Treat the special mama's in your life to a delicious vegan brunch for Mother's day! This list has all the recipes you need to make a feast for your family and friends to enjoy + tips to make hosting brunch so much easier!
We always do brunch on Mother's day! Do you too? My mom loves brunch because it has the best of both worlds! You get to enjoy breakfast and lunch foods, it's a little bit more relaxed so you can really take your time and enjoy all the treats, and sipping on cocktails (or mocktails) in the early afternoon is completely acceptable!
How to Throw an Easy Vegan Brunch
Let's go over a few tips that make it easy to throw a vegan Mother's Day brunch!
- Prep as much as possible in advance and then reheat it or bake it fresh in the morning. Doing this will reduce the amount of work that needs to be done the day of (and time spent in the kitchen) so you can spend the time with your guests.
- It's ok to serve store-bought treats. I know it's tempting to want to make all the fancy recipes that you found on Pinterest from scratch because you want to impress your guests, but buying desserts from your local bakery will be easier and possibly even more delicious! (If you have a Whole Foods close to you, their allergy-friendly walnut date scones and cookies from the bakery are excellent!)
- Check with your guests for food allergies or diet preferences before you plan the menu. I can't tell you how much it means to me when a host/hostess reaches out to me before I come over to see if the food they're planning on serving is safe for me to eat. Doing this makes me feel comfortable and it gives me the opportunity to offer to bring a dish to share in case the host can't accommodate my dietary preference. Let me tell you, there is nothing more uncomfortable than sitting at a table with everyone else who is eating but you can't because the food isn't safe for you.
- Make it a buffet. Set up stations for food and drinks or serve the food on big platters at the table so everyone can help themselves. It's a lot easier this way if you aren't running around waiting on and serving everyone.
- Don't make place cards. I love a personalized place setting, but it sure makes it a lot easier to just set the table for everyone and let your guests pick where they want to sit. Keep it simple! Also, set the table the night before if possible.
- If someone offers to help clean up...let them! Yes, you're the host, but you don't have to be the clean-up crew too! I remember my mom always telling everyone to relax and enjoy themselves after the meal, and then she would run around like crazy trying to clean up. I wouldn't suggest asking your guests to clean up after brunch, but if someone offers then there is nothing wrong with accepting the help.
Now that I've shared my best tips for hosting a vegan Mother's Day brunch, let's get to the food! I compiled a list of all my favorite vegan Mother's Day brunch recipes to share with you so you can easily throw your own vegan brunch for the special women in your life too!