For me, one of the best things about Easter apart from the obvious extended weekend and non-stop choccy fest is the opportunity to get creative. And by creative, I mean creative and what better way than to start with your table décor for a perfect lunch or dinner. The difference with Easter is you have time to think. While our busy lifestyles dictate our day-to-day norms, the Easter break gifts us more time and allows us to whip up that perfect high tea or 3-course dinner for friends and family large and small. At Phoenix we’d like to give you some tips and ideas and give you the chance to dust off the pastel china, press the linen table cloth and pile the table high with Easter’s food fair and beautiful blooms available now in-centre.
At Big W, why not try these three fun and easy table décor ideas to crowd please even the fussiest of bunnies.
The Colour Pop Table
It’s fun to break away from tradition and so a pop of colour using floral prints is a great way to set your table. Why not use coloured wrapping paper instead of traditional, heavy cloths. Disposable, bright and fun, it creates a bold statement and is user friendly. Introducing coloured plates to pick up a pop of colour in the wrap with a matching gold mug is a great addition to this. You can’t beat a gorgeous bunch of blooms for the prized centrepiece but make sure it is easy to remove for when the food arrives.
The Natural Table
Everybody loves ‘Scandy’ (Scandinavian) Style and the woodland theme is both classic and contemporary and really quite timeless. Simple and luxe white dinnerware, sleek cutlery and glassware make way for simple and natural basket woven placemats and wooden grazing boards. Gorgeous ceramic eggcups filled with a real or rich chocolate egg are a fun addition.
Select crockery and cutlery to suit your theme keeping plates muted and in natural tones.
Less is more when setting this style of table and think ‘quirky’ for your table decoration and instead of flowers, pick up a moss covered bunny (or two) and some natural tree branches set on a tree log board for a stylish and sweet ‘scandy’ setting.
This setting is ideal for a family feast or a cosy afternoon tea where less is more when setting the table. Use simple, white luxe dinnerware, sleek and shiny cutlery and smoked glassware on fresh white linen tablecloths with matching napkins for a sleek & contemporary look. Cute little cake stands make an Easter afternoon tea set fit for a queen, just don’t forget that cute pot of coffee & tea. Seize the opportunity of giving & gifting with the beauty of simple glass egg filled jars topped with a bunny as a welcome token for guests.