Happy Easter weekend! We are hosting my family tomorrow, and I’ve been enjoying setting up our Easter tablescape and working on the menu with my hubby. I love everything about holiday table decorating, and consider it a hobby (can I do that? lol). I love how this year’s tablescape came together!
I chose everything based on these flower box colors.
Flower boxes are so easy to arrange. I channeled Mikie Russo’s tips from the Michaels Maker’s Summit and started with styrofoam boxes inside the trough box and then pressed in some faux flowers from Hobby Lobby. I started with the bigger flowers first, and then filled in around those.
I try not to buy anything and just shop my house, but this year I wanted a white tablecloth so I made a quick trip to Home Goods yesterday and scored a Kate Spade white polka dot table cloth (the only one in my table size, so major score!) and some fun cloth napkins.The polka dots are really subtle, the perfect touch.
I usually can’t find 12 of the same cloth napkins (especially two days before Easter) so I bought three designs and alternated them.
I tied them off with some ribbon I already had. I was going for the carrot look. 😉
I pulled the rest of the decor and dinnerware from my current stash.
I typically use these plates for Valentine’s Day, but they work for spring as well!
And here is our menu line-up:
- Hash Brown Egg Bake for breakfast
- Deviled Eggs and veggies for appetizers
- Honey Baked Ham with mustard sauce
- Au Gratin Potatoes
- Roasted Asparagus with Lemon
- Buttermilk Glazed Carrot Cake and Lemon Cupcakes for dessert
I’m excited to try some of these recipes!
On a personal note, we were reflecting today that three years ago my husband was in the hospital with complications from chemotherapy. We were in a valley and clinging to the Hope of Easter and God’s blessings despite all the challenges we were experiencing. I wrote a post about it then, if you’re interested.
Today we are grateful for the little things, like spending Easter together as a family, and we give God the glory for getting through that trial. We are even more grateful for the ultimate sacrifice Jesus paid for us on the cross. To quote Rick Warren, “What looked like defeat was Sunday’s victory,” (Mark 15:37-39), and in His resurrection gave us HOPE.
Wishing you all a blessed Easter, friends!
If you’re looking for more decor inspo, check out my Simple Spring Decor post.
Or Easter centerpiece ideas that I compiled from a few crafty bloggers.