My friend, Edmonton Designer and Florist Cory Christopher and I chatted at the Jasper PJ Party back in March about collaborating on something for Easter (Cory was there teaching classes on floral design and I was hosting).
We wanted to create a beautiful yet simple Easter brunch tablescape that you could pull together fairly quickly (if you’re like me and leave everything until the last minute). We wanted to dress both a table for the grown-ups and a fun Toddler Table too. Ideally, we want you to be able to put this together in little-to-no time while having it look like you spent weeks planning.
The Grown-Up Table
Start off with a simple, natural paper roll. I love how unique and beautifully simple this is. You can buy the natural option here or here or go with white instead! Bonus: if your wreck your table runner – just rip off another piece!
Set out your items and get creating! I love the mix of glassware Cory chose for our table. The gold goblets really add something different. I love these too!
To avoid over-spending, try to use what you already have. I don’t mind spending a few dollars to purchase new cloth napkins in whichever theme colour I’m going with. Superstore and Homesense are my go-to places for these types of purchases. The styles are great, and usually the price is too.
Cory chose to place Pussy Willows over each setting, providing an earthy, outdoorsy feel without being too over-the-top.
These gorgeous eggs are from Boissonneault Family Farms north of Edmonton. We wanted real blue eggs for a few reasons – it was less work than dying eggs, and it kept with our “all natural” theme. The best part is, after you’re done using eggs as decor for your table you can throw them in the frying pan! My son Wyatt has been loving them for breakfast this week. You’ll notice we didn’t limit our eggs to “real” ones, either. No Easter Brunch table is complete without a bowl or two of Mini Eggs!
The final (and in my opinion, most important) part of the Easter Brunch tablescape is floral. This is where you really see your table really come to life. What better way to accentuate that springtime vibe than with fresh flowers?
Cory created this stunning ‘Easter Surprise’ arrangement with beautiful blooms in a long wooden box.
If you’re making favours for your guests, it’s important to incorporate them into the design of the table. Cory whipped up these adorable Egg Place Cards filled with pussywillows, succulents, and blooms for a very thoughtful take-home gift.
For expert advice on designing your Easter brunch table, check out Cory’s blog here.
See our Toddler Table design here!
All photos: Katie Samycia- In-House Photographer, Cory Christopher