Insider tips: Easter entertaining

Inside tips: Easter entertaining

 

A dining room scene with Easter treats across the table, and green chairs. The background is a wooden wall, and the table is piled with serving ware, a linen tablecloth and fresh flowers.

The Easter holidays are the perfect time to extend an invitation to your nearest and dearest, and celebrate the season in style! We’ve put together this guide to take you through setting the table and decorating your space with ease, so you can focus on spending time with your loved ones.

A dining room scene with Easter treats across the table, and green chairs. The background is a wooden wall, and the table is piled with serving ware, a linen tablecloth and fresh flowers.

The Easter holidays are the perfect time to extend an invitation to your nearest and dearest, and celebrate the season in style! We’ve put together this guide to take you through setting the table and decorating your space with ease, so you can focus on spending time with your loved ones.

Step 1: Set the scene
Step 1: Set the scene

Step 1: Set the scene

Begin by choosing a colour scheme. From here, you can pick out a tablecloth and decide what colours or prints will act as highlights or accents throughout your styling. We suggest choosing a linen tablecloth in a neutral shade, to anchor your setting.

Step 2: Everything in place

Step 2: Everything in place

Once you’ve created the base of your setting, it’s time to lay a place for each guest. Put a placemat at each chair, then arrange your crockery depending on what you’re serving. Stacked plates and bowls in complementary colours add a welcoming touch.

Step 2: Everything in place
Step 3: Drink up
Step 3: Drink up

Step 3: Drink up

Make sure every guest has a water glass – beyond that it’s up to you what sort of glasses you’d like to put out. Statement glassware with textured accents, or colours that pair with your place settings can add dimension to your dining table.

Step 4: First serve

Step 4: First serve

Create a sense of community by serving your meal on colourful trays and platters along your table. Not only will this setting spark conversation, but the trays and platters themselves serve as a focal point on your table.

Step 4: First serve
Step 5: Finishing touches
Step 5: Finishing touches

Step 5: Finishing touches

Now finish your preparations with a statement centrepiece. Choose a bouquet of stems in your colour scheme, or dot candles along the centre of your table. A colourful runner is another option for tying the look together, and can add texture to your styling.

Time to eat!

A close up shot of a wooden bowl filled with hot cross buns on a gingham table cloth. Golden easter eggs are scattered around the bowl and in the background is a white vase.

In the centre of the frame is a white mug with a hand pouring milk into the mug. Around the mug are baked treats on Easter themed plates and platters, and in the background are vases, Easter eggs and a plate of hot cross buns all on top of a pink linen tablecloth.

A close up shot of a wooden bowl filled with hot cross buns on a gingham table cloth. Golden easter eggs are scattered around the bowl and in the background is a white vase.
  
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