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.
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.
- Linens napkins from Lillicity on ETSY
- Hearth and Home linen napkins on Target – Note that the edges are unfinished and they do shed fringe each time you wash them.
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.
- IKEA pink Octagon salad plates
- Grey dinner plates from Target
- Bed Bath and Beyond white charger plates from Elle Decor
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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