Mother’s Day: flower basket salad

By May 5, 2024 May 24th, 2024 No Comments

Make Mother’s Day extra special this year! We reached out to our friend Lydia Menzies, an entertaining expert, for her tips about how to give your mom something extra this year. Lydia is known for her creative flair and love of the tiniest details, so she’s thrilled to offer a way for you to bring a little extra sparkle into your Mother’s Day celebrations and brunch.Part of celebrating Mom on Mother’s Day is making her feel special with a few extra special touches. Brunch is always well-received and appreciated on Mother’s Day.

One of my favorite special touches is to create a flower basket salad to serve.

  1. Simply slice a grapefruit in half
  2. Hollow out each half using a serrated knife and an ice cream scoop
  3. Using a wired faux vine (found at craft stores) or chenille stem, add a basket handle to the grapefruit shells. The wire will go through the skin of the grapefruit and then bend it to secure
  4. Add lettuce leaves to the grapefruit
  5. Top with chicken salad or your mom’s favorite salad/snack
  6. Garnish with edible flowers

And of course, no brunch is complete without some delicious bubbles from Gooseneck Vineyards! Their prosecco pairs so lovely with any savory brunch food and their Brut Rose is the perfect addition to anything else you’re serving or just on its own!


More about Lydia Menzies:

Born and raised in Georgia, Lydia is a southern girl who also has a love for New England…especially Nantucket, MA. As a college student, Lydia became a nanny on Nantucket and has returned to the island each summer for the past 25+ years. She eventually found herself in the hospitality industry by working at a charming bed and breakfast. Many of the guests at the Inn would stay in touch with her year after year, and Lydia realized what an impact her warm, genuine hospitality had on those she hosted. That natural tendency to offer a warm welcome and an enjoyable experience extended to her love of hosting personal parties and events frequently through the years. Lydia has also had the opportunity to host and chair countless charity events including events for the American Heart Association, local Women’s Leagues, and local schools.

Lydia has always been known for her creative flair and love of the tiniest details. She can make the most mundane affair one to remember! She loves a good play-on-words and a unique party theme. Lydia also loves to spoil her guests and is known for searching hard for the perfect party favors! Anything she touches just seems to have a “little extra something special” to it.

Lydia Menzies is an entertaining expert with a knack for adding memorable creative details to everything from large parties to smaller-scale celebrations. Her mission is to make each celebration a unique experience for her guests- and Lydia teaches you how to achieve the same looks and goals through her Supper Club and her award-winning blog.