Mother’s Day: Table Setting Tips and Styling Ideas!



Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away, so we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share some table setting ideas for the occasion!

Whether you’re hosting a Mother’s Day brunch, long lunch or afternoon tea, a beautifully styled table can make all the difference to the atmosphere and ambience of your event. By adding a few finishing touches to your table settings, you can create a memorable experience for you and your loved ones.

If you’re looking for Mother’s Day table setting ideas, read on as we share our top tips for curating the perfect tablescape at home (and some of our favourite decor themes to inspire you!).


Image via Florido Weddings / Styled by Til Death Events

Mother’s Day Table Styling Tips

Creating a beautiful tablescape at home is easier than you might think! By incorporating some statement tableware items, you can transform the entire mood of the occasion and elevate your dining experience.

Here are some of our top tips to help you design and host the perfect Mother’s Day event:

  • Choose a theme and colour palette. Create a cohesive tablescape by deciding on an overall theme, and selecting colours that reflect this. For example: do you want to create a Spring-inspired table? Bright pinks, peaches and plums would help you bring this to life. Or, if you want to create a Tuscan vibe, opt for timbers, olive greens and white.

  • Incorporate layers. Add depth to your table settings by using different styling “layers”. For example: an elegant charger plate topped with a dinner plate, linen napkin and place card.

  • Set the foundation with your table and chairs. The perfect table and chair combination will set the tone for your dining experience. Keep it classic with our timber feasting tables and white bentwoods, go coastal with our Bahamas director chairs, or create a modern look with our Havana chairs with sky blue cushions.


Images via Cloud Catcher Studio


  • Get creative with your centrepieces. Flowers and candles are always a great idea, but don’t be afraid to think outside the box, too! Clam shells, crystals, terracotta pots and fresh fruit can all work well for different themes.

  • Use your menu to set the scene. Do you want your table to feel luxe and high-end? Opt for individual plated meals. Or, if you want your table to feel relaxed and intimate, opt for a shared feasting menu.

  • Consider a specialty drink. Serving a signature beverage is a beautiful way to enhance the experience. Why not create a custom cocktail inspired by your mum? You can even set up a seperate bar area to display and serve your drinks in statement glassware.

  • Create your own stationery. Platforms like Canva make it easy for you to design stationery for events at home! Individual place cards and menus can make your occasion feel extra special.

Table Setting Ideas for Mother’s Day

Your table styling options are endless with our wide range of tableware and catering items. To get the inspiration flowing, here are 3 of our favourite theme ideas for a memorable Mother’s Day table setting:

Theme: Luxe

Create a luxe, sophisticated tablescape using a sleek colour palette of white, gold and blush. Our white dining tables and gold Soho chairs will instantly elevate the dining experience, paired with our decorative crystal glassware, soft linen napkins and gold cutlery. Tie it all together with some fresh florals, scattered candlesticks and minimalist stationery!


Image via Cloud Catcher Studio / Styled by Harper Arrow


Image via Feather & Finch Photography


Image via Ivy & Bleu Events

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Theme: Amalfi Coast

Transport your guests to the Amalfi Coast with this Italian-inspired setting! Pair our timber tables with our scalloped edge dinner plates and gold cutlery, while adding a pop of colour with our decorative blue glassware and blue floral plates. Complete the look with some fresh lemons, olive leaf and a statement bar for antipasto platters and Aperol spritz!


Image via Wilde Visual / Styling by Creative Weddings Byron Bay



Image (Inspiration Only) via Jose Villa


Image (Inspiration Only) via Midcoast Affair

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Theme: Organic

Keep it simple and organic with a neutral palette of white, timber and green. Our timber tables and white director chairs are the perfect duo for this relaxed theme, layered with our classic white dinner plates, rattan charger plates, gold cutlery and crystal glassware. Complete the look with our market umbrellas, some potted plants and khaki linen napkins.


Image via Florido Weddings/ Styled by Joy Creative Co


Image via Figtree Pictures / Styled by Ivy & Bleu Events


Image via She Cried Wolf


Image via CL Weddings and Events

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Mother’s Day with Hampton Event Hire

Here at Hampton Event Hire, we have a DIY hire option (with a minimum spend of $300) making it easy to create a beautiful table setting at home. Simply collect your order from our Gold Coast warehouse and return after the event.

You can browse our hire collection online, or get in touch with our team for a copy of our latest catalogue. We’d love to help you put together the perfect Mother’s Day celebration!

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