How to Decorate an Easter Table

Easter means a lot of things to a lot of different people. In many homes it is a time when families come together to celebrate faith, family and the onset of spring. Decorating a beautiful Easter table doesn't have to be hard or expensive. These tips will get you started on decorating a fabulous Easter table.

Instructions

How to decorate an Easter Table

Step 1

Choose a light colored tablecloth. The tablecloth doesn't have to be white, and if kids will be anywhere near the table it probably shouldn't be. For a cloth table linen, iron out all the wrinkles and lay over the table. Smooth out any wrinkles with your hand. For a plastic cloth, remove it from the bag and lay flat for a day or so and use hand to ease out any wrinkles.

Step 2

Spread Easter grass out in the center of the table. The grass doesn't have to be green or plastic. Easter grasses come in many different forms and colors. For a round table make a big pile in the center. For a long table run the grass down the center the entire length of the table.

Step 3

Put a large bunny (cereamic or cement will help hold down a table cloth outside) in the center of the table. The rest of the table dressing will move out from the bunny.

Step 4

Take the two Easter baskets, filled with grass and decorated eggs and place them near the ends of the table. For a round table use one Easter basket and place it next to the bunny.

Step 5

Put pastel candies throughout the grass. For indoor events, Hershey's Kisses would be pretty and well-received. For outdoor events, bubble gum eggs would work well and won't melt if they get too hot.

Step 6

Use plastic eggs for place card holders. Cut the eggs in half if they are connected. Take a sharp knife and make a slit in the top of the egg to hold the place card. Set the eggs at each place.

Tips and Warnings

For a more formal affair, place spring colored candles in glass votive holders and place on the tables. Place them on pretty tea cup saucers to keep them away from the grass. Consider tying pastel colored raffia bows on the backs of chairs to make them look extra-special.

Things You'll Need

Pastel colored plastic eggs, Easter grass, Blown out and decorated eggs, Pastel colored candies, Light colored table cloth, Easter baskets, Ceramic bunny

About this Author

GIna Story worked at The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News and at the Lenoir News-Topic, as well as doing freelance writing for advertising companies at time. During her nine years as a professional newspaper writer and columnist, Story wrote feature articles on home design, fashion, gardening and many other home and garden topics.

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