This Mother's Day table set up idea will show all those special Mom's 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 set up 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.
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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 Mother's Day tablescape, we came up with some Mother's Day gift ideas too so you will be completely prepared for a Mother's Day celebration.
MOTHER'S DAY TABLE SET UP 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. While there are many different ways to celebrate Mother's Day, this is one of my favorite. It's a great way to make a special day fun and festive.
So, check your local forecast and consider taking this party outside.
First of all, you want to think about a theme. 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. It has such a fun, summery vibe with beautiful bright colors. Here is what you will need to create Mother's day table setting idea like mine.
How to create a Mother's day table set up?
Next, you want to gather your supplies. 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. Beautiful tablescapes do not need to be complicated. Now let's grab supplies to create this Mother's day table set up.
- White tablecloth
- 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)
- Fresh oranges
- Tea light candles
- Old photos of mom
- Fine china, crystal and silverware
- White linen napkins
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MOTHER'S DAY 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. This made picking my color scheme easy. Oranges and blue fit the bill. And fresh flowers are a must. Here's how I created my Mothers Day table set up.
TABLECLOTH AND TABLE
Next, I thought about the tablecloth. I am using a square card table. It was too small for a table runner. Instead, 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.
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 complement nicely.
If you want to dress the chairs up even more, check out my post about creating beautiful May Day baskets and a letter to mom you can hang on the back of each chair.
Talk about cozy and dreamy! Here are some hammocks that would be perfect with this idea.
TROPICAL CENTERPIECE IDEA
Fresh flowers are an inexpensive way but beautiful way to set the mood of your Mother’s Day table setting. You can usually find beautiful fresh flowers at your local grocery store.
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. Your flower arrangements should complement the table, not overwhelm it.
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. Your Mother's Day table set up is no exception.
The one element I particularly like here is the small satsumas at the bottom of the clear round vase. They provide the perfect pop of color. 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.
DIY ORANGE CANDLES
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. Such a fun twist on a traditional candle stick holder. It will add a wonderful pop of color to your Mother's Day table set up.
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 love that this idea does double duty of both the placemat and name place card. 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. This is the kind of personalized touch that makes your Mother's Day tablescape so special.
I also decided to let the paper mat fall down the side of the table a little just to add another creative feature to my Mother's Day table set up.
MOTHER'S DAY TABLE PLACE SETTING
Next, I decided to use my sister's china. This lovely floral china was a perfect fit for the theme. The blue complemented the vibrant orange color of my inspiration. I thought the combination made a beautiful table setting. 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. Alternatively, 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 how the orange provides a fun pop of color in contrast to the white linen. These are the touches that will make your Mother's Day table set up exceptional.
I love old photos and this one warms my heart! Above all, I think this might be the best part. It's truly the star of the show.
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. It's the perfect and easy way to let the mothers in your life know how special they are.
What fun memories are sitting on this lovely table! Mother’s Day table decorations can be easy and still beautiful. Now your Mother's Day table set up is complete.
MOTHER'S DAY RECIPE IDEAS
Now that you have the perfect plan for the Mother's day tablescape idea, it's time to come up with a menu. A special occasion like Mother's Day deserves an extra special 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. These recipes will create a beautiful brunch for the amazing mothers in your life.
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 set up 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.
Certainly, 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. A Mother's Day brunch is a great way to give a special day to the mothers in your life. I would love to see pictures of the pretty table of your Mother's Day celebration!
For more table setting ideas check out these articles:
- Outdoor Table Setting Ideas
- Garden Party Table Setting Ideas
- French Country Table Setting
- Dollar Store Spring Table
Being a Mother is a true sacrifice and worth every minute of it. Now it is your turn. What are you planning for a Mother's day event? Share in the comments your favorite part of this table.
Wishing you and all the mothers in your life a very Happy Mother's Day!
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- 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.
- I selected my breakfast table white rush seat chairs.
- For the flowers, I tried to go with a tropical look. I added small satsumas at the bottom of the clear round vase. I also added some palm fronds in there to add to the native design.
- 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.
- The paper placemats do double duty of both the placemat and name place card. 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 decided to use my sister's china. 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. Alternatively, 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 had all of the supplies on hand for this project so my expenses were limited to the banner paper, fresh flowers, and oranges. Your expenses may be different if you need to purchase more supplies.