Who doesn’t love a pretty flower crown? This trend is hotter than ever, and what I love about them is that with so many ways to design them, each crown can be your own unique creation!
I’ve done a few posts over the last few years dedicated to floral crowns and flower fashion accessories of all sorts, for big girls and little girls too. Within these posts are step-by-step instructions on all the basic techniques used in making crowns: wiring, taping, threading and gluing, which you can find here.
However, this Mother/Daughter Flower Crown Brunch is for young moms with babies and toddlers, so you can forget about finding the perfect technique and instead focus on having fun!
Here are my top tips for throwing a pretty and festive Mother’s Day get-together that will entertain (relatively) news moms and little ones, too:
Be prepared and be flexible. Have everything set up and ready to go before any of your guests arrive. Keep it simple so that you won’t be worn out before the party even starts.
Keep the food simple but delicious. I ordered a fantastic brunch gift basket from Harry & David and had it delivered the day before the party. All the goodies came packed in a beautiful floral hatbox that I used as the vase!
My family loves pretzel rods, and the large plastic containers they come in fit perfectly in the hatbox!
Set the food up in one area of your home that is close to where the action will be happening. Make everything pretty but not too delicate. Paper and plastic is the way to go so that everyone can relax and clean-up is quick & easy. Now onto making the flower crowns!
Use Kraft paper to cover the surface that will be the hands-on crafting spot.
Cut the stems off all the flowers and group together for your girls to choose from. I chose flowers that are hardy and inexpensive such as daisy pomps, spray roses, hypericum, statice and a variety of foliage.
If you’re feeling ambitious, you can make mini flower clusters and have them available as well.
You could also make wreath bases in advance like this one using waxflower or baby’s breath.
Flowers can easily be added to these bases.
However, if your little ones are very young and you don’t have any floral design experience, I recommend using a headband as the base. It’s very easy to add flowers to these using various types of glue. My adhesive of choice is glue dots and a hot glue pan (with close adult supervision).
Some little girls might prefer a single, simple daisy in their hair and that’s ok, too.
And some little ones might be confused at first as to what’s going on at first…
But soon enough they’ll look like they’re ready for Coachella!
Even trying out various types of wreaths…
before deciding to go with the one that matches mommy’s wreath!
Having multiple small activities available can keep busy, active little ones entertained throughout the day. The goal is to enjoy spending time with your friends and their daughters as well as your own sweetie(s), surrounded by beautiful flowers and delicious food.
Put the markers in a cute container like the Happiness Blooms Birdhouse from the 1-800 Flower’s Mother’s Day collection. Maybe your little artist prefers drawing to flower crown making – let her go for it and make a crown for yourself!
A hungry little artist is not a happy artist. I cut the pound cake from the Harry & David gift basket into individual slices and put them in small plastic bags decorated with bright pink flowers.
A slice of pound cake kept Bonnie happy while making her flower crown!
Another idea that worked perfectly to keep things going was a cookie decorating station.
Cheryl’s Cookies has a complete cookie decorating kit that comes in the cutest “bakery” box. It includes everything you’ll need, including their famous (un-iced) individually wrapped buttercream cookies.
Everyone loved this activity!
As you can see, everyone had a fantastic time at our Mother’s Day brunch. The goal is to keep things festive but simple while focusing on spending quality time together with lots of pretty flowers, delicious food and tons of giggles!
I had also picked up a monkey bread from Harry & David. (Who doesn’t like monkey bread right!) As it turned out, I decided that I already had enough food so I kept the monkey bread in the freezer until the next time my grandkids – Manny, Olivia and Juliette – came to visit. Looks like Olivia couldn’t even wait until after I took a group shot of my little sweeties! But who can blame her…it was to die for!