Creating the tablescape is always my favorite part of planning a party, especially when it’s a party for kids. Every Easter I try to do something a little different for the grandkids. Last year was an Easter Candy Buffet. One year I made homemade baskets out of boxes of PEEPS®. (I had just started blogging, please forgive the horrible pics!) This year I created Disney Marvel Easter baskets and planned a garden party, including an egg hunt. I dreamed up the cutest Peter Cottontail Tablescape.
My table runner was completely free because everything I used was leftovers from other projects. It pays to keep those little bits and pieces of leftover ribbon, fabric, etc.
I used black cotton fabric and fusible web (brand names – Wonder Under, Heat’n Bond, etc.) to make the bunny silhouettes. I downloaded a bunny image, cut it out and taped it to scraps of cotton fabric that had the fusible web already attached from a previous project. I then cut around the download and ironed it onto the burlap. Hot glue was used to attach the pink bunny tails. I think it’s simply adorable. It only took a few minutes.
My simple centerpiece is a couple of bunny rabbits that I’ve had for years and PEEPS® Pops. Those bunnies have been hanging around my house forever. I remember buying them on sale and I love them as much today as I did the day I brought them home.
Helpful Hint: It’s best to shop for seasonal/holiday items right after the holiday. You’ll grab the best deals. Just make sure you have somewhere to store the items year round.
I used squares of faux grass from Hobby Lobby for the placemats.
The little chick egg cups (Amazon) are ideal to use instead of place cards. The blue “grass” from Hobby Lobby is completely edible!
These plates from Pottery Barn Kids are adorable. It was love at first sight and I knew they would be perfect for my table.
Helpful Hint: Always shop your own home first when planning a party. You’ll be surprised at what you’ll find.
I’ve got an egg hunt to plan, so I’d better hop to it! What are some of the ways you celebrate Easter?