This season create the Ultimate Easter Entertaining experience with Hadley Court’s Easter Entertainment and Easter Egg Decorating guide.
More than likely, you’ve already completed your home’s Spring Cleaning, and maybe even completed a little outdoor gardening.
Therefore, it’s now time to host the first family get-together of the season this year: Easter.
Use our inspirational pictures, and 4 simple steps to celebrate Easter, graciously and beautifully in your homes:
- Easter Tablescapes (including Formal and Informal)
- Coordinate your Garden and Landscape
- Easter Decorating
There is still time to decide whether to host a Formal Easter Supper or a more relaxed Outdoor Easter Brunch.
Or maybe even both?
Either way here at Hadley Court we have created a guide to a Formal or Informal Easter Tablescape.
Formal Easter Tablescapes
Do you remember our guide on How To Set A Formal Table?
If you are stressed about setting the table, do refer to our previous Hadley Court post on How To Set A Formal Table to experience a stress-free Easter Sunday.
In addition, the guide includes detailed instructions on ‘Decoding the Place Setting Chart’ and napkin folding details.
Choose a color theme for your table. Blue and White aren’t just for Coastal or Summertime decor – make it your Spring & Easter table inspiration.
I love the layered mix of blue & white patterns and especially the touch of violet as designed by Carolyne Roehm.
This stunning spring table includes beautiful antique amethyst cut glass bowls – perfect for your soup course.
Three Formal Table Reminders:
1. Polish silver & stemware
2. Plan courses – Will you serve salad or soup?
3. Serve the main course family style with everything in serving dishes and on the table
Informal Easter Tablescapes
It’s Spring, which means time to get outside.
Relax and enjoy the fresh outdoors!
Use our informal table landscape ideas to create a more relaxed Outdoor Easter Brunch.
Create the perfect outdoor brunch table and setting with these inspirations…
Show off your Spring garden in unexpected containers like milk-glass pitchers, clay pots or teacups!
Host a relaxed garden setting for your Easter celebration in a sunroom or solarium.
Coordinate your Garden and Landscape
Use your garden, front yard and front door to create a gracious and beautiful Easter welcoming.
They are great places for urns, vases, or ginger jars filled with Springtime blossoms, tulips, or hydrangea.
Incorporate nature into your door decor with a nature-inspired monogram wreath.
Three Springtime Reminders:
1. Manicure the lawn & garden plus fill planters with flowers
2. Coordinate flower colors to your relaxed tablescape
3. Serve your meal buffet style – consider stations for hot foods, cold foods, and beverages
Easter entertaining would not be complete without an Easter Menu!
If you’re in the New York area, Dean & Deluca offer a catered Easter meal, as do restaurants in most states.
If you’re serving ham, save yourself time and don’t worry about cooking your own ham this Easter!
Buy a precooked ham and spruce it up with these garnishes, glazes, and sides featured at SouthernLiving.com.
However, if you have a guest who prefers not to eat ham, try this garlic-herb chicken recipe – it’s delicious!
In either setting, whether it’s formal or informal, be sure to include: non-alcohol options (like fresh brewed tea), and a dessert buffet or serving cart.
The final step in our ultimate Easter Entertaining and Egg Decorating guide is about Easter Decorating.
Use Hadley Court’s great Easter Decorating ideas to add the finishing touches to your celebration.
In addition, use our egg decorating guide to get creative with the beautiful surprises awaiting your guests.
Exterior and Interior Decorating
Create the final touches before your guests arrive to add beauty, harmony and grace to your home. Be sure to have a welcoming entry at your front door!
Guide guests to where they need to be rather than walking guests through the house.
For instance, create a welcoming path leading guests through the garden to the patio for your Outdoor Easter Brunch.
Easter Egg Inspiration
Bunnies aside, be sure to include eggs into your Easter table-setting and decor. For example, create an Easter Egg topiary, nestled in one of your favorite silver containers as featured on Dear Lillie.
These adorable blue and white eggs were created with paper napkins at Practically Functional…
Include an Easter egg tree for your centerpiece and sprinkle any extra eggs into dessert bowls and bread baskets. In addition, put spring flowers into small vases next to each place setting and fill candy trays with blue and white Easter candy!
Thread hollow eggs through your favorite ribbon to personalize place settings…
Welcome Spring! Celebrate Easter – Inside or out!
Additional Hadley Court related posts you may enjoy are: Hosting a Dinner Party: How to Help Guests Feel Welcome and a gentle reminder on Table Manners for Gracious Living.
I hope you and your family enjoy celebrating a Happy Easter together!
Photo credits: Southern Living, Martha Stewart