Oh-crap! Mother’s Day is a week away. Did you just decide to host this year? Or maybe you were gently nudged? Then you need these 5 tips to style a last-minute Mother’s Day table.
I feel your pain.
Now you’ve gotta plan the menu, buy the groceries, and schedule the timing of the food (so everything is nice and hot at the same time).
Then you need to make sure you have enough chairs, dishes, and flatware.
I hate planning a gathering last minute. (Even though that seems to be my way of going things.)
And then there’s the table setting for Mother’s Day.
Typically the last thing you think about. Especially when you’re hosting people last minute.
So, I’ve got a few tips to (hopefully) make hosting Mother’s Day last minute a little easier when it comes to setting your table.
Five tips that’ll take your table from basic, to fabulous.
That Mother’s Day tablescape that will impress your family. Especially since they know you did it all last minute.
5 Tips to Style a Fabulous Last-Minute Mother’s Day Table
1. Use charger plates on your Mother’s Day table
The easiest and quickest way to elevate your Mother’s Day table setting from basic to “WOW” is to use charger plates. They add that eloquent look to your table.
And you can get them pretty cheap. Bonus!!
I always see them at thrift stores.
Or at my local dollar store.
And if gold or silver (the standard colors you’ll find) aren’t your deal, then spray paint them to match your tableware.
2. Set the table with your best china
Mother’s Day brunch, lunch, or dinner is THE time to use your best china.
Take it out of the cupboard, the pantry, or where ever you store it and set the table with it.
If you never use your china, then I can’t think of a better time to than Mother’s Day.
Show your mom, your mother-in-law, your grandma, or even yourself, how special they are. They will notice that you’re using your best dishes for them.
And it’ll be appreciated.
3. Use a spray bottle to minimize tablecloth wrinkles
We’ve established that you’re doing this all last minute.
Which means you don’t have time to iron your tablecloth.
Don’t stress about it.
I’ve got the BEST hack to minimize those wrinkles.
Now, it’s not gonna get rid of those sharp creases, but it’ll lessen the wrinkles and will make your tablecloth look much better.
A spray bottle.
Yep. A spray bottle filled with water.
That’s all you need.
I do it ALL the time.
Just spread out your tablecloth on the table. Smooth it down. Then mist water all over the top of it.
Don’t saturate it.
You don’t want your tablecloth wet.
You want it damp.
Then take your hand and smooth out the wrinkles. Pull the ends of the tablecloth tight. And watch the wrinkles lessen and begin to disappear.
No ironing required!
Ya gotta love this hack!
4. Shop your home for Mother’s Day centerpiece decor
Hosting Mother’s Day brunch last minute means you also don’t have time to shop for a fantastic centerpiece.
But you really don’t need to go buy something.
Just shop your home.
I’m sure you have vases, tchotchkes, and other decor items around your house.
Find a few pieces that match the colors on your table and put them together to create a stunning Mother’s Day centerpiece.
Or, here’s a fun idea…
Add framed pictures that have your mother, grandmother, etc, in them, and make them the centerpiece of your table.
Yep, a collection of framed pictures on the table.
People ALWAYS love to see old pictures of the family.
Isn’t that a wonderful way to honor that special lady.
5. Pick a primary color for your last-minute Mother’s Day tablescape
I think color is the most forgotten component of a table setting. Yet it’s the glue that brings it all together and makes your Mother’s Day tablescape fantastic.
Most people don’t think of color first when styling a Mother’s Day table setting.
But it should be.
Pick one dominant color that you’ll use on your table.
A good place to start ~ what color is the china you’ll be using?
If your dishes have a multi-color design, choose one color as the primary color for your tablescape. Then look around your home for other items in that color.
But what if your dishes are white?
That works too.
The idea is to work off that one color and create a fabulous Mother’s Day table setting using tableware and table decor with that color.
When you stick to styling a table around one color it’s pretty hard for it not to turn out attractive.
If you keep these 5 tips to style a last-minute Mother’s Day table in mind, your table will easily go from basic to fantastic. And your mom will be SO impressed!
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