Every year growing up my mom always asked me to set the table for Holidays. Easter was always one of my favorites. It was the beginning of a new season. Green sprouts started to peek out of the ground, weather warmed up, the pretty pastel Easter decor; it all just felt so new after a long winter. Celebrating life and gathering as a family as a kid and even now was where some of my best memories were created. My favorite part was sifting through my mom’s dresser with all the different table cloths in it. Trying to find the perfect color combination to compliment our family gathering. Over the years I have found there to be a few staples that always help bring the table together to create the perfect setting. Here are my three go to tips!
TIP #1: LAYERING
Whether it be the layering of a table cloth with a runner over the top of it or having a charger plate to add a fun piece of texture or color is a great way to liven up the table. In our photos you will see we added our fun mustard scalloped plate with a napkin then the main plate on top. Giving the table an added dimension to it.
TIP #2: SET YOUR FOCAL POINTS
Find your large pieces and set them first. If you have a large center piece/ vase that you want to use set that on the table first and work outward from there. A must have for me is always having fresh flowers on a table. If you don’t have a large focal point piece I suggest getting some clear simple vases varying in size and shape and add in some fresh flowers from your local market or if you are short of time even going outside your home and finding some fresh greenery to use (or tulips if you have any!) will bring a little spring to your table.
TIP #3: MAKE IT PERSONAL
Personalized name tags is a really simple and easy way to make the ones at your table feel special. It feels thoughtful and loving to know that someone intentionally hand wrote your name on a piece of paper giving you a seat at their table. There is plenty of inspiration to be found on Pinterest when creating these, but we’ll admit that we called in the help of a pro for this one- a huge thank you to Olivia Bochy for sharing your amazing calligraphy skills with us.
It always feels exciting to me when spring comes back around and I’m able to dress up my table with pretty details like these.
This year, 2020, will have a different feel about it since we won’t be able to have large gatherings. In the midst of change I think its important to find new opportunity to create those special moments even when they aren’t the same ones we are used to. For Easter (or any special night) I encourage you to take out the fresh linens, fine china, or just use what you have to create something special or meaningful for someone you love.
Comment below and let me know what your favorite Easter traditions are—I’d love to hear them. Have a happy Easter, friends!