Setting the Table
Everyone would agree that all moms – whether it’s your grandmother, aunt, daughter, sister or a friend – should be celebrated.
A beautiful table setting for a special Mother’s Day brunch or dinner is a great way to do just that. Even if you are a mom and the one “setting the table,” take the opportunity to treat yourself to an all-out fête.
Choosing a theme can make pulling together the details a little simpler. We went with a black-and-white theme this year. The neutral palette is an easy base to pair with highlight colors. Pastel pink and bright green flowers are a new twist on the popular black and pink... and a light blue table and light blue candles bring in a semi-French aura. An antique flower stand gives proper formality in the center of the table. New silver placemats in a woven pattern provide balance by bringing in a touch of whimsy.
Little silver trays hold pink cake dot amuse-bouches (a French word for appetizers which is translated literally as “mouth amusers”). These are meant for single-bite hors d’oeuvres. For a different twist on place cards, silver jeweled frames with black-and-white baby photographs are placed at each setting.
A sideboard inspired by the Sophia Coppola movie “Marie Antoinette” holds more desserts. Silver platters display mini-pastries and cakes for the taking. One antique biscuit holder is used for a flower display and one to serve pink sherbet. Bowls and spoons are set out for a self-serve buffet that looks too pretty to eat – but somehow we’ll manage.
May your Mother’s Day table be full of beauty… not only placed on it, but sitting around it.
Happy Mother’s Day from our table to yours.