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Making Mother’s Day Special with Décor, Crafts and Gift Ideas!

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Food & Home / / May 08, 2015

Mother’s Day brings to mind crayon portraits, handmade flowers, and spring picnics on the patio. So why not add pop to the honored occasion with fun inexpensive décor and DIY crafts? Even if you are not particularly craft-inclined, the love and time that goes into handmade projects will leave Mom all smiles on her special day.

Table Decor

Add a colorful tablecloth in a bright solid or floral pattern and then offer to make Mom’s favorite tea or fruity cocktail for when the family gathers. A jaunty banner above everyone’s contributed dishes will provide the perfect festive flair.

Centerpieces

Is Mom a farm girl at heart? Remind her of childhood by pulling together tin vases and pink ranunculus for down home country charm. 

 

Or you can combine Mother’s love of gardening with a fragrant splash of color by surrounding a simple container with asparagus and adding a mix of spring flowers.

 

Not much of a crafter? These bright painted jars will shout spring and offer vases for the children’s wildflower bouquets. 

Balloons

Treat Mom to balloons on her special day. Balloons bring out smiles in all ages. They remind us of county fairs, childhood birthdays and past gatherings of family and friends.

Hosting a large Mother’s Day dinner? Ask each guest to bring a balloon with his or her name written on it. The combined balloon bouquet will remind Mom of her happy brood for days.

DIY Gifts

Shift focus to Mom’s interests and hobbies with a container of her favorite spa items, teas, sweets, sewing supplies – you name it!  Mom will be thrilled with your thoughtful gift and think of you whenever she uses it.

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Healthy Treats

To make Mother’s Day meals extra jazzy, consider making a healthy and fun fruit arrangement. Fruit won’t torpedo Mom’s appetite and she can nibble guilt free. 

 

If your Mom loves strawberries, combine chocolate-dipped strawberries with dainty cheescakes and  hibiscus iced tea coolers. She will love the sweet trifecta of culinary love and want the recipes!

Beverages

Fresh lemonade with mint ginger syrup and served with mint ice cubes lends a cooling drink for all guests to enjoy during fun festivities. 

 

Want to serve a fruity drink? A raspberry peach prosecco will add a bold punch of festive color. A raspberry rose fizz will provides tasty Victorian elegance. Dainty rosebuds and petals add to the beautiful tablescape.

 

When making plans to celebrate with your Mother this year, remember the simplest décor, gifts, and  experiences offer the greatest joy and lasting memories.

 

By Linda Williams

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