How to set your Easter table
Styling ideas for Easter entertaining
Roast lamb, hot cross buns and the ubiquitous chocolate egg: Easter is a foodie’s favourite holiday. Give your culinary creations the best backdrop possible with our guide to setting the scene for an Easter Sunday lunch.
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Prettify with pastel shades
It might be the de rigueur Easter colour combination, but don’t think that yellow and blue are compulsory. For a modern upgrade, consider swapping in pink; the right shade (hint: more ‘blush’ than ‘Barbie’) will feel chic and fresh. Start with a coloured linen tablecloth, then layer complementing shades. When in doubt? Take your cues from mini eggs’ candy hues.
Add colour with tinted glass
Coloured glass is back in a big way, and those vintage-inspired pastel shades are perfect for Easter dining. It’s a great way to ease colour phobics into the seasonal rush of colour, as the light-reflecting nature of glass prevents bright hues feeling heavy. These tinted tumblers and wine glasses are so easy to mix and match – and you’ll never lose track of which one is yours.
Make the most of spring blooms
As the ultimate symbol of new life, no Easter table is complete without a bunch of fresh blooms. Don’t overdo the daffodils if you’re not a fan of their distinctive scent - instead, take cues from other springtime favourites, like tulips, mini peonies or even cascading branches of blossom. Keep it casual by arranging in a jug, bottle, or a collection of smaller vases.
DIY your own decorative eggs
Scores of mini foil-wrapped chocolate eggs scattered along the table are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, but far more fun is creating your own hand-decorated versions. Pick up polystyrene eggs from a craft shop – or just relentlessly boil the original variety – then paint in delicate hues, add glue in stripes or polka dots and dip in glitter. Add one to each napkin below a name tag.