Hosting Easter Brunch this year for family and friends? We’ve partnered with Nicole Balch, founder of Making It Lovely, to show you how to create fun and inviting Easter table decor.
Easter is nearly here, and with it, a perfect reason to host a brunch and decorate for the season. I’m in Chicago, so spring teases us a bit here. It’s nice out! No, wait, it’s snowing! OK, it’s nice again! Oh, spring. I think the uneven weather makes us more appreciative of the good days though, and I jump at the chance to decorate with flowers and happy pastel hues. Holiday dinners are always big in my family, and probably for most, but brunch—especially Easter brunch—is my favorite. You can sleep in (well, if you don’t have a baby and two little kids waking you up at dawn like we do), it’s more casual than a dinner party typically is, and you get to mix breakfast foods and sweets. Yum! For me, Easter brunch is also the perfect time to have a little fun with your decor. See how I dressed up my Easter table.
Create a Drink Station
An adorable paper bunny, meant to mark the beginning of an Easter egg hunt, is also pretty great at guiding guests to the drinks. “Start here!” Coffee and juice were set out along with mugs and glasses. There were also bunny cups and marshmallow bunnies for the kids.
Add Fun Decorations to Brunch Food
We were serving up fresh fruit, scones, pastries, quiche, yogurt and granola, and on the top of the server are a few sweets I couldn’t resist. I walked over to the bakery for macarons, and the chocolate cheesecake tarts looked too good to pass up! Adorable cupcake toppers make them even more enticing—not that they needed any help!
Use a Gorgeous Centerpiece
A speckled turquoise vase, reminiscent of a robin’s egg, was filled with white hydrangeas. More bunnies led the way to the table. We don’t need people getting all turned around and lost, do we?
Incorporate Bright Colors
A classic egg cup held a monogrammed hard-boiled egg for each guest. The runner and pink plates are perfect for a spring table, and the striped napkins add a little pattern.
Look at all of that color! On a particularly cold day recently, my daughter told me that she was “sick of winter.” “Me, too,” I told her. We’re all ready for longer days and better weather, but bringing in a bit of spring to the house definitely helps in the meantime. Pink dishes help, too—especially when it’s your favorite color.
Mix Seasonal Pieces with Staples
A couple of sweet bird bowls on the table held equally sweet meringue cookies, and small baskets held additional Easter eggs.
Bunny place card holders graced each setting, and those glasses are fantastic. They have such a nice weight to them. As my kids get older, we’re phasing out the unbreakable plastic cups we’ve relied on for so long. There were paper bunny cups for the brunch (just because they were so cute), but we’ve been using the glasses more and more with them and they’ve held up well.
Happy Easter! For more Easter table decor inspiration, visit the Crate and Barrel Easter 2015 Pinterest board!