Easy Mother’s Day Table Decor Inspiration and Gift Ideas

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Planning Mother’s Day table decor for a celebration?  Keep reading for some quick and easy ways to make your tablescape “just peachy” as you celebrate those special ladies and Moms this year!

If you’re going to work hard to create Mother’s Day table decor…and you’re the mother…it might as well be one that at least 2/3 of your children love.  Right?  And if the other 1/3 of your children happens to not like oranges, well, at least they are in the flowers and not on their plate.  Clearly, I am writing from experience here.  Haha!

Ready for a fruity tablescape?  I had so much fun creating this Mother’s Day table decor.  Spring and summer are the perfect opportunity to use this theme and color palette for any special occasion, such as a baby shower, bridal shower, ladies’ daytime gathering, tea party, brunch, birthday party, or any special day!

In fact, my oldest liked it SO much that she chose this for a graduation party theme that year too!  

Even better?  A bag of oranges and peaches goes a LONG way for Mother’s Day decoration ideas and is less expensive than the flowers.  If it can get better than that…it’s just so simple. And what special moms don’t need a little simple, happy color scheme for Mother’s Day, after all?  (Since you’re probably the special mom creating the beauty for the day!)

Let’s get started!  (Disclaimer…I started having a lot of fun with this Mother’s Day table decor and went a little overboard!  You could re-create any aspect of this for a lovely table on a much smaller scale too for any spring holiday!)

beautiful tablescape full of faux flowers and a large rattan vase in the center
beautiful tablescape with orange slices and in arrangements in greenery

Easy Mother’s Day Table Decor Inspiration and Gift Ideas

How to Create a Simple Centerpiece for “Just Peachy” Mother’s Day Table Decor

I don’t know if you can really have Mother’s Day table decor without a floral centerpiece but I also wanted to mix it up a little for something different for these Mother’s Day table decoration ideas!  The bright colors of peaches and grapefruit are so light and happy and they seem to fit the spring season so well.

Consequently, my search for Mother’s Day table decor landed me right in the middle of the produce aisle!  Sometimes the best ideas come out of great inspiration in unexpected places, right?!

Since the produce section is right by the flowers at Trader Joe’s it made it super easy to assemble my entire Mother’s Day centerpiece right there in my cart!


oranges, cider, and fresh white flowers in a shopping cart along with other materials
To create my centerpiece, I planned to use fresh eucalyptus to make a garland down the middle of my table.  However, my store was out, so I opted for FREE greenery and clipped a few little branches from my own trees.
Next, I added a variety of sizes of ironstone pieces, filled with simple arrangements.  After that, I tucked fresh fruit around the greenery and floral arrangements.

Then, I also incorporated my new favorite wicker vase for some spring/summer texture.  I love the pretty shape too and it is a great size for a pretty centerpiece!

You can find some tips and ideas for creating pretty arrangements with grocery store flowers over on THIS POST.

Pro Tip: Leave some of the fruit whole and cut some pieces in half for a really fun look!  It is an easy way to show more color, dimension, and texture too!

grapefruit and donuts next to a centerpiece of greenery with oranges and grapefruit arranged in it
beautiful white orange blossom looking flowers with oranges and grapefruits, some cut up and some not cut up, down the middle of the table

How to Create “Peachy” Place Settings for Mother’s Day Table Decor

I love using lots of woven texture for the spring and summer months with baskets, straw hats, wicker picnic baskets, jute rugs, and even jute placemats.  To keep a simple look, I used my everyday white dishes for a cohesive dinnerware set and added a thrifted wicker trivet under each dessert plate for a touch of whimsy.  However, I wanted something to really tie in my peach and fruit theme.

Unique Ideas for Mother’s Day Table Decor Place Cards

My oldest daughter, Payton, is so good at calligraphy.  She agreed to help me out with some cute little place cards that say “just peachy”.  After that, I used jute twine and a spring of fresh rosemary to tie the tags onto peach slices (I thought the fresh peaches would be a little bit better way, but the frozen ones ended up working great too!) and place on each little dessert stand.

To create an extra special custom table setting, add individual names on the place cards to welcome each guest to the table.

These place cards add a fun element for Mother’s Day brunch table decorations but were so super easy!  A great way to get your own (if you don’t do calligraphy, is to get my free printable Mother’s Day cards for table decor that I made for you HERE!

little card on top of each place setting that says just peachy

Mother’s Day Table Decor Place Settings

The rest of my place settings for this Mother’s Day table decor consisted of things I already had at home with no additional cost, just another of the many different ways to create budget-friendly decor!

First, I started with round jute placemats.  While you don’t have to use placemats for gorgeous tablescapes, I think they are a great idea to add another pretty layer to each place setting.  Next, I added my everyday white dinner plates They have just a bit of patterned texture around the edge.  Otherwise, these pretty dishes are very simple and I feel like they just go with everything!

Thirdly, I added a wicker paper plate holder to each Mother’s Day table decor place setting.  If you want a super practical table, you could leave these off.  However, I thought they just added a fun element!

The next layer are the salad plates, which are vintage white ironstone.  I love the different shapes that are building at each Mother’s Day table decor place setting.  It is one of the best ways to get an eclectic, unique look while still have a cohesive style.

Lastly, I added individual cupcake stands topped with sprigs of fresh rosemary, the peach slice, and the “just peachy” place card.

Then, my matte gold flatware adds an elegant touch to this fun and colorful Mother’s Day table setting at our dining table!

small place setting with "just peachy" card, a grapefruit slice, and little branch of greenery on each plate
side view of each place setting with rattan place holders underneath a white plate with a small rattan round and a smaller dessert plate on top

How to Make a Peach Tart for a Mother’s Day Brunch

Fruit tarts are one of my very favorite desserts but we all know who the baker is in our family!  Payton graciously agreed to make a peach tart for me and share it with you too!

peach tart on a white cake stand with a small vase of white flowers beside it
overview of a peach tart in a small vignette serving as a centerpiece

Then, if you’re looking for a recipe that is super quick and easy, try this peach and blueberry dessert!

It only uses 5 ingredients and takes about 7 minutes to put together.  It is especially delicious with whip cream or some vanilla ice cream on the side!

Peachy Blueberry Dump Cake

5 Ingredients - 7 Minutes
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Servings 12


  • 1 9x13 Backing Dish


  • 2 Can Peaches
  • 1 Bag Frozen Blueberries
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 Stick Butter


  • Pre-heat Oven to 350
  • Dump one can of peaches into your baking dish. Drain the second can and add.
  • Dump one bag of frozen blueberries on top of the peaches.
  • Dump 1/2 cup of sugar evenly over the top of the blueberries.
  • Dump one box of yellow cake mix evenly over the top of the fruit mixture.
  • Slice butter into thin slices and distribute evenly over the top of the cake mix.
  • Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream and Enjoy!


ingredients of dump cake


As a mom with younger children and as a daughter myself, sometimes Mother’s Day feels like a lot of work.  Making sure that everyone feels celebrated and that everyone feels like they were successful in celebrating everyone else…am I right?!

But it’s all sweet memories!  Hopefully this post today gives you some simple inspiration to help you make the day a little more special and intentional with pretty Mother’s Day table decor and gift ideas for the special ladies in your life!

beautiful orange and grapefruit tablescape with greenery and white flowers
multiple various vases down the middle of a table with grapefruit and oranges
tablescape with grapefruit and oranges in greenery arrangements
wide view of finished tablescape with styled white apothecary behind it

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