Mother’s Day is almost upon us and there is no better day to say ‘I love you’ to your mum. Whether you choose to have a festive alfresco lunch, a smart high tea or a breakfast brunch with all the trimmings, this is one of those days where going all out is a must! We think dressing the table is as important as the food in setting the scene for a stylish and memorable get together…
Why not go old school and send a handwritten invitation inviting Mum to be the guest of honour at her special celebration? Now extend the handwritten theme to the menu with beautiful calligraphy for the menu and special notes that she can open in between opening gifts – it’s sentimental and that’s what makes it special.
Cook and serve Mum and the family’s favourite dishes on the day. Need inspiration for your family feast? Click here for a host of easy and absolutely delicious recipes – from starters and snacks right through to desserts, cakes and tarts.
We think every day and every meal is worth celebrating but Mother’s Day is a wonderful day to really make an effort with a beautiful table. From quality linen and napkins to fresh fragranced flowers, your favourite crockery and glassware and matching servingware – it doesn’t have to be too fussy but the guest of honour will love seeing your efforts in creating a colour scheme and a thoughtfully set table. Make it a convivial setup and serve the meal family style – with matching platters and serving dishes down the middle of the table.
Show your affection with flowers – and make it all the more appealing with casual posies – think jugs and jars of garden flowers and greenery mixed with store bought roses and lilies. And make sure Mum goes home with armfuls of the flowers arranged in her honour.
Whether you choose to have beautifully framed photographs of the family displayed on the table or handwritten place cards – personal touches mean so much. For Mums of little ones, why not photocopy some of their children’s prized artworks to use as placemats? If it’s a buffet celebration pile up old family photo albums to use as plinths for vases – after lunch is as good a time as any to browse through the albums and favourite memories.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to show your Mum you care – a little planning and preparation will ensure she feels completely adored and appreciated on her special day.
Make Mother’s Day more memorable by bringing a combination of thoughtful touches and stylish serveware to the table – shop the latest looks here.