|Very simple table decorations|
We did things the easy way this year: we met at The Yellow House Restaurant downtown. Wes decided we'd do that to save on the ladies having to clean, decorate, cook, and clean up their own function. I loved the idea personally, because it eased the load for me in having to plan everything, and I didn't feel guilty having to ask anyone to help decorate and have everyone bring food. I was a bit unsure about how the ladies would feel about it, because there would be a charge to attend, where normally we wouldn't have a fee. Judging from the attendance, though, it doesn't seem that anyone minded!
|A view of the entire room: beautiful red and gold Mediterranean decor, and our waiter standing in the back|
We were provided a menu that included both breakfast and lunch entrees, so each lady could choose what she wanted. The wait staff was excellent, even providing for a few special dietary needs of our ladies. I had the Smoked Chicken Wrap with the soup of the day, a "beetless" borscht. I'd never had borscht, but I'm a little adventurous, and I wasn't disappointed! It was delicious!
|One of our ladies brought her tablet and we sent a group greeting to one of our missionary wives in South Africa|
I had a couple of games scheduled, but the ladies were having so much fun chatting that I couldn't get them to pay attention to any games! LOL So I just let them chat.
|For door prizes, I bought insulated cups and filled them with candy. It was a hit with both mothers and daughters!|
After we ate, Mrs. Ellis spoke to us on including our mothers-in-law in honoring our mothers, something that we might forget sometimes.
|Mrs. Peggy Ellis|
Overall, it was a great experience, at least for me, to have the brunch at a restaurant. I felt it was much more relaxed, and it gave us more time to just fellowship with each other.
How does your church celebrate Mother's Day? Do you have a dinner or luncheon, have it catered, or go to a restaurant? Or do you do something totally different? I'd love to hear any and all kinds of ideas!