Friday, March 31, 2017

Easter Brunch Inspiration

Inspiration and blog post done by new shop girl, Rachel!

Hosting Easter brunch is one of my favorite annual activities!  I love to open up our house for spring; bring out the pastel colors and celebrate the day with a delicious meal, egg hunt and time with people we love.  Fresh blooms and floral patterns are my favorite way to decorate for Easter.  Sometimes it seems we overlook the kids table because so much of the celebration is focused around other children’s activities, but not this year!  This set-up pulls together an eye-catching display that’s sure to impress and, perhaps more importantly, entertain the smallest guests.

While it looks like a lot is happening here, simplicity is the goal! We can show you how to make it easy to layer patterns and textures, mix and match paper goods, use what you have and add elements of nature.

On this table we used an aqua table runner (festive wrapping or kraft paper is also a favorite), layered two Meri Meri Liberty Napkins on the table (because we know kids need more than one napkin) then set a base of our Meri Meri Toot Sweet Pink Stripe plates.  The iconic gold, scallop edge peeks out from underneath the textured appetizer plates and bowls in Pearly Pink and Caribbean Blue.  In the center of the plate we added Sugarfina Robin’s Egg Caramels and Baby Butterflies (available for purchase in store).

For additional table decor, add fun theme activities like this Meri Meri Bunny Dress Up Kit, stuffed animals like Hazel Village Bunnies, Liberty paper bunny ears or a decorative bunny balloon kit. These will occupy little ones while the adults socialize and finish their meal. We also added the adorable bunny backpacks on the backs of the chair, for the children to take home their fun Easter goodies.

Simplicity comes by mixing in what you already have on hand. Extra plastic eggs? The kiddos will have fun opening each one!  Easter grass? Crayons and paper? Toss them on the table!  In the shop, our best tablescapes often come together with the addition of small elements.  Plus, it’s always a win when decor doubles as a favor; bunny ears, bunny backpacks and pouches or Liberty Bunny Bags are all fun souvenirs for guests without a lot of work from the hostess.

The backdrop… to DIY or buy?

For a fresh and festive backdrop, head out for a walk with the littles and gather branches.  In about 40 minutes, we added greenery and florals to a fallen branch in order to create this hanging backdrop.

DIY Branch & Greenery Hanging Decor
Estimated time: 30-45 minutes
You’ll Need:
A branch or other hanger
Floral Wire
Flowers & greenery of your choice (we purchased at a local grocery store)
Optional: Eggs ornaments or other garland

To Make:
If you’re using fresh greenery and flowers, be sure to do this the day of your event so it’s as fresh as possible!
Cut stems to desired length
Wrap floral wire around the stem and connect to branch
Repeat until you have the desired look
For extra interest, hang egg ornaments from the middle or ends of the greenery

No time to DIY?  No worries!  Our favorite decor picks include the Meri Meri Liberty Happy Easter Garland, Meri Meri Floral Garland or The Flair Exchange tassel garland kit.

What are your favorite ways to celebrate Easter?  Did you try any of these ideas? We love to see your celebrations! Comment here or tag us on Instagram @loveofcharacter! Make sure you're following along to see some of our other Easter favorites, such as basket ideas.

Lots of Love,

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