What’s the perfect Easter centerpiece? It’s one that complements the meal you’ve worked so hard to bring to the table, and one that celebrates the season with the right colors and themes. These ideas will help you find the right one to decorate your Easter meal.
Easter takes place in spring, when the world is waking up from its winter slumber. The trees are sprouting green leaves, flowers are blooming, and birds are chirping. Celebrate all of this by using natural elements to decorate your table. Use bunches of flowers in vases for a simple centerpiece. Buy an arrangement in a basket. Tulips and bright yellow daffodils are especially popular spring flowers. Try to avoid overly fragrant flowers, like lilies and hyacinths, whose perfume could interfere with the odors of your meal. Make one large central arrangement and then place smaller bouquets in egg cups at each place. You can make your own place cards by dying eggs and attaching pieces of paper with your guests’ names to the front.
Or rather than using natural elements, go with the artificial ones. Easter abounds with unnaturally bright colors, plastic eggs and sugary treats. Embrace them! Use those bold blue, pink and green plastic eggs. Scatter them across the table along with handfuls of jellybeans and curling piles of ribbon. Grow a tray of real wheatgrass or use the artificial grass to create a small field of green. Then position frolicking marshmallow birdies and chocolate bunnies amongst the blades of grass. Use balloons to make papier mache eggs that you paint and decorate yourself.
If you’d rather have an elegant centerpiece, paint your own eggs. Blow them out first. Poke holes at each end of a raw egg, with a slightly bigger hole at the base. Scramble the egg inside and then blow out throw the bottom hole. Wash, rinse and dry. Then paint the eggs for use year after year. Dangle them from ribbons on bare branches arranged in a large vase.