Easter Prep: Simple + Bright

EASTER

Easter is just around the corner, and we’re having a blast getting our decorations ready. While many people naturally gravitate toward soft pastels as their color palette for this early-Spring holiday, we’re kicking it up a notch with bright pops of saturated colors to make our tables really stand out. And, along the way, we’ll be adding some of those same pops to our drinks and outfits too. :)

THE ENSEMBLE :: Every good gathering starts with a killer outfit. If you’re hosting an Easter dinner this Sunday, we recommend starting with something simple and light—a shift dress or skirt and tee in whites, light pinks, blues or greens—then making the outfit pop with bright accessories. A hot pink heel. A brightly patterned clutch. A punchy scarf that brings it all together. This way, your ensemble will be springy, full of casual elegance, and packed with style. Everyone will be asking you for style tips by the end of the day.

THE TABLESCAPE :: We love keeping our tablescapes simple yet significant. This year, instead of complex floral arrangements, we’re sticking with something a little more low-key, but that still brightens and freshens up our tables. Think: Wheatgrass Centerpieces. Simply plant some wheatgrass into a vase and you’re done! We love the idea of using antique, milk-glass vases as pictured above, but you could give it a more natural look by letting the dirt peek through in a clear vase. And if you want to make it more festive for Easter, you can buy artificial eggs at a craft store, attach them to some wire, and plant the wires in the grass for a tabletop Easter egg hunt! And what tablescape is complete without placecards? Easter is a holiday that kids love, so we want to bring some of that whimsy to our tables: Peeps Placecards! They’re adorable and playful, and all your guests will feel nostalgia for Easters gone by as they find their place at the table. The best part? This is a craft you and your little ones can take onĀ  this Friday or Saturday before your guests arrive!

THE COCKTAIL :: And when your guests do arrive, greet them with some spring cocktails, complete with edible flowers as a garnish! DesignLoveFest has some great recipes and flower ideas in this post. Make Chamomile Whiskeys, Greyhounds, and Rosewater Lemonade, all topped with some beautiful blooms to get everyone in a springtime mood. And let the kids have some pretty drinks too—just hold the vodka from the Rosewater Lemonade, and they’ll have fun, feeling like a grown-up with their fancy drinks!

THE ENTERTAINMENT :: And it isn’t Easter without egg decorating! This year, we want to try something a little different. We love this idea of painting eggs with swirls of bright colors rather than the old dip-dying techniques. The kids will love the creativity this technique allows. And the grown-ups will too! You can also kick it up a notch by adding gold confetti to your eggs for something a bit more decadent! It’s super simple but adds such a fun look to your eggs.

We know that sometimes holidays that involve family gatherings can be stressful, but we hope that by keeping things simple and by adding some playful touches and happy colors, you’ll be able to simply relax and have fun as loved ones gather at your home. Because those small touches can make a world of difference! How will you be celebrating Easter this year?

 

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