I truly cannot believe its almost May and that Mother's Day is around the corner! Does anyone else feel the same?
This year we are having a Mother's Day picnic with an assortment of fitting treats. In our family, croissants symbolise celebration. Since we were little, every time there was a birthday or Mother's or Father's Day we would have a special sit down breakfast of delicious croissants from the oven and english breakfast tea. This is the only time we would have breakfast as a family so was particularly special! Needless to say it felt fitting to do a lovely Mother's Day croissant stack like this one I tried this week. Yes... I know I am really into the 'stacks' at the moment and for good reason. Easy, different, quick to pull together, cheap (if you purchase wisely), and achieves height for your table. It also looks good enough to be excused from not actually having done any cooking!
To make it I simply stacked the croissants and pierced with 3 skewers vertically to keep together so that they just lift up off them. The little pots are filled with strawberry jam and fig jam - yum (hence the strawberry and the fig for 'labels'). The beautiful teal stand and pots are from our shop. Love the BURST of the colours....teal incredibly refreshing.
In our competition with Life's Little Celebrations, entrants had to describe how they would use one of the goodies in our store for Mother's Day. There were some lovely ideas not that have given me inspiration, not only for product but ways in which people make their day special. Here are a few (And thank you to the people that provided these responses):
The Heart Black Board Stakes are just gorgeous! I could see them being used for so many things to make Mother’s Day a wonderful day. Some ideas – arranging some pink roses (or Mum’s favourite flowers) in a white Ikea plant pot with some ribbon and a Heart Black Board Stake popped in with words to describe Mum – caring, beautiful, inspiring etc. Great price with lots of possibilities
This mothers day i am planning to hold a high tea for all of my gf who like me, live overseas from our dearest mums. Sooooo, i will be using the cake stands, cupcake stands, mini blackboard, garlands etc to make this event as sweet as possible.
I would love the little glass pots. My mom loves individually served desserts and I am planning to make 6 or 7 of her favourites including chocolate mousse, banana parfait, strawberry cheesecake and so on (when served in these pots they would look so gorgeous). So she can enjoy them over a week or so without having to share (something she always had to when we were growing up).
I would love to use the chalk board hearts. I can see 5 of them hanging from a timber hoop, from the ceiling on my Mum’s deck, covered in little chalk pictures my kids have made for her & as they grow up, the pictures could change with each visit.
My Mum loves picnics, so I would arrange a picnic in the park near her place, pack a yummy afternoon tea and use the Mini Picnic Baskets for little take-home treats – I’d put Mum’s favourite chocolates inside.
I love so much that you have but I am IN LOVE with the tiny picnic baskets. You could use these for anything from individual antipasto baskets to individual dessert baskets for a Mothers Day picnic table.