4 Ideas for Your Easter Tablescape

by | Holidays, Tablescapes

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.  I love every detail, 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 creating a special table for my family! 

I have already started putting together some Easter tablescape ideas, from simple centerpieces to full place settings.  I hope you enjoy these ideas and even in another unusual year, I hope you are inspired to make the Easter season special for you and your family!

When you stop and think about it, almost every holiday is made more special by gathering around the table for a special meal with friends and family!  And I love how table settings are a new, blank canvas each time you start creating.  Here’s to creating some meaningful, Easter art for your table!

Here are 4 of my favorite themes and ideas for Easter tables:

Peter Rabbit Inspired Easter Table

 

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, but 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 I love that!  Now, on to our Peter Rabbit inspired table:

To create this simple look, I let my main table décor be an edible vegetable arrangement.  I washed up new terra cotta pots, lined them with saran wrap, and put ranch dip in the bottom.  I then 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!)

I used chunky wood candlesticks from The Curated Farmhouse and stacked vintage terra cotta pots around them for my centerpiece.  On top of the candlesticks, I alternated some white bunnies and short pillar candles.   I incorporated a few fresh 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 dishes, 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!

Garden Party Easter Table

 

I had so much fun with this tablescape and though it is so simple, I love that it could be used all spring and even summer!

To create this look, I started with my centerpiece.  I used vintage breadboards to give me a variety of height.  I then stacked white-washed terra cotta pots and ceramic bunnies.  Using fresh potted flowers from Trader Joe’s, I added white daisies to the pots.  I loved this touch of whimsy!

To hold my fresh, white tulips, I used green glass bottles from Pottery Barn.  I’ve had these for years, but I’ve linked some vintage ones for you that would work beautifully as well!  I also used an architectural salvage vase, cut from an old porch post.  Since that doesn’t hold water, I used my favorite faux tulips.  I love how real they look, even beside fresh tulips!

I wanted my place settings to feel special, so 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.  The eggs that I put in the little pots had chocolate in them and then I added a chocolate bunny on top of the cupcake stands too.

You can add some fun to your table by mixing and matching the place settings 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, this tablescape could work just as well for Mother’s Day!

Pink Carrot Cake Easter Table

 

Obviously, the star of the show for this tablescape were those gorgeous carrot cake cupcakes!  I bought them from a friend at a weekend market on that Easter weekend.  This was a few years ago, but I still remember how delicious they were!  (Does anyone else see a future for Payton’s Pastries here?  Yum!)

I used these wicker chargers as a base for each place setting.  I added my white china, 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 that year, so I got them in all white and they were the perfect fit for the galvanized pots.

For my centerpiece, I layered several bunches of fresh eucalyptus and added two vases of fresh white tulips!

This was a simple 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!

Blue China Easter Table

 

So this isn’t real china.  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!

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!

I really wanted the dishes to be the statement of the table, so I kept everything else very simple.  For my centerpiece, I lined up five mason jars, filled with white tulips.  This is a fun tip for centerpieces!  Everything makes more of a statement when grouped together and it doesn’t take much longer to create five arrangements 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 know a lot of people are experiencing yet another holiday without family or friends.  Another holiday that feels “off”.  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 

Blessings,

Robyn

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