Thursday, May 2, 2013

Let's Celebrate :: Brunch'n With MOM

Today we're kicking off the first guest post of my amazing contributor team! Meet Nycia Emerson, a very talented event planner, designer and blogger. Her post today is so inspiring and has my head spinning with ideas for Mother's Day. Enjoy! 

Hello, It's Nycia Emerson here with the first "Lets Celebrate" series.  Are you still trying to figure out how to "WOW" your mom this year? This post is all about celebrating mom in a fun and unique way, that allows you to get creative at home. What better way to show mom how much you care, then with an intimate outdoor brunch. 

Start off with fresh spring flowers, such as tulips, lilacs and daisies or moms favorite blooms of course. Place them in clear vase or pot in the center of the table, then build your table from there. After you decide on your flower color you can bring in unique napkins and other details to compliment your color palette. I chose pink tulips for our inspiration table and then added a floral fabric from my local Hobby Lobby for the napkins. Which gave the table another splash of spring.

Pull out your simple white plates and glassware and build your setting from there.  I added details to small simple glasses with cut dollies and jute; trust me, mom will love the handmade details. Also mom's place setting includes handmade cards and a special gift was laid out for her to feel special as soon as she takes her seat.  

Gather some of mom's favorite recipes and beverages, and then you are ready to celebrate!

 Images by C Thompson Photography

And on a side note, I just have to mention that today is my sweet baby boy's FIRST Birthday! I seriously cannot believe that one year ago today, I was in the hospital with a newborn in my arms. My life changed forever that day and I've loved every moment of being a mother. Luke is so precious and brings me a kind of joy and love that I've never before experienced. Happy Birthday to my sweet little love! You melt my heart! 

 Baby Luke - 7 days old
 Luke today - One Year Old!


  1. The table is beautiful (especially the tulips) but that baby boy? He's breathtaking!!

  2. Such a beautiful table setting!
    Love the napkins and gold flatware!

  3. Luke is a cutie-they grow to fast xx


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