Easter Entertaining has always been on my list of favorite things. Not just for the religious significance but for that tiny glimpse of Spring and all the colors that come along with it. It’s no secret that I love color and even though our family’s kids are a bit old for the Easter Bunny, setting a bright cheerful kids table for Easter dinner is top on my list.
Setting The Table
This year it was all about layering, color and textures. I started with a bright yellow checkered tablecloth for my base. A green toile bird and floral embroidered table runner went down the center of the table. Rick race lined periwinkle napkins and bright green flatware flank the vintage inspired periwinkle melamine plates. (Please read my earlier post about Melamine Maddness). Gold rimmed ceramic egg salt and pepper shakers, pastel mercury glass rabbits and pink egg filled nests from HomeGoods add that special touch. The acrylic wine and water glasses are perfect for the tween mocktails!
Simple Egg Decorating
For decorating Easter eggs we used the typical dye method and I hand painted with white gauche polka dots and stripes. For a perfect polka dot use the eraser from a new pencil. The gauche absorbs some of the base colors and creates a magical tie dyed color scheme. I found these egg shaped terrarium glass bowls for an alternative to a wicker basket and filled them with paper grass, the colored eggs and malted balls . After Easter they will make the perfect entertaining bowls for snacks and chips.
For dessert, a coconut cake that mimics a bunny and a Candy Bar. A white cake stand, spring inspired April Cornell linens, coral colored table runner and embossed turquoise square ceramic plates from HomeGoods add even more color to the table.
Easter Candy Bar
For THE CANDY BAR, more terrarium glass jars and vases serve and the perfect whimsical shaped containers. Our favorite candy fills each jar. Each child (and adult) gets to fill his or her own bag or tin container. These terrarium jars would be perfect for candles, cookies, snacks, craft supplies, bath accessories and anything else you can imagine. Heck, I might just get my green thumb back and try planting some succulents!
After a brutal winter in NY we are all in need of some springtime color. Easter and Spring cannot come any sooner for the Brown Family. May everyone have a blessed sweet and colorful Easter!