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Tips For A Simple Easter Tablescape

March 7, 2018

Does anyone else feel like we were just ringing in the new year and now we're getting ready to celebrate Easter? Honestly, where has this year gone? As a group who can pretty much come up with any excuse to throw a party, holidays are our thing here at Alice’s Table. And right there on the same page—hey girl!—is Chicago-based lifestyle blogger Rachel Geeser of An Eventful Life, who’s also a tad holiday-obsessed. Here she invites us to take at peek at her Easter table and shares guidance for pulling together a chic tableau that doesn’t break the bank.

“This Easter I decided to keep things simple and focused on bright colors, which I honestly always find myself gravitating toward this time of year,” she says. Here are her top tips for planning your own Easter or Spring tablescape:

Linens

  • “Linens can make a big statement for a relatively small cost. I have a whole drawer of linens that I use when we have guests over. Target and Home Goods are two of my favorite stores for finding linens at good prices.”

Decor

  • “You don't have to have a ton of decor for every holiday. You'll notice here I don't have one bunny or Easter egg on the table. (Unless you count the Cadbury Mini Eggs, of course!) We don't have much storage space in our condo so rather than investing in decor we'll only use once a year, I often use seasonal florals to set the tone.”

Flowers

  • “Speaking of flowers, and contrary to what you may believe, they don't have to cost a ton to make an impact and you don't need to go to a florist. I picked up this bouquet of tulips from my local grocery store for about $5 and they lasted longer than a week! Other inexpensive blooms this time of year include daffodils, spray roses, and gerbera daisies.”

Food

  • “Desserts can double as decor, as I did with the coconut-macaroon ‘egg nests.’ Just use a pretty cake stand to display whatever it is you’re serving.”

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