It's hard to believe Easter is less than a week away! This is always one of my favorites holidays because it's filled with so much tradition, family and hope. Every year for as long as I can remember, we've gone to church as a family and then had an elaborate brunch. While I've never hosted my own Easter brunch, I have a feeling when I do it will look something like this! There's nothing I love more than a tablescape filled with bright colors, unexpected details and lots of sweets!
My friend Erica with Wink by Erica made this gorgeous ombre speckled cake inspired by the ceramic pieces by Suite One Studio and the more tradition robins egg blue speckled cake floating around Pinterest this time of year. She also made an assortment of egg macarons, the gold splatter paint ones are my personal favorite!
For the colorful deviled eggs I followed this recipe but instead of using beets as dye I used regular liquid food coloring. I didn't want the whole egg to be colored, just the rim and this recipe was super helpful. Once the deviled eggs were done, I topped each one with an edible flower because why not?!
When I set the table and bar cart how I originally planned, it seemed like it was missing something. I decided to clip the leftover floral stems and add them to the backdrop with gold foil washi tape. I love how this addition really tied everything together and added a statement without spending an arm and a leg! If you decide to recreate at home, use removable washi tape so it won't mess up your wall.
In the end, I love how everything came together and the mix of pastels with pops of yellow really gives it a modern twist. And of course, Michelle of Michelle Able Photography/Cotton Lifestyles knocked it out of the park with the photos! Take a look through all the details and I'd love to hear what you think!
Easter Party Tips:
Setting the larger desserts and drinks on the bar cart next to the table allows guests to serve and refill as needed. Taking some of the work out of hosting!
Keep the food within the same color scheme so it doubles as decor on the table and bar cart!
If you don't want to set the table, you could stack smaller plates on the bar cart to create a self serve buffet, making it less formal.
If you love the look of tea cups but aren't planning to serve hot tea, pile pretty Easter candies in the cups for an unexpected detail!
If you're hosting this Easter, I hope the above photos inspire you to think outside of the box a little bit!
Happy Easter to you and your family!
RESOURCES & CREDITS
Photography by Michelle Able Photography/Cotton Lifestyles | Ombre speckled cake and egg macarons: Wink by Erica | Gingham napkins: World Market | Tea cups & egg dish: Home Goods | Florals, styling & design: Cake & Confetti