Once April 1st comes around.. Easter is fast approaching! I always find it creeping up on me in terms of planning and organizing dinners. This year I have teamed up with one of my best gal friends Lauren (her blog is UNREAL and is linked here) to create a fun and inviting Easter tablescape that anyone can master! When it comes to holidays I have 2 holy grail pit stops- 1 being Homesense and 2 being The Dollar Store. EVERYTHING and ANYTHING can be found at these 2 places! I always feel that I can accomplish a lot heading to both stores when it comes to purchasing holiday decor, gift wrap or serveware. When shopping for your table setting you should always keep in mind these 4 easy tips:
- Guest List: How many people are you expecting to attend? This is key in terms of how big your table will be. Will you have to insert the table leaf, are you leaving your table as-is or is this a small gathering?
- Centerpiece: The centerpiece will be the focal point of your table and can be very overwhelming to choose. A centerpiece can be 1 item (ex. a vase of fresh flowers) or it can be multiple items (ex. selection of candles, baskets, vases). The larger the table- the larger the centerpiece.
- Types of food: This can be tricky… if you are at Homsense and they have a cute platter your obsessing over, it may not always work with the food you will be serving. If you are serving more dessert type foods then opt for smaller plates. If you are serving dinner- larger casserole dishes will need to fit on the table.
- Colour Scheme: Find your colour scheme and stick to it! No matter how cute one particular item could be- stick to it! If you have a pink pastel theme and you throw in a royal blue platter, it may not always blend seamlessly. You may love it- but you will always think something is off within your tablescape. Try to stick to either bright colours, pastel colours, or a few solid colours to keep it from being overwhelming and busy. Simple is key.
Lauren and I opted for a small and girly gathering featuring mostly dessert type foods. We kept it simple with one larger centerpiece and used a variation of pastel pinks and blues for the colour scheme. Since this tasblescape is Easter themed you can play around with different patterns and textures.