Mother's day decorations: letter, cup of coffee, and food on a table

With Mother’s Day approaching it’s time to begin planning a day of celebration and treats for the best mom, grandparent, mother-in-law, or mother figure in your life. While a card and gift are classics, there’s something else that can help set the scene for an amazing day — Mother’s Day decorations.

Let’s explore some of the best Mother’s Day decoration ideas ranging from store-bought items to easy DIY crafts. Plus, we’ll share some of our most-loved Mother’s Day cards and invites so you can find the perfect design to pair with this year’s celebration.

Mother’s Day Decorations: 12 Ideas She’ll Surely Love

Ready to start decorating your space for the special day? Here’s our guide to the best Mother’s Day decorations to make your mom figure(s) feel incredible, whether you’re throwing a big party or simply want to brighten up their home.

1. Vase of Fresh Flowers

Flowers make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift, but they also serve another purpose as decor. The key is to put the bouquet of flowers in a lovely vase to serve as a stunning centerpiece. She can then use the vase for home decor whether it’s empty or full of blooms.

2. Rose Gold Balloon Arch

We love balloon arches for birthday parties, and they’re a fun option for Mother’s Day party decorations too. Blow up some rose gold and dark pink latex balloons and assemble them together in an arch or tower, or hire party professionals to create an over-the-top display for your #1 mom.

3. Pitcher of Dried Flowers

Mother’s day decorations: dried pink flowers in a pitcher vase

Floral displays can transform a space, either as home decor or as a party decoration. For a more lasting twist on fresh florals, create a striking Mother’s Day decoration display with a pitcher of dried blooms. Use her favorite flowers or other popular dried flowers like baby’s breath, eucalyptus, lavender, and bunny tails. For another way to use individual stems, try this DIY dried flower hanging decoration.

4. “Mom” Foil Balloons

For another way to use balloons, try creating a focal point for a party or some fun Mother’s Day photos. Use foil balloons to spell out “mom” or a phrase you associate with the special mother figure in your life. You could also simply buy a bouquet of Happy Mother’s Day balloons to decorate your space.

5. Floral Garland

More flowers? Yes! Flowers are an ideal choice for Mother’s Day decorations as there are so many ways to use them. Buy or make a floral garland with fresh or faux blooms and greenery and decorate a dining table, stairway, or entranceway for your Mother’s Day party.

6. Themed Tableware

If you’re sitting down to enjoy a meal together, use this as an opportunity to create a beautiful tablescape — especially if you’re hosting a themed party. Take inspiration from something your mom or mom figure loves, like pastels or the 70s decade, and use this to help you decide on tablecloths, napkins, dinnerware, and glasses.

7. Mother’s Day Bunting

As you’re planning your Mother’s Day decorations, don’t forget about the wall decor. Making your own DIY Mother’s Day bunting is a lovely, creative way to make something for your mom and have it double as party decor.

8. Table Confetti

One of those Mother’s Day party supplies that people often forget is something fun to decorate your table with, like confetti. You might have some paper heart confetti you can reuse from a Valentine’s Day celebration, or look for eco-friendly dried petals as a lovely way to decorate your party or dinner table. Want more ideas? Check out our guide to eco-friendly party decorations.

9. Mother’s Day Cupcake Toppers

Mother’s day decorations: cupcakes with a topper pick that says, Happy Mother's day

Show your mom how much you love her with delicious cupcakes, personalized with a Mother’s Day cupcake topper. If you’re decorating on behalf of little kids, get them involved with a cupcake decoration kit — those child-made cupcakes are always the best! Cupcakes make great party favors too.

10. Yard Sign

You know you love your mom, but it’s time to let the whole neighborhood know with this fun Mother’s Day idea. An outdoor decoration like a yard sign is a sweet way to say “I love you, Mom!” in a big way. Grab a chalkboard and some chalk and write your own sign, or buy one from a store and personalize it.

11. Photo Wall

For another sweet wall decor idea, gather some of your favorite photos of moments you’ve spent together. Use these to create a photo gallery wall at your mom’s place, or inside the party venue.

12. Happy Mother’s Day Banner

Sometimes the best Mother’s Day decorations are the simplest. Break out the art supplies and make your own handmade Mother’s Day banner. You can also get the kids involved if it’s for their mom or grandparents.

5 Sweet Mother’s Day Cards and Invitations

Mother’s day decorations: woman hugging her mother

At Greenvelope, we’re known for our digital cards and online invitations for occasions like Christmas, Hanukkah, baby showers, bridal showers, Father’s Day, and, of course, Mother’s Day.

Explore some of our favorite designs below to get inspiration on how to share the love this Mother’s Day. And remember, each design can be customized, so you can turn it into something that feels special and unique to the person you’re celebrating. Add in your own personal Mother’s Day message or a Mother’s Day saying and you have a thoughtful card to honor your beloved mom or mother figure.

1. Cheers to the Queen Mother’s Day Card

Cheers to the Queen Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

This queen of hearts inspired card is one of our all-time favorites, thanks to its fun design, charming illustration, and modern color options. There’s also plenty of room on the reverse for even the longest of messages.

2. We Love You Mother’s Day Card

We Love You Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Sharing a photo of you, your family, or your mom is a sweet way to honor the moment. Use a photo card like this We Love You card to express your heartfelt thanks with not just words but a memory too.

3. Mother Defined As Card

Mother Defined As Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

This definition of a mother card is highly popular, and it’s easy to see why. Stick with the text we’ve prepared, or work with our design team to make adjustments that cover what you believe your mom figure embodies the most.

4. High Tea Mother’s Day Invitation

High Tea Invitation

Design: Kid Collective

Planning a tea party in celebration of your mom or all the special mother figures in your life? This Mother’s Day tea party invite is the perfect choice, with its contemporary illustrations and color palettes.

5. Mod Tulips Mother’s Day Invitation

Mod Tulips Invitation

Design: Morgan Kendall

Let your guests know there’s an incredible Mother’s Day brunch coming up with this tulip inspired invitation. We adore the retro feel and vintage-inspired color options, but you can also customize the colors to put your own twist on it.

Make This Mother’s Day Feel Extra-Special

Mother’s Day is all about honoring, celebrating, and spending time with the important mom figure(s) in our lives. Use this guide to help you find creative ways to decorate their home or your party space, so you can bring their special day to life.

Whether you’re hosting a party or want to find the perfect card for your mom, our Mother’s Day collection has just the thing you need. Explore all our favorite designs to find one you love. You can then customize the way it looks, add your own wording and special features like music, a wax seal, or personalized stamp. You can even attach a gift card if you like! The best part is, there’s no waiting around for it to arrive — with digital cards, you can send them instantly via email or text.