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5 Simple Ideas to Set a Beautiful Mother’s Day Table

Make Mother’s Day a special one! Create a beautiful and unique table setting with these five simple ideas. Learn now how to make a stunning Mother’s Day table!

Do you want to impress mom this Mother’s Day, but don’t know where to start?

Whether you’re a master chef or totally new to hosting a dinner event, we have five simple ideas that will make setting the table for your mother’s special day a breeze.

Keep it light with a touch of your own personality that will make your mom feel like the belle of the ball.

Every month we get together with our friends Stacy, Rachel, Jen, and Michele and share our tablescapes and recipes on our blogs.

It’s so fun to see what everyone in our group comes up with each month.

There’s so much talent and creativity with this bunch of bloggers.

And to add even more inspiration, we invite a guest host to join us each month too!

We’re thrilled to welcome Kate from Southern Home and Hospitality this month.

Kate is an empty nester like us and lives in a beautiful southern traditional-style home in Texas.

This month our virtual supper club is featuring Mother’s Day luncheon tablescape ideas today and delicious recipes on Saturday so be sure to come back!

If you’ve missed any of our previous tablescapes you can grab the links for even more inspiration at the end of this post.

If you’re joining us from Jen at Midwest Life and Style or if you’re new to our blog…

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What Does Mother’s Day Mean to You?

mom and three kids standing arm in arm

I’ll be honest with you Mother’s Day is always a bittersweet day for me.

My mom passed away when I was 23 so I’ve lived most of my adult life without her.

So when it comes to this special day it’s met with a mix of emotions.

I’m a bit selfish on Mother’s Day and usually just focus on myself! lol

When my kids were younger we usually spent the day together starting with brunch and then something fun outdoors like strawberry picking or hiking.

But for the past several years I’ve been away over Mother’s Day weekend with Emma for dance so we’d meet the boys for a late dinner on Sunday when we got back in town.

Since she’s in college now and won’t have a dance competition I wonder what we will do this year.

Now that my dining room table looks so pretty styled for this blog post, I should leave it for my family and they can make me brunch like the good old days!

Where to Host a Mother’s Day Luncheon

dining room with white painted furniture

Hosting a Mother’s Day luncheon doesn’t have to be complicated.

If you’ve been around a while you know we’re all about easy ideas here and this tablescape is no exception.

So whether you still have your mom or she’s no longer here on earth Mother’s Day is a reason to celebrate.

If you’re living without your mom too why not host a brunch or luncheon for your mother-in-law, friends, or family?

Because surely you know someone who is a mom!

Or send this article to your own family and they can create a gorgeous tablescape just for you!

I set a beautiful but simple table in my dining room this week.

Let’s take a closer look at how I styled my tablescape.

How to Create a Stunning Centerpiece

AnnMarie holding potted hydrangea plant near table

This large antique wood trough bowl fills most of the middle of my dining room table.

I recently scored this beautiful vintage piece at our local antique store.

This an incredible replica from Pottery Barn is gorgeous too.

You can see how I style my dough bowl every day for spring by clicking here.

Since this piece is so big it needs large items to fill it.

pink hydrangea plants in antique wood trough bowl

I bought three hydrangea plants at Lowe’s Home Improvement and just love the bright pink color.

The basic garden planter was inside these tan plastic faux distressed pots when I purchased them.

What a find!

I thought I’d need to repot the plants before using them for the centerpiece of my Mother’s Day tablescape but I totally lucked out with these.

All I had to do was set the hydrangea pots in my wood dough bowl and the centerpiece was complete.

Can’t get much more simple than that!

And after Mother’s Day, I can move these plants outdoors.

How to Set a Mother’s Day Table

neutral place settings on dining tablescape for Mother's day

I try to use as many items as I already own when styling a new tablescape.

Often I use my everyday plates that I’ve had for years from Pottery Barn.

This dinnerware is such a great neutral design that coordinates with so many different styles.

place setting on table for  Mother's day lunch

The natural woven round placemats add some much needed contrast between the white tabletop and the white dinner plates.

And the cream-colored fringed linen napkin between the dinner and salad plates provides a bit more texture.

The neutral color scheme of the place settings allows the vibrant color of the flowers to shine.

place setting with gold flatware beside plates

Simple wine glasses are ready to be filled for Mom to enjoy her favorite wine during lunch.

The pretty gold flatware completes each place setting on the table.

How to Make a Mother’s Day Table Special

dining table set with place settings and flowers in middle

Often I just pull the napkin through a pretty napkin ring and place it on top of each plate.

But if I can I like to find something unique to go with the theme of my tablescape design.

I found these cute small glass cloche in Hobby Lobby the other day and knew they’d be perfect on the table.

However, I wasn’t sure what to put under them.

I considered a small succulent or a single tiny flower stem.

small glass cloche with Lindt chocolates under on plate

Then when I was in Costco I saw a bag of Lindt Lindor truffles wrapped in shiny pink and gold foil.

That was it!

The chocolates would look so beautiful under a glass cloche on each guest plate.

Happy Mother’s Day

view of dining room with table in middle buffet and mirror to left and windows beyond

Remember that creating a beautiful and memorable table setting doesn’t have to be difficult.

With these simple ideas, you can make your mom feel special and make her Mother’s Day a day that she won’t soon forget.

So make sure to use these ideas as a guide, add in your own unique touches, and enjoy the time with the important women in your life.

Our Previous Tablescape Ideas

Get all of our previous virtual supper club ideas here.

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Sources: woven round placemat | fringed linen napkin | white dinnerware | wine glasses | wood dough bowl | gold flatware set | set of two mini glass cloche | Lindt Lindor truffles

More Mother’s Day Tablescape Ideas from Our Friends

Next up on the tour is our friend Rachel from The Pond’s Farmhouse.

Be sure to click each of the blog names below the photos to get even more inspiration for your Mother’s Day table.

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