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How to Throw a Pet-Mom Brunch

Mother’s Day isn’t just for women with children!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re single and childless you may feel a little left out. Sure, you can spend the day with your own mom, but what if you don’t live anywhere near each other or your mom is no longer with us? Here’s a great way to spend the day while honoring those women in your life who don’t happen to be moms, either. At least, not moms to humans.

If you have pets then you ARE a mom! You’re a fur-mom. And I’m sure you know plenty of other women who are fur-moms, as well. Mother’s Day is your chance to celebrate the women in your life who don’t have children, but do have pets. Since brunch is the traditional Mother’s Day celebration meal, why not throw a Pet-Mom Brunch! The women you invite don’t have to be single, either. Include your married friends who don’t have children. You could even invite women with children that are no longer living at home and who won’t spend the day with their children due to distance or circumstances.

Grab a pen, write up your guestlist, and follow the planning tips below to put together a fantastic Mother’s Day Pet-Mom Brunch that won’t soon be forgotten.

Invitations: Create an Evite or similar digital invitation with a pet-themed template.

Food/Beverages: Serve simple brunch dishes, such as a fresh fruit platter, veggies and dip, an egg-bake casserole, muffins, and smoked salmon. If you don’t want to spend time in the kitchen, you can easily buy all of these things at the grocery store. Or ask guests to bring their favorite brunch dish and turn it into a potluck.

Brunches lend themselves to mimosas and bloody Marys, but you could also have a pet-themed signature cocktail, like a salty dog. Don’t forget to have water and soft drinks for your guests who don’t drink or don’t day-drink.

Activities: Here’s where you can get super creative. Create nametags that say “Mom of” and the guests have to fill in their pet’s name(s).

Ask guests to bring a photo of their first pet and play a game where everyone has to guess which pet belongs with which guest.

Have guests share their favorite pet story.

Auction off a gift basket with pet-themed items (maybe one for dogs and one for cats), with the proceeds being donated to a local animal shelter.

Recreate a paint-n-sip experience, where guests each have a station with a canvas, paints and brushes, and ask them to paint their pets.

Party Favors: Don’t forget to send each Mom home with a flower, and something for their “children.” A baggie of biscuits for the dog owners and treats for the cat people. Make sure to find out from each guest how many of each pet they have, if you don’t already know, and have a few extra just in case.Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re single and childless you may feel a little left out. Sure, you can spend the day with your own mom, but what if you don’t live anywhere near each other or your mom is no longer with us? Here’s a great way to spend the day while honoring those women in your life who don’t happen to be moms, either. At least, not moms to humans.

If you have pets then you ARE a mom! You’re a fur-mom. And I’m sure you know plenty of other women who are fur-moms, as well. Mother’s Day is your chance to celebrate the women in your life who don’t have children, but do have pets. Since brunch is the traditional Mother’s Day celebration meal, why not throw a Pet-Mom Brunch! The women you invite don’t have to be single, either. Include your married friends who don’t have children. You could even invite women with children that are no longer living at home and who won’t spend the day with their children due to distance or circumstances.

Grab a pen, write up your guestlist, and follow the planning tips below to put together a fantastic Mother’s Day Pet-Mom Brunch that won’t soon be forgotten.

Invitations: Create an Evite or similar digital invitation with a pet-themed template.

Food/Beverages: Serve simple brunch dishes, such as a fresh fruit platter, veggies and dip, an egg-bake casserole, muffins, and smoked salmon. If you don’t want to spend time in the kitchen, you can easily buy all of these things at the grocery store. Or ask guests to bring their favorite brunch dish and turn it into a potluck.

Brunches lend themselves to mimosas and bloody Marys, but you could also have a pet-themed signature cocktail, like a salty dog. Don’t forget to have water and soft drinks for your guests who don’t drink or don’t day-drink.

Activities: Here’s where you can get super creative. Create nametags that say “Mom of” and the guests have to fill in their pet’s name(s).

Ask guests to bring a photo of their first pet and play a game where everyone has to guess which pet belongs with which guest.

Have guests share their favorite pet story.

Auction off a gift basket with pet-themed items (maybe one for dogs and one for cats), with the proceeds being donated to a local animal shelter.

Recreate a paint-n-sip experience, where guests each have a station with a canvas, paints and brushes, and ask them to paint their pets.

Party Favors: Don’t forget to send each Mom home with a flower, and something for their “children.” A baggie of biscuits for the dog owners and treats for the cat people. Make sure to find out from each guest how many of each pet they have, if you don’t already know, and have a few extra just in case.

Leslie Kaz, coach for single women

I help single women get from where they are to where they want to be by overcoming their sadness and starting to live their best lives through mindset and lifestyle changes. Contact me to learn how it’s possible to live a single, blissful life.

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