Spring Table Settings and Centerpieces
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.
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.
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.
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.
An Egg-cellent Idea
Colorful natural containers pair prettily with classic silver pieces to create an elegant spring tablescape.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Decorate your Easter table with colorful blooms, candies, and bunnies. Hide the flowers' container with moss for a fresh, Spring look.
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.
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.