Mother’s Day Table Under $30 Challenge

Mother's Day Table with pink floral plates and pink flower arrangement- all under $30

Mother’s Day Table Under $30 Challenge

I challenged myself to create a beautiful Mother’s Day table for under $30. I spent my allotted budget on a few new items and supplemented with things I had at home. Since I have a lot of big expenses coming up soon with my wedding, I wanted to keep it really affordable. But of course I still wanted the tablescape to be special and chic for mom! Here’s how I spent my $30 and created this fun spring-inspired table.

Floral Plates: $4

Florals for spring? Groundbreaking! (I adore that movie, especially since I used to work for fashion magazines.) The first thing I purchased were these hexagon plates with a pink and green floral design from Target. Although they’re paper, these look so pretty and have a shiny rose gold edge. And you don’t have to do the dishes!

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Tablecloth: $5

Another Target purchase was the disposable blush tablecloth. This table covering is a non woven material (think reusable bag fabric) so it’s definitely a step up from the plastic ones. However, it took some work to get it to look nice. I was fine with this because you get what you pay for! When you take it out of the packaging, there are a lot of creases, so they recommend you spritz it with water from a spray bottle. I didn’t have one, so I used a damp cloth to blot all the wrinkles. Be careful that you don’t use too much water or it will rip. This process worked fairly well, and once I put the settings and decor on top you really couldn’t notice many wrinkles. The disposable version is great if you’re sticking to a budget or hosting a kids’ party where things might get messy. Otherwise, I’d probably just invest in a real tablecloth that you can use for years.

Flowers: $20

I got these from a local bodega that has well-priced blooms. These 2 bunches cost $10 each: blush spray roses with greenery and hot pink lisianthus. I wanted pink to complement the plates. If you’re looking for inexpensive and gorgeous flowers, I’d highly recommend checking Trader Joe’s. They have a great selection!

Pink and green Mother's Day table

Silverware, Water Glasses, Vase, Candles: $0

These free-to-me items finished off the look! Using real silverware and glassware provided a nice balance with the paper plates and single-use table covering. You can use whatever you have at home! For the vase, I used a basic clear glass cylinder and a few miscellaneous votives from around the apartment. Some candles were different and didn’t match, but I think it added to the charm of the look.

Are you creating a Mother’s Day table this year? If so, how much do you plan to spend? Let me know in the comments!

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