Can you believe Mother’s Day will be here in just a few days? I’m extra excited this time of year because the weather is getting warmer, the sun is staying out longer, and for the Burks family, it also means that our busy season is about to start. Thanks to our new addition to the family, we will be having back-to-back celebrations every month between birthdays, our anniversary, and holidays until the New Years. I’m also looking forward to having a non-quarantine, non-bed rest celebration with the love of my life, my babies, my mom, and my tia (aunt).
For us Latinos, family is everything and we are very tight knit which is why we consider our tias like our moms and our cousins like siblings. For years I have celebrated my mom and her sisters with my cousins so I didn’t want my bed rest (due to being diagnosed with a subchorionic hematoma) to stop that from happening last year and I had to get creative.
My amazing husband knows how much my mom and my Tia mean to me so he wanted to do something special to celebrate all of us. They both do so much for our little family that we couldn’t let a year go by without doing something a little extra to show our gratitude, especially on Mother’s Day. Since I wasn’t allowed to do too much walking, leaving the house was out of the question, so I decided to bring the dining experience to us.
My husband locked down this incredible chef to come to our house and cook brunch, while I put together the cutest tablescape and set up. I love creating and putting things together and this was actually my first formal table setting I have ever done. And I’ve got to give myself some props, my vision came out exactly how I wanted it to. Being a perfectionist sometimes has its perks.
I wanted my mom and my tia to have this really unique experience so I kind of went all out. I had a balloon garland made to place on an arch as part of the background. I also was lucky enough to find a flower wall in Utah that had the colors I was using to take the backdrop to the next level.
To start I used white linen tablecloth as my canvas. From there, each setting would have gold beaded chargers that would hold a white plate set to make the gold flatware pop. The white vases were the perfect color to hold the blush roses I used to give the table a theme. They also worked great with the blush colored goblets that were a fun addition in place of regular glassware. I felt like the blush colored linen napkins also gave the table that “girly” touch.
I coordinated the meal with our chef to have the menus made and printed as part of each setting to make it “official” while the custom place cards gave it that final chef’s kiss. For our meal we had a gem salad, lobster and crab omelet with hollandaise sauce, potatoes, bacon, bacon wrapped shrimp, homemade bread with this salt butter spread that we just couldn’t get enough of, and for dessert my ultimate favorite — creme brulee. Steven is still talking about that omelet. According to him, it’s the best he’s ever had. I would have to agree and we’ve been to some pretty amazing incredible seafood restaurants by the ocean.
I really enjoyed the meal but it was the look on my mom and my tia’s face that I enjoyed the most. As soon as they walked in and saw the set up they couldn’t stop taking pictures, of course you know I had to have my bestie Morgan take some professional ones. Having a private chef was something they wouldn’t have dreamed of in a million years and my husband made it come true.
If you’re wanting to skip the reservations this year, I strongly suggest celebrating your mom at home. Even if you can’t get a personal chef you can get something catered or even take out and enjoy it in a more intimate setting.
Below I’m sharing all of my deets so you can copy and paste. I hope y’all have a beautiful Mother’s Day.
I hope y’all have a beautiful Mother’s Day. Enjoy!
Table setting must-haves