With Easter hopping to town this Sunday, it’s important to capture the precious moments of spring and this fun holiday on your table. Whether you plan on hosting an Easter brunch or dinner having a beautiful tablescape at the center of it all sets the tone and puts guests in the right mood.
Here are 5 ideas to try in your home that you can easily mix and match to create an amazing Easter tablescape that’s not only all your own, but will have guests singing your praises.
Add a Pop of Color with Pastels
Pastels are a common color scheme to start injecting spring into your Easter decor. You can make your tablescape as colorful or subdued as you’d like just by mixing pastels with a neutral color palette. By using a combination of one pastel as an accent color with neutral colors and some mixed metals to create an elegant look for dinner. If an elegant setting isn’t your thing go nuts with pastels using the different colors in your decor, but leave your table settings and serveware neutral.
Flowers Are a Staple
An Easter tablescape just isn’t complete without some beautiful spring flowers blooming right before your eyes. These flowers provide varying colors and soft fragrances to any centerpiece. Some of my favorite flowers to set the scene include: tulips, grape hyacinths, daffodils, magnolias, hydrangeas and yellow forsythia branches. You can use a combination of real or fake on the table. Try placing a bunch in the middle to create a centerpiece, place strategically by each place setting, sprinkle them throughout the tablescape or let each flower stand alone as we did in this set up for Easter brunch in 2015. [Keep reading below to see the recipes we made & get instructions by Sal.]
We recently shared an easy DIY you can do to use on your Easter tablescape. All you need are a few mason jars, puffy paint, spray paint (color of your choice), and flowers with the bulbs on them. Watch how we put our Flower Mason Jar DIY together in a recent Facebook Live. [FYI- We’re live every Tuesday @ 7pm]
Animals & Eggs
Springtime and Easter both represent rebirth, so it seems only fitting to add a few animals to your centerpiece. They suggest a whimsical symbol that can be childlike or luxurious. Choose from bunnies, chicks or lambs they come in all shapes, styles and materials. Try incorporate a sculpture of your favorite animal Pier 1 Imports has a great selection to choose from. Not into sculptures? By decorative plates for this special occasion with bunnies on them.
While dying eggs isn’t my favorite thing to do, they can create a statement on your table’s centerpiece, not to mention then your guests can eat them. Now a days, you don’t have to just dye them anymore you can completely transform the shell. We usually use fake eggs sprinkled across our tabletop, you can also use them as name cards or in your braided Easter egg bread.
Add Some Beaded Bling
Here’s another favorite we like to add to our centerpiece. Rather than using a regular runner go for beaded or sequence one to lay underneath place settings and decor to make the table shine.
Spring is a time to become one with nature, so why not go organic on your Easter table? Use burlap on your table as a runner or table cloth to set a rustic setting. Try a wood tray or boxes in the table’s centerpiece to corral flowers. Basketweave materials can be used as chargers, napkin rings or trays, you can even use twine to contain table settings, dress up vases or Easter eggs, and make a bird nest.
Of course the star of the show is the food being offered! We recently shared four brunch recipes: asparagus tart, egg in a basket, veggie farro salad and seared lamb chops. Watch below as we make this delicious dishes our family drooled over for brunch.
This video shows how to cook the lamb chops and what all the recipes look like finished! YUM… [Well, not the lamb chops, I’m a toritarian…lol, the pickest of eaters.]
Don’t forget to let me know in the comment section below if this post has inspired your holiday soiree, we’d love to see how you set the table and your feast so please make sure to post this pictures on our Facebook page. From our house to yours…