Celebrating Easter and decorating for the holiday is a lot of fun.
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Popular customs include coloring eggs, wearing new clothes, exchanging Easter baskets filled with chocolates and other goodies, an Easter egg hunt, the Easter bunny, and an Easter parade. Gone is wearing your “Easter bonnet with all the frills upon it.” Too bad . . . it was so lovely to see ladies wearing hats.
Another tradition is the Easter meal and setting a beautiful table for the occasion.
Setting a beautiful table for Easter
This sophisticated spring-green palette is offset by a brown-and-white floral print
salad plate, brown eggs, and chocolate bunnies.
Note the ribbon around the stemware—nice! (Photo: The Gypsy’s Corner
Simple, easy-to-make centerpiece—planted daffodils with green moss . . . brown and heirloom blue eggs . . . everything in white cereal bowls with a single daffodil at each place setting. (Photo: Jenny Steffens Hobick
A clear cookie jar is filled with a fat bouquet of spring flowers and a mix of white, brown, and pink-dyed eggs. To achieve the effect, put a smaller vase inside
the jar for the flowers; then fill around the vase with eggs.
(Photo: Better Homes and Gardens
Bunny napkins, easily made from spray-starched square napkins, offer simple decor. (Photo: Delish
Decoupaged with paper napkins, eggs are placed among pansies in a basket. Ribbon wrapped around the handle is a nice touch.
Dyed eggs, covered with glitter-glue spray, shine when displayed on crystal candlesticks
among lit candles.
Birdcages, at each place setting, are filled with Easter treats for guests. (Photo: Wunderweib
Hard-boil, dye, and dry the eggs. Break the shell crown of an egg by gently tapping with a spoon. Discard and remove the egg’s contents with a small spoon. Pour colored dye inside the egg shell, drain, and place the shell upside down on a paper towel to dry.
To make the candle, first melt candle wax (from a craft store) in a double boiler. Next, using a glue gun, place a small drop of glue inside the egg, on the bottom. Put a wick in the glue spot; it should reach above the eggshell. Wind the wick around a toothpick three times, and gently place the toothpick across the egg opening. Using a small ladle, spoon, or funnel, pour the wax into the egg. Fill 7⁄8 of the egg with the wax, making sure to evenly surround the wick. Allow the wax to harden, remove the toothpick, and cut the wick to size.
Place the egg candles in eggcups. Never leave burning candles unattended.
For edible place cards, twist two or three black-licorice laces together to
create a cup. Soften in microwave for 20 seconds. Reshape. Let cool, then nestle candy eggs inside. (Photo: Delish
Simply-colored eggs in a bowl and a pitcher of flowers on the table provides country-casual elegance. Love this for breakfast! (Photo: Wunderweib
A cheerful place setting incorporates an egg name card, Easter candy, and artificial grass with a bright blue plate and rickrack-edged napkin on top of a yellow gingham tablecloth.
Wheatgrass would work well, too. (Photo: Better Homes and Gardens
Assorted tulips and wheatgrass in baskets compliment the apricot tablecloth for a formal look. Jelly beans in orange, yellow, and green add a bit of fun.
(Photo: Martha Stewart
An ultra-sophisticated Easter tablescape has an all-white palette—white eggs and white tulips
in glass jars on raised cake dishes . . . candles in floral votives . . . hollowed-out white eggs
hold a single tulip on each dinner plate. (Photo: Decor Pad
For a pretty spring nest: Start with dampened moss in a medium-size bowl,
then tuck small flowers around the edge. Next, place a smaller bowl filled with speckled candy eggs in the center, making sure the rim of the bowl is well camouflaged with moss and flowers. (Photo: Country Living
If you’re looking for more Easter ideas and inspiration, I have enough on Pinterest to choke a bunny. Check it out!
Have a beautiful, blessed Easter,