It’s almost Easter! I am hoping the sunshine got the memo that it’s early this year and it comes out to play for the special holiday. I love Easter. It’s so full of vibrant colors, family gatherings, great food, and so many fun festivities. We have so much planned for it this year. We have egg hunts, Easter crafts and already a whole lot of Easter baking has been going on than we are off to Ireland for a week to see family and friends. I can’t wait for it all.
I am a huge fan of tablescapes and for each holiday I like to decorate our dining room table. It not only looks festive but it really gets me into the holiday spirit whatever occasion I am decorating for. If you haven’t seen my previous tablscapes you can see Thanksgiving, and Christmas here. I did set out to do Valentine’s Day but we were all ill sadly. Don’t worry I won’t miss it the next time around. But you can also catch our lovely Sunday breakfast tablescape here too. Sundays are holidays too, right! Well, you see, you don’t really need a holiday for an excuse to decorate the table.
For my Easter Tablescape this year, I went for a vibrant mix of colors that would pop off my white table cloth. I bought five various “fat quarters” from a fabric shop that were so cheap and folded them in half to put underneath the plates and let one side hang off the table. The fifth fat quarter I fold in half and half again creating a long piece of fabric for the center. This one had lovely Easter Eggs on it. The great thing about fat quarters is that you can use them for napkins, centerpieces, placemats and so much more, on a tablescape. They are worth every penny to buy coordinating sets. I have a whole basket of these on hand because they are great for food styling, flat lay backgrounds and more. I always make sure when I buy anything for a tablescape that it is useful in a variety of ways.
Try out my recipe for a rice kripsy Easter cake or my delicious gooey Easter blondies with Mini Eggs to serve on Easter weekend
I wanted to use my new Next dinnerware and silverware sets so I really needed to add a lot of color as everything was white. These dishes are stunning and probably my favorite set and same goes for these gorgeous silverware too. They were originally for my Valentine’s Day tablescape but the beautiful swirled details made it perfect for Easter too.
Now that I had the bases for my tablescape i.e. color scheme, dishes, and silverware, it was time to decorate. I started with yellow fresh tulips. What says Easter more than tulips? I got a bag of plastic easter eggs, mini chicks, and Easter foam confetti from Hobbycraft and some Easter crackers from Tesco. I added a Happy Easter foil balloon to the tulips that was also from Tesco for £1.
This cute little bunny usually is in my back room and I have a trio set from Laura Ashley from awhile ago. I love incorporating what I have around the house into my table decor as I am decorating. It doesn’t have to cost you a lot to create a holiday tablescape. Think of picture frames, candles, votives, faux flowers, real flowers, vases, and other home accessories you have around that you can tie in. These are free and you can just put them back when you are finished celebrating. I did this with the purple tulip candle holder you see here as well as the brown jumping bunny. This saved money and time as I just walked around the house seeing what would fit with my Easter theme.
I used old dessert glasses that I also got from Next awhile ago. These work great for puddings, ice creams and even drinking glasses. I love the floral detail and they match with the dishes and silverware lovely, I think. When I set up a tablescape I love using a variety of glassware. Sometimes the setting calls for a small, short glass and other times it called for maybe a tall, skinny glass. I go to charity shops all the time and look for sets of two or four of those amazing colored glasses too. Those make great brunch tablescape glassware. You can use them to drink out of or use them in the center for vases and focal points of your theme.
It’s fun to set the table for a few weeks surrounding the upcoming holiday or event. Sometimes I even go all out for just a Sunday breakfast. The kids absolutely love it. It’s like having a tea party or celebration for them all the time. Our table is constantly being set up with fun things.
What do you think of my Easter Tablescape? Do you like creating table settings? I would love to hear or see your own creations, tag me on twitter, facebook, or instagram.
*This is not a review and I wasn’t sent any items above, I just want to share my love for these items and my Easter Tablescape creation.
Michelle @ Vitamin-Sunshine says
So beautiful and fun! I just became a mom in July– and while these first holidays are fun, I can’t wait until he actually gets excited about things like this! I have been doing special little things to start traditions for him, but I am the only one who appreciates them this year 🙂
Your kids will love this table! My mom always did really special things like this for holidays, and it always made them that much more special– and I have the best memories of my childhood because of it.
Oh traditions are so fun and great to make. It gets better as they get older for sure. We are still in between doing major crafting for Eastser and them still wanting to eat glue. lol Can’t wait for the older egg hunts and excitement on the Easter bunny too. My mom was great at making holidays huge for us even the table settings.
I love your seasonal tables – and I didn’t know you could get Easter crackers! So cute! x
Oh yes there is always a cracker for everything! lol I adore creating and decorating the table for occasions no matter what it is for holidays or sunday lazy days. Thank you so much. This Easter one was fun.
Claire @ Clarina's Contemplations says
Oh! I love a good tablescape! This is so pretty Jenny… And totally “pops” like you wanted it too! I’m a big fan of using bits I have around the house too!x
Carly @acupfullofglitter says
I love this Jenny. I also love a tablescape!! They create such special memories.
I can’t believe those cute crackers were from Tesco. I hope they are in my local one.
Oh they should be it was at our little express Tessco. I loved them. It was a lovely special time and it makes it fun for the kids too.
Jess @ Picnics in the Rain says
I love this Jenny, it’s so fun and pretty too. You always inspire me to do better with my table setting and food styling xx
Beautiful table decorations. Love decorating for holidays. Happy Easter!
Sam Life of Mum says
This looks fab!!! I really want to do some Easter decorations and thinking I might get Ella to make some! Xx
John Adams says
Oh my word, you are so incredibly organised. Following all our recent building work, we’ve only just got our dining table back in one piece so there will be nothing like this in our house I’m afraid! Very impressive. Thanks for hosting #sharewithme
Lovely, I need to start doing things like that to make the holidays that bit more special, love the easter crackers #sharewithme
Catie: An Imperfect Mum says
This looks absolutely gorgeous. We always have an Easter breakfast and I usually set up the table on the evening so that when the boys arrive downstairs it is a big surprise. You have inspired me to make it really special this year as your looks fabulous.
It looks beautiful Jenny. I always go to town on table themes for big dinner parties but never thought to do it for family meals apart from Christmas. You have inspired me to do something for Easter now. Thank you #ShareWithMe
Louise Fairweather says
Very pretty. My boys would ruin that white tablecoth in seconds so I don’t really bother at the moment. Maybe when they are bigger it would be nice
Beautiful tablescape, Jenny! I love the colors and the prints you’ve used. It’s perfect for spring and very festive for Easter. I’m betting your family will have a wonderful time enjoying your feast on it. Thanks so much for sharing this and hosting us on #sharewithme this week! Have a wonderful Wednesday!
All just beautiful Jenny!! Lovely colours and so pretty! I love Easter so much, plenty of food, chocolates and kids crafts 🙂 Jess xx
Wow! This is stunning, you are creating such amazing memories for your children. It has never occurred to me to do this but i might give it a whirl on the next birthday #sharewithme
Mummy Fever says
Very nice 🙂 I’m not sure we are quite at that stage yet, so it is more likely to be an unbreakable one at the moment #sharewithme
Nothing to say other than WOW! I would love to have a table setting like that. I am big into my decorations. Must have inherited that from my mum.
Mrs Tubbs says
Gosh, that’s lovely. Our Easter traditions include going to things at church and long family walks 🙂 Happy Easter to you and yours
Love the mix match of patterns here jenny. I’d never thought of styling our table to a theme but then we don’t really celebrate as such. #sharewithme
Aw Jenny this is so cute! You’ve inspired me to make a bit of an effort with our Easter table this year. My eldest is out for the weekend hiking in Wales (rather her than me!) so she won’t be back until the evening. I’ve therefore got all afternoon to pretty our table up. Lovely. Yours looks so pretty. Sadly I think we are destined for rain this weekend 🙁
laura dove says
This is so lovely, I am so jealous of how creative you are. We literally do nothing at all for easter other than the children get easter eggs! I feel that I need to step up my game!! #sharewithme
How festive! While we are traveling and this won’t be possible, it does give great inspiration for what Easter can include next year! What a delight.
Thanks Heather. You can always do a mini one with paper colored napkins and paper plates even for holidays on the go. 🙂 Always great to give tips for next year too.
Your Easter tablescape is lush – so pretty! I tried making our table look festive last Christmas but it kinda got ruined with the cat sitting in the middle of it all!
This is gorgeous. I’m not sure I have the design ability to do this myself, but it would certainly help keep my dinner table tidy…
Oh tablescapes are easy to put together pick your favorite table cloth, dishes and start decorating then pick a holiday or theme and add accessories to it. I bet you can do it.
Sarah | Digital Motherhood says
That looks fab, so pretty! I’ve bought the same crackers, and also have a few easter chick decorations 🙂
Mum in Brum says
Aw this is so pretty and fun – I love it! Ours wasn’t quite that impressive but we did have tulips! Love the little chics and the plastic eggs. Bet the kids loved it xx #sharewithme
Looks gorgeous, I do love some pastel brights at Easter xx