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"Mother Hen" Dinner + FREE Printable Mother's Day Kit!!10:50 AMC Riches
Hi, it's Jen from Banner Events here. I love Mother's Day! Not only is it a wonderful day to celebrate with my children, but a beautiful day to celebrate my own sweet mother.
I fell in love with the darling "Mother Hen" collection from Bird's Party the moment I saw it. Not only are the bright colors and patterns a fun alternative to the pastel pinks that seem to typify Mother's Day, but I loved the sweet symbolism behind the mother hen. My mom loves nothing more than to gather her little chicks together (o.k. we aren't so little anymore) for any reason imaginable.
I was inspired by Lynlee's Petite Cakes gorgeous Mother Hen brunch she styled last year for Bird's Party Magazine. Her fondant hens, chicks and eggs were beyond adorable, and I knew I wanted to incorporate those into the table setting for our celebration. (Lynlee sent me some with very little notice. She's the best!!)
Because this was also my Mother's Day, I wanted to keep the decorating simple, so I could also enjoy the weekend. My husband did the majority of the cooking, which allowed me to have a fun weekend with my mom. (We had a Mexican style-dinner.) I reused some of the props I had on hand (wooden crates in a variety of sizes, glass milk bottles, silk flowers, galvanized pails and milk jugs, etc...) and added a few new purchases (a darling hen from Hobby Lobby) and some wooden eggs (Michaels) to create a fun table for our Mother's Day dinner.
Of course, what tied the colors and theme all together were Bird's darling printables. I attached them to everything, because they are so versatile! My favorite detail (besides the cupcakes with Lynlee's cute fondant work), was the individual 7 layer dip cups with the circle labels! So easy and cute!
Styling and Photography: Jen Carver, Banner Events
Graphic design/printables: Bird's Party
Custom fondant work: Lynlee's Petite Cakes
Hen: Hobby Lobby
Wooden Eggs: Michaels
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