Spring has officially arrived and with it are signs of new life and new beginnings, which are often synonymous with Easter. As are the cute chicks, bunnies, lambs and of chocolate and Easter Eggs.
Easter is a wonderful celebration and one that can be fun for all the family. Easter egg hunts prove popular and all can get involved…who doesn’t love chocolate after all! The new season welcomes a new start and after a spring clean, what better way to celebrate than to throw an Easter party or Easter feast…with of course, lots of chocolate! Take a peek at a few ideas to dress your house and dining table.
The Easter Tree can make a wonderful centrepiece and you can make it in any style you see fit. All you really need is a pretty vase or jug and add in a few branches of blossom or pussy willow (something quite sturdy) and then hang some eggs, chocolates or decoration from the branches.
You could make one large one or have a few spread around or position them at individual place settings. Take some baskets, add some straw or hay, maybe some moss and twigs to make it look authentic, then add some eggs (real or chocolate), possibly some flowers to make it pretty and you have yourself some cute decorations.
What better way to bring some of the outdoors in and brighten up the room than by adding a few spring blooms. Daffodils and tulips are in season and the bright tones will add a pop of fresh colour to the table.
Use seasonal produce such as Asparagus and Carrots to add a quirky twist to any decorations. When mixed with flowers they make a great arrangement. Also, incorporate them into cake designs and desserts, such as mini flower pots, with chocolate soil and fondant carrots sticking out. Very sweet!
Chicks and Bunnies
Both natural associations with Easter and can be cute additions to any room or tablescape. Little ornaments can be dotted around or hidden in arrangements or added to chocolate nests or desserts.
Grass and Moss
Used in displays and decorations, these work so well in Spring time as it gives a sense of the wonderful outdoors and the awakening of nature. Used sparingly or perhaps as a table runner, both could be super effective in bringing a table to life and adding another dimension, plus eggs looks great placed in the green foliage, hidden and waiting to be found!
There are so many egg-cellent ways of using these. After eating them on Easter morning, why not use the empty shells for the decorations. After a quick clean (careful not to break), you could fill them with flowers, paint and decorate them – as ornate or fun as you like (think Faberge or smiley faces!), hang them, use as place cards or on place settings, or fill with wax and use as candles. Eggs that haven’t been eaten can also be used and painted – pop in a vase with flowers, place in nests, make metallic or cover in glitter…so many options!
Chocolate Easter Eggs are the obvious Easter edible, as are the chocolate nests with mini eggs and cupcakes with green icing and chocolate bunnies. However, you could try egg shaped cookies or even decorated chocolate eggs to look like Faberge eggs. So pretty! You can even use these yummies for decoration too. Maybe create an Easter dessert station, with all of the mentioned on display. Have as the centre masterpiece a giant egg shaped cake or perhaps an Easter egg croquembouche. Stunning and delicious!
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