Easter is one of those special holidays where families make it a point to spend time together. In addition to the egg-hunting ritual for the kids, most of the adult activities revolve around brunch, so it’s a perfect opportunity to bring a touch of whimsy and fun to the table for all ages to enjoy.
Keep in mind that Easter is also about celebrating the spring season, so don’t make your table décor so literal. Go ahead and mix things up with a garden and nature theme to create more layers. Sticking to a traditional pastel color-scheme will also add a bit more sophistication to the table and not make it look too juvenile by using bright colors.
A must for any table setting is the centerpiece! I like to use styrofoam spheres wrapped in moss, and then I cover the entire surface with paper-mâché eggs. They can be easily spray painted (less messy) and glued to the sphere using a glue gun. Once complete, place the sphere on top of a wine glass—make-shift pedestal—filled with shredded grass. It’s that easy! Another spin on the egg sphere is to use spring flowers instead such as Gerbera daisies or tulips … just as nice. Create a few of these and place along the center of the table.
Honestly, how crafty you get will depend on how much time you have on your hands, but some of these decorating ideas are great to involve the kids, too. Craft stores are a great place to visit for inspiration. For instance, I also like to use grapevine wreaths as a base for serving platters and the smaller wreaths are perfect to use as napkin rings. They even sell mini plant pots that make a great place card holder! Once you’ve decided on all the details, keep the tablecloth and dinnerware to a classic white and bring in the spring colors through fresh flowers and the décor.
With some creativity, you can have an unforgettable brunch experience this Easter! Happy spring!