Celebrate Mom and Support Event Companies With These Festive Delivery Options
These catering, floral, and event decor companies are putting the "at-home" in "stay-at-home orders" with Mother's Day decor, bouquets, and meals delivered straight to your door.
Mother's Day may look a little different this year (thanks, COVID-19), but as usual, the event industry is stepping up to the plate to keep the celebrations going with gourmet meals, blooming centerpieces, springtime-inspired decor, and more—all signed, sealed, and delivered right to your doorstep. Here's a look at a few finds being offered from coast to coast:
Photo: Courtesy of CORT Events
Event furniture rental company CORT Party Rental got crafty with the creation of the #CORTPartyBox ($50 for a table setting for four guests) for its Seattle-based clientele. Featuring three tablescapes inspired by Mother’s Day—with the option to customize for a more personal design—the packaged decor includes table linens, napkins, china, glassware, flatware, and a floral vase. “The inspiration behind the #CORTPartyBox developed from the idea that we could help make this wonderful family holiday a little extra special and support our catering and floral partners at the same time,” says Robin Denny, director of sales. “Our designs are drawn from bright, springtime patterns that share our communal optimism for the road ahead.”
Washington, D.C.-based Ridgewells Catering is pairing its culinary skills with Tweed + Twigs, the floral division of Design Foundry, to offer meals alongside fresh florals (from $40). “We wanted to offer something special for Mother’s Day that would also help to support other local businesses in the event industry,” says Susan Lacz, CEO of Ridgewells Catering. “Clients can order everything they need—a fully prepared meal, flowers, and a nice gift.”
Photo: Courtesy of Tweed + Twigs/Design FoundryDesigner for Tweed + Twigs Shahira Wahba says: “While we are not a retail flower shop, we felt this was the perfect opportunity to bring some beauty and nature into the homes of our clients, friends, and family. Our inspiration behind creating these arrangements was thinking about how many of us, myself included, can't be with their moms this Mother's Day because of quarantine."
At South Florida's Bill Hansen Catering and Event Production, corporate executive chef Dewey Losasso speaks on the full-service catering and event production company's upscale Mother's Day deliveries: "During this time of crisis, mothers persist. When times get tougher, so do moms," he says. "In our catering world, we come to their home to feed dozens or hundreds of family and friends. This is now different. Now we come to the outside of someone's home in a humble manner; we drop food that is contactless. Chances are they have been in that house for some time, so it was vastly important to our team to make this menu memorable." The fixed menu (four guest minimum, $39/person) looks like a medley of surf and turf, from shrimp, scallop, lobster, and pea risotto to a porcini-seared filet mignon paired with roasted mushrooms and a Barolo sauce. Tip: Ask about the team's hand-selected Champagnes and wines. Photo: Courtesy of Bloomie's by Lille Syster
Collaborating with Bloomie’s Floral Shop, Easton, Penn.-based Sweet Girlz Bakery is baking bundt cakes ($40) that double as floral centerpieces to top off the table on Mother's Day. "During these crazy times, it's important for small businesses to hustle, pivot, and use connections to survive," says Bloomie's Floral Shop owner Katie Antonson. "Since all gatherings have been canceled, we looked to create a Mother’s Day gift that highlighted both of our businesses. We came up with a vanilla bundt cake with a floral centerpiece. It can even be taken apart with the flowers as a stand-alone arrangement and the cake to eat!"
Complete with an entree, four sides and salads, two desserts, flowers, and a card, Washington, D.C.-based Occasions Caterers' Mother's Day brunch offerings also include the option to add a la carte items. Marketing director Denise Vu says, "We've partnered with a few local—and women-owned!—favorites like Lynnvale Flower Farm + Studio and Salt & Sundry to make the celebration extra special. You can also add on a la carte items including a bloody mary or mimosa kit, cookie decorating set, or additional dessert options."
In Chicago, Kehoe Designs is sending out an array of floral arrangements from its Mother’s Day Floral Collection ($70-$120), which boasts eight options from which to choose, including the bright-pink Modern Classic and the lavender- and white-hued Lavande et Blanc, among others. For those that prefer DIY arrangements, Kehoe Designs' senior event designer, John Beran, offers a tutorial on Instagram.
Other event pros jumping in include Orlando-based event floral and decor company Lowe + Behold, which is sending out Mother's Day bouquets, but with a twist—a DIY (yes, that means do it yourself!) floral arrangement kit ($75); Proof of the Pudding in Atlanta with brunch-approved Pop, Fiz, Clink cocktail kits ($15-20) to mix up a bloody mary or mimosa at home; New York's Creative Edge Parties, boasting the cheekily-named Shake What Your Mama Gave Ya package ($115-$225) that features out-of-the-box kit ideas for grilling, ice cream sundaes, and cocktails, among others; and full-service Dallas-based event design studio e3 Event Designs, where principal event designer Tamara Martin-Harris is working one-on-one with clients for the Home for Mother's Day package ($175), which includes a place setting for up to 10, floral centerpiece, and a balloon bouquet. "Our goal was to help create a festive space in spite of the epidemic going on," notes Martin-Harris.
We'll raise a DIY cocktail to that.