The Easter Holiday comes with a refresh for me; it’s fun, full of whimsy colors, and many moments to spend with my busy toddler. To plan for Easter, I first start with my dining room, which sets the foundation for the rest of our home.
I love the most about Easter because I get to include my three-year-old daughter, Bailey Rae, in these activities; setting the table is fun for her, and it’s just as elegant to enjoy Easter dinner with the family. Setting the table has become a sense of ownership for her, and she loves having the chance to make her opinion count. When prepping the dining table, using plastic is a must, as it limits items from being easily broken by little hands.
How to Set Your Easter Tablescape
We started with a pastel hue this year, focusing on pink and floral dinner plates. I picked up the pink scalloped edge plates and blue ribbon-trimmed plates from Hobby Lobby, and the rest of the set were heirloom pieces from my mother’s Easter collection. To top off the table, we made bunny ears and used metallic eggs to fill the shape of the napkin. The bunny ear napkin holder rings were found at HomeGoods two years ago. We gave our table a little height and a 23″ bunny decoration, which was the highlight for baby girl.
In addition to tablescaping, here are a few of our other favorite Eater activities. We usually plan these activities during the week of Easter and, of course, Easter weekend with friends:
- Painting Easter Egg Cookies, I found this cookie kit at Walmart.
- Selecting Easter books for the reading nook, here’s our favorite list from Target.
- Easter egg hunt in the house, fill with small trinkets, like stickers, jellybeans, and playdough.
- Easter eggs race in the house.
- Sponge paintings with shapes like carrots, bunnies, and eggs.