If you are going to go out for Mother’s Day brunch, start out early by calling local establishments to find out how much it will be. Ask if they are going to have any coupons out in local papers or coupon mailers. Restaurants will sometimes do this to get more business. Also, to defray the costs, you can ask siblings to split the bill with you.
Better yet, cook rather than of going out! Instead of dishing out lots of cash to go out for a Mother’s Day brunch, stay home instead. It can be a nice quiet meal with just the immediate family or invite Grandmas, Aunts or friends. If you decide to stay home rather than go out, here are some ways to have Mother’s Day brunch on a budget.
- Set a budget and plan out your brunch
If you know you are only able to spend a certain amount of money, plan your meal around that amount. Only buy things necessary to plan your meal. Don’t go overboard.
- Plan the week before so you can see what is going to be on sale.
Shop around. Pick up circulars from several different stores in your area to compare deals. Shop the sales and you’ll be able to have a nice Mother’s Day brunch for mom and save money, too.
- Use coupons to save even more!
Match up those store deals with coupons and you can be on your way to extreme savings. Ask people to save the coupons from their newspapers for you. Look online for store match-ups to see what you can score at a low price.
- Ask everyone to bring something.
If you are inviting extended family or friends, ask everyone to bring a dish of their own. This way, you ensure you aren’t spending a ton of money or time cooking everything yourself. Ask what they will be bringing beforehand so you know what is going to be there and what else you need to purchase or make.
Mom will surely be pleased knowing you put so much thought into planning her special day. Knowing that you know how to budget and save money would also make her proud!