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Easter table ideas & 8 tips for hosting the perfect Easter brunch

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by holly tucker


Want Easter table ideas and inspiration for hosting the best Easter brunch? It’s a great way to mark the start of spring, reset and bring everyone together. Here are my tips to sprinkle on some sunshine.

How do you host the perfect Easter brunch?

Unique Easter table decorations, Easter gifts and Easter table ideas to spread kindness all help — but if you’re hosting the perfect Easter brunch, the truth is, it doesn’t need to be perfect. All it needs is a little thoughtfulness, the people you love and a few small reminders to fill our hearts with hope again. Desmond Tutu once said, “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” Bringing a reason to smile to those around is my favourite thing to do. Especially when life is grey. It’s exactly the time to be a little proactive and remind us that we’ve got plenty to be thankful for and lots to look forward to — and gathering everyone together and celebrating that is a very good way to do it (especially when there’s good food involved!). So here are my tips for making it one to remember (or just take a look at my Easter collections if you’re short on time)…

1. Welcome everyone in with a beautiful Easter table

From incredible table linens that you can use each spring, to unexpected egg cups to make people smile (see below), the Easter table is one of my favourites to create because you can fill it with colour and personality. Of course, no Tucker tablescape would be complete without a centrepiece! I love re-purposing things I already have, so I might fashion something out of some paper flowers (like The Paper Project's perky daffodils perhaps, or some felt flowers or wooden ones). Then I’ve always loved doing table settings differently too — things like Bow Beaus’ little rabbits holding people’s names, or Bread & Jam will tuck notes into their refillable wooden apples so these make absolutely lovely surprises to leave for guests at each place).

2. Think about your Easter table decorations (and other places)

Whether it’s a few spring bulbs or flowers, a spring wreath, some decorative eggs or some Easter bunting maybe, making your home inviting isn’t just lovely for guests, it’ll likely put the family in a good mood, too (well that’s my excuse anyway!)... If you want something really different, this one-of-a-kind botanical bunny head is created by the brilliant Cotswold Flora, who grows her flowers sustainably, dries them and then hand-makes her creations from scratch — to stunning effect (the benefits of having studied both floristry and animal science).

3. Get everything ready in advance for a stress-free brunch

Now this is a really top tip. There’s nothing worse than inviting everyone over and then spending all your time in the kitchen (or so I’m told! Frank does the cooking in our house to be fair but the more you can get prepared in advance, the more fun you’ll have on the day).

4. Treat your guests to little Easter gifts

Thanks to small businesses, there are so many innovative versions of Easter eggs these days that it’s a job to choose! Or for any chocolate-dodgers out there or parents trying to give the kids more mindful options, we’ve curated some fantastic non-chocolate Easter treats. Whether it’s Easter gifts for adults or Easter gifts for kids, there are many ways to spread some sunshine.

5. Think about Easter clothes that spread some joy

Remembering my niece Olive’s little Easter outfits over the years makes my whole heart smile. I love that she’s been able to pass them on to my co-founder Gabi’s little ones to enjoy, too. If it’s Easter clothes for the kids you’re after, Hooked By A Fin’s little lamb baby bonnets are adorable, All Frills’ personalised spring crowns are too. For adults, take a look at Curious Fair’s handmade hare masks if you want to fall in love! Wearing something memorable at Easter makes brilliant photos to look back on.

6. Create a less ordinary Easter menu

When it comes to food and drink, I highly recommend The Prohibition Collection’s ready-made artisan cocktails or the March Hare Bakery’s spring macarons to accompany your Easter meal, but if you want to truly surprise guests this Easter, I’d grace the table with some tantalising fake food from the Fake Food Workshop. It is just the greatest icebreaker and conversation starter in my book.

7. Keep mini minds busy with kids’ activities and crafts

If you know little ones like our Olive, you could forget all of the above and just get some good Easter activities and crafting kits, and they’ll be over the moon. It’s a great way for them to play with other minis who have been invited or just keep boredom at bay while the grown-ups catch up.

8. Make a mindful Easter hunt

Finally, if you’re anything like me at this time of year, you’ve probably got plenty on your plate already. So if you want to create an Easter egg hunt less ordinary, we’ve curated the best finds from small businesses for you. From Easter bags and baskets, to Easter basket fillers collections, this is the shortcut to a brilliant time and there are plenty of non-chocolate ideas, too. I mean, it doesn't need to be anywhere near this extravagant, I’m just very lucky that my job allows me to do this. The important thing is that you’re all together, and if you want to add some extra creativity, I really hope this helps. Have fun!

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