Mothers day outdoor lighting ideas

Author: Martin Grobler | Date: 4 May 2023 | Comments:

Are you tired of the same old boring Mother's Day gatherings and braais? Are you looking for a way to spice things up and make this year one that your mom will never forget? Well, have no fear, because we've got some illuminating ideas that will light up your mom's day!

Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Let’s make your outdoor space shine brighter than your mom's smile when she sees what you've done. From twinkling string lights to light-up flowerpots, we've got you covered.

Twinkling String Lights

Drape twinkling string lights along trees, railings, and fences to create a magical and whimsical atmosphere for Mother's Day. Plus, you can pretend you're in a fairy tale and that your mom is the queen of the kingdom.


Hang lanterns from tree branches or use them as table centrepieces to add a touch of elegance and charm to any outdoor table. It's like you're in a classic romance novel, but with more hot dogs. You could even use the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lamps to add color to your lanterns. We have some great Lanterns on offer – See our lanterns HERE.

Image of a lantern

Solar-Powered Lights

Place solar-powered lights throughout the yard or garden to provide ambient lighting without the need for electricity. You know… loadshedding. And, you're saving the environment one light at a time, which will make your mom proud. More solar products HERE.

Solar Work Light
Solar Rechargable Light

Fire Pit

Gather around a fire pit for a cozy and intimate Mother's Day, and use the firelight to provide warmth and illumination. It's like camping, but with less mosquito bites and more hugs.


Use candles in glass jars or lanterns to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Consider using scented candles with fragrances that your mom loves. Who needs bug spray when you have lavender-scented candles?


Hang a chandelier from a pergola or covered patio area to create a stunning focal point and add a touch of glamour to the outdoor space. You'll feel like you're at a fancy party, but with fewer awkward conversations.

Jupiter Chandelier

LED Trees

Add an element of enchantment to the outdoor space by using LED trees, which provide a soft, glowing light that adds a magical touch to any setting. You can pretend you're in Avatar, but with more flowers and less blue people.

Light-Up Flower Pots

Use light-up flower pots to illuminate the garden or outdoor space, providing a whimsical and eye-catching touch. It's like a disco party for plants! Sphere lighting that will make the garden look like a fairy tale. See our Sphere Lights HERE.

Sphere Lights in a basket

Outdoor Spotlights

Use outdoor spotlights to highlight specific features of the yard or garden, such as a beautiful tree or water feature. You can also use them to make your mom feel like a celebrity walking down the red carpet.

Color-Changing Lights

Use color-changing lights to create a fun and festive atmosphere for Mother's Day celebrations. You can choose from a variety of colors and settings to set the perfect mood. It's like a party in a box, but with less confetti to clean up. Here are a few too consider; Smart Bulb 7W and the Smart Lamp GU10 5W.

Smart Bulb 7W
Smart lamp 5W

Well, we've shed some light on a few illuminating outdoor lighting ideas for Mother's Day and we hope that these ideas will help you create a special and unforgettable day for the most important woman in your life: your mom.

Remember, no matter how you choose to celebrate, the most important thing is to show your mom how much she means to you. So go ahead, light up her day with love, laughter, and a few sparkly lights! And always keep in mind that mom is the true light that shines in our lives.

Happy Mother's Day!