If you love the idea of hosting family and friends for Easter this year but stress over the thought of setting the table for the holiday, don’t worry. I will show you how you can transform your table into something special with a few well-selected pieces. Just follow the simple steps below and in no time, you will have an impressive and elegant Easter table without too much effort.
Step 1: Keep the Linens Neutral
The key to styling a beautiful table with minimum effort is to keep the linens simple! No need to buy themed or patterned tablecloths. Start your table with a neutral tablecloth. This will allow you to go with any style of dinnerware that you want – Colorful, neutral, vintage. The possibilities will be endless.
Step 2: Select a Color Palette
One of the key elements for creating an elegant Easter table with ease is having a color palette in mind. For my Easter Brunch table, I wanted to evoke a fresh and springy “feel”. Pastel colors were definitely the way to go for me. I used white and pink as my two main colors with a few pops of yellows, pinks, and greens as accents.
Step 3: Have a Focal Piece
My focal piece was a store-bought cake! When I went into my local grocery store and spotted this magnificent cake in pastel pink and white glaze, I knew that it was the piece I needed to transform my table from average to fabulous. All I did was add a few fresh flowers and malted milk eggs in pastels colors to give the cake an Easter flair. If you don’t have a cake, then use flowers as your showpiece. This time of the year, the stores are full of pretty spring blooms.
Step 4: The Place Setting
Play around with patterns and colors. For my place setting, I decided to use a dinner plate and salad plate in white and pink accented with a gold trim and pin dots. I placed the solid mint napkin under each salad plate to add contrast and texture. I then added a coupe glass at each place setting and filled each one with pink faux grass and malted Easter eggs. It is a beautiful way to give each guest their own sweet treat and it also gives each place setting a whimsical and festive feel. Gold flatware and gold trim glassware add a touch of sophistication and shimmer.
Step 5: Add A Festive Accent
Small details can have a big impact. A few Easter candies tucked in a small egg cup at each place setting adds just the right playful touch to this setting.
Janet shares more entertaining ideas and beautiful tablescapes on her blog, Rosemary & Thyme.
Looking for more of Janet’s elegant entertaining ideas? Check out this post on setting a table with Limoge.