Easter Menu for a Garden Party Spring Table
March 13, 2018
Easter centerpiece with purple tulips and ceramic bunnies

Easter Menu for a Garden Party Spring Table

Try a printable Easter Menu this year for your dinner table. I LOVE spring and Easter is such a wonderful time to get together with loved ones and celebrate! And everyone knows a beautiful table is necessary for any celebration! What? It's NOT necessary?!

Agree to disagree.

Ceramic bunny next to galvanized vase with a large bunch of purple tulips.
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Easter Menu for Dinner

Oh alright! I guess the food is the most important part. There are so many ways you can go with Easter the dinner menu, ham being the most popular of course.

But we've begun a tradition each year going the “loaves and fishes” route:

  • Baked salmon
  • Fresh bread with olive oil
  • Scalloped potatoes
  • Asparagus
  • Fruity green salad with a piece of honeycomb because “Of the fish and honeycomb, He did surely eat”

This not only gives us a delicious meal but ties into the true meaning of Easter and celebrates the life of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Garden Party Inspired Easter Table

Garden Party Inspired Easter Table with bunny next to vase of purple tulips and pink and purple place setting.

To make a special dinner feel even MORE special I really like to design a beautiful table.

I pulled out a linen tablecloth as my table base this year, then layered a strip of artificial grass with a barn wood plank as the runner. Do you love the rustic farmhouse feel of that old weathered wood that ACTUALLY came from an old building on my parent's farm in Idaho? How cool is that!?

I selected bright pastels, mostly because my favorite color is purple and chose to mix several shades of the gorgeous hue.

  • Grass Runner: have an 18″ strip of artificial turf cut at Home Depot!
  • Linen tablecloth
Easter centerpiece with purple tulips and ceramic bunnies

Starting with an ombre centerpiece of purple tulips. They were so bright and cheery I just couldn't pass them up! Arranged on a galvanized cake plate, I love how they cascade of their own accord! The flowers frame out these two little concrete bunnies so sweetly while the floral garland winds in and out of everything.

Bunnies, cake plate, garland and tulips all from Michaels!

Easter Table Details

Faux eggs on grass table runner for an Easter tablescape

I'm a huge fan of using natural elements, or things that LOOK natural! These mossy rocks, bird nests, and wooden eggs support the garden party feeling. I added in a few paper butterflies appearing ready to take flight to soften the table and add a little more depth. {You can find more butterfly ideas here.}

Ceramic bunny bowl filled with jelly beans

This serving bowl holds a surprise as you eat down the jelly beans to reveal this sweet little bunny. He looks pretty content knee deep in sweets!

Easter Menu Place Settings

Fully decorated table for Easter dinner. Grass runner with rustic wood board, moss, bunnies, butterflies, and tulips.

The frilly pink chargers break up the purple just a touch and set a beautiful foundation for the floral plates. Simple purple napkins anchor heavy silverware, and a lavender goblet completes the collection. Give them a little something sweet with a chocolate butterscotch bird nest favor. Edible favors are always my favorite!

Easter Goblet DIY

Ceramic bunny next to galvanized vase with a large bunch of purple tulips.

Vintage colored glass is gorgeous and is becoming increasingly popular for party styling. But what to do when your budget doesn't include new glasses? You PAINT the ones you already have! Clear school glue mixed with a little acrylic paint brushed on the OUTSIDE of each glass and viola! We can pretend they are super fancy!

The glue will of course wash off the glasses eventually, AND it's not safe to drink from the rim, so provide some straws! It's not a permanent Easter solution but does make for a fun short term event detail!

FREE Easter Menu Printable

Easter place setting. Pink charger, floral plate, free printable menu, and downloadable bunny place card.

Speaking of details, I LOVE menus for fancy dinners. Did you see the peacock menu for Thanksgiving? It was so pretty! Because I love food and I love you I'm offering this editable Easter menu download for FREE! It comes in purple and black.

Regular readers, if you'd like to snag it you can use the password at the bottom of your last email from me in our Printables Library. If you aren't yet a Parties With A Cause VIP you can pick it up here and never miss a printable again!

Ceramic bunny with cut paper rabbit place card for Easter Table

We can't forget our bunny place cards! Another fancy occasion must have. I especially love the cute pom pom tail! These were cut using my Cricut Explore Air 2 using a rabbit file from the Design Space Library.

Just type up the names, use the print and cut option, then glue on a fluffy white tail.

moss butterflies and bird nests with mini eggs on wooden board as an Easter table centerpiece

I hope you loved our Easter menu and picked up a few ideas from the Garden Party Spring Table. It is such a lovely way to bring the outdoors in.ย 

If you try our Easter menu or any of the decor suggestions, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you share photos, I want to see it too! Please tag us @partieswithacause on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. We love celebrating all your hard work!ย 

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Garden Party Inspired Easter Table with bunny next to vase of purple tulips and pink and purple place setting.

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Until next time my friend! Signature and photo

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32 Comments

  1. Kristine Puzel

    Bri – First of all, I have never seen a center piece foundation like yours with the turf and the wood plank. That is some serious creativity! And clearly, that can be used year-round – especially the board. It’s a great anchor and statement piece. I learned something new – I did not know you could paint glasses-definitely tucking that away for future reference! I love the birds nests and eggs sitting on candleholders; I am going to scoop the post-Easter sales and try and find some like that! And those ombre tulips are gorgeous! I do remember your peacock menu for Thanksgiving ! Just like that one, your Easter table is full of color and spirit!

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  2. debbie

    First, Bri, thank you for your kind reference to my site at the beginning…I am honored, You packed in the details! So many elements of inspiration. I love the whole centerpiece with the grass and wood and the special touch of it being a memory for your family. The range in heights and texture makes it so interesting to look at and the natural elements bring the outdoors of Spring indoors to welcome us while it is still a bit cool out for most. Your painted glasses are gorgeous and the fact that you chose to implement the Pantone color of the year was genius. Lastly, those name cards and menu make the most special and sweet personal touch, LOVE everything!!!!

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  3. Michelle James

    I love your garden theme! Great minds think alike-I’m sure you saw I bought the same chargers and plates, lol! Didn’t you get so excited when you saw those chargers in the store? They are so very pretty! The color scheme you used is gorgeous!! Fun hopping with you!

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  4. Jordan @ Jordan's Easy Entertaining

    Bri, this is so gorgeous! I’m definitely going to run to Home Depot for a new table runner! The shades of purple and natural elements are perfect for Easter!

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  5. Sarina

    I love everything about this tablescape. The rustic wooden centerpiece looks amazing.. We have all sorts of rustic wood around our home acreage and I love to incorporate unique elements like that.

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  6. Janine Huldie

    I am with you that spring is one of my favorite times of the year. So makes sense that I would love to decorate for it, too! Gorgeous tablescapes and thanks for sharing here ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. J. Ivy Boyter

    I love how light and whimsical this Easter tablescape is!

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  8. Erlene

    Ok, guess who is running down to HD and getting some grass…lol. Love the table!

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  9. sistersindesign

    LOVE the rustic element in the center with all the white smooth finishes. Beautiful!

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  10. Debrashoppeno5

    What a beautiful table. I really like your idea of the plank, especially since it came from your parents farm. The details you have thought of are so special and I totally adore the bowl with the bunny in it.

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  11. Corrine

    I love your tablescape! I almost bought those pink chargers, they’re so pretty! And the wooden plank idea is genius, it looks fantastic. Do your parents have any extras? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Everything looks amazing, and the menu is such a nice touch, I’ll have to do that next time I have a fancy dinner party

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  12. Susan

    Bri this is just stunning! Beautiful colors and decor for Easter and spring.

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  13. Lori

    Oh my gosh Bri!! I love playing the beautiful spring details!! The grass and all the natural elements are just gorgeous…now I want to go set my table!!

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  14. Beth

    Such a lovely tablescape! I can’t get over how much that wooden plank positioned in the center of the table works so well โ€”and so versatile! Thank you for sharing some truly pretty ideas for Easter!

    Reply

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