Mother\u2019s day is coming around again. So it\u2019s time to gather the troops and organise a super treat to really show your love and guarantee some lasting memories. Show how much you love your mum (or help the kiddies show their appreciation) by hosting a classic Mother\u2019s Day brunch with the family, outdoors in the fresh autumnal air. It sounds tricky, but in fact hosting an elaborate brunch is pretty easy! You just need a bit of attention to detail. To make it even easier for you, we\u2019re laying out those details right here, right now. Make it cosy! Make the meal special by taking it outside where the air is crisp and the birds are singing. But don\u2019t forget it is autumn \u2013 mornings can be chilly in the southern half of Australia! Buy an outdoor heater \u2013 you can make it part of Mum\u2019s Mother\u2019s Day gift \u2013 and turn it on half an hour before mealtime to heat the space up. It will be even more effective if you\u2019ve got outdoor blinds to pull down and help trap the heat. Make sure cosy cushions adorn each seat around the table or backyard picnic area and lay a throw over the back of Mum\u2019s seat so she can wrap up if need be. DIY mother\u2019s day brunch: How to thank your mum. Make it cute! Dad might not be used to laying out an extravagant, feminine table spread \u2013 and that\u2019s OK. This surprise comes from the heart, not your decorating skills! The table is bound to be the centrepiece of your little brunch project, so your whole surprise is going to look far better if you do something special. Cover the table in a cloth and alternate candles and little vases of flowers down the centre. Put a large store-bought flower bouquet right in the middle \u2013 or if her gift is a small potted plant, make that the focal point. Send the kids out to pick flowers from around the garden \u2013 but supervise them so they don\u2019t lop all the blooms off ALL Mum\u2019s favourite plants! Have the kids create a homemade card in advance and prop it next to Mum\u2019s plate as a place card, beside a small box of her favourite chocolates. Set up a table outside for mother's day brunch. Make it tasty! Rule number one for this Mother\u2019s Day treat is to keep mum out of the kitchen. This is a dad-and-kids affair only. Pour Mum a cup of tea or coffee, put on a playlist of her favourite music, give her the Sunday newspaper, and keep her from the kitchen and verandah until the table is fully laid. You can avoid a bit of the chaos by being prepared. Plenty of Mother\u2019s Day brunch treats are easy to make the day before. If baking is not your thing, head down to the bakery and pick a selection of your favourite pastries, donuts and other goodies! Keep Mum out of the kitchen this Mother's Day. Other sweet and savoury food ideas include scones, pancakes, a cheese platter, or bowls of fresh strawberries and grapes. Make it count! Make sure Mum can really sit back and relax by cleaning up as you go along. She\u2019s not to go near a broom, sponge, or kitchen sink! Only when everything is ready can you draw Mum outside. Then it\u2019s time to let go yourself and enjoy a close-knit family meal. Don\u2019t forget to rally the troops one last time to clear the table and wash the dishes without Mum having to lift a finger! Looking for more ideas? At Australian Outdoor Living, we really want you to make the most of your life outdoors. Check out our blog and other resources for more ideas and inspiration: Read here on how you can spoil dad on father's day. Australian Outdoor Living is passionate about helping people love their life outdoors. We offer a range of products, including: Outdoor blindsArtificial grassRoller shuttersConcrete and fibreglass swimming poolsCarportsTimber deckingPergolas, verandah and patios Have you been thinking about renovating your home? Fill out the free measure and quote form at the top of this article and a member of our dedicated sales team will be in touch.