Mother’s Day Table Setting Ideas

For many of you (myself included), Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate your Mom, but also a day to celebrate being a mother yourself.  This Spring holiday comes at the perfect time when our azaleas and dogwoods are in full bloom. In honor of Mother’s Day for all mothers, I teamed up with Pottery Barn to design a colorful al fresco table setting, perfect for this time of year.

Mother's Day Table Setting Ideas

Mother's Day Table Setting Ideas Al Fresco

Mother's Day Table Setting Ideas and Tips

Mother’s Day Table Setting Ideas and Tips

Mother's Day Table Setting Ideas

Inside or Outside: If the weather is agreeable for your Mother’s Day, I always love entertaining al fresco.

Pick Your Color Scheme: Using the colors in our backyard for inspiration, I went with a green, blue and yellow color combination which is always refreshing.

Linens: The Malena Medallion tablecloth and napkins were are perfect choice to compliment the colors in our backyard.

Mother's Day Table Setting

Flowers: Mother’s Day would not be complete without beautiful blooms in bright colors. You don’t need to stress about designing the perfect arrangement. A fresh bouquet in a tall glass pitcher is all you need.

China: I used white plates which worked well with the colorful print tablecloth. I placed the napkins on top of the plates for color contrast.

Outdoor Drinkware: With a rippled texture, I love this blue outdoor drinkware set, which added bright pops of color to the table.

Entertaining Al Fresco

Place Cards: Look to use what you have at home for place cards. For this table setting, I cut a small slit in each place card and stuck an azalea bloom through the card for a special touch.

Fruit: Your arrangements don’t always have to be flowers. I used a glass hurricane and filled it with lemons and limes for color.

Place Cards with Flowers

Fruit Arrangements

Drink dispenser: For drinks, we served fresh squeezed lemonade from this fun mason jar inspired jug drink dispenser. Easy refills for everyone.

Conversation Piece: I like to add items to the table for fun. On this occasion, Pete and Puddles were the life of the party.

Mother's Day Table Setting Tips

Mother's Day Al Fresco

Trays: With their traditional riveted construction and utilitarian origin, the PB handcrafted galvanized steel trays are perfect for entertaining outdoors.

Mother's Day Table Setting Ideas

This post is filed under Mother’s Day, Entertaining and Holidays.

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Mother’s Day Table Setting Ideas photos by Laura Trevey

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