Monday, April 2, 2012

Guest Post: Casual, Fresh & Fun Easter Tablescape

I am so excited to have my first guest poster, my little "Sis" Kim from Plumberry Pie!  At her blog she shares great DIY ideas for your home (she truly can turn trash into treasure!).
She also shares amazing party planning ideas, those posts are my favorite!

I love to cook for every gathering but she's rounds out the meal with her quick and easy tips to make every event a memorable one!! Please be sure to visit Plumberry Pie and check out everything she has to offer!

Have a great day and take it one prep at a time,

Chef Jackie

Guest Post:  Casual, Fresh & Fun Easter Tablescape
Hi Prep Like a Chef readers!  I’m so glad to be here today! Thanks, Jack!  Today I’m here to show you a casual Easter tablescape.
Last year I wanted a springy, happy and fresh look for my Easter table, rather than pretty, prim and proper. I was inspired by these buckets and egg shaped plates from Target last year. (They have them again this year, but I like last year’s designs much better.)
So I was thinking crisp, fresh and fun. What’s more crisp than a white tablecloth as the perfect backdrop. So I grabbed some standard white tablecloths too, which I knew would come in handy again. I’m all for practical, multi-functional things. Here’s what the kids’ table looked like (oh, and a few adults that are sort of like kids got to sit here too).

Originally I wanted grass for inside the buckets so I could sprinkle them with our hard boiled eggs, but I never found what I wanted and didn’t have time to grow it. Instead I grabbed potted tulips and hyacinths and just dropped them in the bucket. So easy and so cute. Again, went for crisp white to offset the fun colors on the buckets. And I gave the potted flowers to my mom and mother-in-law when they left, which was an added bonus.

For the little bucket, I just stuffed some Easter tissue paper I happened to have stashed in my gift wrap supplies.

For the “adult” table, I used my everyday white plates. Best tip my sister gave me before I registered way back when – get white plates. It’s the perfect backdrop for food and so easy to mix and match with other pieces. For as much as I like some of the colored or designed plates out there, I stand by and will forever be a white plate girl.
For the little buckets on this table, I simply dumped in some plastic eggs and crumpled up some grocery bags on the bottom as a filler.

I’m sure I’ll use my buckets again this year, but I saw a display at Pottery Barn Kids that got me thinking of adding a bit of burlap and something twiggy – maybe even some glitter. I don’t know what it is, but ever since I had my daughter, I’ve kind of been obsessed with glitter. Anyhow, I’d love to hear what you have in store for your Easter table. Feel free to send links in the comments area. I should really figure out how to have a linky party. This would make a good one.  Hope you’ll stop by Plumberry Pie sometime to check out some of my other projects!

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