Mother’s Day is such a special occasion. If you visit here regularly, you know how much I love creating pretty tablescapes and flower arrangements. And although I have no idea what I’ll be doing yet, I thought I’d share some ideas that I’m loving right now for a Mother’s Day celebration.
Alright. Maybe you don’t have a charming old door to hang for this creative alfresco table setting. But wouldn’t this be a unique dining experience? I don’t think I’ve ever eaten off a door before.
But this indoor setting might be more practical.
Isn’t this a sweet idea for place cards?
At this table each guest has their name tag attached to measuring spoons. What a great idea for a mother who loves baking.
Mother’s Day is a perfect time to bring feminine touches to the table.
Book pages and music sheets make sweet place mats .
But I think personalizing the table by using sentimental items adds that special touch. Consider using a vintage style postcard that tells a story about the guest of honor. Add their name to make a unique place card.
Or use this idea; each guest has a place card with a photo of her own mother on it. It’s simply a piece of cardstock that also has a flower clipped to it. How easy and personal is that?
And if you like the sentimental idea of using photographs, click HERE …and you’ll learn how to make this beautiful table runner.
I like getting creative when it comes to the flower centerpieces. It doesn’t have to be anything grand or elaborate.
Mother’s Day is a chance to pull out all of your special thrift store finds for your table.
Personally I love seeing flowers inside old tarnished pieces of silver …
or placed inside pretty tea tins for a bit of charm.
When planning a special table for someone,
I like to incorporate unique touches that say something about the guest of honor.
Like this crossword puzzle. Wouldn’t this be a cool addition to a brunch table setting?
I included this table because it’s a perfect example of how you don’t have to spend lots of money on flowers to make a statement. Look how lovely a few green plants can be when paired with classic linens. Do you see the plant inside the trifle bowl?
Using everyday items for your table adds personality and keeps the costs down.
And here’s something I want to do for my next brunch.
I want to set up this lovely help-yourself mimosa bar.
On this table bottles of pear nectar, cranberry juice and papaya juice (love those labels) are next to fresh fruit garnishes inside berry baskets…
right next to the bottles of champagne.
(those are raspberries, apple slices and papaya slices in the fruit baskets, how delicious)
When setting up your brunch table, use baskets that are lined with colorful linens to display your food. It’s easy and it looks so pretty. I collect my best baskets at thrift stores.
Use chalkboards to label dishes.
Even syrup look special when it’s served in small crystal decanters.
To complete this look, stack cake pedestals for height and order milk bottles and cheery, striped straws HERE.
And don’t forget these Bloody Mary shooters at your brunch.
Don’t they look yummy?
But before I go, here’s one last idea. While I think this centerpiece looks pretty enough, don’t you think it would be perfect if it spelled out MOTHER?
You can make your own handwritten mugs by using Sharpie paint pens. Or better yet, this is a perfect project for your kids.
I guess you can see by now that on Mother’s Day I prefer sentimental tables over formal ones. Actually, I love anything home-made, especially when it comes from my boys. Which reminds me, if only our husbands and kids could read this post!
Oh well, if you’re a mother and you liked a few of these ideas, pass them on to the people in your life! Really.
Because you deserve to feel special.
Wishing you a Mother’s Day filled with love,
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