easter centerpiece ideas

Each year, I love to set an Easter table to welcome Spring and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. A decorated table, often called a tablescape, includes a styled centerpiece and individual place settings.

Here are a few tips to set an Easter table. However, I typically don’t fuss over formal details. I like pretty more than proper, so I have fun with layering dishes, mixing patterns and adding cute, but often unnecessary details.

How to Set an Easter Table for a Casual Get Together

  1. Lay out a place mat and or plate charger.
  2. Place the dinner plate in the center of the table setting. Typically, I place a decorated salad/dessert plate on top.
  3. The fork goes to left of the plate; knife on the right, and spoon to the right of the knife. Sometimes, I’ll bundle silverware together.
  4. Place the glasses in the top right corner of the plate.
  5. The napkin can be placed on top of the dinner plate in a napkin ring, or under the fork. Often, I place a linen napkin between white plates for a pop of color.
  6. Add a name card or small treat in a creative way at each place setting. See below for two easy ideas…

Here are a few different ways that I have set an Easter table over the years.

Vegetable Garden Easter Table

This garden inspired Easter table is filled with vibrant green cabbage, orange carrots and bunnies. It reminds me of the story of Peter Rabbit and Mr. Mcgregor’s garden. Galvanized metal, natural materials like jute and sisal and lots of faux greenery add to the outdoor garden theme. For the centerpiece, I used a tiered tray and cake stand to add height and emphasis to the table. Multiple plates and napkins are layered to create depth and interest with color and pattern. Read the entire blog post, here.

Place setting at Easter table with bunny plate

The Whimsical Easter Table

This colorful Easter table is fun, whimsical, and kid friendly, too. First, paper plates, napkins and straws decorated in pastel colors and Easter motifs set a lighthearted mood. I mixed them with white dishes. Next, felt and burlap banners are hung for a touch of whimsy. Lastly, the centerpiece is styled with a ‘large than life’ moss bunny and flowers in white pitchers. You can read the entire blog post, here.

Spring Inspired Easter Table

Spring time includes some of my favorite motifs like flowers, bunnies and eggs that represent the beginning of new life. For this Spring inspired Easter table, I styled white dishes over rattan chargers and filled seed pots with faux hydrangea and chalkboard tags. For the centerpiece, I used a terrarium filled with seasonal favorites and lots of greenery. For more pictures, click here.

Vintage Hymnal Easter Table

Pages from a vintage hymnals were used to decorate this table. For instance, torn pages were glued together to create a table runner, filler for glass jars as the centerpiece, and even wall decor. My favorite piece is the cup filled with pages, moss and an egg scripted with gold stickers which can serve as place cards. This vintage hymnal inspired Easter table was one of my first blog posts that I had written. Read more, here.

Simple Easter Table

This Easter table is inspired by my two favorite colors, blue and green. This color combination is so simple and fresh. For the place setting, I used my traditional white dishes and tea towels as napkins. You may recognize the centerpiece from another table I set using white pitchers and blue hydrangeas. Find more tips and pictures from this simple Easter tablescape, here.

Thank you for hopping by the blog today to read how to set an Easter table! You can find more holiday inspiration on my Pinterest board, here.

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