Small Easter Brunch Table Setting

In this year of social distancing, we might all be hosting very small Easter gatherings. I’m hosting six people for Easter brunch. Now more than every you want the holiday to feel special because we are all feeling stressed and overwhelmed.

Normally I would go out and at least buy flowers, but I’m trying to avoid the grocery store unless I need food. This is probably the case for most of us in 2020.

Here’s how I set my table for Easter this year. Thanks to Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate, for inviting me to participate in the Easter table hop so you can get lots of ideas for your table below.

simple Easter brunch table

Table linens – the foundation of every table setting

The table cloth I used is a grey polka dot cloth I got a few years ago from Bed Bath & Beyond. I like polka dots for Easter because it feels cheerful. The polka dots are so slight that you can use a solid table cloth and get almost the same look.

You can find a similar polka dot table cloth from ETSY seller Cozylinen.

I almost always use white napkins because you can bleach them so easily if they gets food on them, which is what they are meant for after all. I like to use linen because it is supposed to look soft and not ironed. Did I mention that I hate to iron!

I rolled them up and wrapped them around a wood egg to make them look like a bunny. You can see the DIY tutorial for these Easter wood eggs here.

dishes for simple easter table

was lucky enough to inherit my mom’s wedding China. I’m not a collector of dishes and I like very simple patterns. Her wedding China, I’m happy to say is very simple and classic. Her plates have a grey border and a silver edge. That can be used for almost any occasion because they are so simple. I borrowed chargers from my sister and IKEA pink octagon plates.

simple easter center piece

You don’t have to have ONE centerpiece. You can put multiple things in the center of your table if that’s what looks good to you. The center of your table is the place to add some height. My one rule is that the centerpiece can’t be so large that it makes it hard to see the person across the table from you.

I always like to have something alive as part of the centerpiece. I didn’t have flowers but I had some bushes outside that had small blooms on them. I had some pussy willow stems that I got at Trader Joe’s to add some height.

The vases are from Magnolia Market, but you should use any glass vase to get a similar look. I also wanted to add some bunnies to the table. I put them on top of a cake stand to give them a little height. I borrowed the bunnies from my mom but I’ve linked a few similar ones below.

adding other touches of easter

To finish out my dining room I added some touches of Easter to the hutch I recently painted which you can read about. I added some colorful books, some eggs, a few more bunnies, some candles and marbles.

simple easter table setting

If you are taking a more minimalist approach to your Easter table, I’d love to see some of your photos.

In the mean time, check out these other Easter tables from around the web for inspiration.

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  1. Oh, I love your bunny ears napkin fold–so darling! Your Easter table is so pretty, and I like how you’ve styled your hutch, too. Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  2. I love your style! What a gorgeous table with that adorable napkin idea! I had to laugh at your comment about hating to iron. While ironing my napkins the other day, I kept thinking the same thing…and napkins are easy. Don’t even give me a dress shirt to iron or I’ll lose my mind -ha! So great to hop with you. I’m excited to check out more of your blog. Stay well!

    1. Shelly, I hope you stay well too! Hope to hop with you again.

  3. Simple yet elegant, and your bunny egg napkin is the perfect touch! Your hutch looks really pretty too, love the cotton boles!

  4. Very sweet table. Love the bunny egg napkin, so popular on this blog hop. I hate to iron too. Simple and yet elegant. A pleasure joining you on this Easter tablescape blog hop.

  5. Hi Andrea. Your Easter tablescape is so elegant. I love the simplicity of the space. The floral centerpieces are excellent for the space! So very glad to have joined this blog hop. Beautifully done table setting.

  6. Andrea, your table and all of your delicate elements are beautiful. I am so happy that you will at least be setting a table for six. It will be so quiet here with just my dear hubby and I. We are keeping our distance from my mom and dad. Those bunnies on your cake plate are the sweetest little things, you just want to cuddle them. The napkins are pretty with their ruffled edge and tucked around those sweet eggs. Thank you so much for joining us and please stay well, safe, and have a Happy Easter!

  7. Rita Joy @ Harbour Breeze Home says:

    I absolutely love this beautiful, classic Easter table setting. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration with us today.

  8. Your table looks so pretty and I just love the Easter Eggs you diyed. Stay safe and healthy.

  9. Andrea, this is a classy and totally serene table setting in your dining room, and I love it! I so love what you’ve done with your staple pieces. The napkin with the fringed edge gives an added touch to that fold, so cute. Your centerpiece is calm, and the added elements borrowed from your sister and mom really complete your look. Beautiful! Take care, and Happy Easter. Welcome to the group!

  10. Andrea, this is a simple but a classic Easter table. I love that you have use borrowed items. I do love the bunny ear napkin fold! Stay safe and Happy Easter!

  11. Andrea, you have a layout, content error right before sharing the list of other blogs in the hops, For some reason you have our email addresses and portion of an email address. Just delete this comment after you see it.

  12. Andrea, such a pretty table. Love the polka dot tablecloth and especially the bunny ear napkins. I used the same fold for my Easter table last year, but yours turned out better! The difference is the fringe edged napkin fabric which gives the bunny a fuzzy look. So cute!

  13. Such a pretty and cheerful Easter table. I love the napkins with the shredded edges and I agree they are meant to be used. It really brings more of the ‘feels’ into the room to also decorate the buffet or china cabinet too. I like that. So fun to Hop with you. Happy Easter Season!

  14. Andrea, I love the bunny ears that you made with the napkins. Also, how you styled your hutch for Easter is very nice. Yes, simple, but elegant and graceful. Happy Easter.

  15. It’s all so pretty Andrea! I love the linen napkins and how you tied them like bunnies! I agree with the ironing!!! I love your hutch and how you styled it! All so pretty!!! Fun to hop with you!

  16. Andrea, what a lovely Easter table. So fresh and delicately sweet, especially with your beautifully decorated hutch. The white is so striking against the black hutch lined with green and black tartan pattern. Such a classic and so tranquil. I love the delicate florals in the clear vases and the simply sweet bunnies among the succulents. So pure and sweet. Happy Easter!

  17. Happy Easter, Andrea! Your table is beautiful…simple, yet elegant. You are so creative and resourceful. The polka dot tablecloth is the perfect for this table. The napkin with the egg is such a sweet detail. I love how you decorated your hutch as well. It was fun to hop with you. I hope you are safe and healthy. Stay well!

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