March 27th, 2013
The Easter holiday often marks the gateway to spring. Families are gathering for dinner and celebrations, donning brighter, more lively colors. Homes are full of new life and fresh air. If you are hosting guests to celebrate Easter or the start of spring, use some of these tips to make your dinner table one to remember.
Spring Flower Arrangements
Spring has sprung and we know you want to show it. Incorporating flowers into your table décor for Easter will add a natural pop of color and life that will create an inviting space for your guests to enjoy a meal. To keep costs low, try purchasing flowers from your local grocer and displaying them in pitchers or small vases. Use this guide for inspiration in creating exciting spring centerpieces.
Instead of traditional white linens, try using colors and patterns. Hues traditionally associated with spring, like pastel pinks, yellows, blues and greens, will offer an entertaining contrast to your fine china. Colorful tablecloths offer a refreshing touch to Easter breakfast or brunch, as well!
After the Easter Bunny has hidden the baskets and the children have enjoyed the treats, the Easter baskets often return to a shelf or basement to wait until next year. You can get more use of them by filling them with the leftover candy and use them as décor throughout your home. You can also use an Easter basket as a basket for rolls during dinner or to hold napkins and cutlery for dinner, as pictured below.
Jellybeans are the quintessential Easter candy and can also become an integral part of your décor. Start by sorting your jellybeans into their different color categories. Place a candle in the center of a large glass hurricane and begin layering the jellybeans around the candle in whatever color pattern you choose. Other colored candies, like Skittles, Gobstoppers or Lifesavers, can be used instead of jellybeans. Be sure to have the candy low enough that none of your guests will be tempted to sneak a few pieces during dinner!
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