Easter in the Southern Hemisphere falls among the autumn months, setting the tone for warm, cozy, evening dinners. And because the average Australian goes out 2 or 3 times a week, Easter is the perfect time to lure customers with enchanting themed table settings.
Easter also coincides with the school holidays, meaning families have ample opportunity to wine and dine together.
Whether catering for five people or 15, creating your perfect table settings need not be a stressful task. It’s a great idea to base the decor on the common Easter themes.
If you’re stuck as to how to set your tables for Easter celebrations, worry not.
Take a look at these 10 easy yet fun Easter table settings.
1. Fluffy Moss & Egg Table Setting
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Using natural elements to create this simple Easter tablescape, place a moss runner down the length of the table.
Place nests, with eggs piled on top, under glass cloches to work as a centrepiece for your table. You can then wrap a large faux egg wreath around the central dome to emphasise the organic effect of moss.
Rustic log chargers are ideal for place settings. Use neutral plates with a creative design on them such as these bunny plates.
To top it off, place these white and royal blue bistro napkins under each plate.
2. Pastel Coloured Tablescape
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The inspiration for this tablescape is in the soft-coloured vintage plates. Use the colours of the plates to find matching napkins.
Impress the theme further with textured vintage glasses which reflect the light colours.
The highlight of this table setting is the long wooden centrepiece.
It is made by placing coloured eggs in a sugar mould, (learn how to make one here). Place dried moss in each hole before adding a coloured egg. Feel free to use different pastel hues.
3. Woodland Inspired Easter Theme
To create a woodland themed table setting, establish each place with a grapevine placemat and add a touch of real or faux moss and clover.
For a centrepiece fill small twig baskets with an assortment of flowers. Use painted tartan or speckled eggs for an extra boost of colour. Place these in small, grapevine nests in between the floral centrepiece.
Visit your local nursery for unique decorations such as these faux, moss bunnies.
4. Modern Easter Tablescape
Mix up your table setting design with some modern twists. Think along the lines of retro prints, metallics and bling. Skip the traditional white tablecloth. Instead, choose one of these vibrant colours:
The napkins do not have to be an exact match to the colour scheme. Choose dynamic colours which will give a contrasting look.
Add a charger and plate with a metallic coloured border. Carry this through with copper and gold accessories, such as the wine bucket. Use rose gold cutlery, wrapped with a pretty bow.
The opulent floral arrangement is the star of this modern tablescape. Placed in a low vase, it brings together all the elements of this table setting. For a bit more sparkle, you can learn how to make your own ‘blinged out Easter eggs here.
5. Spring Table Setting
Even though Australia celebrates Easter in the autumn, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t include bright, spring-inspired colours for an eye-catching table setting.
Start with a statement tablecloth with vibrant yet solid patterns. Avoid using one with too many floral designs.
Textured plates act as accent pieces while the napkins contrast with the tablecloth.
Add a richness to the table with different size amber bottles that can also work as vases.
Create a magnificent centrepiece with brightly coloured blooms and choose shades that match your chosen tablecloth.
To recreate the spring-time atmosphere, use berries and fruits throughout the table. You can sprinkle them on plates and they can also be grouped like a floral arrangement.
This tablescape allows you to go wild as you recreate spring in your restaurant.
6. Rustic Easter Table Setting
This rustic look is perfect for an atypical Easter theme. Table linens are essential for pulling together any tablescape. Lay down your runner, followed by twig placemats. Alternatively, you can use an overlay.
This look features a symmetrical centrepiece that incorporates a rule of three - in this case, using three wood slices and three candle holders. Make sure to space them out evenly along the length of the table.
Place flowers in small jars scattered along the length of the table and for rustic place settings, use small twig nests with coloured eggs on each plate. Place the glassware on top of these authentic rustic napkins.
7. Garden Themed Table Setting
This tablescape is all about the accessories. Bring the garden to the table by using vegetables and fruits as decorations.
Create a unique flower arrangement with a cabbage. Yes, cabbage! Firstly, choose a pretty looking cabbage and flatten the base.
Use a knife to cut a hole in the centre and place dry foam at the bottom. Put a chunk of wet foam on top and gently place your flowers in the desired pattern. Alternate heights and angles for variety.
Another unique garden themed centrepiece uses carrots. Thats right, carrots!
To make this decoration, choose a large vase and a few, similarly sized carrots. After cleaning, trim them to the same size. Put a small cup in the centre of the vase, and arrange the carrots around it. Fill the cup with water and arrange an assortment of white and yellow flowers.
Shall we keep going?
Peppers are a great addition to your garden easter table. Yes, peppers!
Choose large, colourful peppers and empty out the core. Tie together short stemmed flowers such as daisies and fill the empty centre. You can also add chunks of moss to the peppers to accentuate the theme.
This is a table Peter Rabbit would love to dine at!
8. Black & White Checked Easter Table
Move away from the traditional pastel-coloured Easter tablescapes. Instead, wow guests with this chic black and white table setting.
The focus is on the cleverly styled plates. Wrap bunny ears around the plates and complement them with a textured runner in a neutral colour.
Make an elegant centrepiece with painted eggs that stick to the greyscale colour scheme. Use hard-boiled eggs and go crazy with spray paint, markers and nail polish. Take a look at how to make marbled Easter eggs.
Instead of flowers, use some branches in a black vase or jug for a slightly rustic look. For more egg designs, use feathers on faux eggs.
Choose small feathers with a flat quil and stick them on to the eggs. Varnish once dry.
9. Egg Themed Easter Table Setting
Embrace the spirit of Easter with a whole lot of eggs. Use these mini bouquets as a stunning centrepiece or special place setting for each guest.
Gently crack the top of your egg and peel away a wider opening in the eggshell. Empty the yolk and white (you can always cook these), and clean the shell. Fill half the shell with water and place the mini flower arrangements inside.
Place the eggs in egg cups or shot glasses and arrange them on your tablescape.
10. Carrots & Bunnies Tablescape
Because Easter is all about eggs and bunnies (or bilby in our case), why not create an orange carrot & bunny-themed tablescape? This table setting is based on an orange colour palette rather than literal carrots and bunnies.
Usinge an orange charger, place plates with a bunny motif on top and between the two plates, lay a green napkin. At the bottom of this stack, place a round woven placemat. Finish the stack with a small terracotta pot filled with Easter goodies.
Use faux grass and orange flowers as a centrepiece in a custom container such is this brown metal tin.
Create a warm ambience with candles set in small pots and nest-like wreaths. You can find ceramic bunnies to use as decorations to complete this theme.
Hop Right Into the Action of Table Setting
From traditional pastels to modern neutrals, Easter dinner is definitely not a dull affair. Ensure your guests enjoy these ‘eggcellent’ table settings.
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