I hope all you mamas out there had a spectacular Mother’s Day!
This weekend was an extra special weekend for us because not only was it my first Mother’s Day but it was also the culmination of our time in Champaign as we celebrated Adam’s graduation from his MBA program.
It was a weekend full of food and family, and we could not have asked for a better celebration. Adam and I really are so lucky to have the best support system.
To aid in the festivities, some of our family drove up from Nashville. We were so excited to have everyone in town, but as you can imagine, between Mother’s Day and the University graduation, Champaign-Urbana was filled to the brim. I had tried to make reservations for dinner/brunch/lunch/breakfast/anything a month in advance and restaurants were totally booked. It was insane!
After mulling over our (lack of) options, Adam and I decided to host everyone for Saturday night dinner and then Sunday brunch at our home. This ended up being the absolute best decision because it allowed us to have such a laid back weekend. Other than the graduation ceremony, we didn’t have a schedule so we were able to just relax and enjoy each other. It also allowed us to also celebrate our little starter home (tear!) during our final days as the owners. Everything just felt right.
Planning the Food
With busy schedules and a baby we needed the meal prep to be as simple as possible, and let me tell you guys- it was a total success! We scheduled everything out, and it was super easy, stress free and most of all- delicious!
If you know me, you’ll know that I am my mother’s daughter. We had a total of 8 people eating…which means I need enough food for at least a crew of 20. That’s just how we do business.
I’ll be sharing in a later post how I pulled this off along with some of my tips to make meal planning as easy as possible.
For now, here are some of my favorite pictures from the weekend.
Graduation/Mother’s Day 2017
Romper from Heylee B
Shoes from TJ Maxx