Admit it. Your number one goal in life is to make your momma think you have it *all* together. The best way to do this on Mother’s Day is to plan an epic brunch (or Mother’s Day tea party), complete with a ton of dishes you made ahead of time. Remember when your mom beamed with pride when you made her those faux granite and marble coasters? She’ll have that same feeling when she sits down to enjoy the beautiful brunch you prepared just for her. Scroll down for 15 amazing recipes you can make ahead for your perfect Mother’s Day brunch feast.


1. Strawberry Lemon Cream Scones: Baked goods are essential for any brunch platter. These scones are bursting with fresh spring flavor and luxe richness from the addition of sour cream and whipping cream. Bonus: They’re even better the next day. (via A Latte Food)


2. Spicy Chipotle Egg Scramble Breakfast Sandwiches: These spicy sandos are a perfect make-ahead breakfast for an on-the-go Mother’s Day brunch (or picnic!). You can even make them way before and freeze them if you need to. (via Aberdeen’s Kitchen)

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3. Make Ahead Soju and Sake Fruit Cocktails: You don’t want to be playing bartender when you could be hanging with Mom. Shake up these fruity cocktails in small mason jars ahead of time and store in the fridge so everyone can grab and sip as they please. (via Sugar and Charm)


4. Baked Denver Omelet: No one has time to stand at a hot stove and make a separate omelet for every guest on Mother’s Day. Since omelets are a necessary brunch dish, try making one large batch in the oven. There’s no babysitting or flipping, AND you can prep everything the night before and just pop it in the oven in the morning. (via Cooking Classy)


5. Mixed Berry Vanilla Baked Oatmeal: If your mom woke you up every morning with a steaming bowl of oatmeal, this flavorful baked version is sure to bring the nostalgia factor to brunch. Show her you were paying attention and include her favorite fruits in the mix. (via Celebrating Sweets)


6. Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole: Easy doesn’t even begin to describe this hashbrown casserole. It’s made in the crockpot, which means you can throw everything in and forget it. It also calls for pre-shredded frozen potatoes, so there’s no grating or peeling involved. Top with bacon and chopped parsley for a festive finish. (via Chelsea’s Messy Apron)


7. Streusel Topped Blueberry French Toast Casserole: The great thing about this casserole is that you can let the bread and egg mixture sit overnight for a fluffy French toast, or leave it just a couple of hours if you like it crunchier. Either way, you’ll spend most of your time chatting and drinking mimosas with Mom, instead of worrying about burning your brunch. (via Savory Nothings)


8. Tahini Granola With Rose and Pistachios: If you don’t feel like getting your mom the typical bouquet flowers for Mother’s Day, add dried rose petals to homemade granola for a fun twist on the traditional gift. Put some out for brunch and package the rest up for her to take home. (via Sweet Potato Soul)


9. Italian Sausage Gouda and Spinach Strata: Think of this strata as a savory French toast. It has eggs, sausage, cheese and spinach, so you’re pretty much covered. Don’t forget to get this started the night before so the bread can soak in all of that amazing flavor. (via Kevin Is Cooking)


10. Make-Ahead Enchilada Bake: If Mexican night was a favorite in your house, you’ve got to make this enchilada bake. It’s packed full of nutritious goodness Mom will appreciate and tons of flavor she’ll love. Throw a few poached eggs on top to channel those brunch vibes. (via Yuri Elkaim)


11. Sparkling White Peach Sangria: Mother’s Day brunch isn’t complete without a refreshing sangria. Scoop the sangria and fruit into stemless wine glasses and top with Champagne or Prosecco for a fizzy finish. (via Real Housemoms)


12. Slow Cooker Overnight Carrot Cake Oatmeal: This oatmeal is worth the effort for the smell alone. When your mom walks into your house with this bubbling in the crockpot, she won’t be able to contain her excitement. And did we mention it tastes just like carrot cake? (via Foxes Love Lemons)


13. Spicy Crock Pot Brunch Casserole: Don’t feel pressured to make a handful of different dishes. Try a one-pot-wonder like this brunch casserole to feed your crowd. It has everything you need (including hashbrowns) to impress even the pickiest of moms. (via Spicy Southern Kitchen)

14. Overnight Apple Crisp French Toast: If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to mix apple crisp with French toast, now’s the time to find out. It’s comforting and easy, and it will have your mom begging for the recipe. (via The Recipe Rebel)


15. Almond Berry Donut Trifle: Cooking not really your jam? No worries. There’s nothing a few store-bought donuts, fruit and pudding won’t solve. You can layer everything in a large trifle dish or in individual portions up to 24 hours in advance. (via The Seasoned Mom)

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