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Four Mother's Day lunch tips that will really impress her

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Flower power Create a an alluring arrangement with inexpensive carnations. Even supermarket carnations can make pretty bouquets - just make sure they?re all the same colour.

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Role reversal Serve cocktails in teacups, tea in thermal glasses. Then layer over sparkling new china, such as designer Marcel Wanders' new line for Alessi. Pair with silver or chrome tableware to make the spread less fussy.

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Sandwich island Save space on groaning tabletops by serving sandwiches or sweets on handsome tiered trays.

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Tokens of affection For all those meals and memories, doesn't she deserve some bling?

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