This winter has been especially difficult for a number of reasons, so the onset of spring signified by the bright and exciting Easter festivities is a much-needed distraction and beacon of hope for a lot of us! This year, why not create a memorable and extra-enjoyable experience by highlighting the playfulness of the holiday? Like flowers rising from melted snow, spring is bringing out the best in those around us again that’s long been buried in the turmoils of the past year. Make celebrating Easter a day that raises everyone’s spirits with beautiful decorations and food, more than just painting Easter eggs and hunting for them in the yard. This is an opportunity to make new traditions with friends and family! There are so many ways to achieve the perfect Easter ambiance, so we wanted to share some of that inspiration with you! Depending on your taste and style, three main decorative themes come to mind featuring Easter: Family Fun, Elegant Easter, and Pastel Spring.
Before diving into the specifics of Easter decorations, let’s go over some of the basics in creating gorgeous tablescapes for any event! The first thing you’ll want to do is select a color scheme that will be used in all aspects of the design, that way you don’t experience clashing that makes all your hard work difficult to look at! These are very easy to come up with to fit any theme, and Pinterest is a great tool in selecting the perfect scheme. The next thing you’ll need is a base. This may be a table runner, a bed of leaves or flower petals, or an arrangement of linens. You want something to cushion your food and design elements by anchoring focus to the center of the table. Placing platters, serving dishes, and the table settings themselves without the food involved first will help you arrange everything perfectly without having to handle food and risk dropping it. Alongside placing the practical parts of a tablescape, other decorations can be included as well. Flower arrangements, vases, sculptures, jars, whatever it may be, a general rule of thumb is to compact the tallest elements in the center of the tablescape and taper element heights away from the center. Filling empty spaces with miniature objects is a good way to make your tablescape seem more extravagant with minimal effort as well, and incorporating decorative elements front the centerpiece into the table settings is a great way to make sure everything works in unison.
Now that we’ve covered some of the basics, let’s get to the fun part! One of the best characteristics of Easter is the bright colors. Yellow, green, pink. Purple, and blue do a wonderful job of conveying the excitement of spring and the fun of Easter. One method of utilizing this in celebration is by emphasizing elements such as bunnies, chicks, decorated eggs, and bright flowers. Using faux moss, grass pads, or Easter grass is a great way to incorporate the naturalistic side of the holiday as the base for the tablescape, as well as the use of plenty of florals and animal themed-items like printed plates and figurines! Decorating eggs and filling glass jars with candy of other items is a great way to add more vibrant color and induce that childlike sensation of spring. All of these elements are also a cheap and easy DIY project for those that enjoy crafting either as a family or as the family decorator!
Just because Easter is filled with childish wonder and excitement, that doesn’t mean that class and elegance are completely off the table. Toning down the vibrance will help to create that level of refinement that you may be after, so sticking with muted color schemes like rose gold, grey, and sage green or warm tones like burlap and cream white may give off the best vibes. Florals, of course, continue to be a staple element in communicating the new breath of spring, but focusing on the greenery will help to balance the use of any bright colors. Candles and linens are also perfect for this type of presentation because they add the perfect texture and lighting for a muted elegance and still maintain that Easter-feel.
As the air starts to warm up, life itself seems to awaken from the deep slumber of winter and with it comes a new and exciting energy as spring. In celebrating the coming of Easter and the arrival of spring, using color schemes that combine bright but soft pastels with earthy tones like forest green, chestnut, and beige. Utilizing the same fun elements like rabbit figurines and painted eggs contrasted by naturalistic vines and greenery really conveys the beauty of a pastel spring-theme.
These are just a few ways to incorporate the excitement and charm of Easter and spring into your home. In a time where hanging onto every positive moment is essential to maintaining hope for better days ahead, creating new holiday traditions and experiences can be an awesome way to develop these special and cherished moments. For more inspiration on creating experiences like this, make sure to check out our weekly blog where we share highlights from the one-of-a-kind events we help design, irresistible recipes, and tips for curating unforgettable events! You can also browse our grazing table gallery and graze box selection to find out more about the types of catering services we offer and the magic Table and Thyme can create!
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