Decorating your Easter table is very much like styling your outfit. I love blending the old with the new for a fabulous finishing touch. Last Easter, I was very inspired by the rustic look…earthy, natural, organic. This year I am switching it up a bit and adding pops of color for a fresh, modern and preppy look.
I like to gather up all my dishes, utensil, napkins and other things I will be using for my Easter table and bring them up from the basement in plastic tubs. No running up and down last minute! I then focus on the center piece or at least begin to gather ideas from Pinterest. I also think about gifts or DYI table decor that can be done in advance, such as napkin rings or place cards. This is when the kids usually get involved.
It wouldn’t be Easter after all, if the bunnies didn’t come out to play. There are so many fun ways to incorporate bunnies on the table and you can even use them as gifts for your guests or place cards. Decorating shouldn’t be a burden. I love how Martha Stewart uses an egg cup and fills it with wheat grass and lilies-of-the-valley. The chocolate bunny on top and the eggs can be used as a digestive.
You can also make the bunnies your centerpiece. I love the cloche idea using a nest of moss…it gives it this organic feel.
I love gold foiled eggs. I did them last year and they turned out amazing (see image above). However, there are so many incredible ways of dying and decorating your eggs, it can be daunting to choose. A good place to start is to decide whether you want a colorful and preppy look or whether you are leaning towards a more natural, rustic style. The grey eggs below I think are absolutely stunning especially in a modern setting. I love how they have been wrapped in a very thin gold thread.
After a long winter, I cannot wait to add some life into my home and flowers are fabulous way to do just that. I usually like to work with whatever is in season such as tulips, daffodils, lilies-of-the-valley, muscari, hyacinth and cherry blossoms. There is no wrong way to decorate a table, the idea is to have fun with it! Here are some floral design images that inspire me this Easter. I like arranging flowers, but if this may prove to be too much of a task, there are fabulous local designers I absolutely love (Hedgerow in Pound Ridge and Earth Garden in New Canaan).
STACKING YOUR PLATES
Adding a little dimension to the Easter table creates drama with little effort. I love stacking my plates, particularly combining the old with the new. Our wedding China is very minimalistic, so adding Lex’s grandmother’s plates makes for great conversation and tradition. If you’re not sure what to do with your plates when it’s time to eat, try serving in them or hide them until it’s time to put them away.
I hope these ideas have inspired you to create your fabulous Easter table! Feel free to comment and if you need more inspiration, you can always check out my Pinterest page!