For Mother's Day
Here are a few decorating suggestions for your Mother's Day lunch.
Start with the outside
The first thing your guests will see as they arrive will be the outside of your home, so make it inviting and in the spirit of the day.
- Place a special Mother's Day wreath on the door. Making your own is an easy craft, but pre-made wreaths are available from retail and craft outlets.
- Line your sidewalk with potted flowers.
- If you are inviting children, helium balloons are a fun way to brighten up the outside of your home. Use white and soft, pastel colours, string them together in bunches and tie them to the porch or garage lights.
Decorate the room
Mother's Day decor tends to be soft and elegant, which helps create a peaceful experience that is much appreciated by all mothers. While the lunch will be served in the kitchen or at the dining room table, it's a nice touch to have decorations spread out throughout all of the entertainment areas of your home.
- Select your colours. Spring-like colours such as yellows, oranges, pinks and purples are all beautiful choices.
- Arrange flowers of coordinating colours in pretty vases, pitchers or baskets, and place them wherever you can. Consider the fireplace mantel, coffee tables, end tables, a sideboard or hutch, and of course, the dining table. Wrap a matching ribbon around the containers for an even more attractive look.
- Add a vase of fresh flowers to the guest bathroom.
- Candles are a nice accent to any room. Place scented candles around the room to add a light fragrance to the air.
Set a beautiful table
- Use your favourite china or dishes. Be creative and consider mixing the old with the new. Many vintage serving pieces and dishes have wonderful colours and patterns, and when mixed with new pieces, create a charming, interesting table.
- Use crystal stemware for all your cold beverages.
- Use cloth or linen table coverings and napkins. Take care to properly press them before use.
- Wrap a coordinating ribbon around a napkin, attach a pretty place card tag and add it to the top plate of the place setting.
- Line the table with small flower arrangements placed in vintage cocktail glasses or dessert bowls.
- Create an unscented candle arrangement on a mirrored or sparkly tray as a centerpiece.
- Add small, silver-framed, black-and-white family photographs to the table. They are a perfect conversation starter.