Easter Décor and Menu
It’s March. In fact, today is the first day of spring! It seems every time I blink these days another season or another holiday is upon us… Today the sun is brilliant and has some real warmth to it. The crocuses are peeking through the soil and the cherry blossoms are straining to break free of their winter dormancy. Day light savings has kicked in so the days are lighter for longer. Before long we will be basking in summer sun and reaching for our picnic baskets and BBQs! But hold on, I am getting ahead of myself. I will enjoy these last darker days of winter before we hit the carefree days of summer. I will cozy up with a blanket by the fire for just a little longer…but perhaps instead of Netflix bingeing I will peruse Pinterest for Easter ideas.
Easter is only a couple of weeks away so I need to wrap my head around pastel colours, Easter eggs and Easter dinner! One thing that is a must for Easter is flowers. I love this display of tulips with pussywillows. This one is a more rustic version but this would work with a glass or silver vase as well.
This is another one that I like…
And I really like this one for a centerpiece or for individual place settings. Silver is a commodity that we don’t use as much anymore but it can be so beautiful. Thrift stores are a great place to find some silver pieces that would look amazing with a flower display.
How else can you decorate your table? Do you like a more formal look or does a more rustic theme work better for you? Personally, I like this more rustic scheme. The pop of pastel blue really adds a nice compliment to the otherwise neutral scheme.
This one is a very simple yet elegant table setting. You could also add in a bit of colour with either coloured flowers or a pastel napkin.
This “tree” would be a great compliment on a servery or sideboard.
This nest of eggs is so gorgeous with the all natural dye from red cabbage! I think I’ll try these out. So pretty! These eggs would even look wonderful as a colourful addition to a place setting.
What about food? Do you have any particular dishes you gravitate towards for Easter? I was thinking I might do lamb this year…. After scouring my own recipes and online recipes this is the menu I have come up with.
To start, I am thinking this Feta dip with pita appetizer will be the perfect appie to accompany the lamb main event. See recipe here.
The main course will be lamb. This Jamie Oliver recipe caught my attention. “Super easy” and “perfect for Easter”. That’s all I had to read to sell me on this one! Recipe here.
Some sort of potato casserole is a must for Easter in my books. I usually use my stand by of Those Potatoes recipe. See tne recipe here…
…but I am going to try a different recipe this year and go with a classic scalloped potato recipe. This recipe with the gruyère cheese appeals to me so I will give it a go. Find the recipe here.
Now we need to balance this meal out with some veggies. Roasted carrots (recipe here) and green beans (recipe here) should add some colour and nice flavours.
I think this cake looks just perfect for Easter! I love the raspberry colour-so Spring like! Recipe found here.
Well, that is my Easter in a nutshell. There will be fewer of us this Easter as my daughter and her partner will be away and my youngest is still away at school but for those of us here, we will celebrate with gusto!
Happy Easter to you and yours. Let us know if you have any great tips, DIY’s or recipes you would like to share!
laurie anne royceMarch 21, 2018 at 7:13 am
Love all of these amazing ideas….
BrookeMarch 29, 2018 at 12:40 pm
Thanks Lori! Happy Easter to all of you!
Carol PurkisMarch 22, 2018 at 10:03 pm
Thanks for the inspiration Brooke!
BrookeMarch 29, 2018 at 12:39 pm
Thanks for reading Carol. Happy Easter!
Sarah SladenMarch 26, 2018 at 3:23 pm
Yummm, thanks for getting me thinking. We got snow again today in the valley! I need to bring out the pastels and get in the spirit of Easter; then maybe winter will end?
BrookeMarch 29, 2018 at 12:38 pm
I will be pre-making the cake tomorrow then freezing and I already made the cabbage dyed eggs. They worked out so well!