I can’t believe we are at this time of year again. Easter is just around the corner and it is a time of year that always terrifies me because it always means the toddler is about to become a year older. Her birthday actually falls on Easter weekend this year and I always tend to think of Easter as a time that is tailored more for kids than adults. With this in mind I thought it would be fun to create an Easter table especially for the families with young children in their lives. As we usually celebrate Easter up at my parents’ house in Scotland, I have created an Easter table within their lovely dining room area, using lots of lovely finds from notonthehighstreet.com.
notonthehighstreet.com are renowned for their unique products and brands, and you can always be sure to find something pretty special for any occasion you are planning. This Easter it’s all about “Doing it differently” and I was challenged to the task of doing my Easter home décor with a twist.” So here are my top tips for doing Easter differently…
Use interesting, conversation starting, statement pieces.
The statement pieces are the bits that your guest’s eyes are going to be drawn to straight away. So you want to make them pretty darn good. I absolutely love this pastel egg wreath. It looks equally as good on a wall or a front door as well. Multi purposeful! These cracked egg pots are so much fun and I thought they looked quite good with a bit of greenery in them. It’s always nice to add some fresh touches to the table.
Pick an eye-catching colour scheme.
Due to the fact this is a table mainly aimed at the little ones we had to have a fun, colourful scheme going on. Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of an all White colour scheme, and that is probably the route I would have gone down if I was creating a grown ups Easter table, but that wouldn’t be much fun in a little person’s eyes! I went for a pastel theme (think about those ever popular Mini Egg colours) with a slight metallic touch (within the table cloth and some hanging decorations). I pushed myself out of my comfort zone, thought it would be a bit different to mix pastel with metallic colours, and I liked the way it turned out. The Happy Easter banner complements the colour scheme for our table as well.
Get some sweet treats involved.
Easter is always heavily associated with chocolate eggs and so I decided to pop out a few treats on our Easter table. These little ramekins were the perfect size for holding some marshmallows and mini eggs. I know marshmallows aren’t your ‘traditional’ Easter treat but I’m doing things differently this Easter! They are lots of fun and aren’t too filling so are great for after a big Easter meal.
Embrace your inner child and stock up on balloons and confetti.
Find me a child that doesn’t love balloons and I will…be rather surprised. These colourful balloons, that match some of the colours on the table, will entertain the young guests while they wait for their food to be served. You’ve just got to try and stop them from bursting them! It might have been a bit of a dangerous game to play but I’m glad I sprinkled this gorgeous confetti all over the table. It just adds another texture to the decoration.
Set your table apart from the rest with quirky, fun touches.
I have to admit these little personalised bunny crackers are my favourite part of this Easter table. Just HOW cute are they?! The wooden name tags finish them off perfectly and tie them into the wooden bunny ear napkin holders just wonderfully. These are a lovely way to hold your napkins for your guests, No complicated napkin folding required. And, let’s be honest, nobody wants to spend ages folding napkins for a three year old to destroy at lightening speed, in seconds.
This table just screams fun to me and will get everyone in the mood for an Easter egg hunt after their meal. Combining the different patterns on the plates, cups and napkins isn’t something I’d usually do, but it the spirit of doing things differently with notonthehighstreet.com I went with it and loved the result!
*This is a collaborative post. I chose products to create my Easter table and receievd them free of charge.