Earlier this week I hosted a dinner for old colleagues. Since the dinner was happening so close to Easter, I decided to play around with an Easter theme for the table setting, using all the Easter eggs I have made as the central design element. You can see how the eggs are made in this post.
To some of the eggs I added a hanging loop, while others were made to decorate a bowl.
I collected some birch branches in the forest, making sure they had some buds that were close to coming out. Keeping them in water in the living room for a couple of days made the buds come out to show bright green baby leaves. This was very pretty against the bright colous of the Easter eggs, which I used to decorate the branches.
When using branches like these to decorate a dinner table, make sure that they don’t poke anyone’s eyes out or block the view of the dinner guests! As a safer alternative, the table also looks pretty with yellow tulips as the center piece:
I used the eggs without a loop to decorate each dinner plate and piled them up in a white bowl (charity shop find) when it was time to eat:
A chic alternative would be to use the eggs as place card holders; place the egg in an egg cup and attach a card with the person’s name on it to the egg with a pretty pin.
When decorating the table I used colours that remind me of Easter and spring; deep purple placemats that remind me of crocuses, white and pale blue plates similar to the colours of eggs and yellow napkins inspired by chics. This made for a bright and cheerful table setting.
PS: I realised after I had taken these photos that the cutlery is missing from many of the place settings. I forgot to fetch them from the dish washer before shooting the photos…