Mother’s Day: Celebrate You Mom!

Mother's Day

 

Good  GREAT Moms have “messy kitchens, laundry piles, & HAPPY KIDS”! No doubt I need this as a constant reminder that I am in fact not a superhero and sometimes the piles of laundry and dirty dishes can wait if it means my kids are HAPPY!

This Mother’s Day, make your mother HAPPY! I’ve always enjoyed this special day, even before I was a mother, for the fun and creative things you can do to celebrate mom!

As a wedding and event planner I love to entertain and sometimes it’s hard to take a step back, relax, and let someone else do the planning.  I love brunch or any easy but delicious lunch.  Check out my previous year’s post that has a delicious and easy chicken salad recipe here for your Mother’s Day celebration!

If you’re looking for last minute easy DIY craft projects with your kids here’s some inspiration from my daughter Sofia!

A plaque with your child’s handprint or footprint is always a great gift!

Simple Mother's Day CardsA simple Mother’s Day card(s) with your child’s hand print. You can even frame it for mom or grandma!

Thumbody Loves YouThumbody Loves You! You can use your child’s thumbprint and make a bookmark or card and frame it with the same phrase.

Art Work into a bookmarkTurn your child’s artwork into a bookmark! You can do this at Kinkos, but I had it done by Art By Me through Sofia’s preschool.

Art By Me plaque

I have this plaque of Sofia’s artwork displayed  in our kitchen.  I also gave it as gifts to the grandmothers last year.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! I hope it’s a wonderful celebration!

 

Spring Has Sprung Series: Mother’s Day

 

Mother’s Day was established by Anna Marie Jarvis, following the death of her mother Ann Jarvis, to honor mothers and motherhood.  Congress officially designated the second Sunday of May as a holiday in 1914.  Today, the occasion is celebrated in more than 150 countries. 

Celebrate your mother this year with personal touches such as a simple but colorful flower arrangement, a homemade brunch, a beautiful luncheon, or dinner on the patio.  I know my  mother was touched when my husband and I hosted her and my father for dinner and took the time to have a tablescape with fresh flower arrangements.  If you have children make sure they participate in making the special meal and decorating the table with homemade cards.

Chicken Salad: Serves 6

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 7 cups shredded cooked chicken breast (2 rotisserie chicken breast to save time)
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 1/2 cups of light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or dried dill
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon  lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 6 large lettuce leaves, washed and dried
  • 6 1/2 inch thick slices of tomato
  • 1 cup peeled, halved, and sliced cucumber

In a large bowl, combine chicken and celery.  In a medium bowl combine mayonnaise, dill, Worcestershire sauce, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and sugar. Pour over chicken mixture, stirring well to coat.  Place a lettuce leaf on plates and top each with a slice of tomato.  Spoon chicken salad onto tomato and surround it with cumber slices.  Garnish with dill and fresh pepper.  Serve with slices of rosemary focaccia bread.