our free food label templates and set in front of each dish.
Make Your Own Melon Cups
Start your meal with the fruit that inspired the party's theme. Using a melon baller, scoop out the contents of a watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew melon. Add a variety of melon balls to white paper bowls for a simple and sweet presentation. Wrap a coordinating color of ribbon around the bowl and finish with a fork or spoon.
Strawberry-Almond Spinach Salad
Cut up the ingredients for this simple spring salad the night before, then assemble the morning of your brunch. Serve with store-bought poppy-seed dressing.
Ham and Cheese Quiche
This simple, crustless quiche is sure to please the whole family. You assemble the casserole the night before serving, making morning-of preparations a snap.
Make Mother's Day dessert prep simple: Order a white cake from Mom's favorite bakery, then embellish it with our printable cake bunting to add color and style.
Use carafes or vintage milk bottles to serve a variety of juices or aqua frescas. Coordinate the types of juices with the colors of your gathering. Add a melon-ball garnish and an old-fashioned paper straw to each glass.
When everything is ready, surprise Mom with her gifts, then dig in.
Mother's Day Accessories
Mom can wear her brand-new wooden bracelets all day long.
Don't Forget the Cleanup
Divide the cleanup among Dad and the kids to finish Mom's morning on a good note.