Stay Connected

Monday, May 6, 2024

What's on your plan for Mother's Day?

What do think? Did you believe these were real ,or did they look fake at first glance? Real tulips don't last very long once cut. I've been enjoying these faux ones for several weeks now.

Will you be hosting a Mother's Day gathering? Or will someone else be taking on that role so you can relax? Will you dine out or eat at home? Do you prefer brunch/lunch Mother's Day events or dinner ones? What will the weather be like in your area on Sunday? What are your favorite menu items for a Mother's Day meal?

Our plan for my family

Before brunch, we'll go to church. I don't know who all will join my husband and I. 

My mother, stepmother, and mother-in-law have all passed away. So it will be just my little family of 6 for Mother's Day. I don't really care what we do. It's enough just to see all four of my kids. But, that said, my daughters will make a late brunch for us to have here at home. My kids asked what kind of food I like best, and my answer was brunch foods. So even though we won't get together until around 2 PM, we'll still do brunch.

The weather is expected to be very nice on Sunday, with highs in the upper 60s. This means we can set up a place to eat outdoors. We have a table on the deck. However, I like to be in the yard if it's warm enough. So we may set up a place to eat down below on the grass.

I wanted to help my daughters simplify the cooking work for themselves. I think we've come up with a menu that will be somewhat easier for them, especially if they let me make the waffles.

Here's our quasi-easy menu:

turkey breakfast sausage patties
homemade mini waffles (I'll do these)
waffle toppings: 
maple syrup (organic maple syrup, Grocery Outlet, 12.68 ounces, $6.99) 
raspberry jam-silken tofu 
a cut fruit bowl, pre-cut fruit from Fred Meyer
fruit juice
coffee and tea

After brunch we may play a game or two. 

Having a Mother's Day brunch instead of dinner will mean we can all have a fairly normal evening routine and get to bed on time. I love my sleep!

How about you and your family? What are your plans?


  1. I didn't even realize Mother's Day is this Sunday until you mentioned it. There will be nothing special at our home this year. It will just be a normal day for us.

    1. I hope you have a lovely day on Sunday, Alice.

  2. Sounds like a good plan. I'm like you and visiting with my kids is always good. I'm not sure exactly what's happening for Mother's Day, but I think my son's are going to cook something. One of the has to work, so it will be in the evening. Tomorrow, they are coming over after work to celebrate my husband's birthday. I think they are fixing grilled chicken and sausages, grilled zucchini, and a salad. I'm going to make a carrot cake. I'm not sure about the weather on Sunday, but tomorrow there will be dry and warm.

    1. Hi Live and Learn,
      Happy belated birthday to your husband! (It was a day or two ago, right?) The menu and weather sound great! Dry and warm is always welcome in spring for me.
      Have a lovely Mother's Day.

  3. My son isn't at home this summer, so it will be the 3 of us. We have been very busy with graduation activities so I'm hoping for a quiet afternoon with the opportunity for a nap!


Thank you for joining the discussion today. Here at creative savv, we strive to maintain a respectful community centered around frugal living. Creative savv would like to continue to be a welcoming and safe place for discussion, and as such reserves the right to remove comments that are inappropriate for the conversation.


Be a voice that helps someone else on their frugal living journey

Are you interested in writing for creative savv?
What's your frugal story?

Do you have a favorite frugal recipe, special insight, DIY project, or tips that could make frugal living more do-able for someone else?

Creative savv is seeking new voices.


share this post