Bringing nature-inspired elements to the table represents spring perfectly. ALM Chandler of Her Royal Heinous incorporated various affordable finds to create an informal look. The wooden ants are the inspiration for the table, and the grass slab, sitting on top of a white candy dish, is actually a tablecloth found online. To draw the eye upward, Amelia hung a robin's egg wreath on the chandelier. Add feminine touches to the table, such as pears sitting in delicate floral glass teacups, for a light, refreshing spring look.
Carrot Polka Dot Theme
Patterned fabric carrots set the tone for this orange-and-white polka dot theme tablescape by Courtney and Phronsie Dial of Pizzazzerie. Group the carrots together and place them in a large glass vase for an easy yet exceptional centerpiece. Courtney and Phronsie paired it with whimsical accessories, such as the dog made with small flowers, polka dot miniature Easter baskets and other theme-friendly accessories. White tulips in milk glass vases enliven the table, and orange soda in pear-shaped glasses embellished with paper rabbit printouts and green-and-white striped straws coordinate with the theme.
Having an outdoor brunch is a great way to celebrate Easter. To create a charming cottage look, Kim Stoegbauer of The TomKat Studio spray-painted a faux tree white and surrounded it with pastel yellow and blue eggs. Embellish the look with coordinating pastel accessories such as ceramic birds and novels.
For a delicious and chic Easter dessert, Courtney and Phronsie filled miniature martini glasses with carrot cake. To create the look, fill the glass with a layer of crumbled carrot cake. Top it with a layer of cream cheese frosting, and repeat the layers. To finish the look, use orange and green icing to create a carrot shape, and tie an orange ribbon around the base of the glass for a pop of orange. Displaying the dessert on white dishes creates a striking contrast that makes a stylish statement.
Simple Yet Dramatic
This simple-to-create spring tablescape from Kate Riley of Centsational Girl fits with any style home. To bring the outdoors in, Kate filled a tall clear glass vase with manzanita branches for a dramatic statement. Decorate with blue eggs and accessories to stand out against the stark white tableware.
A brown tablecloth and charger plates serve as the backdrop for this dainty table setting. Tamara Nelson of The Gypsy's Corner paired pink Bordallo cabbage plates and bowls with cream-and-brown toile plates for each guest's place setting. Pink accessories, such as glass sundae dishes, eggs and cherry blossoms counterbalance the dark brown tablecloth. "A small basket with faux flowers and an egg makes a nice favor to give to guests, and cream candleholders and egg cups help balance the color theme," she says.
Creating an Easter centerpiece can be easy and delicious. Courtney and Phronsie filled a small bowl with floral foam and covered it with paper grass filling as the base. To create cupcake skewers, stick miniature carrot cupcakes on top of old-fashioned candy sticks. "Simply top the cupcake with a bit of orange and green icing into a mini carrot shape," Courtney says. Place mini whoopie pies with an orange egg on bamboo skewers for a layered look. "You can't go wrong with this sweet centerpiece, so add in fun treats on sticks until you have your desired arrangement," she says.
Rustic and Sweet
To create a rustic tablescape, Tamara placed a large hurricane glass vase inside a vintage birdcage and filled it with faux eggs in creams, greens and browns. Scatter extra eggs and a faux bird's nest around the pedestal base, and set a light green tablecloth as the background. Mixing and matching dishes allows for flexibility when decorating. "It makes a great impact and is friendly on the wallet, and a simple ribbon can dress up everyday glassware to match a specific color theme," Tamara says. Place small chocolate rabbits in bowls as decor and sweet take-home treats for guests.
Mix and Match Patterns
Start with the centerpiece when creating a whimsical tablescape. Wrap jars and metal cans with bold, floral wrapping paper, and fill with plants such as Spanish moss and tulips. Choose containers of varying heights, and place them all the way down a table runner. Spice it up with dinnerware in polka dots and stripes in coordinating colors. Design by Kim Foren
Spring-Inspired Table Setting
For a centerpiece with height, fill glass cake pedestals with moss, and place ironstone pitchers on top. Fill the pitchers with pastel-colored flowers from the grocery store.
Pair a china dinner plate with a stark white cloth napkin and a fabric flower pom pin. Guests can wear the pin during the party then take it home with them. Design by Camille Styles; Photography by Paige Newton Photography
Skip the traditional pinks, greens and yellows and opt for melon-colored accents. Choose a flower arrangement that has subdued oranges, greens and reds as the centerpiece. To enhance the color palette, tie ribbons in these colors on the back of each chair. Design by Kim Stoegbauer
Michael West embellished a simple tole tray with bird-themed items to create a bold Easter centerpiece. Add a layer of florist's moss and incorporate accessories you already have in your home. Michael decorated with tall candlesticks, a birdhouse, plastic eggs, ceramic birds and tiny nests. Simple white tableware with bird motifs enhances the theme.
This Easter tablescape, designed by Susan Herin of Between Naps on the Porch, is centered on a whimsical Easter bunny. Paper "grass" and glitter pastel faux eggs surround the bunny for an extra touch of playfulness. Fill small pastel ceramic baskets with candy eggs as a name card holder and take-home treats for guests. Paperwhite daffodils in a rectangular wicker basket add dimension and a sweet scent to the table.