3 Instagrammable brunch boards to make this year

Raise your hand if your fave meal is brunch! 🙋‍♀️ Something about Mother's Day and pretty pastries seems to go hand-in-hand, don't you think? Moms do *so* much for us every day, so it's only right that we spend some time each year giving back. Wave goodbye to boring scrambled eggs and pamper your mom this Mother's Day by making her one of these fab (and totally Insta-worthy) brunch boards.

Pancake party

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All-you-can-eat pancakes and waffles? We're here for it. Cook up your fave buttermilk recipe (or just use box mix—we won't tell) 'til your cakes are golden brown. Arrange them on the board with all the toppings you can think of: Butter, chocolate chips, maple syrup, berries, bananas, M&Ms, peanut butter, jam, cream cheese...the sky's the limit! Bonus points if you have a big cookie cutter and can make your pancakes in the shape of hearts—just to show Mom a li'l extra love.

Brunch 'n' cheese, please

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A twist on the classic cheese-centered charcuterie board, this spread also incorporates doughnuts, croissants (complete with butter and jam, ofc) and *all* the fresh fruit you can find. You could even add some fresh yogurt and granola for a delish side dish. Don't forget your Mom's fave fancy cheese to finish it off.

Bagels galore

Image: Kelley Nan

You can't go wrong with a perfectly-toasted bagel. The best part? This spread requires virtually no cooking—just dish up some toppings (like cream cheese, jam, peanut butter, honey and avocado) and your brunch board will be good to go. If you're feeling extra fancy, add some smoked salmon, sliced tomatoes or apples to the platter.

Tag us in your gorgeous Mother's Day brunch spreads on Insta @girlslifemag!

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by Kathleen O'Neill | 3/19/2021