Setting the table for Easter dinner can be fun and easy, especially when you get the family involved! Let’s begin with a basic review of how to set each place for casual or formal dining with the straightforward pictorial below. It is okay to break the rules somewhat however it is good to at least know them.
The following are 5 foolproof options to “set” your plan in motion:
- Using colour and theme
Pick a colour you love or that coordinates with your décor and repeat it. Notice the pink and white combination repeated in the example below. The touch of gold accents add a simple elegance to the table. The candles, dishes and flower choices are all part of the theme which speaks to me as “New Traditional.”
- Things from nature
I will be enjoying the Easter holiday in California this year, so choosing things from my garden will be easy. It’s a little early in some climates (such as Toronto) to pick flowering branches from the garden. You can however pick up some flowers or flowering branches at the local grocery or flower shop. Many retail and craft stores offer great artificial options as well. Repeat the colour and variety for a simple and effective table setting. The image below builds on the idea of using colour and theme and incorporating elements from nature. The oversized jug and garden style chairs create a “Rustic Chic Inspired” theme.
- Recycling and repurposing
Consider searching your outdoor areas for planter boxes or containers to use on your Easter table. You can force bulbs or purchase them already in bloom at the local garden store. Then reuse the bulbs and containers in the garden after you have enjoyed the scenery of your “Casual Country” style table. You can add some white and brown eggs for a natural look or use the ones you colour with the kids. Love the idea of using the egg as a place card!
- Using things from around your house
No need to go out and purchase new dishes for your Easter table. Pick out a hue from the dishes (or simply pick a colour if your dishes are neutral). Then find numerous glass jars and bottles that you have around the house, put in fresh cut flowers and arrange them along the centre of your table. You can use your special white table cloth with a runner of burlap to create a juxtaposition of fabrics and style. Voila! Easy!
- Using crafts
Involving kids to do more, so you can do less, is a personal mantra of mine. Why not get them involved in preparing and setting the Easter table...and clearing it off after the meal is finished! Below are some simple and fun craft ideas that you can do with construction paper to get your kids excited about prepping for this holiday feast. Add in a doily, some ribbon and beads for an extra touch.
Looking for more Easter and Spring inspired table designs? Check out these Pinteresting ones!