Easter Table Decorations and Centerpieces for Spring

Purple Party Table
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

Spring is a beautiful time for a lush tablescape, and Easter is the best day to show it off. With these Easter centerpieces and table decorations, you can show off the prettiest spring flowers alongside fun pastels and springy brights. With cute place card ideas and gorgeous floral centerpieces, your Easter table will actually look like the one you saw on Pinterest. Whether you have 10 minutes or two hours, there is an Easter centerpiece you can do yourself. Don't spend tons of money getting a centerpiece made for your Easter table this year. Even if you're not into DIY projects, these Easter table decorations are so easy—we promise. There are even some fun DIY Easter egg ideas the kids can help with, too! Every bunny will be impressed at the sight of your Easter table with these beautiful ideas.

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Purple Party Table

Purple Party Table
Laurey W. Glenn

Forgo plain white for a mix of fresh colors and motifs. Here, designer Jane Scott Hodges 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.

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The Garden Party

Garden Party Table Setting with Pink Peonies
Robbie Caponetto

Easter is the perfect time for a gorgeous garden party. Personal touches like monogrammed napkins and handwritten place cards make your guests feel that you went the extra mile to welcome them.

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The Can't-Be-Beat Blue and White Table

The Can't-Be-Beat Blue and White Table
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

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.

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Candy-Colored Easter Table

Easter Egg Initial Place Cards
Photo: Helen Norman

Set an Easter scene that is both classic and modern. This 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.

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The Cabbage Centerpiece

The Cabbage Centerpiece
Laurey W.Glenn

Your guests will be impressed by this fun, springy arrangement, and it's actually surprisingly easy to DIY. Get the instructions here.

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The Carrot Centerpiece

Carrots and Flowers Centerpiece in Vase
Laurey W. Glenn

The Easter Bunny might try to get a bite of this adorable carrot centerpiece.

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A DIY Centerpiece in Your Signature Color

DIY Purple Spring Centerpiece
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Whether you love pink or like to keep decor simple with white and green, we have a foolproof guide to creating a beautiful floral centerpiece in your color of choice.

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An Egg-cellent Idea

Colorful Easter Eggs with Classic Silver
Photo: Helen Norman, Styling: Matthew Mead

Colorful natural containers pair prettily with classic silver pieces (including egg cups) to create an elegant spring tablescape.

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A Whimsical Purple and Teal Table

Teal and Purple Tablescape
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

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.

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Pink Peony Table

Pink Peony and Pops of Orange Tablescape for Easter
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Invite spring into your home with a fun pink and orange table centered with a bountiful peony arrangement. Get all the details and instructions here.

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Tulip Water Arrangement

Tulip Water Arrangement
Laurey W. Glenn

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 have a beautiful centerpiece in minutes! Play with which way the blooms face, as shown here.

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The Asparagus Arrangement

The Asparagus Arrangement
Laurey W. Glenn

Spring's favorite veggie just got a promotion from the side dish to the center of the table in this pretty DIY arrangement.

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Gold Leaf Egg Place Cards

Gold Leaf Eggs
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

These golden egg place cards will make every guest feel like a winner. They look beautiful with gold-rimmed plates. Get the instructions for the gold leaf eggs here.

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The No-Arranging Iris Arrangement

The No-Arranging Iris Arrangement
Laurey W. Glenn

If you're short on time, this no-fail arrangement keeps it sweet and simple.

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Robin's Egg Place Cards

Speckled Robin’s Eggs
Southern Living

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.

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The Easter Basket Flower Pot

Easter Basket Centerpiece
Laurey W. Glenn

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.

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Floral Focal Point

Juniper & Jasmine Floral Centerpiece for Kentucky Derby Party at Zero George
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Rachael Burrow; Floral Design: Juniper and Jasmine

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.

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Ombré Easter Egg Centerpiece

Ombré Easter Egg Centerpiece
Laurey W. Glenn

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.

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Floral Tea Cups

Peonies in Tea Cups
Laurey W. Glenn

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.

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Easter Egg Carton Planters

Easter Egg Carton Planter
Laurey W. Glenn

Use these sweet crafts as centerpieces or place holders and let guests bring them home as a favor after dinner.

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DIY Easter Napkin Rings

Easter Napkin Rings
Laurey W. Glenn

Personalize these DIY napkin rings with the colors of your tablescape. You only need four items to make these casual and cute additions to your table. Get the step-by-step written instructions here.

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Nest of Sweets

Nest of Sweets
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas

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.

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Paper Mache Egg Place Setting

Paper Mache Easter Eggs
Laurey w. Glenn

This DIY place setting is the easiest Easter craft ever. Guests can take them home, and you can get creative with colors and patterns.

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Herb and Fruit Faux Basket

Herb and Orange filled Arrangement styled like a basket
Robbie Caponetto; Produced: Buffy Hargett Miller

For your kitchen table decor, pick an arrangement that's equal parts attractive and practical. This one is planted with fragrant ingredients ready to be clipped for cooking. Fill a ceramic container (add a hole in the bottom for drainage) with potting soil. Then plant parsley, thyme, Swiss chard, and violas. Nestle a few tangerines on top for extra vibrance. Form a "handle" out of fresh rosemary. Water regularly, and keep in a sunny spot on the counter.

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The Collected Arrangement

The Collected Arrangement
Laurey W. Glenn

Gather up those vases, jars, and glasses you never use and make a beautifully simple arrangement for your table.

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The Easter Candy Tree

Easter Branch Candy Tree
Laurey W. Glenn

This candy tree is another perfectly pretty option for the kids' table. Your tiny guests can pluck treats off this themed tree before heading home.

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Elegant Floating Flower Arrangement

The Floating Flower Arrangement
Laurey W. Glenn

How beautiful is this simple centerpiece? Everyone will wonder, "How does she do it?" with this minimally gorgeous arrangement.

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Casual Elegance

The Elegant, Yet Casual, Table Setting
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

This table masters a balance between dressy and laidback, using varied vessels as vases and an impressive cake plate display.

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Mix Colors and Patterns

Mix Colors and Patterns
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

As long as you stick to your general color groups, play with shades and patterns with your china and table linens.

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Make-and-Take Arrangement

Wooden Bowl Container Garden with white scaevolas, blue plumbagos, ‘Lucita’ echeverias, and flapjack plants
Container Design by Mark Thompson; Photo: Robbie Caponetto; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

These easy-to-make centerpieces can double as party favors. Choose washable wooden bread bowls that 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.

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Wheatgrass Egg Basket

Easter basket with live wheat grass and dyed Easter eggs
Robbie Caponetto; Produced: Buffy Hargett Miller

Plant real grass in an Easter basket this year for extra excitement. Protect the container with a plastic liner, and fill with potting soil. Around ten days to two weeks before Easter, sprinkle wheatgrass seeds (available at garden centers) on top of the soil. Set in a sunny spot and water well. Nestle naturally dyed eggs in the grass. A festive bow finishes the look.

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A Fresh Centerpiece

White Flower Centerpiece
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Kathleen Varner

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.

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A Beautiful Branch Display

White Dogwood and Queen Anne's Lace Flower Arrangements
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Kathleen Varner

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.

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Yarn Easter Eggs

Yarn Wrapped Easter Eggs
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

This Easter egg DIY is a decoration that you can pull out year after year.

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Kid's Easter Centerpiece

Kid's Easter Centerpiece
Photo: Helen Norman

Nestle a white chocolate bunny on top of dried peas for a pretty centerpiece that the kids can enjoy as a treat after the Easter meal.

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A Pink and Green Tableau

Pink Tulip Easter Table Arrangement
Laurey W. Glenn

Cinch the stems of tulips (or your spring flower of choice!) with a clear rubber band to keep them together. Alternate with ornamental kale to add green to the space.

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Cabbage Ware Table

A Stress-Free Easter Feast
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Pair the iconic cabbage ware plates with a centerpiece bursting of pink florals for a bright and happy Easter setting. For menu inspiration, read all the details of this Elegant Easter Potluck here.

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Nail Polish Dyed Easter Eggs

Marbled Easter Eggs
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

All you need is your favorite nail polish colors and a few store-bought items for the prettiest Easter eggs you ever did see!

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A Full Bloom Centerpiece

Oakleaf Hydrangea and peony centerpiece on dining room table
Robbie Caponetto; Produced: Kathleen Varner

Place a ball of chicken wire in a widemouthed shallow vase filled with water. The chicken wire will help hold your blooms in place. Fan out variegated pittosporum (the leaves with white edges) and oakleaf hydrangea branches (the cone-shaped flowers) on either side of the arrangement. Add a cluster of peonies toward the bottom midsection to give the arrangement weight before tucking in oakleaf hydrangea leaves toward the bottom right.

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The 10-Minute Centerpiece

The 10-Minute Centerpiece
Southern Living

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.

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