Despite the 20-degree weather here in Texas, spring is just weeks away, and it’s time to start thinking about bright flowers, green grass and Easter entertaining. My family hosts an Easter dinner every year (here is my spring-inspired table from last year), and I’m excited to share the details from my 2018 Easter table on the blog!
This year, there are three predominant features to my table: a layered table setting, tulips on tulips on tulips, and a monochromatic spread down the table.
Layered Table Setting
Our Easter dinners are typically a wild event. There are always a TON of children, so I like to make my life easier by using Chinet® Cut Crystal® plates, cups and cutlery. They look elegant but won’t break when a toddler spills something on the floor (because you know that’s happening), and they allow me to clean up quickly after dinner—no spending hours at the sink washing plates! For this spread, I used both the large and small Chinet Cut Crystal plates and cups. While I use Chinet products exclusively at big dinners, I do like to layer them on top of color chargers or patterned plates to bring dimension, color and pattern to the table decor. Before the actual eating, I collect everything that can spill, break or be washed and put those things away!
I knew I wanted to smother my Easter table with fresh spring flowers, and nothing screams Easter quite like tulips. I hit up Trader Joe’s (they have the most affordable, gorgeous flowers) and purchased pink, white and yellow tulips. I brought them home, soaked them in warm water and arranged them in different sized glass jars. I also placed a tulip on each place setting to add texture and color to the plates. Finally, I added some gingham ribbon to a few of the glass jars to tie the centerpieces to the place settings.
As I started sketching out ideas, I knew I wanted a cascade of monochromatic color moving down the table. The colors go from pink to green to yellow, and I love how it turned out, especially when looking at the table from an aerial perspective. I like that it’s different from your normal floral arrangements and a bit unexpected. I can see each kid getting so excited to have their own color to sit at!
In the end, I believe the combination of layered plates, fresh tulips and a fun monochromatic spread made for a beautiful Easter table, complete with Chinet Cut Crystal products, of course.
If you use any of these ideas, I would LOVE to see them! Do you have Easter traditions? If so, I’d love to hear about those as well!