An Eventful Life Blog

Sharing some inspiration from the Alice’s Table blog today on springtime entertaining.  We will soon be humming “Here Come’s Peter Cottontail” before you know it!

Does anyone else feel like we were just ringing in the new year and now we’re getting ready to celebrate Easter? Honestly, where has this year gone? As a group who can pretty much come up with any excuse to throw a party, holidays are our thing here at Alice’s Table. And right there on the same page is Chicago-based lifestyle blogger Rachel Geeser of An Eventful Life, who’s also a tad holiday-obsessed. Here she invites us to take at peek at her Easter table and shares guidance for pulling together a chic tableau that doesn’t break the bank.

This Easter keep things simple and focused on bright colors.  Here are her top tips for planning your own Easter or Spring tablescape:

Linens can make a big statement for a relatively small cost. Target and Home Goods are two great budget-friendly stores for finding linens and decor at good prices.  Look how simple it is to just wrap the napkin with ribbon and finish with hot pink tulip tucked in for good measure. Or how about this sweet napkin garnished with a radish — certainly Peter Rabbit approved.


Coconut Macaroon Nests from Skinnytaste

You don’t have to have a ton of decor for every holiday. These Coconut Macaroon Nests from Skinnytaste can serve as your Easter decor and dessert.  Look at these sweet little peat pots filled with candy.  Wouldn’t  a place card be adorable tucked inside at each guest’s place setting?

Yummy Healthy Easy

As far as an appetizer that will make a lasting impression, how about this adorable Easter carrot cheese ball from Yummy Healthy Easy.

And last, flowers.  They don’t have to cost a ton to make an impact and you don’t need to go to a florist. You can pick up a pretty bouquet of tulips or hydrangeas from your local grocery store for about $10. Other inexpensive blooms this time of year include spray roses and gerbera daisies. And don’t forget your own garden has plenty to contribute — like Dusty Miller, rosemary and daffodils.

Happy Spring!