Tablescapes, Gather ‘Round the Maypole

Come gather round the Maypole and celebrate Spring!

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May Day, May 1, is a celebration throughout the Northern hemisphere, 6 months from November 1,  marking the end of the “uncomfortable” winter half of the year and the last of the Spring festivals before Summer

Mayday table 2

Mayday is known for celebrations around a tall pole with long ribbons for people to grab as they frolic and skip around it, weaving an intricate pattern over the pole

Maypole 2

This Maypole is a small faux rose topiary draped with ribbon shreds and  flower ribbons

maypole closeup

Instead of skipping ’round, we’ll be dining ’round the pole

Mayday table 5

Mayday is also celebrated with flowers, flower crowns, wreaths, and baskets, representing the abundance of spring flowers and the coming of summer

Mayday place setting

A Mayday flower basket awaits at each place~

May flowers

The baskets are paper boxes, shaped like take-out containers

Mayday basket

Inside is a blue or green jar full of daisies, poms and azaleas

Mayday basket 2

With some green moss tucked around the neck

May basket

A lovely little party favor!


The place settings alternate between green chargers and blue plates, and blue chargers with green plates

May table

And bright pink napkins in daisy rings

maypole 1

Mayday is also traditionally served with cake

Mayday basket 3

Hmmmm, what kind would you make?

Maypole table 4

Be sure to take time to celebrate!

Gather round the maypole

Juicy Details

for more info on the flower ribbons see Postcards from Paris here

Mayday baskets/$1 bin Target



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19 Responses to “Tablescapes, Gather ‘Round the Maypole”
  1. Spirit lifter!! Love it!

  2. Lynn says:

    Did someone say there would be cake? Cute table Jenna, I’m ready for a little celebrating warmer weather… I type that as my heater just kicked back on. Have fun:@)

  3. Mary says:

    Love your Mayday table Jenna… so colorful with your whimsical maypole centerpiece! You know I’m a big fan of flowers in jars at each place setting 🙂

  4. Patricia says:

    Reminds me of “back in the day” school days. We always wrapped the May Pole and wore new May Day dresses. What wonderful memories this brings back. Thanks for sharing. Love it as always…

  5. Linda says:

    How very sweet this is. Love the Maypole. Wonderful traditionsfrom the past.

  6. I wanna come to a party at your house! 😀
    Dawn Lucy

  7. Love the beautiful colors in this tablescape. Beautiful setting. Love the adorable touches. The maypole is so perfect!

  8. Such a clever centerpiece! By the way, the molding on your walls is gorgeous!

  9. Kim says:

    So festive and fun! I love the colors you used, and the different plates for your place settings. It keeps things interesting that way. Your flowers are beautiful. Happy May Day!

  10. Colorful and festive, perfect for Mayday. Never thought of celebrating it with a themed table. You have inspired!

  11. What a festive and colorful table. I remember celebrating Mayday in kindergarten with a giant Maypole of whoch the kids all walked around holding streamers. Thank you for sharing your fun table and for jarring some old memories of such a happy time growing up.
    XO Barbara

  12. mmgmom says:

    What an awesome table setting. I love how you will dine around the maypole. Thanks for linking up at #HomeMattersParty hope you will come back next week to link up again.

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