Motherâ€™s Day Potluck Brunch Julia Ward Howe, author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, was the first person to recommend Motherâ€™s Day as a national event to honor mothers and to promote peace. A Motherâ€™s Day potluck brunch starts the day in a relaxing and festive way with family and friends. When sending the invitations to the brunch, enclose a recipe for the husband or children to bring
with them. For this brunch, the husbands do the cooking. A nice touch would be for each husband to bring a potted plant to be used for decoration, then to be taken home by Mom. Some recipe suggestions might include Bloody Marys; bacon, egg and cheddar-topped English muffins; marinated asparagus; and ambrosia fruit kabobs. All these recipes can be made ahead.