Is it just me, or do other people also gravitate toward their domestic side when work gets nutty? Like, the more crap I have to do in the office, the more I just want to sit at my desk, browse Tastespotting, and plan elaborate dinner parties.
This week, that tendency has had two primary outcomes:
(1) I’m all over Tastespotting
(2) I decided, in a fit of inspiration on a Wednesday afternoon, that I am going to throw a Mother’s Day brunch at my apartment for the femmes in my family.
In less than 4 days, I am hosting my mother, my grandma, and my sister, who became a first-time mom this year to a little baby girl. Ehh I just realized a 9-month old and I will be the only non-moms at this thing. Anyway, nevermind. I only have a few days to plan, and the rest of the workweek is cuckoo with meetings and client presentations.
Food-wise, I’m fine leaving things to the day before, but I also wanted to have some kind of fun DIY take-home (corny.as.hell.). So I thought, why not just reuse an old idea, but give it a little twist? Sharpie mugs are simple, low-budg, and customizable.
What you need:
A joke or two
What to do:
- Let dry, then bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes. After that it should be dishwasher safe…though to be sure I recommend hand-washing
- Present to special moms in your life. Receive many claps. Bow.
Your handwriting is probably better than mine. And your Beyonce jokes too.
Hope grandma likes it!