Set the Table for Easter
Hosting a gathering of family and friends for Easter? Surprise your guests with an extra special table setting to celebrate the long weekend. Whether it’s to enjoy some chocolate treats or tuck into a Sunday Roast, show off your creativity and follow our guide on how to create a picture-perfect Easter tablescape.
Choose a colour scheme
Think Spring! Sunshine yellow, lush greens and pastel colours work great for an Easter tablescape.
Gather or make your Easter decorations
There are lots of cute and fun Easter decorations available in supermarkets and online. If you want to go all out, buy an Easter tree to decorate and easter crackers to bring extra joy to the table. If you like to keep it simple, why not fold your napkins around chocolate eggs and shape into bunnies and add mini bowls of chocolate eggs to the table.
Add your favourite spring flowers
Flowers will always brighten up a table and are a perfect way to bring spring into the house. Pick ones that will match your colour theme to tie the look together, our favourites are daffodils, tulips and forget me nots.
How to set the table
Once you've gathered everything, it's time to set the table. We've chosen Viners® 18/10 Eden cutlery collection to feature on our Easter table setting. It's one of our most popular designs and is a versatile set that will find its place on any dinner table. Eden is available in 3 different set configurations, ranging from 16 - 44 piece options. This cutlery set is made up of 4 place settings, it includes a table knife, table fork, dessert spoon and tea spoon. Loose cutlery pieces such as the soup spoon are also available to add to your existing collection.
- Start off with a neutral table cloth base and layer from there. It’s okay if your table cloth is slightly rumpled, it creates more of a relaxed atmosphere.
- Add some placemats and layer your dinner plates and side plates (and bowls if needed!) to add some dimension to the table.
- Place your napkins down on the left hand side then begin placing the cutlery you and your guests will be using. Place your cutlery in the order that it will be used starting from the outside and moving in with each course. Lay your dessert spoon or spoon horizontally at the top of your plate setting. If you’re setting for a more formal dining experience or want more information, check out our guide on How to Set a Table.
- Place your glass at the top right hand side of the table setting, above your knives. If you have a highball and wine glass, place the wine glass on the outside.
- Put some fresh spring flowers on the table in tall vases to add some height, add your bunny-shaped napkins on the side plates and other seasonal details on the table to brighten everything up.