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Guide to Easter Dinner Tablescapes

Are you the host for Easter Sunday Dinner? Do you want to have a beautiful tablescape but don’t know where to start? Here is a guide that has all you need to know, from choosing the perfect color palette to centerpiece ideas, this blog has tons of beautiful and simple ideas.

Setting an Easter dinner table is such a creative endeavor! It should be an expression of your love and care for those who will grace your table!

Easter tables do not have to be fancy and frilly! Often, Easter tables and Easter brunch tables are very relaxed and simple. Think of an Easter table as a beautiful spring table! And celebrate all the new life that is budding and blooming this time of year!

Where to Start?

The best way to start decorating an Easter table is what you are most inspired by or excited for! Do you have a plate that you love and the colors are perfect for a spring table? Or did you find a tablecloth that you can build a table around? Or do you want to start with an Easter centerpiece and work from there? It’s really up to you and your style!

What is your Color Palette?

Choosing a color palette for your Easter table is very important. It will keep your table cohesive and add to its aesthetics! Will you use pastels or neutrals or will you go a bit bolder? Once you have your inspiration pieces, build a color palette! Or develop your color palette first and build off of that! Doing this will also make your table easier to decorate!

Table Linens

Let’s start with a good foundation for our Easter table, that means table linens! Tablecloths, placemats, table runners, and napkins. They set the stage for your Easter table! There are so many beautiful spring options! It’s a fun idea to mix and match things like table runners and napkins for a unique look.

Napkins and Napkin Rings

Easter is a celebration! Use pretty spring napkins to enhance your Easter table. Go light and airy or big and bold. Make a statement on your Easter table with real napkins. It’s those little things that make a table feel special!

Don’t have enough napkins for Easter dinner? No problem!!! Mix and match them! Such a pretty look!

These Bunny Napkin Folds are the cutest! They are easy to make and everyone gets an Easter Egg!


One of the best parts of setting a table is playing with the dishes! Stacking is a beautiful way to set up and elevate your tablescape. A salad plate or bowl on top of a few well-coordinated dishes can add so much dimension. Use a white dinner plate to incorporate into the stack of dishes at each table setting. Then stack dishes on top of the dinner plate which works with your color palette. Don’t stress about your dinner ware! If you want to add a pop, you can buy affordable gold silverware or plasticware to help add that pop! You can choose to use your best china or beautiful spring paper plates and napkins. Sometimes we feel we need permission to use paper products. So here’s your permission! There are so many truly stunning paper products you would be proud to use in an Easter tablescape. A cup and saucer are called into duty to be a container for a couple of sunny daffodils!

The Centerpiece

The star of an Easter table is the centerpiece! It can be elaborate or simple! But make sure it is spring-inspired! There is nothing prettier than a tulip centerpiece! If you have a rectangle table you can spread your centerpiece down the table! And if you have a round table you might like to make a beautiful vignette with flowers and Easter decorations grouped together in a basket. Any bouquet of spring flowers would be the perfect centerpiece for an Easter celebration!

Now is a wonderful time to plant little herbs in pots! These would make such a pretty take-away gift for each person you invite to Easter dinner!

Other Easter centerpiece ideas…

  • Use other favorite flowers, like hydrangeas in a big vase.

  • Decorate a tiered tray with spring items and spring flowers.

  • Fill a dough bowl with moss and bunnies

  • Lay a grapevine wreath on a cake stand and fill the center with dyed eggs

  • Use spring branches, real or faux, in a glass hurricane on the center of a table

Use groupings of candles on your table as well as other Easter-inspired items like little bowls of foil-covered chocolate eggs, nests, and bunnies. The kids at your table will love the candy!


It is Easter, after all! Let the bunnies in your home go a little wild and decorate your table! Adorable! Pull out your old bunnies and if they look a little out of date paint them! This is such an easy DIY to update worn Easter decor. Use chalk paint to give them a makeover! Create a one-of-a-kind Easter basket for each person at your Easter table! Embellish your table with things like salt and pepper bunnies or creamer and sugar bowl bunnies! Tchotchkes are a personal preference, for a beautiful easter tablescape, bunny-it-up!

Easter Eggs

Make sure you use your pretty colored eggs as part of your Easter table decor! Don’t forget to add some moss, crinkled paper, or even a few flowers with your eggs! They will be a charming part of your table!


Make sure the Easter bunny leaves something for everyone at your table! Use fun treats at each place setting to greet family and guests!

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