An Early Mother’s Day Lunch


A couple weekends ago, my family was in town visiting (they live across the state), so I decided to throw my mom an early Mother's Day lunch! In addition to my mom and sister, I invited the women from Ben's side of the family (but no boys!) and took full advantage of the opportunity to go all out on decorating the table. I love any excuse to buy flowers and make a few DIY projects :) I kept the menu fairly simple and foolproof...cedar plank salmon, roasted potatoes, grilled asparagus, fresh rosemary bread, salad, and some delicious Chardonnay from Kendall-Jackson.

Mother’s Day lunch

A Mother’s Day lunch with Kendall-Jackson wine

I got a bunch of flowers from Pike Place and made a block printed table runner (out of a scarf!).

Watercolor placecards on mini wood easels

I also painted little watercolor place cards with each person's name, then put them on miniature wooden easels at each place setting.

Mother’s Day lunch table settings

Mother's Day lunch with DIY block printed table runner

Table setting ideas

Mother’s Day lunch // At Home in Love

It was so fun to get everyone together! Check out the Kendall-Jackson blog today for more photos and instructions on how to make that block printed table runner. I also posted a recipe for the pears I made for dessert last week, in case you missed it!

Thanks to Kendall-Jackson for partnering with me on this post.

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  1. Posted by Debbie on Monday, April 20th, 2015

    Ahhhh, this is awesome!:) Mostly I loved seeing your company, but what a wonderful surprise for your momma. Your menu was perfect, and those place cards, lovely.
    • Posted by Aileen on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

      Thanks, Debbie!!
  2. Posted by Erica D. / WhimsicalSeptember on Monday, April 20th, 2015

    This is such a sweet idea, and your pictures are gorgeous! I love any excuse to throw a little shindig, especially an all-women meal to share together. I also love that you invited the women from your hubby's side. I know they appreciated that. Sweet!
    • Posted by Aileen on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

      Right?! All-women get togethers are my favorite--we always appreciate the pretty little details so much more than (most) men.
  3. Posted by design elements on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

    it looks wonderful, Aileen! Your table setting as well. Hugs
    • Posted by Aileen on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

      Aww, thank you!! So glad you liked it. xoxo
  4. Posted by kelsey on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

    oh this is cute! love the placecards!
    ladies in navy
  5. Posted by Rachel on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

    So beautiful and looks like so much fun!! Great ideas!