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Tabletop: Easter Dinner Decorating Ideas

March 7, 2016

Hello and happy Monday dear readers! This is Anke with some March-inspired ideas for your coffee table, Easter gathering or any upcoming celebration with family and friends. This year still seems so very young to me – but Easter holidays are already in sight. Easter is a big deal in Germany and aside from its traditional meaning, it also makes us feel excited because when Easter comes we know that SPRING is in sight, which is so exciting, isn’t it? Easter lends a pretty good reason to set a Spring-like table in tender colors. And speaking of color, did you read that rose quartz is one of the two Pantone colors of the year for 2016? Their website said something rather interesting about their reasoning behind their pastel color choices, “As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent.” I have to agree, rose is such a serene color and perfect for the spring tabletop. Leave your stress and worry behind, sit down, relax and enjoy… In fact, I did not hesitate to use rose quartz in my Easter tabletop shown below. I hope that it inspires you to try a little rose quartz at home, too.

Tabletop: Easter Dinner Decorating Ideas

As you notice in my columns each month, I always decorate this little corner in my dining room near the pocket doors where the bench is. I like to make that corner fit the decor I have on the table for a cohesive look. For this look, I’ve styled some pretty flowers, hard-boiled eggs and a simple handmade wreath on the wall. The giant pleated vase was given to me by a dear friend to use for this setting, my ultimate favorite —  such an eye catcher, don’t you think? It was on the table when guests arrived, but to make room for serving, I moved it over to the bench as decor. I created a loose arrangement of ranunculus, tulips, pussy willow, white anemones, wax flowers, eucalyptus and catkin branches.

Tabletop: Easter Dinner Decorating Ideas

While creating this look, I discovered that wax flower is a dream candidate when it comes to crafting with flowers. The fine branches are very flexible and the flowers durable. You will find them in white and pink and in my opinion, nothing is easier than making tiny wreaths out of wax flowers! I’ve even used them to embellish the breakfast eggs on each guests’ plate.

Tabletop: Easter Dinner Decorating Ideas

As Easter breakfast may be more opulent than usual I thought Raspberry-Cream and Almond Sponge Cake might be a good idea! On top you see fresh raspberries and sugar-coated nougat eggs. This candy is very popular in Germany at Easter, they are called Möveneier (seagull eggs) and I love their speckled surface. The plates are simple white ceramic, topped with speckled gray plates from House Doctor to mimic the speckled chocolate egss on the table. For an simple, quick and classy Easter decoration I placed some edible white eggs over a simple white linen tablecloth. The eggs are hard-boiled and I cleaned the shell with pure household vinegar.

Tabletop: Easter Dinner Decorating Ideas

Tabletop: Easter Dinner Decorating Ideas

Tabletop: Easter Dinner Decorating Ideas


How will you spend your Easter holidays, dear readers? I’m afraid I will be away from home working, but hey – I had some Easter spirit already when decorating this table for decor8, right? ;) Have a beautiful month of March and I will see you again on April 4th with another entertaining at home idea for your tabletop! – Anke

(Photography, Styling and Text: Anke Illner. Editor: Holly Becker)


  • Reply Kayleigh March 7, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Beautiful ideas! I really love the arrangement of flowers against white walls and white décor. Not to mention that cake looks delicious!


  • Reply Gabriella March 7, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    I love these flowers so much! How beautiful! And that cake…it looks incredible. Maybe I’ll whip up a fun cake like this to surprise my family this Easter :)

  • Reply Elena March 7, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Soooooo beautiful. I really like this tablesetting, just awesome.

    xo Elena.

  • Reply Harmony and design March 7, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Wowwww preciosa mesa ♡♡♡

  • Reply Sue Schlabach March 7, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    I’m trying to get in the Easter spirit. But it’s snowing lightly this morning, so Easter feels like it should be months away. Luckily we’re due for a warm spelling mid-week. I love the wreath and the airy light colors. Spring will come….

  • Reply Jess | CityComfortsDC March 7, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Per usual everything you and your team here as set up is amazing. What makes this for me though is 100% the flower arrangements and vases. The white poppies with the rose quartz so dreamy.


  • Reply Anela March 7, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Wow Anke, this is so beautiful! It’s a pure joy to read your posts. I look forward to the next one! ;)

  • Reply Julia (mammilade) March 8, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Anke, du Deko-Königin!
    Optisches Highlight und absolutes Hochgefühl!
    Du kannst es einfach :)
    Groooßes Kompliment!
    Du rockst ;)

    Liebe Grüße

  • Reply Kirsty March 9, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Love this, so beautiful, and making me excited for spring to arrive :)

  • Reply Sandra March 10, 2016 at 10:10 am

    This is just an amazing idea. Everything is perfect. I love to try it.

  • Reply Decco March 14, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I am so excited about upcoming Easter. This article induced in me the mood of Spring.

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