Mother’s Day Table Settings

I absolutely love hosting people for dinner parties. Setting the table is something I always consider and enjoy immensely. I have set some elaborate tables for Thanksgiving, but my everyday parties are a little more simple. There is something about setting a table well that makes it feel more like a celebration and I think your guests will appreciate your effort. Simple dinner parties may have fresh flowers and candles with fabric napkins (we use fabric napkins all the time) and a more elaborate meal might have some additional flare. I thought it would be fun to share some inspiration for Mother’s Day Table decorations. I wish I were closer to my mom or mom in law and I’d have them for a lovely meal. Remember, you can set your table the night before or morning of so it’s one less thing to think about while preparing the food.

Photography: Tinywater Photography
Event Coordination: Very Merry Events
Floral Design: Atelier Joya

Just look at that flower runner! Bunches of flowers in low vases would create the same effect.

Photography: Tinywater Photography
Event Coordination: Very Merry Events
Floral Design: Atelier Joya

Gold Flare is sometimes appropriate

Source: Credits:
Photographer: Anna Costa
Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals, Santa Barbara,
Produced by: Kelly Oshiro for Santa Barbara Chic, Flowers & Decor: Kelly Oshiro Design,
Wholesale Flowers: Florabundance.

Since persimmons are not in season, you could use oranges with foliage attached, or kumquats with bright sprigs of sea berry in a wood bowl.

Photography: Gia Canali
Event Design and Production: Yifat Oren & Associates
Florals: The Velvet Garden

Peonies are in season and are modestly priced. They are so large that one bunch will make multiple arrangements.


Ranunculus (also in season) are great in little clusters. Add some texture with galvanized buckets, wire baskets and burlap.


Photography: White Loft Studio
Design and Styling: Style Me Pretty
Cocktail Recipe: St-Germain

Cocktails to match? Love these glasses.

You might be surprised what you can find at your local thrift store or flea market. These are dangerous places for me since I am attracted to “old stuff” for no reason at all. I hope you all are able to share some time with your Moms or adopted moms and grandmas this Mother’s Day!


2 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Table Settings

  1. The one thing I learned from the pre prison Martha Stewart. Set the table the night before. Never used paper napkins except at Tahoe. Some of our napkins are close to 30 yrs old. Room at the table here this here this Mother’s Day. Sorry we can’t make it for H&D’s visit. Any idea when you’d want to go to Tahoe? love j


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