Mother’s Day Tablescape and Brunch

Pink and gold Mother's day Tablescape by Randi Garrett DesignMy friend Kelley Nan and I have gathered a group of some of our favorite bloggers to create the ultimate Mother’s Day tablescape tour for you! If you’ve come from my friend Erin’s classy, bright home, welcome to my Mother’s Day tablescape and brunch!

As a little girl, my brothers, sisters and I would wake up extra early on Mother’s Day to make a special breakfast to celebrate my mom on Mother’s Day. It was our way of showing her how much we loved and appreciated all that she did for us the rest of the year. We would pick flowers from my dad’s garden and place the food carefully on a tray and carry it lovingly into her bedroom.

At dinnertime my mom would set a fancy table to eat a nice dinner as a family. My sisters and I would help out in the kitchen. Those traditions sparked in me a desire to share my love for others through food and place settings.

Fast forward 20+ years, our family has carried on those same traditions. My children rise early to make a special brunch for me and I set a tablescape to celebrate the day. This year I want to share our Mother’s Day tablescape and brunch with you in hopes that you can start some new traditions with those whom you love.


Mothe'rs Day table and brunch by Randi Garrett Design

Anthropologie inspired tablescape by Randi Garrett Design

Antropologie inspired Mother's Day tablescape with gold lanterns by Randi Garrett Design

Pink and gold glam tablescape by Randi Garrett Design


Gold lantern floral arrangement by Randi Garrett Design

I love pink and gold. They just might be my favorite color combination. Together they are girly and glamorous. While looking for inspiration for my Mother’s Day table, I came across these blush pink plates and bowls with gold rims from Anthropologie, they became my inspiration for this year’s pink glam table. When you find yourself designing a tablescape, look for an inspiration piece to start with, then build your table around that element.

Although I used this tablescape for Mother’s Day, it could be used for any occasion throughout spring and summer. It would be fabulous as a wedding brunch, baby shower, birthday gathering or a just because lunch with friends.

I wanted the centerpiece to be impressive, but simple. Gold lanterns in various sizes make perfect, unexpected vases for the flowers and create a dramatic statement on the table. I placed a small canning jar in the lantern and filled it with pale pink roses, baby hydrangeas, and green cloud sage clippings from my neighbor’s yard. Candles were placed in the other lanterns. They look difficult, but they were SO simple! Any one can do this!

You can recreate this look by shopping the links provided below


Simple floral arrangement using gold lanterns by Randi Garrett Design


Easy floral arrangement for Mother's Day by Randi Garrett Design


Floral arrangement with gold lanterns by Randi Garrett Design


Mother's Day tablescape by Randi Garrett Design


Pink and gold glam tablescape by Randi Garrett Design

Gold Geo throw pillows add a touch of glam to the head chairs and tie in the gold from the table.


mothers day table pacesetting by Randi Garrett Design pink and gold glam

Place Setting Details

Gold Charger

Cream Dinner Plate

Gold Rimmed Salad Plates {I used a mix blush, white and sage}

Gold Rimmed bowls {I used a mix of blush, white and sage}

Gold Silverware

Pink Glasses

Juice Glasses

Gold Polka Dot Napkins

Chateau Napkin Rings


mothers day table place setting by Randi Garrett Design pink and gold glam


Gold rimmed dishes Randi Garrett Design


Pink and Gold glam Mother's Day tablescape by Randi Garrett Design


Chateau Napkin Rings from Pom Pom Home Randi Garrett Design

When my husband and I got married, my mother in law shared many of her favorite recipes with me. One of our family’s favorite is what we call, Sunday Family Pancake. It’s really a German pancake. It sounds fancy and complicated but it is quite the opposite! In fact it is so simple to make, my children love to make it by themselves for our Mother’s Day brunch.


Sunday Family Pancake Recipe by Randi Garrett Design


Sunday Family Pancake Ingredients by Randi Garrett Design


Ingredients for Sunday Family Pancake by Randi Garrett Design


Sunday Family Pancake by Randi Garrett Design

The pancake fluffs up to a beautiful, golden pancake cloud. After you remove it from the oven, it collapses a bit into a gorgeous crepe like treat.  The butter caramelizes on the outer crust and leaves it crispy and delicious! I am totally making myself hungry just thinking about it! We like to serve ours with fresh berries,  a splash of freshly squeezed lemon juice and a dusting of powdered sugar.


Sunday Family Pancake by Randi Garrett Design

Ruby Red grapefruit look absolutely stunning paired with this recipe and displayed in these dishes. While in New Orleans on a trip, we were served grapefruit with caramelized sugar on top that were out of this world. I used that same technique here by sprinkling a little sugar on top of the Ruby Reds and placing them under the broiler until they caramelized. They are just as tasty as they are beautiful. Give it a try!


Randi Garrett Design pink and gold tablescape and brunch

A sprig of fresh mint and a few fresh raspberries fancy her up even more.


Pink broiled ruby red grapefruit by Randi Garrett Design


Sunday Family Pancake by Randi Garrett Design Mother's Day Brunch


Mother's Day tablescape and brunch by Randi Garrett Design


Pink and gold glam Mother's Day tablescape by Randi Garrett Design


Pink and Gold tablescape by Randi Garrett Design


Pink and gold glam tablescape by Randi Garrett DesignOther sources for this room are provided in the links below…

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This is a menu anyone will love, from kids to adults. It’s uncomplicated, but elegant and delicious. Serve with your favorite juice and my personal favorite, water with fresh fruit.

I hope you are inspired to create a special meal for those you love this Mother’s Day. Whether you are a mother, mother-to-be,  sister,  daughter, or friend, celebrate those you love by doing something beautiful! Wishing you the loveliest day! Continue onto my dear friend Sarah’s blog for more inspiration!

Here is a lists of all hosts in the loop…

Designs by Laila
Design Loves Detail
Crazy Chic Design
Lindsay Hill Interiors
ZDesign at Home
Zevy Joy
House of Five
Haneen’s Haven
Sunny Side Up
Randi Garrett Design
Sarah Sofia Productions
Kelley Nan
Kara’s Party Ideas
Decor Gold Designs
Jeanne Campana Design
She Leaves a Little Sparkle


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43 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Tablescape and Brunch

    1. Haha! Thanks Mollie! I wish you could come over and enjoy it with me! That would totally make Mother’s Day perfect! xo

    1. Thank you Sarah! It’s been fun to get to know you a little better! Enjoy your weekend! xoxo

  1. This is an incredible post. The table scape is inspiring and beautiful. The family pancake is mouthwatering. You have an incredible talent. ❤️U Randi!

    1. I am the luckiest girl alive. I love you, thanks for being the best cheerleader and my biggest fan. xo

    1. Ashely, you are the sweetest! I loved your blue and white table! This was so fun! xo

  2. This is so stunning! I love everything you create! Thank you for sharing your fantastic ideas!

    1. Jennifer thank you so much! You have to give the pancake a try, it really is a beautiful, easy recipe. xo

    1. Thank you Kathleen! I loved your tablescape! Have a wonderful weekend! xo

  3. What a great post Randi!!! You did an amazing job putting together an elegant, yet inviting table! And those Anthro dishes!!!!

    1. Thanks Jen! I love that we understand each other’s Anthro love! xo

  4. Randi you amaze me! Your table is stunning and that recipe looks SO good! Can’t wait to try it. Loved hearing about your childhood traditions. 🙂 xo

    1. Thanks so much Erin! This was so much fun to do together. I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day! xo

  5. Randi, what a beautiful tradition and a GORGEOUS table. And, your pancake/fruit combo has my mouth watering! I have loved joining you for this <3

    1. Thanks Kelley! You are such a doll! I loved your table too. Thanks so much for collaborating with me! xoxo

  6. Oh my, Randi! The flowers, the vases, the pancakes….every detail is perfect and gorg!! And I might need to try that grapefruit!! Xoxo…

    1. Yes you do need to try the grapefruit, you will be so pleasantly surprised! Thanks for being such a sweetheart Summer. xo

    1. Thanks Tamara! I’m so happy that you joined us and shared your amazing table. You have so much talent!

    1. Kim you are such a dear friend. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I hope you have the loveliest weekend! xo

  7. I miss those Mothers Days! Beautiful table and post Randi! I am so proud of you.

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