This mother's day table setting idea will show all those special Mom's you know how much you appreciate them. Here you can find Mother's day table decorations and delicious recipes from friends. I hope these Mother's day decoration ideas inspire you to go the extra mile for that extra special person.
In my life, I have had many mothers, which is why I couldn't wait to share a Mother's day table setting idea with you. Because I am the youngest of three sisters, my older siblings, 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.
Lucky for me, she helped me come up with a Mother's day table setting idea for all of you! And in addition to the tablescape we came up with some Mother's Day gift ideas too so you will be completely prepared.
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MOTHER'S DAY TABLE SETTING IDEA
This time of year in Florida is a great time to do an outdoor brunch. The weather is usually pleasant, which makes for the perfect picnic environment.
So, check your local forecast and consider taking 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 who was raised in Georgia but later raised her children in Florida.
So, I first thought about creating a table design around a Florida theme. Here is what you will need to create Mother's day table setting idea like mine.
How to decorate a table for Mother's day?
Decorating a table for Mother's day is easy. You can bring out your good china or keep it simple with your everyday dishes. The table decorations can be simple or elaborate. Create a lovely centerpiece then coordinate the place settings to match. Now let's grab supplies to create this Mother's day table setup.
- White table cloth
- Blue block print tablecloth (mine is old but I linked one similar)
- White chairs with rush seat
- Folding table
- Brown craft paper
- Chalk paint pen
- Glass vase
- Flowers (I have a post on the best places to buy flowers)
- Tea light candles
- Old photos of mom
- Fine china, crystal and silverware
- White linen napkins
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FLORIDA THEMED TABLE SETTING
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 and blue fit the bill.
TABLECLOTH AND TABLE
Next, I thought about the tablecloth. I am using a square card table. I used two long rectangle tablecloths folded in half and placed them in opposite directions so that the table was covered to the ground on each side.
The blue block print tablecloth I purchase years ago but there are lots of other blue block print table cloths on the market.
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 rush seat chairs. I thought the white rush seat chairs would compliment nicely.
Talk about cozy and dreamy! Here are some that I thought would be perfect with this idea.
TROPICAL CENTERPIECE IDEA
For the centerpiece, I originally planned something a little more substantial, 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 the kitchen, and came out with this tropical flower and orange beauty.
I have to say I loved it!
This brings me to a bit of advice: Whenever you're planning an event, sometimes you have to roll with the punches if you know what I mean.
If something doesn't work, don't throw in the towel! Just 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 at the bottom of the clear round vase. For the flowers, I tried to go with a tropical look. These flowers were the closest I could find after looking at several grocery stores. I also added some palm fronds in there to add to the native design.
Here's an old trick, and one that is so easy! Purchase some oranges that are kind of flat on the bottom, then cut the top off 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.
I have added a video on how to make an orange candle in this post or you can go to my YouTube channel and watch the orange candle DIY there too.
HOW TO MAKE PAPER PLACEMATS
There is so much to share about these Mother's day table settings! So, let's start from the bottom up and give credit where credit is due.
The paper placemats are an idea all over Pinterest. I purchased banner paper and cut it to fit the size I wanted. Then, I used a chalk pen to draw the lines, write the name, and cut little designs 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.
MOTHER'S DAY TABLE SETTINGS
Next, I decided to use my sister's china. The blue complimented the vibrant orange color of my inspiration. But do not feel you have to use china; any dinnerware will work like these plates I found that look similar.
Now if you love this silverware it is called Pickard Festival but if that is a little out of your budget then try these similar ones by Oneida.
Next, a simple white cloth linen napkin rests on the plate with an orange leaf, a satsuma, and a fond memory of your Mom on top in the form of an old photo.
I love old photos and this one warms my heart! Adding old photos to each place setting made it special. The picture above is my mom and me, and the one below is my sister holding her baby and me.
What fun memories are sitting on this table!
Now that you have the perfect plan for the Mother's day tablescape idea, it's time to come up with a menu.
Since I usually don't write about food, I went to some pretty great cooks for some suggestions. I have to say that reading their recipes made me hungry.
They look so beautiful and appetizing! I think these recipes are perfect for your Mother's day brunch.
Gift ideas for Mom:
Now that you have a plan for the perfect Mother's day brunch with this Mother's day table setting idea, how about sending them an invitation or letter. I have some creative and beautiful ideas in my post called “A Letter for Mom” post.
Mother's day 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.
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