Welcome to my very first blog post! This should be a glorious moment for me, it’s too little too late. Full transparency – this post was to be about how to put together a swoon worthy Mother’s Day tropical glam tablescape that would make even the most unbothered mother take notice. To my dismay, this post is three weeks too late! You know crazy busy life and all that!
Speaking of Mother’s Day, do you know how this day became a national holiday? The Mother’s Day celebration dates back to the early 1900’s and believe or not originated in Philadelphia. Started by a woman’s group founded by Anne Jarvis as a day to promote friendship and health. Within 5 years, this yearly gathering spread like wild fire nationally. Before long, President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day an annual event – what could be better than that?
Fun fact – what was to be known as a day of honor was hijacked by the corporate powers that be and Mother’s Day transformed into a day of sending cards and gifts. The last years of Anne Jarvis’ life were spent trying to revoke the holiday.
Not to let a good tropical glam tablescape go to waste, allow this setting to inspire your next brunch, lunch, or fete you have coming up. I decided on an elegant yet fun floral arrangement with tropical accents that would be unforgettable at any event. The flowers used here are roses, carnations, anthurium, and pampas grass. Using blue chinoiserie plates as the focus, I paired them with a thick woven leaf placemat. I added raffia covered glasses to complete the look. Other accents include blue and white vases, and disco balls placed throughout the setting. This bit of shine is just the right touch that will be sure to delight your guests. Looking quiet glamorous and casual, I love the way it all came together.
Next time your looking to plan your next gathering keep this tropical glam tablescape design in mind. To get the same look tropical glam look in a paired down version add your own twist. Use any women placemats and add coordinated florals in a glass jar, a few votive candles and voila!