Mike developed a winning Mother’s Day formula years ago. It works, so he keeps trottin’ it out every year. But no complaints here – I honestly love it, and it’s pretty easy to pull off. The boys load up a breakfast-in-bed tray with coffee, croissants, special fancy treats (strawberries, chocolates, petit fours, tartes, etc. – the idea is to find something yummy and out of the ordinary), along with a vase of flowers, and kid art – commissioned especially for Mother’s Day.
Bonus points for fancy napkins, a cool new mug, or a pretty vase. One year Mike surprised me with a picnic basket – it was so charming, but it turns out that real picnic baskets are kinda heavy to use in real life. But the effort was much appreciated.
My only job, on Mother’s Day morning? To sit there and feel special. I’ve completely removed the expectations of a gift (other than what might show up on the tray), so I often use Mother’s Day as an excuse to treat myself to a cute new pair of PJs. (It’s a flimsy excuse but I’m totally OK with that.) And if I’m being honest, I’m not above casually leaving out a cute new mug or a pretty vase riiiight before Mother’s Day.
So. Here are the pajama sets that I’ve been drooling over…as well as a few Mother’s Day accessories, just for giggles.
When Are Stripes A Bad Idea? NEVER
Cute little patterned PJ sets are basically all I want to wear all summer. With a quirky mug (you might need matching ones for the kiddos) and lemon cupcakes, it would be such a happy little Mother’s Day morning.
If You’re Feeling Fancy……
I’ve been wanting to invest in silk pajamas for a loooong time. They’re pricy, but I’m kinda loving the idea of a slouchy silk tee (I’d throw it on with sweatpants when I woke up). And how fun are those photo coasters? You can customize them by swapping out the photos.
Lastly, before I forget: Urban Stems. Cam sent me a bouquet a while back and I was BLOWN AWAY. Easily some of the most beautiful flowers I’ve ever received. (The vase below is one of many gorg choices.)
Just Give Me Cozy
I have a big, cozy PJ set (similar to the one featured) in cream….and it makes me indescribably happy. Like quirky planters, teasing mugs, serious chocolates, metallic Birkenstocks and reclaimed wood trays. Happy like that.
Black and White Is Never Boring
There’s a whole bunch of black, white, and black/white pajamas that are so effortlessly chic, I die. And the fluffly UGG slippers are both hysterical (they look a little like hobbit feet) and amazing.
ps. If you haven’t tried William-Sonoma’s chocolate croissants YOU ARE MISSING OUT. (Just remember to put them out the night before so they can rise, then bake in the morning.) Truth be told, Trader Joe’s makes good ones, too (but not quite as good as William Sonoma).
Happy Mother’s Day!