'Presentation is Everything.'
Do you have family visiting for Easter? Whether you're planning your Easter celebrations for just your own immediate family or an extended gathering of friends and family, a beautiful table arrangement really sets the scene for a perfect Easter celebration.
Now, this can be daunting consideration. But, don't feel you need to spend hours preparing a lovely display. I've found a collection of ideas, from a simple minimal approach to an amazing table overflowing with delight.
You may have decided to go with a separate table for the kids. That's fine. I've got that covered, too. So, just click through the images and find the table creation that appeals to you and your needs. There is a link on each image to the original and the instructions.
And remember, you can add to or simplify the original concept or substitute items where necessary.
Just as an example, this Easter arrangement took minutes to prepare.
STEP 1. Buy an Easter wreath. Yes, you can make your own but I didn't have time and you can find them everywhere.
STEP 2. Place the wreath in the centre of the table.
STEP 3. Add a floral arrangement to the centre of the wreath, or an apothecary jar filled with eggs. (You can buy a floral arrangement or make your own.)
And that's it! Done. Simple.
Check out the other beautiful and creative ideas below.
There are many other ideas from truly creative people, and I gathered some to show you, that will inspire you and provide some simple, yet beautiful solutions. From fun-filled kids' table arrangements to elegant designs to outdoor dining ideas, you'll find something in the following collection that, I'm sure, will help you create your own Easter table arrangement.
And... as an added bonus, why not plan to include Easter themed table serviettes.
You'll find links to the instruction below.
If you're looking for other Easter ideas and inspiration, the check out my Easter Pinterest board. Are you planning an Easter Egg Hunt? Here are some tips. And if you'd like an Easter that allowed you time to focus on what really matters, download my free book below, Stress-Free Easter.
Easter- a day to remember the sadness and the gladness of Jesus' sacrifice for us.
But it's also a time of gifts to others, of chocolate, Easter eggs and joy.
I searched the stores and supermarkets yesterday for Easter gifts for my family and friends. Have you bought your gifts, yet?
There were wall-to-wall shelves of identical Easter eggs...perhaps some different wrappers and maybe a few size variations but sooo.. similar.
I did find some gourmet chocolate eggs and yes, they looked amazing with gooey sweet centres and crushed nut coatings or hand-decorated varieties. But they were expensive, and big. And, with today's greater emphasis on good health and nutrition, I didn't really want to overload my kids with sugar.
So, I decided to create something handmade instead.. something that I could individualise to some degree for each person.. something that need not necessarily be a huge sugar overdose.
And also... importantly... something that wouldn't take long to make.
What is it?
Simple! A Easter bunny and eggs design printed onto 2 sheets of card and used to frame a small mug or container of Easter gifts. You could also use it to frame a clear, cellophane or a coloured paper bag of gifts, too.
The materials won't cost much. In fact, you may have almost everything you need already. It takes no more time than what's needed to print, cut out and assemble. And, you can add anything you wish to the container- Easter eggs, chicks, candies, decorations, even a voucher or movie ticket.
You'll find a list of needed materials;
and the slideshow below provides you with simple directions for creating this gift.
* Free downloadable file (see below)
* 2 x A4 sheets of card
* glue stick
* double-sided tape
* small glass/plastic mug (approx 8-9cm high)
* small Easter eggs, candies, decorations, gift items
'How to..' instructions:
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