Mother’s day is a great time to show all those special Mom’s you know how much you appreciate them. So I wanted to come up with some mothers day ideas for you. Here you can find table decorations by me and some delicious recipes from other blogger friends. I hope this post inspires you to go the extra mile for that extra special person.
MOTHERS DAY IDEAS
In my life I have had many mothers. Because I am the youngest of three sisters my older two, who were teenagers when I was born, seem to have thought they were my moms too. So in addition to my Grandmothers and Sisters I had a total of five mother figures. Today only one of those mother figures is left and lucky for me she helped me create the table decorations for this blog post.
This time of year in Florida is a great time to do an outdoor brunch. The weather is usually pleasant, unless it’s raining, which makes the perfect environment. So consider wherever you are to take this party outside. For this event I began creating with some history in mind. Every mother figure in my life has been raised in Florida except for one and she was raised in Georgia but later raised her children in Florida. So I first thought about creating a table design around a Florida theme.
When I think of Florida I think of the ocean, palm trees and citrus. I decided I wanted the table to be colorful and happy. Oranges definitely fit that bill. Next I thought about the tablecloth. I am actually using a card table here. I used two long rectangle tablecloths and placed them in opposite directions so that the table was covered to the ground on each side. If you’ve gone to all this trouble to create a beautiful table then why not bring out some of your good chairs. Here I selected my breakfast table white chairs. I thought the rush seats and white would compliment nicely.
For the centerpiece I originally planned something a little larger but when my sister and I put it in place we realized it was way too much. So my sister went back to the drawing board, or in this case kitchen, and came out with this beauty. I have to say I loved it! Which brings me to a bit of advice.
Whenever you’re planning an event sometimes you have to go with it. If you know what I mean. If something doesn’t work don’t throw in the towel instead keep trying. Some of my best creations have happened because my first ideas weren’t right. The one element I particularly like here is the small satsumas in the bottom of the clear round vase. Lucky for us my sister had just brought those back from my Uncle Ferrell’s house. He has lots of orange trees in his yard. For the flowers I tried to go with a tropical look. This was the closest I could find after looking at several grocery stores. I added some palm fronds in there to add to the native design.
Here’s an old trick and it is so easy. Purchase some oranges that are kind of flat on the bottom then cut the top off just enough for the width of a Tealight. Once you have an opening take a small sharp knife and cut straight down and around inside. Then scoop out the pulp and set your light inside. Sometimes I have to scoop a little here and there until it fits down inside just the way I like it.
There is so much to share about these table settings. So lets start from the bottom up and give credit where credit is due. The paper place mats are an idea from Country Living. I purchased banner paper and cut it to fit the size I wanted. Then I used a chalk pen to draw the lines, name and cut little design in the corners. I also decided to let the paper mat fall down the side of the table a little just to add another creative feature. Next I decided to use my sister’s china. The blue complimented the vibrant orange color of my inspiration. Next a simple white cloth linen napkin rests on the plate with an orange leaf, satsuma and a fond memory of your Mom on top. This photo is my mother with my sisters. I love old photos!
Here is a closer look at another setting. This one is of me and my Mom. Something about coming to an event and seeing old photos really makes it special.
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RECIPES & GIFT CRAFT IDEAS
Now that you have a plan for your table decor it’s time to come up with a menu and gift. Since I usually don’t write about food I went to some pretty great Mom bloggers for some suggestions. I have to say that reading their recipes really made me hungry. They look so good and appetizing! I think these recipes are perfect for your Mother’s day brunch.
- Apple Spice Scones by Virtually Yours
- Decadent Pear, Fig and Gouda Tart by Virtually Yours
- Easy Strawberry Cheese Danish Pastry Bites by Adventures of Mel
- Apple Cinnamon Buttermilk Pancakes by Adventures of Mel
- How to Make a Personalized Photo Candle by A Savings Wow
- Cocktail by Midlife Boulevard
- The Perfect Biscuit – Thanks to the Internet by The Uncoordinated Mommy
This is your day to show off how much you appreciate what all those Mother figures have done for you. Now that there is only one left in my life I can think of many others that I think are pretty special moms today. So pull out your best or borrow from family and friends and tell those moms how much you appreciate them and how great a Mom they are. Being a Mother is a true sacrifice and worth every minute of it.
Who is the best Mom you know and why?
Oh, and if you liked this Easter post go check out my Valentine’s Table Decor Idea. It’s filled with fun and festive tips!
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