Happy Friday everyone! It’s been such a wonderful week surrounded by my favorite things: friends, flowers and food and we are looking forward to more of the same this weekend. We’re hosting Easter Brunch on Sunday with wonderful friends that we spend this holiday with every year. We always kick-off the party by sending the kids outside with baskets. They are still young enough to enjoy the “thrill of the hunt” and I’ll be stuffing plastic Easter Eggs with coins and candy and sneaking out on Sunday morning to hide them around our property.
While the kiddos are filling their baskets, I’ll be serving up two versions of Lemon Drop Martinis with lemon sorbet: a kid-friendly version and the adult version with a splash of vodka and triple sec (yum!). For brunch, we’re starting with a kale salad with mango, toasted almonds and a honey dressing followed by a mustard glazed baked ham, creamy scalloped potatoes and green beans with shallots. For a sweet ending, we are having hand decorated Easter Egg shaped cookies. My wonderful friend Mary was over last night decorating them with me, it has become a tradition for us to do this together (and she keeps an eye on me so I don’t eat too many). Have a wonderful weekend xo
the Easter Floral Arrangement I made to coordinate with the color palette in our dining room
Bring in the spring! I made this floral arrangement with purples, green and white from some of my favorite flowers.
Easter Table Decorating Ideas
When we entertain, I love creating a beautiful atmosphere for our guests. When we sit down for a meal, we tend not to get up until hours later. The experience of enjoying a meal and great conversation at a beautifully set table is what makes these occasions so special. I’ll be putting the final touches on the table and wanted to share some Easter Table Decorating Ideas drawn from elements in my home. I didn’t buy a single thing new, I’ve found that when you stick with what you like you’ll end up collecting pieces that can be used for all your special occasions.
I fell in love with this fabric and have it in our dining room and kitchen. It’s a lovely balance of flowers and botanicals and works equally well in both rooms.
I’ve had these green plates for years and brought them out to use for the Easter Table. The glaze has cracked and there are a few small chips, but it doesn’t bother me. A lot of great meals have been served on these plates.
I picked up these coupes at the Stratford Antique Center for a steal, the Lemon Drop Martinis will be served in these.
I used some leftover flowers from the arrangement for the napkins, I bought napkin rings that have a tiny little opening that you can fill with water and add flowers. I always use cloth napkins, these are from Pottery Barn and are so soft because they have been washed and dried so often.
Here is the napkin ring I used.
I use this adorable bunny platter on many other occasions in addition to Easter.
Easter Table Decorating Ideas