Mothers’ Day Entertaining Ideas & Cute Manners Printable!

Are you ready to spoil your mom or favorite ladies in just a few days?  If you are hosting lunch, brunch or dinner, I have two quick ideas that will make your Mothers’ Day entertaining a breeze!!  I am also sharing the cute little printable with reminders of all of the best manner advice from Mom!

So, when I got a big ol’ box of happy mail from Party Pail with their Candy Pink, Mimosa and Celery cutlery and lunch napkins, I knew that a fun Mothers’ Day version of my party pouches were in order!  I’ve also got a cute way to use their adorable chevron treat cups, too!

Make your Mothers Day meal easy with this adorable entertaining ideas + a free printable!

You remember my party pouches, right?  I shared versions for Christmas and Valentines’ Day … they are basically the easiest way for your guests to grab a napkin, silverware and a straw in one fell swoop!  Tuck everything into a little bag, add a cute printable and I guarantee your guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness!

Party pouches are one of my favorite entertaining ideas - no more fumbling with silverware at a buffet and they make cute place settings!

Before we get started, head over and download the printable … click here for the Mom Manners printable!  I included all of those friendly little manner reminders that moms use … you know, eat your veggies, elbows off the table and chew with your mouth closed!

CUTE Mom Manners printable at

 Now, the how-to on these cute Mothers’ Day party pouches!

  1. Print and trim the printables and use a glue stick or scrapbook adhesive to attach them to your bags.
  2. Fold the napkin to the width of your bag and tuck it in.
  3. Slide the cutlery and a straw (decorated with a washi tape flag) into the folded napkin.  You can pick up the napkins and cutlery at Party Pail – love their shop by color option!
  4. Pop your party pouches in a basket at the end of your buffet so your guests can grab them on their way to the table.

How to make party pouches - an easy entertaining idea from

Now, those chevron treat cups were too cute to leave them out of my Mothers’ Day entertaining … so I created a quick way to serve pasta salad, potato salad, fruit or dessert!!  Your mom’s banana pudding will taste even better served in these guys:

Use washi tape to attach wooden spoons to treat cups for an easy entertaining idea! Great for serving ice cream, dessert or even sides like potato or pasta salad!

Tie a bow of bakers twine around a small wooden spoon and use washi tape to attach it to your treat cup.  Again, your guests can pick up everything they need at once!

So, what are your plans for this weekend?  My mom and her hubby Bill are coming over for lunch, so we’ll be putting these party pouches and treat cups to good use Sunday afternoon!

Need last minute, easy DIY gifts for the ladies in your life?

Lemon mint sugar scrub is a fantastic Mothers Day gift!

Uplifting Lemon Mint Sugar Scrub

Relaxing lavender bath salts - only 2 ingredients!

Relaxing Lavender Bath Salts

DIY mason jar gel air fresheners - great for gifts, the office and small spaces!

DIY Mason Jar Gel Air Fresheners

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  1. Love the chevron cups! So cute!!! What a cute idea!

  2. JaneEllen says:

    You are so full of ideas, awesome ideas, do-able ideas, fantastic ideas. Sure glad I found your blog. You keep me hopping all the time. Hope you’ll get a chance to enjoy Mother’s day and not be working too hard for every body else.
    All your party stuff is so awesome, love how you put them together, would be fun to be a guest at any party you throw.
    I’m not a party thrower, I get too anxious and nervous. I like people to just come by and hope my house isn’t a mess. Most people know I”m a crafter so have warned them we’re messy. House is clean but usually messy.
    Happy Mothers Day to a great Mom and person.

  3. Crystal says:

    Super cute ideas!! I love the printable! Thanks so much!!

  4. This is a such an adorable printable!!! Love it and pinned! Have a happy Wednesday, Keri!

  5. Love this! Such a cute way to set the table. Pinned!

  6. Lindsay says:

    Those are so cute! What size are the bags? Have you seen them other websites besides Pick Your Plum? Thanks!

    • Hi Lindsay! My bags are about 4×6 inches. You can definitely find these paper treat bags at most party stores, I’ve seen them at Target, online party retailers or try the bitty bags at Whisker Graphics :)

  7. Nicole says:

    Thank you so much for this printable idea. I printed some and they came out great. Thanks again.

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