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Effortless Entertaining: Casual Easter Table Decorations

beautiful spring table setting pulled from items in your home

Though I once owned a wedding and event planning business, when it comes to entertaining at home, I like to entertain more casually. I have found that guests love thoughtful details, but more importantly, a relaxed hostess. Today I’m sharing easy Easter table decorations and effortless Easter entertaining ideas.

carrot place settings for Easter

Have you ever walked into a home where the hostess appeared frazzled? It can be contagious. No guest wants to feel like a burden, so I thought I’d share a few of my Easter entertaining tips with you today.

simple Easter table setting

Preset the table. Not only does it make it feel full and beautiful {we usually have the girls set the table and just adjust before guests arrive}, but it eliminates a step later in the evening.

effortless Easter table decorations

Pull out your silver and china, or don’t. Do what makes you feel comfortable. If you’re at ease, your guests will be, too. I have vowed to use our silver more frequently, using a set as our everyday flatware at the lake house and washing this set at home in the dishwasher and turning a blind eye to tarnish. It offers an informal aesthetic for a more casual approach to entertaining. I used our everyday dishwasher safe white dishes for easy cleanup.

effortless Easter table setting

Repurpose plants to create an impromptu centerpiece. I often pull items from around our home to create a last minute centerpiece and these herbs are no exception. 

entertaining ideas - repurpose plants as centerpieces

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effortless Easter entertaining

Your local grocer provides everything you need for Easter table decorations.  I found these 8 beautiful carrots for $2.49 at Whole Foods. Grocers also sell cheese cloth {for a last minute table runner} flowers, plants, herbs and other beautiful vegetables {bibb lettuce, artichokes and radishes are also Easter favorites}. You can find all of my Easter table setting ideas here.

Easter place settings

Include Easter activities like this word search to keep guests occupied while you’re putting the finishing touches on brunch or dinner.

entertaining ideas - repurpose plants as centerpieces

Offer a signature drink in a pitcher for easy refills.

beautiful spring table setting pulled from items in your home

Relax and enjoy!

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14 comments on “Effortless Entertaining: Casual Easter Table Decorations”

  1. Love the effortless table and since we have a rabbit and lots of carrots around I’m going to borrow your idea to keep the napkins from blowing away outside!

  2. Love your effortless style, Julie! Everything is lovely!!

  3. I love those little carrots! Your whole table is casual, clean and so welcoming. Wishing you and your family a happy Easter!

  4. Julie, I love this! Simple and comfortable but elegant! xoxo

  5. This is such a beautiful table! I love the carrots and those herbs for a center piece! So smart! I hopped over to your other entertaining post too, I loved all of your ideas! xo

  6. Julie, what a wonderful motif the full carrots make! They become artful arrangements placed simply on the napkins. Love the blush glow both they and the terra-cotta pst add to the table, as well. So very lovely!

  7. Julie I loved each and every tip and couldn’t have agreed more! Especially the piece about a relaxed hostess, you have such a way for elegant and charming – I am always inspired by your talent… xo!

  8. This is so pretty, Julie! I love your style so much! I didn’t know you were had a wedding an event business before but that totally doesn’t surprise me with your talent.
    Hugs, Jamie

  9. I loved your design. It looks so fresh and perfect like spring. Many thanks for sharing these lovely ideas with us.

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