Looking for recipe ideas for Mother’s Day? Wait until you see these luncheon party menu ideas that are quick, delicious, and super easy to make.

If you’ve ever gone out to eat at a restaurant for any meal on Mother’s Day, you know what a nightmare it can be.

From long lines to waiting an hour after a scheduled reservation, to this mom right here? I’d rather enjoy a beautiful meal at home.

We’ve chatted before about hosting an afternoon tea party for Mother’s Day with a beautiful brunch.

But this year, my supper club and I are sharing some luncheon party menu ideas that are easy to make and super yummy.

Wait until you see how good (and beautiful) these recipes are!

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Luncheon Party for Mother’s Day

Luncheon parties are an excellent way to bring together friends and family for a relaxing afternoon of good food, conversation, and celebration. And what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a beautiful luncheon at home?

When it comes to planning the menu for your luncheon, it’s important to keep things light, fresh, and seasonal.

Some of the best luncheon party menu ideas include fresh salads, sandwiches, quiches, and bite-sized appetizers.

For dessert, consider serving a variety of sweet treats like mini pastries, fruit tarts, or cupcakes.

And when it comes to hosting your luncheon, consider the atmosphere you want to create. A relaxed and informal luncheon may be held outdoors or in a casual setting, while a more formal luncheon may require a more elegant setting and table decor.

Don’t forget to also consider your guest list and dietary restrictions, and plan accordingly.

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The Best Chicken Salad with Grapes Sandwich Recipe

Make Mom Feel Special

To add a special touch to the occasion, consider incorporating personalized elements, such as a favorite family recipe or a special photo display.

When it comes to decor, consider incorporating elements that your mother or mother figure loves, such as her favorite flowers or colors.

Additionally, consider adding special touches such as personalized place settings or party favors to make the event even more memorable.

Above all, remember that the most important thing is to create a warm and inviting atmosphere that celebrates and honors the special woman in your life.

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What Do You Serve at a Luncheon?

There are many delicious food options to consider for a Mother’s Day luncheon party. Here are some ideas:

  • Quiche
  • Salad
  • Finger Sandwiches
  • Tea Sandwiches
  • Charcuterie Board
  • Scones
  • Desserts

Remember to consider dietary restrictions and preferences of your guests, and offer vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free options if necessary.

Refreshing Cucumber Sandwich with Cream Cheese on a wood cutting board
Refreshing Cucumber Sandwiches

Best Luncheon Party Menu Ideas for Mother’s Day

If you are pulling together a beautiful luncheon for mom, here are some great ideas on what to serve!

An Easy and Refreshing Sparkling Grapefruit Cocktail

Wait until you try this light, refreshing sparking grapefruit cocktail from my good friend Michele at Vintage Home Designs.

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The Best Recipe for Peach Sangria

Looking for a light and fruity cocktail to enjoy all summer long? Wait until you try this recipe for peach sangria!

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The Best Bellini Recipe

Looking for a refreshing cocktail for your next brunch or dinner? Wait until you try this quick and easy Bellini recipe.

The best creamy herb dip with vegetables by midwest life and style

The Best Creamy Herb Dip

For a simple appetizer that is easy to make and serve, wait until you try my good friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style’s creamy herb dip.

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Easy Hummus Recipe With Rice Cake Flowers

Looking for a beautiful appetizer to serve at your next party? Wait until you try this easy hummus recipe with rice cake flowers.

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The Best Bruschetta Tomatoes Recipe

Looking for ways to use your garden tomatoes and basil? Wait until you try this fresh bruschetta tomatoes recipe.

Refreshing Cucumber Sandwich with Cream Cheese on a wood cutting board

Refreshing Cucumber Sandwich with Cream Cheese

Wait until you try this simple and delicious cucumber sandwich with cream cheese.

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Irresistible Hot Chicken Salad: A Fresh Take on a Classic Recipe

If you love chicken salad as much as I do, wait until you try my good friend Anne and AnnMarie’s from Simply 2 Moms fresh take on a classic recipe for baked chicken salad. Yummo!

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Easy Chicken Salad With Grapes Sandwiches

Looking for ways to use your leftover chicken? Wait until you try this chicken salad with grapes recipe. It tastes great on its own, but it is even better on a sandwich!

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Zucchini Quiche

Wait until you try this light, creamy and delicious recipe for zucchini quiche.

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Delicious Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Fresh Fruit

For a beautiful salad or side dish, my good friend Rachel from the Ponds Farmhouse shared a delicious recipe for beet salad with goat cheese and fresh fruit that sounds totally amazing!

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Easy Marinated Shoepeg Corn Vegetable Salad Recipe

To add a colorful side dish, you should try my good friend Kate from Southern Home and Hospitality‘s marinated shoepeg corn vegetable salad recipe.

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Simple Salad with Cucumber, Tomato, Onion Recipe

Looking for summer salad ideas that are light, refreshing, and easy to make? Wait until you try this simple salad with cucumber, tomato, and onion recipe.

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Semi-Homemade Naked Cake With Flowers

Looking for a dessert that is simple to make, tastes great, and looks amazing? Wait until you try this semi-homemade naked cake with flowers.

Close up of a slice of The Best Coffee Cake Recipe

The Best Coffee Cake Recipe

Looking for dessert ideas that are quick, easy, and delicious? Wait until you try this scrumptious coffee cake recipe!

More Luncheon Party Menu Ideas

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10 Comments

  1. So many delicious recipe ideas! Now if we can just get our families to make them all for us… 😆😆

  2. Everything looks sooo good!! I love your idea of a naked cake. It’s so pretty too. And perfect for Mother’s Day or a shower or grad party!

  3. Everyone brought such yummy looking recipes, I can’t wait to try them! Our Mother’s Day dinner has been so much fun – thanks for letting me join in Stacy!!