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With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I am so excited to share this Mother’s Day Brunch we styled for HGTV! The concept of this shoot was a casual brunch that dad and the kids can put together for mom. From easy recipes, to DIY gifts and decor this feature is full of ideas to make Mother’s Day memorable. We started with a fresh spring color palette inspired by a range of melon hues (watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe). Many of the ideas we came up with incorporate children’s fingerprints, which is perfect for creating one-of-a-kind gifts for mom. Even the printable designs use the fingerprint theme to tie everything together and add the perfect finishing touches!

mothers day carafes

Create a colorful display using various juices in carafes on a simple white tray. Garnish each glass with a melon ball to add a contrasting pop of color. Coordinating striped straws and ribbon both tie in the colors perfectly!

mothers day juice carafes


juice glasses garnished with melon balls


Put a fresh spin on “melon balls” and display them in individual white paper cups wrapped in ribbon. Use mini wood spoons or forks, or just let the little ones use their hands for eating!

simple white cake with bunting

Make a simple iced white cake and embellish with our printable fingerprint pattern cake bunting! It is super easy to make using the printable design, this flag punch, a small hole punch and twine. Get the printable cake bunting on HGTV here.

strawberry spinach salad

A strawberry spinach salad is perfect for serving for Mother’s Day brunch. Get Molly’s recipe on HGTV here. My paint dipped utensils add the perfect pop of color!

mother's day ranunculus

For an easy flower arrangement, use a simple white pot wrapped with this printable fingerprint pattern. Ranunculus are perfect for this color palette and white stock is a perfect filler.


To add a festive touch to plain chairs, simply add a ribbon bow in coordinating colors.


Another easy way to add color to your table setting is to dress up a plain white cotton table runner with fingerprints! The kids will love helping out with this easy craft. Find full instructions here on HGTV.


Dress up simple white napkins by cutting a wrap from our printable fingerprint pattern and then adding a ribbon and bow over the top. Instructions here.



Another easy craft that the kids will love to help make is painted wooden bracelets. Use paints in the same colors as the rest of the brunch. You can find plain wooden bracelets here. Find detailed instructions for painting the bracelets here on HGTV.

fingerprint crafts for mothers day

handpainted wood bracelets


Fingerprinted frames are also adorable and easy for the kids to help make. Use simple, flat white frames to start, like these. Find the step-by-step instructions for frames here.



free printable mother's day gift tags

Don’t forget to make a cute coordinating card or print a sweet gift tag to attach to your gifts! You can find instructions and printables for these embellished cards here and you can download our printable gift tags here.

mothers day free printable cards

fingerprint frames for mother's day

A big thank you to our friend, Lindsay from Banner Boutique for having her family model for us for our shoot and also helping us scout a beautiful white kitchen to use for the shoot!

Visit the full Mother’s Day Brunch feature here on HGTV!

gorgeous photos courtesy of rennai hoefer, ten22 studio

  1. Tina Dahl

    May 7th, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Kim-just LOVE all these ideas….from the sublime color palate, to all the cute DIY projects, to the lovely printables….great job on it all! Happy Mother’s Day to all 🙂

  2. Kim

    May 7th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Thank you, Tina! I LOVE this color palette, as well! So fresh and perfect for Spring! xoxo

  3. Jacqueline Presley

    May 7th, 2013 at 10:48 am

    LOVE how easy & practical, but super sweet & cute these ideas are! 🙂

  4. Kim

    May 7th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Thank you so much, Jacqueline!

  5. Melissa

    May 7th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    This is one of my favorites! You have a true talent.

  6. Kim

    May 7th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Thank you, Melissa! That is so sweet. xoxo

  7. Andrea Worley

    May 7th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    this is so beautiful Kim! I love this color combo together and the “finger prints” such a personal touch! love it!

  8. Toni K.

    May 7th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Kim this shoot is fabulous! I love the ideas and I think I am going to do a fingerprint frame for the grandmas, perfect idea. What flavors did you use for the juices to go with the melon theme? Always looking for creative drink ideas. Thanks for sharing and Happy Mother’s Day to you and your team!

  9. Holly @HollyPop Designs

    May 7th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Wow, this is so beautiful!! I love all of those colors and ideas! The kids fingerprints add such a special touch!

  10. Kristie

    May 7th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    This is fabulous!! I love the color palate and the flowers are gorgeous. I’ve been trying to find an idea to do a combined shower for two new moms and a new bride, and this will be just right! Thank you for the inspiration.

  11. Junita

    May 7th, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! I wouldn’t miss a brunch like this! you are so talented!

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  14. janet

    May 8th, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Oh, so beautiful – love that the “littles” got in on the act 🙂

  15. Oceanpoppy

    May 9th, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Very pretty & Sweet *:O)

  16. Tina

    August 14th, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Can you share your recipe for the three types of juice you used?
    Love this idea!

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    April 28th, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    I love all of those colors and ideas! I would do any project dealing with children. Making memories are wonderful.

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