A Simple Mothers’ Day

May 4, 2016 by Melissa | 0 Comments

This year for Mothers’ Day we are trying to keep things simple.  Rather than heading to my husband’s golf club for a very nice brunch (our typical m.o.), we have decided to host a late lunch at home with family and friends.

We are starting with a meal that my husband can take the lead in preparing.  Since we are planning lunch on the late side, we’ll definitely start with light snacks – crudite, cheese, salami, crackers, nuts and my favorite spring cocktail, an Aperol Spritz (recipe here).   The main course will include steaks and veggies on the grill, lemon fusilli with arugula that I can make in advance (recipe here), green salad, and good bread from a local bakery.  For dessert, chocolate and lemon tart (a contribution of one of our guests).  I have my fingers crossed that this will be our easiest meal ever.

Just because we are keeping things simple, doesn’t mean that we can’t have a lovely table.  We have a very large dining room table, which is great for entertaining, but our tablecloth options are limited.  We tend to use a white, “hotel” style tablecloth because the size is right.  But, sometimes a white tablecloth can feel too formal and/or too boring.  I wanted to find a few casual items to take the formality down a notch and reflect the simple atmosphere we are trying to create.  Here is what I found.


None of these items will break the bank, but they are all so beautiful that I know I will use them through the spring and into the summer.  I am excited for our simple Mothers’ Day celebration this year.  Happy Mothers’ Day!


Hotel Tablecloth

Minna Stripe Napkins

Grasscloth Graphite Placemat

Lanai Placemat

Joyce Bud Vase 

Godis Glasses 

Bamboo Salad Bowl

Peugeot Salt & Pepper Mills

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