Let’s be honest. Pool season is not nearly long enough. That’s why there’s no reason to wait until after Memorial Day to start using your pool as a backyard retreat. You can get started early by having a Mother’s Day brunch poolside. Though it might still be too cool for swimming, bring your celebration outside—with your shimmering pool as a backdrop—to celebrate your wonderful mother while enjoying the beauty of spring.

Follow these tips to throw a fun and meaningful Mother’s Day brunch by the pool:

Set the table

When it comes to brunch, presentation is key. Try to pick a color scheme that will contrast nicely with the aqua color of your pool water, and coordinate with place settings and flowers. Bright colors such as lilac and marigold best represent spring and will look great in the sun.

Decorations

Your sparkling water is a great backdrop on its own, but adding floating décor can enhance the mood. This can be as simple as putting brightly colored floating beach balls in the pool. For a more elaborate effect, use floating lily pads or flower-shaped candles that still look elegant even when they’re not lit. Though the brunch will be during the day, lighting decorations such as tiki torches and lanterns look nice around the pool and add to a casual and relaxed atmosphere.

Your Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

When you’re hosting a poolside brunch, there’s nothing better than fresh food prepared on the grill. While grilling often means steaks and hamburgers, you’d be surprised by how many delicious and unique brunch items can be made with your grill. We’ve listed several of our personal favorite dishes on our Poolside RecipesPinterest Board.

Grilling By The Pool for Mothers Day

Your guest of honor

As great as all the festivities can be, it’s important to remember what Mother’s Day is all about—telling your mom how special she is and how much you love her. Honor your mom by giving a toast that reminds her how much you appreciate her. After that, sit back, relax and enjoy the wonderful day with your mom by the pool!

Need More inspiration for your Poolside Mother’s Day Extravaganza? Check out our Pinterest Boards for some ideas your mom will surely love!

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