Are you hosting Easter dinner or brunch this year? Easter is one of my favorite occasions to host–mainly because it’s so fun to set an Easter table. To keep things simple and stress-free, I like to set the table at least a few days in advance.
There’s really no reason why setting a holiday table should be expensive or stressful. It’s a holiday, after all! Simply use things you already have on hand. Add a bit of creativity and a lot of fun, and your Easter table will be the highlight of your get-together!
Not only is Easter a celebration of the resurrection of Christ, it’s a special time to rejoice and be thankful for the gifts of life, love and joy.
We usually celebrate Easter with a family brunch, so I like to keep my Easter table casual and upbeat. And now that we have two little granddaughters, of course there’s no shortage of bunnies, eggs, and lots of pink!
This year’s theme of greens, blues, whites and pops of pink was inspired by the dyed eggs my daughters and I made each spring when they were growing up. Since we made them over the course of several years, I have a ton of them. It amazes me how long they’ve lasted without breaking or losing their vibrant colors!
We made the eggs by poking little holes in each end (using the sharp end of a corn cob holder) and blowing the raw yolk and white into the sink. I have to tell you, it takes a lot of energy to blow out the eggs! In fact, I remember getting light-headed when we did it. We then dyed the eggs using a kit.
If you saw my Instagram story the other day you caught a glimpse of the very beginning of my table setting process. I typically set out every single thing I might want to use in my tablescape and then try out different combinations of plates, napkins, ribbons, silverware, glassware, etc., until I find a look I like.
I just follow my joy and see where inspiration takes me. When it comes to any kind of decorating, including setting the table, there’s no such thing as a mistake!
However, that doesn’t mean my table won’t change a few times before Easter arrives. As I walk past the dining room each morning and see my Easter table, I know I’ll probably tweak it a bit every day. By the time Easter rolls around, who knows what this table will look like! But I’m happy with it for now.
I like that it looks fresh and pretty. It might be a little bit busy, but it’s upbeat and cheerful, colorful and natural, with a touch of whimsy–just like springtime!
P.S. For more ideas and inspiration, make sure to check out my Pinterest boards dedicated to Easter Table Settings and Entertaining! And for more tips for stress-free entertaining, check out my post on how to host a casual dinner party.
Simple, Fresh and Pretty Easter Table Setting Ideas
Since we’re celebrating the arrival of spring and new life, I like adding natural elements to the table, like fresh flowers and some earthy moss.
Faux flowers, succulents and grass add a pretty touch of springtime, too. Even though they’re not real, their vibrant colors are lovely.
Doesn’t it look like these bunnies are sharing a secret? They’re from Target. (Of course!)
I had the green ribbon on hand so I tied a length of it around the napkins to add a light touch of color to each setting. I also added a swirl of pink down the center of the table with a long satin ribbon.
The floral plates were given to us over 30 years ago as a wedding present from my husband’s parents. I think the pattern is so delicate and pretty and the colors are perfect for springtime! Recently, I shared them as part of my Valentine’s Day table on Instagram and a lovely friend told me that she, too, received a set of the very same china as a wedding gift from her in-laws! Such a small world!
The large plates are from the dollar store. I bought them years ago when I was hosting my daughter’s baby shower and needed oodles of plates. I still can’t believe they were only a dollar!
The water hyacinth place mats are from Sur la Table. I love the natural look they bring to the table.
The table runner and two large bunnies are from the Dollar Spot at Target. I added some pink flowers to one …
And a teal bow to the other!
I really love this terrarium, as you probably know, since it appears in almost every photo I take! It’s from Hobby Lobby, as are the moss and faux succulents inside. I planned to take the succulents out when I added the Easter eggs, but I ended up liking how they looked together.
You can never go wrong with tulips, especially in the springtime. Not only do they make a beautiful centerpiece, you can also use them as pretty embellishments at each place setting. And when your guests leave, you can send some home with them as a little gift!
I can’t resist almond M & Ms, and since they were the perfect hues for my Easter table, I had to add a few! Now, if I can just keep my hands off them until Easter!