With the sun shining, the promise of Spring (and our freedom) ahead of us, and the rule of six coming into play in time for the long weekend, I’m feeling pretty cheery about this coming Easter and starting to get excited about styling a little outdoor easter set up (please sunshine, don’t disappoint).
Now is the time to start thinking of those little details that make your Easter table stand out (who am I kidding, I started pinning Easter images over a month ago), and even if you don’t style a full tablescape, one element that is always worth doing is a fun place setting (and no more so than at Easter when there are just so many wonderful options).
Place settings don’t have to be formal, or even include guests names, but adding a little detail to each place at the table will really make all the difference to how your table looks, and besides they are just SO FUN!
Here are three simple yet effective ideas for Easter place settings which I hope might give you some inspiration but the options really are endless so do check out my Pinterest board for more ideas too.
Mini Egg Pots
I picked up these little cardboard plant pots from the garden centre back when I was styling a Peter Rabbit party for Evie and they’ve ended up being so versatile, I pull them out for all sorts of craft projects. You could also use mini terracotta pots here which would be equally as adorable, but personally I like these ones as they are so lightweight and there’s no drama if they get dropped, spilled on etc. I used some faux straw (picked up from Home Bargains although I’m sure most parents will have something like this in amongst their craft materials) to fill them, tied ribbon around them and then topped with mini eggs. But you could do so many different things; if you wanted something more realistic, you could add faux soil or moss (or even real bulbs but maybe keep them to the side of plates in that case as no one wants soil in their dinner), stuff with little Easter chick decorations or even use them as cake cases for Easter themed bakes.
Bunny Ear Napkins
Always one of my favourites and very easy to do – simply fold your napkin in half so you have a triangle shape, then roll it up loosely. Wrap the rolled napkin around an egg (you can use a real hard boiled one here and decorate with faces or write guests names on, or try a painted egg, wooden egg or even chocolate egg if you want to avoid any eggy breakages at the table), and then tie together at the top of the egg with ribbon or twine to create two ‘bunny ears’.
Adorable and requires minimal effort.
Again a really simple idea but always looks the part and can be created easily with whatever you have at home. I used small pastel-coloured bowls as my ‘baskets’, but if you have mini baskets these would be perfect, as would those little enamel pots with handles which you can often find in the likes of Poundland/B&M. Just add some faux straw and lay an egg in the middle. Add your guest’s names for an extra touch.
If all of the above sounds like too much effort then consider an Easter themed napkin ring, which will add that Easter fun to your table. I purchased these bunny ear napkin rings from John Lewis and I absolutely love them, but you can find different variations all over the shops at the moment.
I hope that’s given you some ideas, which is your favourite?
Check back early next week when I’ll be sharing this Easter table in full with details of how I styled it.