Easy Easter Tablescape Ideas for Simple Spring Decor

by | Holidays, Tablescapes

Easter is one of my favorite times of the year!  Try these simple Easter tablescape ideas to help you enjoy gorgeous seasonal decor!  Keep reading for some easy Easter table decor ideas you can use this year!


Easter is undeniably one of my very favorite times of the year.  It’s such a meaningful season, accompanied by fresh signs of hope, joy, and life.  There are many aspects of the Easter season that I enjoy.  One of my favorites is creating easy Easter tablescape ideas for our family and friends.  

Today, I am excited to share some of my favorite Easter tables with you and hopefully give you some ideas for easy, simple Easter table decor that you can also use for an Easter brunch or Easter dinner with your family and friends.

I love every detail of the Easter holiday.  From church attendance to Easter egg baskets to picking out cute outfits for my family (though…that’s getting harder!  Why, oh why, do they have to grow out of the smocked outfits so fast?!?!), preparing Easter egg hunts, decorating around our home, and even creating a beautiful Easter tablescape for my family!

I have been enjoying putting together some simple Easter tablescape ideas, from easy centerpieces to full place settings.  Even though these are simple Easter table decor ideas, I hope you are inspired to make the Easter season special in different ways for you and your family!

beautiful spring tablescape with tulips and blue and white plates

When you stop and think about it, almost every holiday is made more special by gathering around a gorgeous table in the dining room for a special meal with friends and family!  Gathering around a beautiful tablescape is such a huge part of our holiday traditions and I look forward to creating inviting spaces for our family and friends.  The best part is certainly just being together!

One of the fun parts about preparing a spring tablescape for holiday guests is starting with a new, blank canvas each time.  Even for simple Easter tablescape ideas, you can create such fun and unique place settings that are welcoming and inviting for family and friends.

How to decorate your dining table for Easter?

First, I love to start planning my simple Easter tablescape ideas with a theme.  Here are some of my favorites that I’ve created over the years:

  • Peter Rabbit Easter theme
  • Botanical theme
  • Vintage cottage style
  • Garden party theme
  • Traditional blue and white china
  • Festive carrot theme
  • Neutral color scheme
  • Natural, organic style (even used real grass for this one!)

I’ll share details for a few of these fun and simple Easter tablescape ideas in this post.  Keep reading for links to other ideas I’ve also used, too!

Easy Easter Tablescape Ideas for Simple Spring Decor

Fun Easter Tablescape Ideas: Peter Rabbit Inspired Theme

I have a soft spot for Peter Rabbit and have always loved this story!  In fact, my children use the same Easter baskets each year, using these Peter Rabbit liners.  I’ll share more about Easter baskets this month.  However, you just can’t go wrong with these cute, washable liners and the timeless look of Beatrix Potter!  These have become a tradition for us and they are one of my favorite things to do for my family.

Now, on to our Peter Rabbit inspired Easter tablescape ideas:

How do you make a good tablescape?

There are many ways to create Easter table decorations.  However, for me, I find it helpful to start with an inspiration piece.  For this Peter Rabbit inspired Easter table decor, I based my inspiration on Mr. McGregor’s garden.  I used the center of my table as a space to place grass, potting materials, and even real vegetables for a fun look.  Of course, some cute Easter bunny decor topped it off!

The carrots hanging over the table were made for my daughter’s first birthday party!  Even though that was a long time ago, we still have fun using these carrots around the Easter season!

Next, I focused on simple place settings since we would be having a lot of children sitting around this table.  Since the Easter centerpiece ideas were more elaborate, I used jute chargers and Peter Rabbit themed disposable plates for simple place settings.

I’ll link up as many similar items as I can below.  The key to this table really was the fresh grass.  Actually, the local nursery was so kind to just give me a couple pieces of sod.  Cutting those was a messy job, but you can’t beat free decor, right?!

Pro Tip: If you use real grass, put down a disposable layer between.  

I used a roll of brown Kraft paper.  You can get the simple tutorial and more tips for this DIY table runner over on THIS POST! 


Simple Easter Tablescape Ideas: Terra Cotta Garden Theme Decor

To create this simple look, I let my main table décor be an edible vegetable arrangement for “green” Easter table settings.  You can shop the whole look below!

First, I washed up new terra cotta pots, lined them with saran wrap, and put ranch dip in the bottom.  Then, I filled them with a mixture of snap peas, cauliflower, baby carrots, and broccoli.

I wish I could also say that allllll the kids ate allllll their vegetables…but maybe Peter Rabbit got to them first.  (wink, wink!)

Secondly, for the simple centerpiece, I used chunky wood candlesticks from The Curated Farmhouse .  Next, I stacked thrifted terra cotta pots around them for my centerpiece.  On top of the candlesticks, I alternated some white bunnies and short pillar candles.   For a fresh garden feel, I incorporated a few real plants, mixed with some bunches of realistic faux greenery for an added touch of garden style.

Each place setting was created with a placemat, vintage brass charger, my everyday white plates, a simple white napkin, place card from the dollar spot, and my matte black flatware.

This was a fun and casual look for our Easter table and we all enjoyed it!

beautiful tablescape done with small terracotta pots on each plate full of goodies
beautiful spring tablescape with greenery down the middle in terracotta pots and a small terracotta pot on each plate with veggies inside

Simple Easter Tablescape Ideas: Garden Party Inspired Decor

I had so much fun with this lovely Easter tablescape and though it is so simple, there are great ideas that can be used all spring and even through the summer!

To create this look, I started with my centerpiece.  First, I used vintage breadboards (you could also use a wooden tray) to give me a variety of heights.

Then, I stacked white-washed terra cotta pots and ceramic bunnies for different shades of white. Using fresh potted flowers from the grocery store, I added white daisies to the pots.  The touch of whimsy from fresh flowers brought the perfect little detail for a special event.

beautiful tablescape for spring with a large bunny and terracotta pots and greenery

To hold my fresh, white tulips, I used green glass bottles from Pottery Barn.  I’ve had these for years.  However, I’ve linked some vintage ones  down below that would work beautifully as well!

I also used a DIY architectural salvage vase, cut from an old porch post.  Since that doesn’t hold water, I used my favorite faux tulips.  They look so incredibly real, even styled beside fresh tulips!

Since I wanted my place settings to feel special, I layered them up with a mini wreath and vintage paper plate holder.  I love how the basket adds some extra texture to the place setting.  On each plate, I alternated little terra cotta pots and white cupcake stands to go with my earthy color palette.

For some extra fun for the kids, the decorative eggs that I put in the little pots had chocolate in them!  Then, I added a chocolate bunny on top of the cupcake stands too.

You can add some creative ideas to your table by mixing and matching the place settings for the whole table in simple ways!  It adds a vintage feel to the table as well as some whimsy!

Substituting the bunnies for some additional flowers or plants, these Easter tablescape ideas could work just as well for Mother’s Day!  I love having pieces that I can use for different seasons and holidays too!

wide view of an Easter table setting with bunnies, greenery, and a beautiful table runner

Simple Easter Tablescape Ideas: Soft Pinks and Carrot Cake

Obviously, the star of the show for these Easter tablescape ideas were those gorgeous carrot cake cupcakes!  I bought them from a friend at a weekend market on that Easter weekend and put them to good use as edible table decor!  

This was a few years ago, but I still remember what delicious food they were!  (Does anyone else see a future for Payton’s Pastries here?  Yum!)

small individual carrot cakes at each table setting as well as a small aluminum pot with faux flowers on every plate

First, I used these wicker chargers as a base for each place setting.  Next, I added my white china dishes, a small wicker disc (I got this set at a vintage shop years ago!), and a galvanized tin to each place setting.  Trader Joes had these adorable mini potted flowers in pastel colors last year, so I got them in all white and they were the perfect fit for the galvanized pots.

For my simple centerpiece, I layered several bunches of fresh eucalyptus and added two vases of fresh white tulips for an easy floral centerpiece!

This was a simple Easter tablescape, but a yummy one!  You can take a simple table setting from nice to amazing just by adding something special, like these cupcakes, to each place setting!

A favorite little trick for table decor is to take inspiration from the food and use it as easy table decoration too!  Especially if you have a large crowd, you can get more bang for your buck, so to speak, by doubling the dessert as decor for each place setting!

Simple Easter Tablescape Ideas: Traditional Blue China Decor

Actually, this isn’t real china.  However, they are really special to me!

My grandma wasn’t that fancy, but these were her dishes and I loved using them a few Easters ago to make our table feel extra special!  Easter is the perfect time to pull out those heirloom dishes!  My children were only 3, 7, and 9 on this particular Easter, but we used the special dishes anyway.  That’s what my grandma would’ve done!

Side note: I remember using these dishes at my grandma’s house frequently.  She didn’t worry if something got broken or chipped.  I try to remember that when setting my table.  Dishes are just dishes and pretty table linens are just pretty table linens.  To me, it matters more if my children remember that I tried to make the holidays extra special.  I don’t do this perfectly, but it is something important that I really try to remember!

beautiful blue plastic china dinner and dessert plates with small cupcake stands on each plate

How do you set a beautiful Easter table?

First of all, Easter is the perfect time to pull out those special dishes!  I don’t always use them, but we do enjoy them when I do!

For this simple Easter table decor, I really wanted the dishes to be the statement of the table, so I kept everything else very simple.

The simple centerpiece was so incredibly easy.   I lined up five mason jars (or you could use hurricane vases), filled with white tulips.  You could use either fresh tulips or my favorite real touch tulips.  If you wanted to add more color, these tulips are available in a lot of cheerful Easter colors!

Pro Tip: Everything makes more of a statement when grouped together and it doesn’t take much longer to create five arrangements with cut flowers than it does to make two!

For my place settings, I used my wicker chargers and a white cupcake stand.  I added a little extra fun to the stands with a piece of fresh lettuce and a gold, chocolate bunny!

You’ve seen me use these cupcake stands often because they are such a fun way to make each place setting feel special.  A chocolate bunny, special dessert, or cute tag is a great way to invite your family to gather around the table…who doesn’t run to the table for dessert, after all?!

I love using special treats for easy table decorations and Easter just has such fun options with the cute chocolate bunnies and decorative eggs!

a blue plate with a small stand on top with greenery and a bunny next to it

Now you’re ready to decorate for Easter!

I hope you’ve gathered some beautiful ideas for fun and simple Easter table decorations that you can incorporate into your home this Easter season!

Holidays can sometimes be difficult days.  No matter what the circumstance surrounding you this Easter season, I hope you’re inspired to find the meaning of this special holiday and celebrate it in a way that brings hope to your heart.

“Don’t believe things can change?  Just look at Palm Sunday – to Good Friday – to Resurrection Sunday.  Always believe.  Always keep hoping.  Things can change.” – Ann Voskamp 

beautiful arrangement of grapes and bread for Easter communion at home

I’d love for you to follow me on social media!  You can find my home decor inspiration on Instagram, Pinterestand Facebook!  











(As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  Posts on Robyn’s French Nest may contain affiliate links. You can see our full disclosure details here.)

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This