Mom is the guest of honor at this table. And at it's center? A monumental charcuterie board—piled high with meats, toppings, cheese, and delectable fruit—which is a great way to please a crowd, and when done right, makes a great centerpiece.
When it comes to entertaining for Mother's Day, there are no set rules that say it has to be a multi-course meal. There's something magical about serving a well-thought and carefully crafted charcuterie board that will "wow" your guests. This year, I decided to invite my favorite family moms over for an intimate gathering.
One thing I have learned over the years, is that a beautiful presentation, good company, wine (or signature cocktail), fun conversation and a cozy tablescape is exactly what I want when entertaining. Toss in a giant charcuterie board packed to the brim, with a little dessert, and all your moms will be happily satisfied.
A Personalized Place at the Table
Blending with the mood board of soft pink, peach, lilac, coral and white, I made DIY place cards with 2-by-4-inch marble tiles that were left over from my kitchen renovation. I painted them with Martha Stewart Craft Paints, to give them a wispy effect. This was super easy to do, and your guests can take them home as a keepsake from the celebration.
Fresh flowers and greenery are truly the easiest and prettiest part of the décor. Local markets will have a great assortment at this time of the year. And if you live in a warmer climate, why not take advantage of fresh blooms off of neighboring trees? For my table, I chose some beautiful mums for the "mums"—a perfect selection for keeping within the theme of the day.
A Toast to Her
Serve some red wine and a delicious spring signature drink, as well. I loved this grapefruit cocktail, which was a perfect choice for flavour and the color scheme of the tablescape.
Have a few sweet-tooths in attendance? Don't forget to allow the charcuterie board to distract from other edible delights on the table such as these pink frosted vanilla cupcakes. Let your guests snack, drink, and cheer all the moms today and every day!