Easter is my waistline’s most-hated holiday.
But boy do I adore it. To say I’m a fiend for sugar – be it in lolly or chocolate form – would be a gross understatement. It’s part of the reason why I adore Easter so much, but the decorating element also comes into play. Decking your home out (or even a small corner of it) in Easter goodness is far less over the top than Christmas, plus it utilises pieces you can use throughout the year (so you save a little bit while you’re at it).
Here are a few Easter decorating ideas for your table and for the kids. Because I reckon you’re never too old to go gaga over Easter.
Easter Table Settings
I’m a fan of a forest-themed Easter table setting. I covered off this look on last year’s Morning Show appearance (click here to watch it), and showcased how easy it is to use rustic elements like synthetic grass, wicker baskets and industrial cages to help conjure up the vibe successfully. You really don’t need to spend much either. If you keep all of the affordable foundation items, you can update the look each year with a new colours and inclusions.
This year, I’m rather fond of the Easter releases from Villeroy & Boch. I’m loving them because I feel like they’d become keepsakes you’d pass on for generations to come. The Mariefleur Spring rabbits you see above are just exquisite. They’re floral and fun, feel a bit traditional and are definitely timeless. Scatter a few of these along your table runner – paired with the lovely tea light holders above – and you have a winning Easter table setting.
The Mariefleur Rabbit is only $19.95 too, so it’s really not going to break the bank to grab a few for your table top!
>>> There’s a tonne more amazing Easter pieces over on the Villeroy & Boch website (Click here to shop).
Creative Ideas for Kids
I always say that the packaging of a gift is just as important – if not moreso – than the actual present itself, which is why I think Easter is a great time to get creative in the pressie department. Yes, the kids care about chocolate (who doesn’t?), but I think there’s an opportunity to take the moment a step further by bundling up a little package that gives them more than just tooth decay!
I am living for the Easter goodies from Paper D’Amour. I love the idea of packing chocolates, a card and a soft toy inside a shadow box and presenting it as an amazing gift to a little loved one. I want one for myself (family, are you listening?). You could even wrap it in clear cellophane with a pink, yellow or green ribbon. God, just imagine rocking up with that as a gift on Easter Sunday. I would be Uncle of the year!
>>> The soft toys you see above start at $17. The shadow boxes are a bit pricier but you could mix and match to suit your budget (click here to shop).
What are your thoughts on Easter table settings and gift giving? Are you all about the chocolates (pass me a Cadbury cream egg!) or do you like to give actual gifts? Drop me a comment below and let me know your thoughts 🙂