Easter Decorating Ideas & Recipes

After the Easter egg hunt is over, chances are that you will gather friends and family at the table to celebrate the holiday and enjoy a festive meal. Let your table serve as the centerpiece of this special occasion with delightful Easter table decorations to set the mood. Think fresh spring flowers, cheery spring colors and whimsical Easter-themed touches. Need some recipe ideas to inspire the menu? We’ve got you covered there too with our seasonal Recipe Roundup!

Table Setting Ideas

Coordinate your table when you select a spring-inspired dinnerware design that features charming bunnies or gorgeous spring florals. Choose a color palette such as vibrant, carrot-inspired orange, or garden green and fresh pink. Want a sophisticated look? Opt for an all-white color palette, from your linens to your dinnerware to your flowers. Finish the look with a fresh set of slipcovers for your dining room chairs.

Make it Second Nature

Let a natural color palette such as mossy greens, bluebird blues and soft creams be the inspiration for your Easter table. Place a bird’s nest at each table setting and string greenery along a table runner. A birdcage-style wire cloche and glass hurricane vases can be filled with natural and botanical accents.

Make It Bunny Season

No Easter décor is complete without a nod to Mr. Cottontail himself. Not only is this floppy eared friend the holiday’s favorite mascot, he also signals a return to spring. Choose a charming bunny rug to place near the backdoor, add a tall wooden rabbit to stand guard near your front door or let a group of bunnies be the main attraction on your dessert plates at the buffet table.

Easter Tree Ideas

A lovely tabletop tree with bedecked branches of pastel egg ornaments can make a beautiful table centerpiece or a lovely decorative touch on your foyer table to greet guests. Assign the task of decorating the tree to the kids. They will love playing a part in the decorating and it will give them something to do while they wait for the Easter egg hunt to begin.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Nothing says springtime like an abundance of gorgeous flowers. Gather together a variety of crystal pieces, like vases, small pitchers, wide bowls, trifle dishes and cake pedestals, then fill them with a generous supply of seasonal flowers. Your table will look like a blooming masterpiece!

Take It Outside

When the weather allows for it, consider taking the dining table outside for an al fresco approach to the meal. Let the sunshine inspire your table setting. Add mandarin oranges and key limes alongside fresh-cut flowers. Add outdoor Easter decorations such as Easter wreaths on doorways or hang along a garden latticework.

Everything You Need for the Main Meal

Once you have an idea of what your tablescape will look like, start planning your menu. Everyone usually has favorites that they count on every year, but consider adding a few new dishes so that you can discover new traditions to add to your celebrations. Looking for even more recipes? Check out our selection of Easter brunch recipes here.