My Mama. My Reason.
The reasons that we’re here. The reasons that we fear. Our feelings won’t disappear
Welcome to the month of May friends! This month is jam packed with “all the things” for many of us. May usually includes Mother’s Day celebrations, graduations, vacations and other warm weather festivities. As we head into this month I’m already finding myself a little busier with “all the things”. One of those “things” includes hosting Mother’s Day Brunch! Like many of us my family is hosting more events at home these days and Mother’s Day was no exception.
Whenever I am hosting an event the first thing I consider is my tablescape. A tablescape is just a fancy term for the festive way you plan on “setting the table” as my southern Mom would say when I was young. It’s meant to elevate your experience while dining and indicates that the meal or occasion is special. The table is usually the gathering place where most conversations are held, food is served, and gifts are exchanged, it’s important that it looks good!
Here are 4 short steps to use when creating a tablescape worth talking about that I learned from my southern Mama:
- Pick out a Theme. Once your theme is finalized it really helps with curating a menu and décor that will support that aesthetic. You do not have to be overly specific with your theme just make sure you know the colors you would like to use.
- Select your table linens, (or not). I prefer not to use many linens with my tablescapes. I love the natural element of the table peeking through the decor and honestly, it’s just one less thing to wash. However, from time to time I do like to use a nice tablecloth, linen napkins, or a decorative table runner. If you’re going to invest in table linens my suggestion is to go with a neutral that you can use year after year with various pops of color. A quality white, cream, or grey linen tablecloth and napkins never go out of style.
- Select your plates, glasses, and silverware. This year I was gifted designer disposable plates and cutlery from Priea’s Home. Her items are a convenient way to elevate your tablescape without the hassle of washing, drying and storing away dishes. I selected her blush round accent pattern and I’m so pleased with the quality and vibrant color shown in each piece. When I’m not using a disposable option I opt for all white tableware, this helps to keep everything cohesive.
- Bring in statement decor like candles, flowers and/or balloons. These are all very easy and inexpensive ways to add a special touch to your table area. However, make sure the statement decor does not obstruct your guests view from being able to see those beautiful smiles.
Now let’s all make a vow to not use a regular ole’ paper plates on our social media pages when posting a great meal.