Make a beautiful spring table with these Simple Easter Table Setting Ideas! From bunny crafts to butterfly cloches, these crafts will make you smile.
Last week, after a long slump with the winter grays, the birds started singing, the buds of the cherry blossom trees started poking out, and the first warm rays of sunshine came out in all their glory.
It’s like a fresh beginning and just in time for Easter. This year, I get to play hostess this year for our friends and family and today I am sharing some beautiful crafts and table setting ideas to celebrate spring and Easter.
Although I feel like we are kind of past the idea of Instagram perfect homes, these crafts are super fun to do, especially with the kids. tips on keeping the kids (who have probably had too much sugar) happy while the adults can enjoy their dinner without worrying too much. However, even if you do not have a separate table, these tips can help create a stress-free environment for everyone, especially the host.
1. Prepare Ahead of Time
The first tip is definitely do not leave everything to the last-minute. Make a checklist and break it down by when it needs to be done. Week of? Day before? 2 hours before? Complete some items such as decorating, setting the table, and menu planning/shopping, at least a few days before. This will give you time and flexibility for any obstacles that may arise. Although this may seem not directly related to entertaining the kids, there are some kid-specific items to consider when planning. Does anyone have allergies? Are the parents bringing any necessary items such as a booster seat or high chair, nap time items, etc?
2. Keep Everyone Happy with a Simple Menu
Easter brings so many activities during the day such as church festivities, egg hunts, and general mayhem with so many kids around. Of course, you want to be present, not stuck in the kitchen missing the action. Create a simple menu with your family’s classic favorites. This brunch table from Jenny Cookies has a simple menu for brunch that is heavenly!
3. Easy Centerpiece Ideas
Creating a festive table doesn’t have to be elaborate or require a huge shopping trip. For most table decorations, I often shop our house. Items like faux or real greenery add a freshness and mix-and-match candlesticks are good for every occasion. This natural bunny table from Home with Holliday is so cute because it keeps everything simple and festive.
What about a bird’s nest for a centerpiece? This dyed robin egg tutorial is so pretty and you could always use the eggs that the kids dye every season.
If you are doing a buffet style table, these carrot utensil holders are super cute and useful!
Tiered trays are a great way to create festive centerpieces! They are also easily moveable in case they are in the way. This pretty one is from Cozy Blessed Nest on IG.
3. Everything on the Table is Kid Friendly
Although we have a separate table for the kids, this isn’t that dreaded “kids table” you may have been subjected to as if you were some societal outcast.
The “tablecloth” is just regular ol’ brown craft paper, but butcher paper also works well. Markers are laid out for the kids to draw on the table as they wish. They are washable, of course, just in case little Ashley wants to draw on her clothes.
4. Give the Kids Something to Do
You may have a separate table or not, but you can liven up a child’s place setting that is both entertaining and functional. For our kid’s table, I added my pinwheel centerpiece that I made from last year. What kid doesn’t love pinwheels?
I traced around standard forks and knives with a pencil and then used a white paint pen to outline them. This was just a cute touch since some of the kids will have real forks. I thought they also reinforced the idea that it was perfectly ok to draw on the table until dinner arrived.
5. Give a Sweet Treat
I generally find place-cards to be a bit too formal, but having a little sweet treat is a great idea. You can put these cute daffodil candy cups on the plates to make everyone feel special.
I made these Folded Felt Bunnies in under 15 minutes. These cuties are sitting front and center for the kids to enjoy. They can play with them as they are but there is also a secret inside (shhh!). Although a sweet treat would be a good idea, I used a few small toys such as spinning tops, mood rings, magnet word puzzles, stickers, or finger puppets. Avoid items that may cause a ruckus or can’t be used unsupervised like bouncy balls and whistles. If applicable, make sure you keep choking hazards out of the reach of very young children.
Now I want to sit at the kid’s table!
Wishing you a happy and stress-free Easter Holiday!
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