I don’t know about you guys, but since I have become a Mother, Mother’s day can be super stressful for me. My birthday is typically a day before or after it and some years it’s actual on the big day. I tend to get the birthday blues and then set high expectations for how I think an ideal Mother’s Day should go. It’s a big recipe for disaster and tears. This year I’m trying to just coast by both my birthday and Mother’s day and just chill. While I’m not hosting a Mother’s Day brunch, I did have fun putting together this Mother’s day brunch set up for you as inspiration! Here are my tips for effortless ways to set a stylish table!
I don’t think hosting should be a stressful experience. It should be fun and effortless. I try my best to make this happen with the following tips.
Tip 1: Shop your house. I’m certain if you look around your house you will find accessories like vases, bowls, candlesticks, etc that would work nicely for a centerpiece. I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do and while I wanted something floral I didn’t want to purchase cut flowers because around Mother’s Day season they can get really pricey. So, I looked around and found my elephant basket. Ok great, but how am I going to dress it up? Well I looked in my craft supply stash and found tassels and some pretty vintage greek key ribbon! Voila, I dressed up my elephant. Then I found an flowering plant at Walmart that is meant to be indoors and placed it in the basket!
Tip 2: Hit the thrift store! This is an all the time tip for me. I like to pop into my local thrift store once a week to see what is going on. If I find pretty glassware I always pick it up! Why? Typically it’s only around $1 a glass and I love having different things that people can’t pick up! There is nothing better than saying, “It’s vintage”! Haha you can’t have it. Ok, now I’m sounding mean, but it’s just meant to be a little victory. Aren’t this peach/pink champagne glasses amazing! Vintage, darling!
After I check out glassware I always go check out the tablecloths and napkins. I know some people may find it weird, but it’s a treasure trove of vintage patterns and styles. Plus I would rather pay $1 per napkin then at least $5 per napkin if I go elsewhere. Give them a wash and you are set to go.
These beauties totally helped round up my look:
Tip #3: Have a set of white everyday dinnerware! If it’s white it will go with everything. Then if you want to dress things up just pick up an accent salad plate. Cuts down on cost plus you get to use real dinnerware, which I find nicer than paper goods. It’s just easier to cut on and less waste.
I picked up these elephant themed salad plates that where actually my jumping off point for the rest of the colors in the tablescape.
Tip #4: Get creative! Some times the seat cushions you have may not match what is going one with the rest of your tabletop vision. Don’t fret! I used a throw to cover up the cushion on the settee because it’s original colors didn’t work with the table.
Tip #5: Enjoy & Don’t be afraid to order in! I use to be the Queen of doing it all. The day before an event I would be at the supermarket getting all of my supplies and working away into the night. It was exhausting! It did make me enjoy the party, but rather count down the hours until it was done so, I could finally relax. Now, I’m all about making it easy for myself. I have no problems ordering food in, getting pre-made items from Trader Joes or Costco and even purchasing desserts! Sure if I’m excited about making something I will do it, but I try not to overwhelm myself! Take a seat and enjoy yourself!
Any tips I have forgotten? Share in the comments! Would love more advice!