Aside from our annual Friendsgiving, Brett and I have never hosted a holiday dinner. It’s something I really want to do, but since our condo doesn’t have a true dining room (it’s on the “must have” list for the next house!), it can be difficult to host holiday dinners.I had discussed with my mom potentially hosting Easter this year, but we ultimately decided it would be easier to keep it at her house. That didn’t stop me for starting to put together some Easter tablescape ideas. Once I spotted these napkins and tablecloth (for a steal at Home Goods!) I knew the direction I wanted to go in for my tablescape. Bright, classic and simple! What’s great about this tablescape is that I will be able to recreate it for a spring brunch.
A few tips to keep in mind when planning your own Easter or Spring tablescape:
- Linens can make a big statement for a relatively small cost. I have a whole drawer of linens that I use when we have guests over. Target and Home Goods are two of my favorite stores for finding linens at good prices.
- You don’t have to have a ton of holiday decor for every holiday. You’ll notice here I don’t have one bunny or Easter egg on the table (Unless you count the Cadbury min eggs, of course!). We don’t have a ton of storage space in our condo so rather than investing in decor we’ll only use once a year, I used seasonal florals to set the tone.
- Speaking of florals, contrary to what you may believe, florals don’t have to cost a ton to make an impact and you don’t need to go to a florist. I picked up this bouquet of tulips from my local grocery store for $5 and they lasted more than a week! Other inexpensive flowers this time of year include daffodils, spray roses and gerber daisies.
- Desserts can also act as decor, as I did with the coconut macaroon “egg nests.” Just use a pretty cake stand display whatever it is your serving. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing the super-simple recipe for these coconut macaroons!
This post first appeared on Alice’s Table