After a busy March filled with spring cleaning, a pseudo spring break, and the realization that we’ve all been quarantini-ing for a year, Easter may have a way of sneaking up on us. If you’ve lost track of the days, you’re not alone- we’re here to help you break out of your Groundhog Day routine by sharing some easy ways to hop to it and pull together a few essentials for entertaining on Easter.
Decorated eggs, fresh greens, and garden grown accoutrements lend themselves to a beautiful Easter brunch. We love entertaining during brunch because it gives the host more freedom to create an accessible menu filled with classic breakfast favorites and small bites, perfect for nibbling while searching for hidden eggs.
To complement the dishes, we’ve selected a few household items you likely have on hand and given them our creative twist, to show you how you can repurpose these everyday items into your Easter table setting, no hunting required.
Search your fridge for everyday essentials that can shine on your table and you just might find that items like porcelain egg crates can be just as fanciful as they are functional. We suggest popping them on the table filled with a decorated dozen and letting the ingredients do double duty as Easter brunch décor. And if we get lucky, Riley Sheehey may create more of her charming hand painted eggs that can adorn our tables, or at least inspire our attempt at artistic egg pursuits.
Did your lockdown stockpile leave you with an excess of chilled beers on hand? With a few bar cart staples, you can easily transform those brews into a Hoppy Easter bar featuring a fresh take on Sunday sips. Try mixing up the Michelada and IPA Aperol Spritz cocktail recipes featured in Town and Country Magazine for a fun addition to the breakfast beverage lineup. These vibrant, creative drinks will bring a pop of color to your table and pair well alongside build-your-own Bloody Mary and Mimosa stations.
Move over Beatrix Potter, there’s a new potter poised to make a splash this Easter. While at market, we found the most adorable potted herb plants and were inspired to make our own for a spring table setting. Turn your countertop herb garden into décor by wrapping potted plants with brown butcher paper, then finish by tying them with twine or gingham ribbon. These easy tabletop arrangements bring a spectrum of garden greens and fragrance to your Easter table, while serving as a great reminder to celebrate the season’s new beginnings.
If your china cabinet is looking a bit mismatched after a few oopsy-daisies over the years, or your vintage treasures are as unique as the antique store you found them in, we say embrace the one-of-a-kind personality of your collection by showcasing the colorful stemware together on your brunch table. An array of whimsical teacups and cut crystal glasses feel effortless, inviting guests to pick the piece that speaks to them and their distinctive qualities help to avoid a taboo drink mix-up. Even better, the personal stories behind each item will make for entertaining anecdotes shared over eggs benedict.
Images Courtesy Of: 1 | Bert McLendon Photography 2 | Riley Sheehey 3 | Cassie LaMere Events 4 | Creative Co-Op 5 | Bert McLendon Photography