With Father’s Day only a couple of days away, I’m finally gotten around to posting my Mother’s Day celebration!
Before thinking of the design concept I ask my mom if I were going to design a Mother’s Day table for her what colors would she like to see. Her answer, peach and green. That inspiration was enough for me to get going on this wonderfully fun design!
I love the rose gold trend that has been taking place in parties and fashion. To me rose gold is the sparkly shiny big sister to peach. Adding rose gold to the display makes me smile. I chose a rose gold sequin table linen but balanced the overall look with a faux barn wood backdrop, earthy moss lettering and a wood crate and wood tiered tray.
I made hand cut paper succulents, as well as pre-put together punch out succulents to complete my mom letter focal point. I for one love how they turned out. I wanted to add handmade elements throughout the display but also have a cohesive menu.
My food centerpiece was a strategically stacked tower of donuts. They gave lovely height to my display as well as looking delicious. I added peach roses to accent the tiers to elevate simple glazed donuts even further. Flanking each end of the display was a tower of apple rosettes on one side and an extra large jar of peaches and fresh fruit on the other. Though different in shape, they are similar in size and subject matter helping keep an overall balanced look to the display.
Now that we had the fruit and sweets portions of the menu checked off we needed some hot and savory items to roundout the brunch foods. Mini cheese quiche tarts filled a small tiered ceramic tray. Then towards the front of the table these trays on their own may seem a bit boring, but when lined with colorful coordinated patterned paper they transform into a fun cheery design element. On one tray were scrumptious Parmesan potato stacks while the other center tray featured mini waffles topped with popcorn chicken bites including a drizzle of syrup to top them off. To dress up the chicken and waffles, and to keep them stacked together and easy to eat, I skewered them with wood toothpicks that I decorated with hand-punched flowers and a single golden gem. On each side of those trays was a refreshing mocktail of raspberry lemonade and peach iced tea. I dubbed it the “Annie Palmer.” I used wood skewers her to add fresh raspberry and peaches to each beverage. Each skewer was then tied with a handmade tassel of peach green and cream thread. (an easy DIY project using only thread and a fork!) To compliment the rustic feel of the table the Annie Palmer’s were served in mini tulip mason jars.
All the moms in the family loved being pampered with such a delight both with style and flavor! The kids may have even loved it a little more!