How to style your Easter Table
Easter marks the end of the dark winter evenings and the beginning of the sunnier, brighter and longer days as we enter Spring.
Whether you’re having a fun Easter brunch or a more sophisticated dinner, whatever your plans for the holiday, we have some ideas to help you set the perfect table for your guests. Show off your artistic side to your friends and family, and get creative with pretty pastels, seasonal accessories, fresh flowers and homemade decorations.
Choose a colour palette
Traditional Spring colours are usually a great choice for Easter tablescaping. Using a mix of bright, uplifting pastel shades of whites, pinks, greens, and yellows will make your table pop.
A great way to pick your palette is by starting with your favourite flowers – these could include a combination of tulips, peonies, hyacinths, or daffodils. Choose flowers that are in season for your region and, if you can, pop down to your local florist or farmer’s market to see what they have available. You will be supporting your local businesses whilst guaranteeing the freshest bunch that will last the longest!
For anyone with green fingers out there, gathering from your own garden could be a great way to add a personal spring touch to the table. Flowers make great decorations to any setting, bringing an element of freshness & natural beauty whilst also making a great alternative to plastic props if you are looking to be a little more sustainable this easter.
Joules Bee Stripe Placemats (Set of 4)
Other great options for natural decorations are fruit-filled or floral branches that make a lovely centrepiece. This keeps things nice and simple, especially for those who don’t have a lot of time to prepare elaborate decorations.
If you do fancy buying any cute Easter ornaments, colourful pastel painted eggs are always a wonderful choice no matter the vibe of your setting. You can either make a centrepiece out of them by placing them in a vase or bowl or simply scatter them across your table.
Joules Country Cottage Dinner Plate
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on flowers or decorations to put together a festive Easter table. Easter is a time for family, friends and festivities. Use what you have in your garden and cupboards, get creative with what’s in season, and look for free materials at home.
If you’re feeling crafty, utilise any eggs you have lying around to make super cute springtime Easter Egg Shell Flowerpots.
To make these:
Gently crack or cut open the top of an eggshell and pour out the egg (reserving for later to make something delicious).
Wash and dry the eggshell and then pop it into an egg cup. Using a spoon, scoop out some soil and place it into the shell, filling most of the way up.
Choose your favourite flowers! We went with daffodils to add a bright pop of yellow. Cut your flower to the desired length and wedge gently into the soil to anchor it securely. And that’s it! (If you like, you can add some moss for extra decoration or some glass beads to keep it weighted and secured).
MissPrint Egg Cups (Set of 4)
If you have any reusable napkins at home, you can also try making a fun Easter Bunny Napkin (these are super simple and quick to do!) You will need some cloth napkins and an egg for each for each place setting (whether you are using real ones or decorative ones), as well as a ribbon or twine for tying.
To make the napkin fold:
1. Lay the square napkin flat (if you have time to iron the napkin first, it will make the fold easier)
2. Fold the square in half to make a triangle shape.
3. With the wide base at the bottom and the point at the top, start to roll the napkin upwards. Tucking the pointy top in at the end. You should have a long sausage shape!
4. Fold the rolled napkin in half, bringing the two ends up to meet each other.
5. Tie the role with twine or ribbon into a bow, part way up the folded end, leaving a slight gap in the middle. You should have a hole just big enough for your egg.
6. Trim the ends of the twine or ribbon and place the egg in the hole in the centre of the napkin, slightly folding the ends out to form bunny ears!
Joules Blue Stripe Side Plate
All in all, Easter is a wonderful time to spend with loved ones, whether you are hosting any mealtime or taking your kids out for some egg hunting, there are so many ways to beautifully decorate your home.