By Chief Bargain Hunter Chelsea Thomas
I’m making every moment count when it comes to being together during the holidays. Christmas is obviously big on our list. But Easter is slowly starting to become an event where we all gather, cook up some great food and take care with the decorating. My mum normally takes over…as mums do, but this year I thought I’d get in early and show her I can totally style an Easter table, without it being an expensive exercise!
Here’s 5 ways to get your head hopping with ideas, for this year’s family get together.
- Choose a theme
Pastels is an easy way to get away with everything looking very Easter-inspired. You may already have some pieces that fit this theme. Start with a white base and build everything from there. If the weather’s looking good, why not set up outside for an Easter brunch or lunch?
2. Have fun with Place Mats
I covered the table in aqua bunny printed place mats (only $10 at TK Maxx) and used this as a more modern and colourful way to start my table styling.
3. Choose a Centrepiece
Seeing it’s Easter the centrepiece can either be a big bunch of fresh flowers or a tiered plate (from TK Maxx under $25) full of Easter treats. Lay out hot cross buns and different coloured choccie eggs for a fun but practical piece for your table. The pink melamine bunny shaped plate is a great addition to the display too, and was a very affordable option in store.
To add a bit of sparkle, I chose the silver coasters to be placed under mugs of coffee or a champagne!
4. White decor everywhere
I used white for most of the decor for my Easter table. The TK Maxx baking cups, ‘Hip Hop’ mugs, and decorative bunny all added an element of fun but you can see it still fits within the pastel theme. This means you can use these pieces year after, much like we do with our Christmas decorations.
The gold bunny serviettes I grabbed on the way out the door of TK Maxx. I thought the kids would really enjoy!
5. Add the Precious Pieces & a Personal Touch
I was blown away with the range of glass eggs at my local TKMaxx.
I have used the Easter themed biscuit jars, as vases for the table. You can clean out later and re-use in the pantry.
And I couldn’t resist the Eggcellent plate…teamed with some pretty pink tea towels for wiping little, grubby hands.
I’m thrilled I found the Easter baskets (my bet is they will sell quickly!) in store, for Jude and Clementine, for the big family hunt on Easter Sunday.
Photography: Bianca Virtue