Ideas for Mother’s Day Brunch

Ideas for Mother’s Day Brunch

Taking the time to express your love and appreciation for your mother on Mother's Day can be an extraordinary gesture. Whether you are looking to plan a surprise brunch or want to show Mom how much you care, there are endless creative ideas for showing her just how much she is loved.

From mornings spent sipping tea in the garden, indulging in delicious homemade brunch spreads on the patio, or curating activities that will bring plenty of laughter and joy - here are some inspiring ways to make this Mother's Day one she won't forget!

Mother's Day Brunch Ideas

It is a family tradition in our house to make sure Mom enjoys her Mother's Day. Being able to take everyday tasks off her hands, such as making a meal, is a great way to show her how much you appreciate all that she does. We know your mom loves her slow cooker, but don't worry - none of these recipes require it! These Mother's Day brunch recipes are sure to put a smile on her face!

Delicious Fresh Fruit Smoothies

Smoothies are a perfect way to kick off a Mother's Day brunch. Made with fresh fruit and other good for you ingredients, your mother will be excited for everything to come!

Blueberry Smoothie

Fresh blueberries are packed with antioxidants and taste delicious. This Blueberry Smoothie Recipe is made with nature's best sweetener: honey! The sweet tart flavor from the honey and the blueberries is a delectable treat your mom will love. Our Blueberry Honey compliments this smoothie very well!

Start Your Day with a Wild Blueberry Smoothie. Blueberry smoothies are rich in antioxidants and keep you feeling full and satisfied. Easy & Delicious.

Peach Smoothie

The peaches and yogurt in this Peach Smoothie Recipe give it that perfect, creamy texture all smoothies should have. The vitamin C and calcium in peaches play an important role in strengthening bones - perfect for any mom who loves to move around!

Two peach smoothies on a table surrounded by peaches

Strawberry Smoothie

Any fresh berries are delicious, but bright red strawberries are the perfect late Spring/early Summer fruit! Lightly sweetened with honey, this Strawberry Smoothie Recipe tastes exactly like honeyed strawberries. If you want to get fancy, garnish your glasses with sliced strawberries!

Strawberry smoothie on a table in front of a glass filled with strawberries

Chocolate Almond Milk Smoothie

Don't be fooled by the name - this Chocolate Almond Milk Smoothie Recipe also comes with fresh blueberries and is an excellent starter for the festivities of the day! This smoothie makes for a filling breakfast, making it well-served in small portions to not ruin any appetites. You could also turn this smoothie into its own breakfast by mixing in homemade granola, sliced almonds, and even toasted coconut.

Are we thinking Boozy Brunch? Well, so are we!

Nothing wrong with getting mom a little tipsy on her day. After all, it is her day to unwind! We can rename the event Mom’s Boozy Brunch! You could approach the drinks in small elegant shot glasses to guests as they arrive as a signature drink.

Kara's Old Fashioned at the Tillery on a table
Kara’s Old Fashioned at The Tillery in the Marriott in Owings Mills

Blossoms + Bourbon Cocktail

Our Citrus Collection inspired this Blossoms + Bourbon Cocktail Recipe. The line is fresh, clean, and bright with citrus and geranium bourbon. We though it would be a great idea to come up with a drink in its honor and created the Blossoms + Bourbon Cocktail.

Our Blossoms and Bourbon Cocktail is made with fresh citrus juices and a drizzle of honey

Fruity Bee Collins Cocktail

Fruit-filled drinks are perfect in warm weather. They are refreshing and make a beautiful presentation! Our Fruity Bee Colins Cocktail Recipe is the perfect way to combat warm weather this Mother's Day! Inspired by the classic Tom Collins, this recipe includes lemon juice - which means lemon zest would make a great garnish!

Bee Collins by Bee Inspired

Bee Inspired Moscow Mule

This Moscow Mule Recipe is our latest creation and will hit the spot for Mother's Day brunch. Replacing the sugar with honey in this recipe is what makes it really special. We use our Spring Honey to give it a sweet, sunny, floral flavor profile - perfect for the late Spring Mother's Day!

Moscow Mule with Bee Inspired Spring Honey

Prep Mother's Day Brunch Ahead of Time with Overnight Oats

Already have a bunch on your plate to prepare for on Mother's Day? Don't worry! Overnight oats are a perfect quick and easy way to get a dish ready for your mom. Plus, they tend to be healthier than other sweet breakfast foods.

Chocolate Overnight Oats

Our Chocolate Honey Overnight Oats Recipe is an easy and healthy meal that can be prepared ahead of time - and they keep well for a few days in the fridge, too! To make them a little less healthy (but still so good!), try serving them over french toast with powdered sugar on top.

Chocolate Overnight Oats with Bee Inspired Cherry+Almond Honey

Strawberry Overnight Oats

With fresh-picked strawberries in season, this may be the perfect venue for our Strawberry Overnight Oats Recipe. You could make these up overnight and serve them in small 2oz glass bowls with tiny spoons as an appetizer. Drizzle them with maple syrup or almond butter to add a little twist.

Strawberry Overnight Oats

Breakfast Pastries: A Classic Breakfast Dish

You can pretty much never go wrong with a classic breakfast pastry. In the recipes listed below, we use honey to make them. Baking with honey can add more moisture to your pastries!

Strawberry Scones

Keep the theme going for Mother's Day brunch in high strawberry season. This Strawberry Scones Recipe is a delicious treat any time of year, but especially on Mother's Day! Try it with a lemon glaze to create Strawberry Lemonade Scones.

Honey Strawberry Scone with Bee Inspired Spring Honey

Nut and Seed Bread

This Nut and Seed Bread Recipe is made without any leavening agents and is one of my new favorites. Try it! You could also cook it in a muffin pan to create mini bite-sized versions of this bread. Serve with scrambled eggs, poached eggs, fried eggs, sunny side up eggs, eggs benedict - any kind of egg you can think of!

nut and seed bread
This nut and seed bread is delicious and satisfying

Honey Banana Bread

Banana bread is a classic, and this Honey Banana Bread Recipe calls for everything delicious you would expect in a good banana bread. Adding the honey is what makes it excellent! If you're looking for a sweet and savory breakfast flavor, try topping the bread with cream cheese. To stay sweet, top it with maple syrup or a cream cheese frosting.

Honey Banana Bread sliced on cutting board on dark table top with fresh bananas

Southern Cornbread

You can make her this Southern Cornbread Recipe - trust us, it's the best she'll ever eat in her whole life. The sour cream gives it a beautiful, soft texture. Complete with honey butter, this dish is best served with salty bacon, hash browns, breakfast sausage, and fresh brewed coffee.

southern cornbread in the making ingredients being mixed
Step by step. We are preparing traditional southern Cornbread with organic ingredients.

Balance Your Meal with Salad

We have a few tried and true salads in our arsenal. Make your favorite one and serve it with this fantastic Honey Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe made with olive oil. You can even quickly marinate fish or chicken with this same recipe! Imaging a delicious smoked salmon with sautéed spinach in this vinaigrette.

Kale Salad with Chickpeas

This Kale Salad Recipe is the best and most surprising salad we've ever made. Another recipe you can make the night before Mother's Day to be well-organized for the day ahead. Try these Honey Pickled Beets on this salad. Caramelized onions would also taste amazing on this salad.

Kale in a large strainer

Spinach Fruit Salad 

This Spinach Fruit Salad Recipe is so lovely and light you won't realize how much you've eaten! Topped with goat cheese, the flavors of this salad dance perfectly in your mouth. Try serving it with a flaky pastry.

Spinach fruit salad on a plate with a side of honey lemon vinaigrette

Watermelon Feta Salad

Speaking of lovely and light salads, this Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe will both surprise and blow you away! Place it on top of buttery croissants for an elevated experience - it will look like you were food styling. Feta cheese, tomatoes, and fresh herbs don't seem like they should work with watermelon. Trust us though - they actually do!


watermelon feta salad with kalamata olives onion and tomato on plater

Asian Noodle Salad

Our friend Karlen shared this Asian Chicken and Noodle Salad Recipe, and it's been a hit repeatedly in our family brunch spread. While it might not match the vibe of the french toast and cinnamon rolls, this salad is a much better option than a ham and cheese sandwich as a main course!

Asian Noodle Salad up close with grilled chicken and orchid

Treats for Mom

It’s time for dessert, and there are many different directions that you can take at this food festival, also known as Mother’s Day Brunch! You won't need any refrigerated pie crust for these brunch dessert recipes.

Sexy Brownie Sundae

You can never go wrong with chocolate, and this crazy Chocolate Brownie Sundae Recipe is definitely a crowd pleaser. Mom will want to lick every tender crumb off the plate! Serve it with her favorite ice cream and whipped cream on top.

serving a plated brownie and ice cream sundae
This is a crazy good sexy brownie sundae.

Beetroot Brownies

If mom is on a health kick, you can serve up chocolate so that nobody has to know it's good for them with our Beetroot Brownie Recipe. With a crisp crust and chewy center, she will never be able to guess what is in these brownies! For a sweeter flavor and presentation, drizzle maple syrup on top.

Beetroot brownies on a table with chocolate and almonds

Honey Cherry Cobbler

Another great way to finish this meal is with this lovely healthy Cherry Cobbler Recipe. You can use any combination of fruit in this recipe, so be creative, primarily if it supports a theme for the day!

Cherry cobbler in a black pot with a spoon

A Wrap on Mother's Day Brunch

So, what will you make for brunch this Mother's Day? There are so many delicious directions you can go - and with some planning, it doesn't have to be an all-day production. Why not try one of our Mother's Day brunch ideas and get creative in the kitchen?

Get ready for Mother's Day brunch by trying out even just one of these recipes! And don't forget to consider activities that will keep the party going into sunset. After all, Mom deserves a day filled with love, laughter...and great food!

Purple flowers on Chesterhaven Farm