Easter Table Decorations and Centerpieces for Spring
Purple Party Table
Forgo plain white for a mix of fresh colors and motifs. Here, designer Jane Scott artfully layered Raynaud's Festivite and Herend's Fish Scale china with lavender Anna Weatherley chargers. But even when you're thinking outside the box, keep the classics on lock: Old standbys, such as your grandmother's silver flatware, can ground even the most contemporary scheme.
The Garden Party
Easter is the perfect time for a gorgeous garden party. Personal touches like monogrammed napkins and handwritten place cards. Get the details on this place setting here.
The Can't-Be-Beat Blue and White Table
For the most classic Easter celebration, there’s nothing like old-school blue and white. Get all the details on this table and its individual place settings here.
The Cabbage Centerpiece
Your guests will be impressed by this fun, springy arrangement, but it’s actually so easy to DIY. Get the instructions here.
The Carrot Centerpiece
Elegant Floating Flower Arrangement
How beautiful is this simple centerpiece? If you’re hosting your first Easter, don’t stress about making everything absolutely perfect. Everyone will wonder, “How does she do it?” with this minimally gorgeous arrangement. Get the instructions here.
Candy-Colored Easter Table
Set an Easter scene that is both classic and modern. The simple place setting includes details such as gold bands on the china and etching on the stemware, while beautiful Rit dye eggs complement the lush, rosy centerpiece.
A DIY Centerpiece in Your Signature Color
Whether you love pink or keep it white and green, we have a foolproof guide to creating a beautiful floral centerpiece in your color of choice. Get the instructions here.
A Whimsical Purple and Teal Table
This fun table is perfect for spring, and it’s just the right mix of traditional and funky. Get all the details on this tablescape and its place settings here.
Pink Peony Table
Invite spring into your home with a fun pink and orange table centered by a bountiful peony arrangement. Get all the details and instructions here.
Tulip Water Arrangement
Run to the grocery store and grab some tulips, get out any varying clear vases from your cabinets, drop a votive in one or two of them, and you’ve got a classy centerpiece! Play with which way the blooms face, as shown here. Find more easy ways to dress up tulips straight from the store here.
The Asparagus Arrangement
Spring’s favorite veggie just got a promotion from center of the side dishes to center of attention in this pretty DIY arrangement. Get the instructions here.
Gold Leaf Egg Place Cards
The Collected Arrangement
Gather up those vases, jars, and glasses you never use and make a beautifully simple arrangement for your table. Get the instructions here.
Kid-Friendly Easter Table
For a centerpiece, give a sugar mold an Easter theme; you can find them at antiques shops and flea markets. Fill several plastic egg halves with wheat grass, and then place the eggs in sugar mold holes. Wheat grass can be grown indoors from seed or purchased at a pet store or nursery; it is usually sold in flats. If you purchase flats, pull the grass apart, and insert into eggs. If you decide to grow it from seed, allow 7 to 10 days for germination. Tuck in fresh-faced daisies and bright purple tulips for a spectacular spring display. Finish the table setting with small, pastel-colored buckets filled with treats for the kids.
Butterfly Garden Centerpiece
A colorful combination of snapdragons, ranunculus and silk butterflies in a ceramic pedestal bowl creates a unique centerpiece for your spring party.
Garden Table Setting
Celebrate Easter by setting a pretty table that echoes all that you love about spring. With shades of pink, lavender, green, and white, your garden and flower pots resound with color, so why not your table? Gather fresh blooms, vibrant moss, glass vases, and colorful wooden eggs. Soon your table will grow into a fresh and cheerful display.
An Egg-cellent Idea
Colorful natural containers pair prettily with classic silver pieces to create an elegant spring tablescape.
The No-Arranging Iris Arrangement
If you’re short on time, this no-fail arrangement keeps it sweet and simple. Get the instructions here.
Baa Baa Black and White Sheep Treats
Make your own adorable sheep for Easter baskets or a children’s table.
To shape the body, use melted white candy coating (found in the baking aisle) to secure miniature marshmallows to one Pepperidge Farm Milano Black & White cookie. Attach Peanut M & M’s for hooves. Use a second Milano cookie for the head, and attach miniature marshmallows and miniature chocolate morsels for the eyes. Use flattened marshmallows, pinched together at one end, to make ears.
Ombré Easter Egg Centerpiece
While you prep your menu, the kids can help dye eggs for this easy arrangement. Use any vase, container, or various bowls to showcase your ombré eggs, and have fun with your color scheme. Get the full tutorial here.
Easter Egg Carton Planters
Paper Mache Egg Place Setting
This DIY place setting is the easiest Easter craft ever. Guests can take them home, and you can get creative with colors and patterns. Get the instructions here.
DIY Easter Napkin Rings
Robin's Egg Place Cards
Decorate your spring table with a speckled surprise. A tiny nest makes an ideal place card holder when filled with an egg that’s been dyed a soft shade of blue. For an authentic robin’s egg look, use a toothbrush to add delicate markings with brown craft paint.
The Easter Basket Flower Pot
If you want a floral centerpiece that will seriously wow guests, this potted arrangement that looks like an Easter basket is the one for you. Get the instructions here.
Beautiful Spring Bouquet
Combining fresh roses, peonies, and hyacinths in exciting new ways allows us to enjoy their beauty each day. Fashion this delightful bouquet as a centerpiece whenever company's coming or any time you're ready for a wonderful treat.
Easy Chair Decoration
Tie pretty bows on the backs of chairs. Do it in two steps. First loop ribbon over each chair back, and tie it in a knot. For the bow, make two loops with a length of ribbon, and secure by tying with the tails from the first knot. Insert a silk butterfly.
Wheatgrass and Flowers Centerpiece
Wheatgrass is the easy-to-grow base of this display. Two weeks prior to your event, fill an empty plant tray with moist potting soil. Press winter wheat seeds on top in one thick layer. Cover the container with clear plastic wrap, and place it in a warm spot, such as the top of the refrigerator. After seeds sprout, remove the plastic. Place the tray in the sun, keeping soil slightly damp. The sturdy grass blades stand up straight and tall, and a thick root mass quickly forms.
Take a small container filled with warm water into the garden. Cut a few stems of the season's current offerings. We used miniature daffodils and jonquils, wild sweet Williams (Phlox divaricata), and a few late-blooming Lenten roses (Helleborus orientalis). Small flowers work best.
Assemble the cake stands. Moisten the wheatgrass, and slice the turf into pieces using a sharp knife. Lift the grass gently from the flat (a spatula helps), and fill each tier, keeping soil and roots intact. Cut daffodil stems about 3 inches long, and gently push them into the moist soil, clustering blooms for maximum effect. surround the base with small vases and bottles. Fill these containers with the remaining flowers. If you like, add small garden statuary pieces among the vases. Look for these at flea markets and antiques stores.
The 10-Minute Centerpiece
If you’re in a last-minute pinch, this centerpiece is here to be sure none of your guests will notice. Easy, elegant, and quick, this submerged centerpiece is perfect for when you’re short on time. Watch the video tutorial and get the instructions here.
Decorate your Easter table with colorful blooms, candies, and bunnies. Hide the flowers' container with moss for a fresh, Spring look.
Flights of Fancy
Wire silk butterflies to the stems of Champagne glasses for an easy Easter decoration.
If hosting a shower, make a take-home gift for the honoree. Assemble a second, smaller arrangement, leaving room for a ceramic statue in the center.
To create a dramatic and colorful spring centerpiece, place yellow tulips in a simple vase, and anchor the blooms with lime slices. If you have a long table, arrange a few of these down the center.
Try Complementary Colors
Complementary colors such as purple and yellow create a perfect combination for your spring centerpiece. Purple irises, yellow tulips and white roses in a glass vase make a classic statement for your party decor.
Nest of Sweets
Taking a ball of green Spanish moss in your hands, hollow out an opening with your thumbs. Hold the formed nest in place by wrapping a single strand of florist wire around the outside edge of the moss. Place twigs cut from the garden on a salad plate, top with the nest, and fill it with pastel Jordan almonds. Finish with a silk butterfly and your favorite candies.
The Rye Grass Easter Basket
This fun DIY arrangement is colorful and lively for the kids’ table. Fill it will Easter eggs stuffed with treats for the kiddos to find. Get the instructions here.
The Easter Candy Tree
This table masters a balance between dressy and laidback, using varied vessels as vases and an impressive cake plate display. Get the details on this table and its place settings, which are so cute up close, here.
Mix Colors and Patterns
As long as you stick to your general color groups, play with shades and patterns with your china and table linens. Get the details on this place setting and the entire table here.
Floral Tea Cups
If you realize you need last-minute place holders, simply put a fluffy bloom in a china tea cup and voila! You have a sweet, springy welcome for every guest.
These easy-to-make centerpieces can double as party favors. Choose washable wooden bread bowls can be reused for dinner parties or decor. Line the insides with plastic or waterproof foil. Then add potting soil, flowers, and foliage. Fill each bowl with white scaevolas, blue plumbagos, ‘Lucita’ echeverias, and flapjack plants. Leave plants in bowls no longer than two weeks. Indoors, give them bright light and water sparingly. (To prevent overwatering, we use a turkey baster to target the roots directly.) After Easter, place plants outside to accent garden beds. Scaevolas spread as ground covers, plumbagos grow into blooming shrubs, and the sculptural succulents thrive in full sun. Water regularly.
A Fresh Centerpiece
Place a block of florist foam inside the vase. Begin with your statement flowers—three white peonies with stems cut to slightly different lengths—and insert them around the foam in a triangular shape, putting the largest blossom at the front. From there, place five or six ranunculus with stems left about 2 to 3 inches longer than the peonies into the foam in a random pattern. Use short clippings of white hydrangea to cover the foam. Add in a few sprigs of spray roses for texture near the base. Last, work in tall flowerless stems of camellia greenery for height and shine mixed with some soft-looking variegated pittosporum (both are commonly found in yards).
The key to success and longevity starts at the bottom. The centerpiece is built in a well-soaked block of florist foam that rests inside the vase.
A Beautiful Branch Display
Trees in bloom signal the arrival of spring. Bring that lightness inside with a few cut branches of dogwood mixed with long clippings of airy Queen Anne’s lace and loose spirea. (Look for these in your own garden, or ask a neighbor if you can have some of theirs.) The only way to go wrong with this combination is to pick a vase with a neck that’s too wide. Choose a cylindrical container. If the stems need more structure, use florist tape to make a grid across the top to help everything stay upright.
Floral Focal Point
Twirl up a standout centerpiece of roses, ranunculus, and seeded eucalyptus for the table. Adding fresh-cut mint leaves makes the arrangement even more fragrant.