If you’re having company over for Easter this year, you’ve probably already started to go through the necessary checklist: recipes planned, grocery list made (don’t forget the chocolate mini eggs!), and now you might be thinking about how the whole spread will be laid out on your table. Here are six great ideas on how to make your Easter table look extra special this holiday:
1. A little bit country: There’s something sweet about a country-themed Easter table, and it’s not just the chocolate Easter eggs. With a cotton candy colour palette, a mash-up of checkers and stripes, paper doillies and cut-out flags, you can achieve a welcoming setting perfect for family and friends. Put together a loose, casual arrangements of pink garden roses, Gerber daisies and tulips, dress your table with patterned ribbons, and place bunny cut-outs on plates for fun. For free party printables and cutouts, and more inspiring images on how to achieve this country look, click here.
2. A royal Easter fête: Bring out the jewel tones and luxe layers, and dress your table in opulent linens and blossoming branches. This works for both a buffet or a formal sit-down. With sparkling silverware and champagne flutes, there’s no limit to achieving magnificence. Wow your guests with a grand centrepiece of cherry blossoms or pussy willows and you will surely be the toast of the town.
3. A garden party: As Easter celebrations spark the joys of warming weather, we look to the outdoors to celebrate the start of a new season. Although our Canadian temperatures put the brakes on Easter outdoor entertaining, that doesn’t mean we can’t embrace our garden party dreams — and a tabletop full of fresh flowers and floral-patterned décor is just the ticket. Decorate your table with grassy greens, pretty pinks, sky blues, and earthy textures. Use vintage or tarnished silver, and mix and match glass jars, julep and juice glasses to house your fresh flowers. Let a gathered look, fresh from your garden, guide your décor, and even your menu!
4. Natural elegance: Balance rustic charm with traditional elegance for a welcoming setting. Taking on a palette of white, pale pink, lilac, robin’s egg blue, and nature’s earth tones, a lovely Easter tablescape unfolds. To achieve this look, by Gwyneth Paltrow and Remodelista, start with a rustic surface, like the beautiful antique wood table seen below, from Rose Uniacke, and then begin layering soft white linens, one-of-a-kind dinnerware, vintage finds and seasonal flower arrangements. The simplicity and understated elegance of the setting will be one to remember.
5. A monochromatic look: Choose a colour, any colour — whether you love the conventional Easter pastel hues, or prefer a more modern palette, a monochromatic tablescape always wows a crowd.
6. Va-va vibrant Easter table: Vibrant hues take the stage! Pops of green, fuschia, red, turquoise and yellow bring a whole lot of fun to an Easter tablescape. Delight your guests with combinations of lively patterns and colours (just remember to ground the palette with a neutral-coloured table surface so as to not overwhelm the look). Try crafting your own vases with striking gift wrap, like the Hostess with the Mostess has done for her Easter entertaining. Let your spring time energy explode with the bold brilliance of color.