Fun Facts About Mother's Day Brunch

A plate of bruschetta for Mother's Day Brunch.
Study up on these fun facts before making your Mother's Day brunch reservations.

This article originally appeared as part of the story Call Your Mother in the May 2019 issue.

  1. The common jobs that moms do everyday are estimated to be worth $68,875 per year. So you should probably make those Mother’s Day dinner reservations right now.
  2. Mother’s Day was first recognized as a national holiday when President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill on May 9, 1914.
  3. It’s believed that in 1925, a bartender at the Ritz Hotel in Paris invented the mimosa, which uses equal parts sparkling wine and juice.
  4. Brunch caught on in the United States in the late 1930s and was mostly offered by hotels because many restaurants were closed on Sundays. As more women entered the workforce after WWII, Sunday brunch became even more popular as a way to give mom a day off from cooking.