I volunteered to host Mothers Day this year since I am the only non-mom in the family. My wonderful SO (significant other) offered to do all the cooking. He actually likes that kind of stuff, imagine! This was fine by me as my specialty is frozen pizza and sometimes even that seems like too much trouble. You might be thinking this left me with nothing to do but bask in the glory of faux hostess but you would be wrong. With no cooking responsibilities to worry about I turned my attention to decorating and as sometimes happens in my life the party took on a life of its own.
My family asked me how I came up with the idea. I don't really know. One minute I was trying to think of some fun decorations for kids and adults and the next I was planning a full on Gypsy Mother's Day!!
Come see for yourself!! It was easy and fun.
It started with a lot of fabric.
For the "Crystal Ball" I bought a round globe for a lamp for $5.00 at Lowe's. A thrift store table for $3.99 that SO cut a hole in for me and the fun part was the bulb. It was blue which you can't really tell from this picture.
Next came some thrift store nick knacks.
The table was a little tricky since I needed place settings for 11. I had to round up ever available table and chair we had. And I needed what else but more fabric.
The place settings were fun to do. I pulled out all my dishes and glasses and mixed them up all over the table so nothing matched, added a couple of wine bottles and some bouquets in jelly jar vases.
Do you believe in serendipity? I do. Once I had decided on the Gypsy theme I was thrift store shopping to find some more fabric pieces and other odds and ends when what did I discover? Not one but two doorway curtains! One was beaded and one was fringe. I couldn't have been more delighted.
I thought about warning all the guest that we were having a Gypsy Mother's Day but I decided I wanted it to be a surprise. And since you can't have a Gypsy party without Gypsy costumes once again the thrift store saved the day. I found all sorts of fun and colorful vests and sashes for the men and scarfs and skirts for the women.