Peter Cottontail Easter Tablescape

by Alli

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.

Peter Cottontail Easter Party

Table Runner

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.

Peter Cottontail Party

Centerpiece

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.

Peter Cottontail Easter Party

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.

Place Settings

I used squares of faux grass from Hobby Lobby for the placemats.

Peter Cottontail Easter Party

The little chick egg cups (Amazon) are ideal to use instead of place cards.  The blue “grass” from Hobby Lobby is completely edible!

Peter Cottontail Party

These plates from Pottery Barn Kids are adorable. It was love at first sight and  I knew they would be perfect for my table.

Peter Cottontail

 

Helpful Hint: Always shop your own home first when planning a party.  You’ll be surprised at what you’ll find.

Peter Cottontail Easter Party

Peter Cottontail Easter Party

I’ve got an egg hunt to plan, so I’d better hop to it! What are some of the ways you celebrate Easter?

Peter Cottontail Easter Party

Celebrate Spring and Easter with a Peter Cottontail Garden Party & Egg Hunt!  My DIY Bunny Table Runner is so easy to make.

50 comments

Amanda Smith March 18, 2015 - 7:16 am

You always have the best ideas! I don’t really decorate for Easter. But I do love those plates! They are cute enough to possibly change my mind.

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Shirley Wood March 18, 2015 - 8:02 am

Those plates are too cute! The little chick cups instead of place cards is a nice touch for your Garden party too. Your tablescape looks really fun for the grandchildren. I know your Grands love coming to your house!
We usually always celebrate Easter at our home but are stepping out of that role this year to allow my daughter to be the host.

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Alli March 18, 2015 - 8:22 am

One question: Was it hard to let go? 🙂 I always host all the special holiday events at my house.

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Shirley Wood March 29, 2015 - 9:06 am

The answer is Yes but I’m looking forward to a break from all the work. I’m also having second thoughts!

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Alli March 30, 2015 - 8:09 am

Change is hard, right? And I’m such a creature of habit. I know it will be fabulous and your house will be clean when you get home. 🙂

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Ashley March 18, 2015 - 8:58 am

This tablescape is absolutely precious! I will definitely be checking out my favorite stores after the holiday to grab some discounted decor but am going to look for those PBK plates now, they are adorable!

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Alli March 18, 2015 - 4:30 pm

I fell in love with the plates first, then decorated the table around the plates.

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Madaline March 18, 2015 - 9:18 am

You are so talented. This table setting is just so fun and whimsical. Love the whole thing!

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Alli March 18, 2015 - 4:29 pm

Thanks, Madaline! Kids’ tables are the most fun!

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Sarah Sofia Knepp March 18, 2015 - 9:52 am

I always love seeing your party planning come together! What a fun Easter tabelscape! Those PBK plates are adorable and the perfect color pallet! I use the faux grass too for my tablescapes and always reuse past years décor in a new way! Great tips and inspiration!

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Alli March 18, 2015 - 4:29 pm

Thanks, Sarah! I found the plates first and knew immediately what direction I would go.

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Angelic Sinova March 18, 2015 - 12:13 pm

Oh my goodness, what an ADORABLE center table! I loved Peter Cottontail as a kid. Great use of peeps! It wouldn’t be Easter without a peep or two <3

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Alli March 18, 2015 - 4:27 pm

PEEPS are a must at Easter! 🙂 Your Kawaii box is so cute!

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Beverly March 18, 2015 - 1:56 pm

What a fun tablescape! I love the table runner. No doubt your grandkids love visiting! Thanks for sharing this on the Spring Craft Blog Hop.

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Alli March 18, 2015 - 4:25 pm

Thanks for hosting!

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Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods March 18, 2015 - 2:26 pm

Oh my goodness! Love your Easter tablescape {especially the table runner!} As always that so much for the inspiration, Alli!

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Alli March 18, 2015 - 4:25 pm

I’m drooling over your you-fooled-me-good succulents AND that amazing handprint artwork.

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Rebekah March 18, 2015 - 3:19 pm

I love it! I think it’s my favorite Easter tablescape you’ve ever done.

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Alli March 18, 2015 - 4:24 pm

Thanks, Rebekah! I really had fun putting this one together.

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Courtney March 18, 2015 - 3:47 pm

Omg how cute is this table set up!!! Easter is such a fun holiday to decorate for. You definitely did a fabulous job 🙂

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Alli March 18, 2015 - 4:23 pm

Thanks, Courtney! Easter is so much fun.

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Nicole Keener March 18, 2015 - 4:05 pm

Oh what a cute idea! I am all into Easter Decorating at the moment as well.

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nadeen March 18, 2015 - 4:10 pm

when I come to South Carolina I am stopping by your house! As always this is all so cute and colorful and creative. I don’t even have kids but I love pottery barn kids! I have never been in a hobby lobby but they have them here so I’ll check it out.

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Alli March 18, 2015 - 4:23 pm

You are more than welcome to stop by, Nadeen!

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Kathy Roller March 18, 2015 - 4:37 pm

That is the cutest thing! You make me WANT to have more kids over for an Easter party!

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Alli March 18, 2015 - 4:39 pm

The more the merrier. 🙂

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Raquel March 18, 2015 - 4:49 pm

Oh that is such a cute tablescape. Where did you find the turf piece? I really love that and want to come to your home for Easter. 🙂

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Liz Mays March 18, 2015 - 5:10 pm

Oh my gosh! Peter Cottontail! I love that centerpiece. It’s so great that you got to make use of things you’ve had around the house already.

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Michelle Hwee March 18, 2015 - 6:39 pm

This is just adorable!! I already loved bunnies but this just took it up a notch! Thanks for sharing, very creative!! 🙂

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Krayl @ An Appealing Plan March 18, 2015 - 8:39 pm

Alli – You KNOW I can’t get enough tablescapes and then add Peter Rabbit on top! Heaven!!

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Erlene March 18, 2015 - 9:16 pm

And when are you coming over to decorate my table? 🙂 I love the PEEPS on a stick idea and will share that with my PEEPS obsessed daughter.

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Paris at My BIg Fat Happy Life March 18, 2015 - 10:54 pm

Such an adorable table for Easter! I am totally in love with those Peter Rabbit plates. I know S would love them, she asks me regularly read all the Peter Rabbit stories!

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Heather March 18, 2015 - 11:50 pm

Your tablescape looks so cute! I love Peter Cottontail and it makes a great theme for Easter!

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Tammilee Tips March 19, 2015 - 1:23 am

This table runner turned out amazing!! It makes a great Easter decorations and I love that i didn’t cost extra money!

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Tammy March 19, 2015 - 9:43 am

I LOVE the plate!! What a cute idea you have here. I adore the eggs.

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Jamie | North of Something March 19, 2015 - 12:58 pm

I absolutely love the Pottery Barn Peter Rabbit plates! I really enjoy all the cute themes that float around during the Easter holiday.

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Margarita Ibbott March 19, 2015 - 1:03 pm

Peter Rabbit is so classic isn’t it? I love those bottle with the lemonade. Where do you buy those?

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Boonie March 19, 2015 - 2:25 pm

I love DIY ideas! This seems doable too. I know sometimes first timers can get overwhelmed with big ideas or lots of steps, but to a newbie like me, I could probably accomplish this or parts of this idea for a fun and colorful Easter celebration. 🙂 Thank you.

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Chubskulit Rose March 19, 2015 - 4:41 pm

Those plates are super cute! My son love Peter Rabbit, we have a book that he still reads even now that he is 8.

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Joy March 20, 2015 - 1:05 am

So my daughter has this book that plays the “Here Comes Peter Cottontail” song in annoying electronic tones, and just reading the title now has the song stuck in my head. 😛 That said, this is such a cute tablescape. I love the plates!

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Rebecca Swenor March 20, 2015 - 10:08 am

I love your tablescaping. These are such cute ideas and I love that the grass was used for the place mats. The lil chick and the eggs with the names is a totally awesome idea to use instead of the place cards. Wonderfully done indeed. Thanks for sharing.

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Chrissy Mazzocchi March 20, 2015 - 11:24 am

This is such a cute idea! I used to love reading Peter Cotton Tail.

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Lorelai March 23, 2015 - 8:31 pm

How cute! We are big Beatrix Potter fans at our house so I love the plates! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week. 🙂

~Lorelai
Life With Lorelai

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Carole March 24, 2015 - 2:49 pm

Adorable! Love the Pottery Barn plates! I’ll answer your question to Shirley about “was it hard to let go?” Yes; especially if you love entertaining and the “process” of planning, decorating and preparing for your event. But, family dynamics change, life changes and we adapt. I learned to host parties for my friends instead of family.

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Natalie March 25, 2015 - 5:20 pm

This is the cutest peter cottontail Easter table center piece. It would be perfect for displaying all the candy for the kids.

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication March 27, 2015 - 5:53 pm

We loved this so much we featured this post this week at the #HomeMattersParty – the door is open! We’d love to have you come by and check it out! http://theroadtodomestication.com/2015/03/27/home-matters-linky-party-30/

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Alli March 30, 2015 - 8:15 am

Thanks so much for the feature, Kristen! I really enjoy your party every Friday!

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Bailey K. March 29, 2015 - 3:48 pm

This is so so cute! It makes me wish I was crafty! What’s that pretty pink drink?

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Alli March 30, 2015 - 8:08 am

It’s pink lemonade. Thanks!

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