How to Create the Perfect Easter Tablescape

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Easter is a special occasion that brings family and friends together. It’s a time to celebrate and create memories that will last a lifetime. One of the best ways to set the tone for your Easter celebration is by creating the perfect tablescape. A beautiful tablescape can create a warm and inviting atmosphere that your guests will love.

Creating the perfect Easter tablescape doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. With a little creativity and some inspiration, you can create a stunning display that will impress your guests. In this post, I will share some tips and ideas on how to create the perfect tablescape for Easter.

From choosing the right color scheme to selecting the perfect centerpiece, I will cover everything you need to know to create a beautiful tablescape that will make your Easter celebration unforgettable.

photo of the easter tablescape with the white vintage wood toolbox filled with tulips, and hydranges

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Choosing Your Color Palette and Theme

When it comes to creating the perfect tablescape for Easter, selecting the right color palette and theme is crucial.

Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect color scheme and theme for your Easter tablescape. I have so much fun creating my tablescapes. 

Selecting a Color Scheme

One of the most important aspects of creating a beautiful Easter tablescape is choosing the right color scheme. Pastel colors are a popular choice for Easter, as they are reminiscent of spring and new beginnings. Soft shades of pink, blue, yellow, and green can create a lovely and peaceful atmosphere.

If you want to add a pop of color to your tablescape, consider incorporating vibrant colors such as fuchsia, orange, or purple. These bold hues can add a touch of energy and excitement to your Easter celebration.

Another option is to keep it really simple with white and green. 

Incorporating Easter Table Decorations

Another way to create a cohesive Easter tablescape is to incorporate Easter decor into your design. Easter eggs are a classic symbol of the holiday and can be used in a variety of ways. You can display them in a decorative bowl, use them as place card holders, or even paint them to match your color scheme.

Bunnies are another popular Easter symbol that can be used in your tablescape. You can use bunny figurines or even create a bunny-shaped napkin fold to add a playful touch to your table. They also make a perfect spring tablescape that you can use throughout the spring.

By selecting the right color palette and incorporating Easter symbols into your design, you can create a beautiful and festive tablescape that will impress your guests.

Setting the Table

When it comes to setting the table for Easter, there are a few things to keep in mind to create the perfect tablescape. Here, I’ll share some tips on arranging place settings, selecting table runners and napkins, and adding centerpieces and decorations.

Arranging Place Settings

The first step in setting the table is arranging the place settings. Start by placing a charger or dinner plate at each seat. Next, add a salad plate on top of the charger or dinner plate, followed by a napkin. You can also add a napkin ring to add a touch of elegance.

I almost always use my white tablecloth as the base for my tables. Especially in the spring when I want a light pretty table. 

To the left of the plate, place the fork, and to the right, place the knife and spoon. If you’re serving bread, you can place a bread plate above the fork on the left side. Finally, add a water glass above the knife and a wine glass to the right of the water glass.

Spring Table

Selecting Table Runners and Napkins

Table runners and napkins are an essential part of any Easter table setting. Choose a table runner that complements your tablecloth and fits the length of your table. You can also layer multiple table runners for a unique look.

Get even more creative and use flowers as your runner like I did last year. 

When selecting napkins, choose a color that complements your tableware and tablecloth. You can fold the napkins in a variety of ways, such as a simple rectangle or a fancy fold. I’m going to use the napkin rings that I created which are available in my Resource Library for everyone who is a Friend of Living Large in A Small House

Adding Centerpieces and Decorations

The center of the table is the perfect place to add a beautiful centerpiece and other decorations. For an Easter-themed table, consider adding a vase filled with fresh flowers or a basket filled with Easter eggs. Last week I made some decoupage blue and white easter eggs. I used some white wooden eggs and using Mod Podge covered them with blue and white napkins. You can find my DIY instructions HERE.

My favorite place for flowers is Trader Joes‘ and I get the most amazing flowers at a great price. If you don’t have a Trader Joes’ near you I have found that our local grocery store also has great flower options, especially around the holidays.

You can also add other decorations, such as candles, figurines, or a decorative table runner. Just be sure to keep the height of the decorations low enough so that your guests can see each other across the table.

By following these tips for setting the table, you can create a beautiful and inviting tablescape for your Easter celebration.

Accessorizing Your Tablescape

When it comes to creating the perfect tablescape for Easter, accessorizing is key. Here are some tips on how to add the finishing touches to your tablescape.

Using Natural Elements and Fresh Flowers

Incorporating natural elements and fresh flowers can add a touch of elegance to your tablescape. I have used mason jars as vases for my flower arrangements. This adds a vintage feel to the table while still keeping it elegant. You can also use natural elements such as twigs, moss, or leaves to create a centerpiece. Just make sure to keep it simple and not too cluttered. I did something similar on my mantel a few years ago. I could have easily been my table centerpiece. 

Another fun idea is to mix and match small glass vases on your table and sprinkle them with different fresh spring flowers. Your local thrift store is a great place to find little glass vases. 

Incorporating Lighting and Candlesticks

Candles can create a warm and inviting atmosphere for your Easter dinner. I like to use candle stick holders in different heights to add dimension to the table. You can also incorporate lighting by using string lights or lanterns. This adds a cozy and intimate feel to the table.

Overall, accessorizing your tablescape is all about adding the finishing touches to create a cohesive and beautiful look. By using natural elements, fresh flowers, and incorporating lighting and candlesticks, you can create the perfect Easter tablescape that your guests will love.

Personal Touches and Final Details

As I finish setting the table for my Easter gathering, I always like to add a few personal touches to make the occasion extra special. Here are some ideas for creating unique place cards and adding Easter baskets and favors to your table:

Creating Unique Place Cards

Place cards are a great way to add a personal touch to your table and make guests feel extra special. I like to use colorful cardstock and write each guest’s name in calligraphy for an elegant touch. You can also get creative and use mini Easter baskets or eggs as place card holders.

Another fun idea is to include a personalized message on each place card. You can write a special note to each guest or include a fun Easter trivia question for them to answer during dinner.

In my Resource Library, you will find customizable printable name cards that are perfect for a spring or Easter table. 

Easter Tablescape

Adding Easter Baskets and Favors

Easter baskets aren’t just for kids! I like to include mini baskets filled with treats or small gifts at each place setting. You can fill them with chocolate eggs, mini bunnies, or even small toys for the kids.

For an extra special touch, you can personalize each basket with the guest’s name or initials. You can also include a special message or quote on a tag attached to the basket.

Favors are another great way to make guests feel appreciated. You can include small gifts such as mini succulents or pansies, scented candles, or even personalized Easter ornaments.

You can also get creative and make your some DIY favors such as homemade jams or baked goods. Since I’m not a baker, I’m going to just add some sweet store-bought treats to my table.

By adding these personal touches and final details to your Easter tablescape, you’ll create a special event that your family and guests will remember for years to come.

At Living Large in a Small House it is always a quiet family celebration and I always serve an Easter Brunch. This year will be no different. I’m so happy with how my table turned out this year. I love the soft colors and Peter Rabbit-inspired theme. 

Peace and Love,

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