Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas – Saturday Spotlight

Happy weekend, happy May…and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight!  As soon as the calendar turned, it seems we all started thinking about Mother’s Day!  Well, maybe those of you who aren’t procrastinators have already been planning ahead – but the rest of us are now thinking about it!  Today, I’m sharing some Mother’s Day celebration ideas to help you plan the day. 

Whether you’re going out or celebrating Mother’s Day at home, I hope to inspire you with some ideas. 

Let’s get started…

*For your convenience, please note that this post may contain affiliate links.  If you make a purchase after clicking my links below, I will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you).

Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas – Table Settings for Brunch:

Even though some of you will be venturing out to restaurants for Mother’s Day, I’m sure many of you (myself included) will be celebrating Mother’s Day at home.  Here is an example of how I decorated a casual Mother’s Day table a couple years ago.  I think this look could work for brunch, lunch or even dinner.

Blue and white place setting on block print tablecloth - Mother's Day decor

Mother’s Day Table Setting in the Dining Room

If you want to see all the details, which included a coordinated bar cart for the occasion…be sure to read that blog post.

This week on the blog, I shared my most recent Mother’s Day table setting decor.  For the table design, I went with a tropical British Colonial style.  After all, we’re not traveling yet…so why not create a vacation vibe at home?!!

Blue and white porcelain and tropical accessories on patio table - ideas for Mother's Day table deco

Mother’s Day Table Setting Decor – Entertaining Outdoors

Obviously, we’re hoping for warm weather so we can dine outside on the patio!

Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas – Recipes:

Whether you’re cooking yourself or ordering take-out for Mother’s Day, don’t forget the dessert!  This pound cake recipe is delicious and the fruit will make you feel less guilty for eating dessert!

poundcake with strawberries and whipped cream on white plate

Southern Poundcake with Strawberries

If your mom likes to indulge a bit more, try this white chocolate silk pie – which is a huge hit with our family.  With our recipe, you can make it with white chocolate or regular chocolate…something for every taste!

Or, how about you treat your mom to an online cooking class?  Sur La Table offers a huge selection of online cooking classes and Williams Sonoma offers Baking School classes where you can sign up individual classes or a whole series.  

Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas – An Afternoon Tea:

Perhaps, you don’t have enough time for a full brunch…Why not squeeze in an afternoon tea?…

Afternoon Tea Ideas

Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas – Flowers and Festivals:

Sure, you could buy your mom flowers for Mother’s Day but it would also be fun to take her to a flower festival!  Just a few days ago, I visited Holland Ridge Farms for their annual tulip festival.  Yes, it was amazing…

Field of pink tulips

This week, I shared some of the photos on my Instagram feed, and a couple years I wrote blog post about the tulip farm.

If you have any flower festivals or garden tours in your area, consider taking your mom!  I’d love it if my boys bought me tickets for another one!

Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas – Shopping Finds:

If your mom loves blue and white decor, these candlesticks would make a lovely gift!

For a mom with a sense of humor, this is very cute!


Sure, a robe might seem cliche’ (remember the Saturday Night Live skit?!!), but this robe looks very spa-like to me!

If you aren’t able to celebrate Mother’s Day in person this year, send your mom a festive gift basket!

Or, set up a bulb of the month gift!

If you need more ideas to celebrate Mother’s Day, here are a few finds that caught my eye this week:

Hopefully, some of these Mother’s Day ideas inspired you today! 

If you’ve really procrastinated and it’s too late to plan for this year, save this post to Pinterest so you can plan for next year!

In case you missed last week’s Saturday Spotlight, visit –Ideas for Outdoor Entertaining- Saturday Spotlight.

How will you celebrate Mother’s Day this year?

Follow along so you don’t miss a post!

Subscribe by email – HERE

PinterestInstagram / Facebook / Twitter

Pin this

Mother's Day Celebration Ideas


Similar Posts


  1. These are all such great ideas and I love your gift ideas too, Shelley! We’re in the process of planning my Mom’s Mother’s Day celebration right now so I’m definitely going to be passing this along to my sisters. Thanks for making it all so easy! Hugs and happy week, CoCo

    1. Yes, wasn’t that SNL skit hilarious?!! Have a great week and a wonderful Mother’s Day. I hope your family pampers you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *