It’s time to celebrate that special woman in your life. You know -- the one who gave birth to you, knew just how to apply Band-aids and get-well kisses; put up with your teenage pouting and didn’t even snicker when you wobbled around in your first high heels.

So if you want to give her a day to remember, make a super buffet brunch in her honor! Make it big and festive, boisterous and fun, full of people celebrating your wonderful mom.

The second Sunday in May is coming up fast, so you need to prepare now. Send out the invites or make those phone calls today, while you’re thinking of it. Next, it’s time to plan your menu. (That’s where I come in.)

And since spring is full bloom, let the beautiful colors and fragrances of fresh flowers abound at your table too. Let’s give Mom a dazzling and delicious day that says “We love you!”

Choose from these 3 buffet options or mix and match to create the Mother's Day brunch of your dreams, salads, fish and desserts!


Leek and Baby Spinach Soup
Wonton Chips with Edamame Dip
Cold Smoked Fish Salad
Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Baby Spinach and Portobello Mushroom Salad
California Avocado Salad
Long Grain and Wild Rice Salad
Avocado and Seared Tuna Steak Salad
Fish Fusilli
Spinach and Feta Fish Bites


Mango Strawberry Soup
Papaya Guacamole
Eggplant and Tomato Crostini
Potato and Goat Cheese Triangles
Roasted Asparagus Salad with Citrus Dressing
Asian Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing
Winter Citrus Salad
Party Pinwheel Finger Sandwiches
Spring Pasta Primavera


Home-made Chocolate Fondue – with fresh fruit to dip
Low Fat Lemon Cheesecake
Strawberry Shortcake Trifle
Pavlovas with Lemon Curd Whipped Cream
Molasses Spiced Bundt Cake


• Sparkling Lemon Cocktail
Wild Blueberry Daiquiri
Crowd Pleasing Punch