Easter is a time for tradition, family and memories; often centred around meal times.
If you are hosting friends and family this Easter weekend, it’s a nice idea to make your dinner table look special to go with your hard work in the kitchen.
For parents, putting together the decorations for the table is a great way to keep the kids busy during the start of the holidays. Our Show Director, Cairey Baxter-Bruce, spent time with her children in creating their idea for a beautiful Easter breakfast table setting – here’s how they did it!
What you need:
- Cards or tags
- Gold craft foil
- Letter stamps
- Boiled eggs
- Chocolate speckled eggs
- Malleable twigs or twine
- Egg holders
- Side plates
- Fabric napkins
- Woven placemats
- Large placemats, boards or tiles
- Rustic cutlery
- Set the “base” of your table setting with plain placemat, board or tile – they should be bigger than an average plate and ideally not round in order to highlight the décor in the centre of the setting.
- Place a woven or straw placemat in the centre that is slightly smaller. Any natural coloured placemat will do in order to accentuate the colours of the Easter eggs in the centre.
- Next place a fabric napkin vertically across your woven placemat. Easter is usually associated with pale blue, green, yellow, pink, and purple so try to stick to the colour palette.
- Place a side plate in the middle of the napkin and shape a few twigs onto this plate like a nest. Hold this down with a small ramekin. Try to ensure that the side plate and the ramekin are different colours – a white side plate with a coloured ramekin, or a coloured side plate with a white ramekin. Once again, stick to the colours of Easter.
- Fill the ramekin to just below the edges with brightly coloured speckled eggs.
- Rub some gold foil on a boiled egg so that it glistens in the light and place the egg on top of the speckled eggs so that the oval shape of the egg is visible.
- Using letter stamps, stamp your guests’ names on small tags and stick onto the egg with glue or Prestik.
- Pair your Easter creation with rustic cutlery that matches the idea of a bird’s nest – copper or antique-looking cutlery sets or those with wooden handles.
Wishing you a happy Easter with your family and friends!