If you are hosting friends and family for a holiday meal this weekend, here are some fun and inventive ideas for decorating your table.
NATURE INSPIRED ITEMS
Bring spring indoors with nature inspired items. Tiny nests with robins’ eggs make whimsical holders for place cards. A colorful jar filled with pussy willows makes a simple, but charming centerpiece. Even a bowl filled with lemons and limes makes a colorful statement and livens up your table!
For a unique twist, use carrots to create a dazzling Easter table. Create a centerpiece using fresh carrots and brightly colored flowers. Incorporate orange and white fabrics for napkins, placemats and your tablecloth.
A wee martini glass filled with carrot cake is too cute! To create the look, fill the glass with a layer of crumbled carrot cake. Top it with a layer of cream cheese frosting, and repeat the layers. To finish the look, use orange and green icing to create a carrot shape, and tie an orange ribbon around the base of the glass. Display the desserts on white dishes to make the orange color pop and you have a delightful addition to your table! Martha Stewart Carrot Cake Recipe
A YUMMY CENTERPIECE
Creating a centerpiece can be easy and delicious! Fill a flower pot with floral foam and imitation grass. Then take miniature cupcakes and place them on skewers in the pot. To make it even more colorful, use old fashioned candy sticks as your skewers. Everyone will love this sweet centerpiece!
Spring is an excellent time to bring you dining outdoors. Combine florals with citrus accents such as oranges, lemons and limes to create an elegant and spring-like Easter table-scape. Serve fresh lemonade for the finishing touch!
Whether you go elegant, whimsical, rustic or colorful, decorating your Easter table does not need to be difficult or expensive. You might be surprised by how many items you will find in your home and yard that you can use. Be creative and have fun with it!
Courtesy of Mary Gilbert, Roseburg Properties Group