6 Perfect Menus for Mother's Day

From a tea menu featuring Venetian small bites to a sweet and savory spring brunch, treat Mom to a spread of homemade delights.

A Mother's Day Dinner

Celebrate Mother's Day with a simple menu that shows off the fresh produce May has to offer: grilled salmon with olive and ramp beurre blanc, fresh peas with lettuce and green garlic, cream of parsley soup, and roasted new potatoes drizzled with a bright, lemony olive oil. Serve it all with a show-stopping drink made with whole hibiscus flowers.

Relaxed Spring Brunch

This Mother's Day with friends and family, serve up preparations with simple, fresh ingredients like crisp orange and radish salad, plain yogurt swirled with apricot and almond sauce, and savory-sweet monkey bread with Gruyere, rosemary and honey.

Classic Spring Brunch

Eggs, potatoes, fruit, sweet rolls, and the smell of fresh coffee--there's nothing like a classic brunch shared with family. Here we've elevated the usual dishes for the Mother's Day occasion and thrown in plenty of spring's bounty: a fresh asparagus frittata, a sweet-tart rhubarb compote, and a string bean and mint salad complement a savory potato-and-lox galette and sweet orange rolls.MacKenzie Smith/Todd Coleman

Mother's Day Tea

With a variety of decadent finger foods from Venetian tea sandwiches to homemade gravlax with blinis, this spread is perfect to serve for a special Mother's Day treat, either as a late afternoon tea or a Sunday brunch buffet.Todd Coleman/Maxime Iattoni/Landon Nordeman

A Southern Tea Party

True Southern Belles will delight in delicate tea sandwiches, fancy shrimp salad, and cups of sweet tea or cognac-spiked punch. But the real highlight of this Mother's Day spread is the sweets: classic Southern layer cakes make a gorgeous finish to the meal when served with an extra helping of sunny ambrosia.Andre Baranowski/Maxime Iattoni/Todd Coleman

Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed

When you're making breakfast for someone special you want it to be just right, and for Mother's Day we don't think it could get much better than this: a bubbling flute of mimosa, a cheese-crusted dish of baked eggs, and a parfait layered with sweet rhubarb compote, tart Greek yogurt, and crunchy salty granola.