What are you doing for Easter this year? We’re keeping it simple with a mid-afternoon meal with a friend or two after a morning at church. We’ll do Easter baskets with the kids in the morning and an egg hunt the day before (or a week before) but I’m most excited about Easter dessert and our Easter table decor. I experimented a little with our Easter table two weeks ago and love so many of the options on sale this year. I’ve put together a few tips for bright and simple tablescapes whether you’re entertaining or not and rounded up some great options for freshening up your table.
- Work with what you have. For these two different tablescapes I already owned the white dinner plates, the glasses, and really similar placemats (but these ones are on sale right now at Pier 1). Buying a full new tablescape can be expensive so skip the new dinner plates and keep the basics neutral.
- Use bright pieces that pack a punch. The biggest decoration on the table in both setups is the napkins. They take up a lot of visual space and really brighten up the table. Another option would be getting salad plates to sit on top of plain dinner plates you already have. I love the yellow gingham set because they work so well for Spring and Summer so I’ll be able to use them well past Easter. The pastels are a bit more formal but I love how the table comes together with mismatched napkins.
- Add in a few festive accents I opted for a napkins on the pricer side because I loved the choices from Pier 1 but instead of buying their little nested eggs, I grabbed a set at Kroger for a third the price.
- Consider shopping late to save money. The closer you get to Easter, the cheaper the Easter decor will be. If you wait too long you may not get exactly what you were hoping for, but you will get a better deal. That said, you will miss out on displaying it for the next few weeks and there’s something so happy about those bright yellow chicks staring at me from my mantle each morning 🙂
Bonus: Our Goodwill is right next to Pier 1 and I stopped in to pick up a gravy boat for a shoot I was styling. They had a full section of Easter decor! I picked up $1 baskets for the babies and browsed their other decor items. One idea would be to grab a bunch of different bunnies from a thrift store and spray paint them white for added table decor (I’m talking about bunny statues/ figurines..not stuffed animals :). How darling would they be on a table with brightly colored napkins or a pastel table cloth?
Table 1: Yellow gingham napkins (I also really love this set of assorted gingham napkins but they were sold out in-store when I was shopping) // white plates // everyday tumblers // natural placemats (a ton of color options) // nested eggs: Kroger (similar here) // chicks: Kroger (in-store)
Table 2: assorted pastel napkins