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Mother's Day: Essentials For Hosting A Perfect Sunday Lunch for Mum

From roasters to champagne, shop the best items for a Mother's Day meal that shows her just how much she means

Nothing can match up to a home-cooked meal made by Mum. Somehow, she consistently finds a way to add a dose of love and comfort into her roast recipe every Sunday lunch, and as time goes on the memories of warm gravy, impeccably cooked meat, and nostalgia for home keep us making the long train journeys back to visit on the weekends. This year, we think it’s time we do our part to return the favour (not that it can ever be paid back in full) by making her Mother’s Day Sunday lunch extra special. How? By taking on the challenge ourselves.

It can be challenging to find gifts that show the extent of our love and appreciation for her and all she’s done, but giving the gift of a morning with her feet up not only gives her a well-earned rest, but helps you share an experience and create a memory together - and that is a wonderful place to start. But what goes into hosting an impressive lunch like mama used to make? Here are all the essential items you need to dress the lunch table and make the perfect Sunday roast for the family.

For Serving

The foundations of hosting any type of occasion meal lies in the preparation. Having the best cooking and serving supplies at your reach makes the steps before the meal run smoother and simpler. For the spotlight of the meal - the meat - you’re going to need a top notch roaster. For additional touches, a good-looking gravy boat and a decorative cheese board for afters will assist the occasion flawlessly.

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For Setting

What do you think of when you imagine your perfect roast? Perhaps it's a beautiful cooked bird or joint in the middle of the table surrounded by piping hot veg and the crispiest roast potatoes, or maybe it's simply having your family all sat around the warm and inviting table. One of the fundamental elements to creating that atmosphere is the setting of the table. Having mum see the table set with refined glassware, placemats and napkins will be perfectly poignant, and you’ll prove to her you have all the grown-up household necessities she’s been telling you to buy all this time. 
And don’t forget the flowers! As well as making a perfect gift, they’ll look lovely in a vase placed on the set table...

For Stuffing (Your Faces)

Well, what’s a Mother’s Day lunch without any food? Don’t scrimp on your menu for Mum and get the best meat, veg and dessert from M&S; And for remembering the old times and rejoicing in the now, don’t forget a bottle of champagne.

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