Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day

I hope that all of you had a wonderful Mother's Day and showed your momma's some love. I had a fun and full day

I went to see my grandmother and spent some time with her. Then I headed back to my mom's house where we surprised her with her card.

Martha was my inspiration for the card and the process was pretty simple. I took different colored sheets of tissue paper and cut out circles from them. Then I pinched the middle of each circle and turned the outside and scrunched the outside until it looked somewhat like a flower (and I use the term flower very loosely). Once a circle looked OK, I glued it to the front of the card and layered the colors. Once I got the card filled out to my liking, I drew the stems on. It was easy, but I love how they turned out.

Here's a glimpse of the inside of one. I picked out a quote that I thought would make the cards more personal (I'm a sucker for that sort of thing). 

After we gave my mom her card we took her into the kitchen where she saw this and her gift:

Once again, Martha inspired me. The tickets and the stickers were printed out from Martha's website and the popcorn containers came from Target. My mom looooves movies so I thought this idea was perfect for her. She thought the stickers were so cute and she was so excited to watch the movie we brought. Clue! We love this movie and yes it is super silly, but that's what we like =)

The next step was to make the flavored popcorn before starting the movie. We made three kinds: pesto popcorn, sugar and spice popcorn and smores popcorn. Here are the recipes if you want to try it for yourself.

I was so excited to try the s'more flavored popcorn, as you can tell, and it was delish.

By the way, that huge bag of charcoal on the floor is leftover from our 5-day stint without power. I have a feeling we won't be finishing the bag off anytime soon, haha.

Anyway, here's the sugar and spice popcorn:

It was sweet and reminded me of caramel popcorn.

Here's the s'more flavored popcorn. We made the biggest batch of this one.

I LOVED the s'more flavor. Amazing...

And finally, the pesto popcorn. We were not sure about this one, but it was actually really good!

We had a great time trying all the different flavors and laughing through the movie. It was fun spending time with mom and I'm glad she had such a good time. =)

How was your mother's day? Did you have a favorite part?


claire said...

looks like you had a blast!

Pam said...

Awww... how sweet are those cards! I bet your moms loved them! Hope they had an awesome mother's day!

Kristen said...

Love the mothers day cards and everything else! I'm a sucker for quotes! Sounds like a fun night!

Kara said...

Morgan, what a sweet Mother's Day gift!! I love that everything was DIY and had some meaning! And...Yuuumm!!! I'm going to have to try these recipes for popcorn. I need to stay away from food blogs these days, haha!

I read your post below with the storms too...I'm so glad everyone in your family was okay! The majority of my extended relatives live in or around Huntsville, so I was glued to the TV / phone for quite a few days too. I can't even imagine!

Hope you're having a great week!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

What a precious idea!! I'm using that one again soon : ) Love it!