If you’re excited about decorating your Easter table, you’re in the right place! I’ve got 15 simple but elegant ideas to get you started!
Feeling confident about setting a sophisticated table scape can make you feel so much more prepared for hosting family and friends, especially on holidays! Today I’ll be sharing 15 easy ideas that you can pull from for YOUR Easter table.
I’ll be sharing some thrifted finds, and some items that I’ve splurged on! Because as much as I love having the skills and know-how to thrift and find great deals, I also like to have the freedom to be able to splurge when I need or want to to get the perfect look.
My 15 ideas will be shared throughout these four different themed Easter tables!
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My first table look is based on a garden theme.
My starting layer is a beautiful white jacquard table cloth that I found for $6 at Deseret Industries.
There are lily of the valley flowers woven into the material with silky thread which are just beautiful, and they’re one of my favorite flowers!
On top of that I laid some textured woven placemats that I found for $1 each at Value Village. To be honest, I don’t use placemats in our every day living because it’s more pieces to mind, but for special occasions or tables, I think they can really add to the look either in color or texture (and sometimes both)!
For our dishes I pulled out my Pfaltzgraff dishes in the pattern, “Naturewood”.
These were our wedding dishes from 25 years ago! They’re not exactly my style anymore, and it had been a while since I pulled them out, but I thought they went perfectly with the garden theme and the green accents I was pulling in.
Our silverware is a pearl handle set I found at Target. And our glasses are my favorite bee glasses that I originally got at Ballard design. I’ve seen them also at TJMaxx and on Amazon, though if you’re in the market!
In the center of the table I placed a pretty terrarium I got for $8 at Value village and put a faux plant from IKEA inside. I wanted it to look kind of like a little herb garden inside, and the IKEA plant was the perfect fit.
It’s kind of nestled away in this photograph, but I included my DIY Bee Skep in the center of the table to draw in the natural fiber look from the placemats and the cane wrapped candle holder I made. (Tutorial for the candle holder is HERE.)
The final element in the centerpiece was, of course, some pretty linen cover books in green, and these gorgeous flower basket book ends that I got for $20 in Snohomish, WA at an antique store.
One of the things I loved most about them is that their finish makes them look almost like chocolate! I love how that ties into the idea of Easter candies.
The last piece of this table scape was a pretty cake for dessert.
One of of my favorite hostess hacks is to buy a plain cake from the bakery instead of baking one from scratch. I got this one plain from our local grocery store bakery and adding the big coconut flakes as my own embellishment when I got home!
This is a great time saver and allows you to focus your time on other aspects of preparing to host if baking isn’t a passion of yours!
For my second look, I chose to forgo the tablecloth and let the natural wood from the table be my backdrop.
For the place settings I used pieces from a set of dishes I found at an estate sale. They are really lovely, heavy, high-quality dishes, and I’m pretty certain they came from an up-scale restaurant at one point.
The best part? They’re both microwaveable and dishwasher safe. That makes my hostess heart very happy! I got an entire set of 12 settings!
The pretty turquoise glasses were from a garage sale and were $0.75 each. I believe I’ve seen this same set at World Market!
I used my same pearl handle silverware from Target, and beautiful cloth napkins I found while at Deseret Industries for $3 for a set of 4.
In the soup dish I wanted to create a little birds nest to match the theme and I added shredded sisal brown paper and topped it with green, blue and white “eggs”, made out of gumballs.
For the centerpiece I started with a gold platter from IKEA, and then added in a pretty bouquet of white faux florals & greenery that I put together.
If you want tips on creating lovely floral arrangements, I’ve got an older post here you’ll enjoy!
Then I used some old bird bookends I had purchased from Target about 20 years ago, and placed three lovely linen blue books in between.
I know I’ve said it here before, and I’ll certainly say it again, but the repetition of colors and themes within your design is what takes it from random to designed. From thrown together, to looking intentional and cohesive.
Work on repeating your colors and any theme at least 3 times in each design and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the end result.
This next look would be great for a Kid’s table, but could also work well for a gathering of adults that was a bit more casual or simple.
One of the biggest reasons I’d use this for Kids or a more laid back gathering is the usage of paper plates!
I found these adorable “Hello Spring” plates on clearance at Joanns last year during their end of Spring season sale. I’ve been holding on to them the whole year, knowing they’d come in handy this Spring! I got the set for $2.
For the silverware, I used these fun green twisted handle pieces I found at Goodwill.
Instead of using a traditional tablecloth for this look, I used a $10 black and white blanket from IKEA, and loosely pleated it together with my hands to use as a runner down the center of the table.
Don’t forget to think outside the box when it comes to textiles for your tables!
For the centerpiece I added some sunny mini daffodils that I picked up from our grocery store, a fun stenciled bee print that I made a few years ago, a cute chocolate brown bunny, and a pretty glass vase with yellow and green ribbons and a twine spool.
This last look is for the ultra feminine tea or dessert.
I used my lily of the valley tablecloth as a runner down the center of the table as my base, and a pretty set of cake plates I found at a garage sale years ago to use for my daughter’s Narnia birthday party.
I paid $15 for a full stack of plates, and they’re always a treat to pull back out to use!
I once again used my pearl handle silverware, and for glasses my set of elegant Irish crystal goblets.
I used our thrifted cloth napkins again and folded them in a more recently trending style where they are folded into thirds, and then placed under the plate and draped down over the table edge. I think that is a really elegant look, especially when used under glass plates.
For the centerpiece I used a white IKEA pitcher filled with faux peonies and ranunculus, also from IKEA with a champagne pink bow tied on the handle as a final detail.
I wanted to incorporate a repetition of the glassware in the centerpiece and chose to add a cloche with a book-page that I printed a bunny over.
I have an entire post dedicated to decorating with cloches if you’re looking for more inspiration!
I hope these ideas have you inspired and excited about your own Easter table!