If you plan to throw a surprise bash, draw up a list of some of your mom's close friends and relatives and send them invites before the big day. You can get some colorful cards printed or create some of your own. A handwritten letters, composed in the right way, can make good invitations. A personal call to the invitees can be sufficient if you do not have enough time to make extended preparations for the party. Even e-mails and sms invitations can work well if you have that kind of relation with the invitees. Take them in confidence so that they keep their visit a secret.
A theme is one of the prime requirements for any party. A good theme
ensures that the decorations are done accordingly and makes the
party more exciting. An appropriate theme for a Mother's Day bash is
one that takes care of the age and tastes of your mom as well as the
invitees. Go for popular themes like the 60's Theme where the
decoration, music and even the attires of the guests must resemble
the style of the 1960s.
Or you can opt for the white dress party
theme where white is supposed to be the dominant color of the party
zone, right from the decorations to the dresses of the celebrants -
everyone should come dressed entirely in white. Or you can request
the invitees to come dressed in clothes of their favorite color or
better, a color of your momma's choice.
Decoration plays a prominent part in setting the right mood of the party. A proper decoration is a reflection of the taste of the host and can make a memorable party. Flowers form a safe decoration item and add loads of beauty to your party venue. Greeting cards, festive banners, balloons and even homemade crafts can make the ambience more colorful. Check our Mother's Day Decoration Ideas (hyperlink to Mother's Day Decoration Ideas) to embellish your home the right way during the occasion.
A party menu is something that everyone looks forward to and make sure that yours does not fall short of expectations. Ensure that you have provisions for non-vegetarian as well as vegetarian dishes, if there are vegetarians on your guest list. A Mother's Day cake is an absolute must. That apart, you can arrange for chicken and lamb preparations, pies and barbecues to spice things up. Arrange for two or three kinds of drinks. You can either cook these up at home with your dad and siblings or get these from a good restaurant.
Throw a scrapbooking party for moms and their children. You provide paper, stickers, punches and embellishments, or ask everyone to bring some to share. Have Mom bring an empty scrapbook, and ask the kids to raid photo boxes before the party and bring their favorite finds. Serve up snack foods and punch while everyone gets to work assembling their scrapbooks. Everyone will have fun visiting and sharing ideas, and Mom will love reliving treasured memories with her children. As an added bonus, she'll live with a memento of a day she'll treasure forever.
Try something different this year and host a mother-daughter tea party. Enclose your favorite tea bag in the invitation for a special touch. Take a trip back to your childhood by asking everyone to dress up for the occasion -- hats and gloves preferred. Serve up a delicious selection of cookies, cakes and pies to sample with the tea. This type of affair needs no main course, but light sandwiches are perfect if you want to serve more than just sweets. Offer up a variety of teas, as well as sugar, honey, milk and cream. Transform your dining room into a tea room with lace, doilies and flowers, or take the party out to the garden. Serve your tea and baked goods on vintage cups and saucers. Everyone will enjoy being super girly for the day, and Mom will enjoy special time with her favorite girls.
Decorate the center of the table using plants and herbs in pretty pots or vases. The flowers and herbs that work the best are Lily of the Valley, Rosemary, Pansies, Mint, African Violets, and Sage. The table cloth can be an old quilt that will soften the overall setting. Also, choose a variety of mix-matched glassware and table wear, which will give the overall look a stylized, yet organic, feel. If you servce muffins, scones, and tasty breads and jams, you will create an atmosphere that mom will never forget. This garden set is perfect!