Create a magical Easter Tablescape
An Easter tablescape is a beautiful way to add a touch of springtime to your home and create a warm and inviting atmosphere for your guests. Whether you're hosting a large family gathering or an intimate brunch with friends, a well-designed tablescape can make all the difference.
A tablescape represents a moment in time. An opportunity to gather together and share food, laughter and create memories. Creating a beautiful table is one way I show my guests how special they are to me. It’s a chance to make them feel decadent, engage their senses and make this present moment feel important.
Here are some tips to help you create a stunning Easter tablescape that will impress your guests.
1. Choose a color scheme
The first step in creating a cohesive Easter tablescape is to choose a color scheme. Soft pastels like pink, green, blue, and yellow are classic Easter colors that work well together. You can also incorporate pops of white or gold to add some sparkle and sophistication to your tablescape. Color can be present in your tableware or glasses, or even just in a napkin or centerpiece. I wanted to use my Mothers china, so I chose blue as my primary color and then selected items around that.
2. Choose your linens
Once you've chosen your color scheme, select your linens. A simple white tablecloth or runner is a great foundation for any Easter tablescape. You can then layer on pastel-colored napkins or placemats to bring in your chosen color palette. For my table, I start with a neutral tablecloth as the backdrop. I then chose woven placemats to add texture. My plates were the main hit of color, so I chose a neutral linen napkin as well and added a gold napkin ring.
3. Add some floral arrangements
Flowers are a must-have for any Easter tablescape. Fresh blooms like tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths are perfect for creating a springtime feel. You can create a simple centerpiece using a vase filled with flowers or create a more elaborate arrangement using a mix of flowers, greenery, and Easter eggs. Since tulips are my favorite, I knew I wanted to incorporate them. A classic white jug makes a great container and yellow paired well with my blue scheme.
4. Bring in some Easter-themed decor
Easter-themed decor is a fun way to add some whimsy to your tablescape. You can incorporate Easter bunnies, chicks, or eggs into your table setting in a variety of ways. For example, you could use bunny-shaped place card holders or incorporate egg-shaped salt and pepper shakers. My setting this year was intimate and so I chose to add only the dessert cake, which I matched to the china. I could have added Easter themed sugar cookies or cakesicles to the place settings as well but sometimes less is more, especially when your table is small.
5. Don't forget the place settings
The final step in creating an Easter tablescape is to set the table. Arrange your plates, glasses, and silverware in an elegant and organized way. You can also add some personalized touches like place cards or small favors for your guests. When setting a larger table I often create place cards. A fun Easter place card idea is to take plastic eggs and write your guests names on them, adding them to an egg holder at each place setting.
Whether you're hosting a formal dinner or a casual brunch, a well-designed tablescape is a great way to celebrate the season and another opportunity to gather. By following these tips, you can create a beautiful and inviting Easter tablescape that your guests will love.