Photo by Four Generations One Roof
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and living with both my mom and gram, we tend to have a little bit of chaos in the house. All three of us tell all of the men in the house, “It’s our day, you are in charge!”
We have a tradition each year where we take our big pickup truck and head to the local nursery. Yes, my mom, gram and I all love to buy our annuals on Mother’s Day. We have done this for the past seven years. However, before we head out flower shopping, we usually have a fun breakfast that my dad and husband cook for us. (Yes, they cook!) Breakfast is actually one of my dad’s favorite things to cook — he’s really good at it.
Today, I wanted to share how to decorate a table for Mother’s Day, which includes a small gift. I picked up a pair of adorable picture frames from HomeGoods that I will fill with a special moment from the past. This is one of those gifts that will be unexpected as my mom and gram sit down to eat, but will send them down memory lane and put a smile on their face.
I started by layering the placemat, an orange and white dinner dish topped with a napkin. Simple and easy. If you have chargers, you can use those in place of an extra dinner dish. I didn’t have a charger that coordinated, so I added a white dish instead. It’s your table, there are no rules! Of course, silverware and a cute glass are a must.
I always use a print of some sort when I am setting a table. If I am feeling bold, I will mix and match patterns, but in this case, I chose the table runner as the pattern. If your table runner is solid, mix in patterned placemats or napkins.
I also love the idea of using a wood cutting board as a hot mat. It adds an additional layer to the table while creating visual appeal.
Mini bakeware dishes are perfect for special occasions, such as Mother’s Day. They provide that special element of personalization that every mom loves. I mean, who wouldn’t love their own special crock full of a homemade meal?
Setting a Mother’s Day table doesn’t need to be complicated. Once your table is set, consider adding an arrangement of fresh flowers. (Girls love flowers!)
Resource list: napkins, placemats, dishes (white), cutting board and salt/pepper shakers (from HomeGoods)
Do you have any fun ideas or family traditions to celebrate Mother’s Day? Share with me in the comments below!
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