Last Minute Tips and Crafts for Making Mothers Day Special.

Sure you should have planned ahead.  But in case you didn’t check out these tips for making Mother’s Day extra special.

Mother’s Day: Last Minute Tips to Show Mom Your Appreciation

Mom Comes First, Period.

It is mom’s special day. Make sure you are actually doing what SHE wants to do.

          Breakfast in bed may be YOUR idea of heaven but Mom may not want crumbs in her sheets.

          Brunch or Lunch are nice options; giving Mom time to sleep in while still spending time with loved ones.

          Create the menu based on what she regularly orders when dining out.

Small touches can make even everyday activities special.

Adding small personal touches to everyday activities and gatherings shows you care can create a lasting memory.

          Start Mom’s day with coffee in bed and her favorite magazines. {plus this gives you extra time to prepare}

          Suggest mom take a bath and have fresh towels, soaps and a candle ready for her.

          Create a special Mother’s Day Tea time just for the two of you with personalized tea bags.

Nothing is Perfect: A No Fuss Table

Think back to when you were in grade school and you made a “family” portrait with finger paints and mom hung it on the fridge? When you start to stress out, remember those times and that she loves you no matter what your table looks like.

          Bring out the linens. They elevate the meal and create a canvas to start your tablescapes.

o   Create hand-made napkin rings, place cards or menus.

          Think outside the box when it comes to your table:

o   Frame just made pictures or sayings and place on the table to greet mom.

o   Create keepsakes. Have grandkids draw pictures of their favorite memories on a tablecloth to use again.

          Edible flowers are an unexpected addition and easy to find. A salad of tender greens topped with edible flowers are a splurge; treat your mom to these instead of the usual bouquet.



          In case you forget: Go back to beginning, Mom is #1.

Love these tips? Share the love! XO ~ Krayl

Mother’s Day history and a gift for mom!

The idea for a “Mother’s Day” is credited by some to Julia Ward Howe (1872) and by others to Anna Jarvis (1907), who both suggested a holiday dedicated to a day of peace. Many individual states celebrated Mother’s Day by 1911, but it was not until Wilson lobbied Congress in 1914 that Mother’s Day was officially set on the second Sunday of every May. In his first Mother’s Day proclamation, Wilson stated that the holiday offered a chance to “[publicly express] our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”

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Celebrating Mom. Mother’s Day Solutions.

“I want to show Mom I really love her but due to my work schedule and family obligations, I really don’t have time to prepare for a brunch or lunch. What should I do?”

Sound familiar?

This was a recent panicked email from a client. I quickly responded to calm her nerves and we have since coordinated the entire brunch for 10 family members. Menu, drink selections, table décor, everything; Even scheduling the cleaning team for the Friday before so that she no longer needs to worry, simply needs to relax and enjoy.

This situation can come up for any type of occasion or person you would like to show “a little love” for, so I thought I would share an idea that she and I discussed that can be prepared the night before and allows you to spend more time with your guests.

A Self-Service Champagne Table:

Cover a small table with a white linen cloth; add a second layer with a natural linen napkin overlay.

Select a silver tray {polish a week in advance} to place your champagne flutes on. Mix-and-Match the glassware, most of us have been given pairs of flutes over the years rather than a full set, they all work together no matter the size or shape.

Select a dozen of your favorite flower and place in a vase on the table to add life.


Linen hemstitched cocktail napkins elevate the display but beautiful paper napkins can be used as well.

An ice bucket filled with ice to keep the champagne cold can be set out at the last-minute. {Be sure to chill your champagne over night to ensure it is at the perfect temperature.}  

As guests arrive pop the cork and celebrate!


Now tell me in the comments below what your top 3 concerns are about entertaining at home? What would be your dream solution to those concerns?

~ Krayl ~