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Set a Pretty Table for Mother’s Day
Hosting a lovely afternoon for mom and her friends can be a simple and chic affair.
Think you need days of planning to create a beautiful gathering? Think again. This weekend as you celebrate mom, all you need are 6 simple things to set a pretty table that makes everyone feel honored and special. To me, there’s nothing more relaxing than a charming tea moment. Even if you’ve never thrown a... Keep Scrolling
Written, Styled & Photographed by Janet Collazo


Think you need days of planning to create a beautiful gathering? Think again. This weekend as you celebrate mom, all you need are 6 simple things to set a pretty table that makes everyone feel honored and special. To me, there’s nothing more relaxing than a charming tea moment. Even if you’ve never thrown a tea before, you can surprise her by hosting an ultra-sweet afternoon soiree to enjoy a classic tea treat and light beverage. It is a sure way to make mom slow down and delight in much appreciated conversation and pampering.  A gift that is truly special and unique.

raspberry tart and pink lemonade on a pretty table with lilacs

Set a Pretty Table for Mother’s Day

  1. Choose a soft and feminine color palette, like this set-up featuring delicate lilacs, whites and greens.  
  2. Use fresh flowers to add a touch of joy and beauty to your table.  I am fortunate to have lilacs grow in my own garden and they bloomed just in time for this special Mother’s Day Gathering. raspberry tart and pink lemonade on a pretty table with lilacs
  3. Serve up your favorite tea treat. For this occasion, I made my go to  raspberry tart. You can find the recipe here. If you’re short on time, pick up your favorite store-bought dessert and present it on a pretty dish, embellish it with fresh mint and a dusting of powdered sugar for a personalized touch. 
  4. Serve a beautiful beverage.  This can be fresh tea decorated with mint and lemons, fresh lemonade or in this case, a lilac infused cocktail.
  5. Use beautiful floral vintage china to create a table that is inviting, elegant, and unforgettable.
  6. Don’t stress over it.  It does not have to be perfect!  Mom will appreciate the effort – she will be very happy just knowing that you tried!!!

Janet Collazo shares tips for entertaining, home styling and cooking at her blog, Rosemary & Thyme. Stop by for more inspiration with a floral, vintage twist!

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