Creating a Whimsical Easter Dinner Table

Can you believe that it’s almost Easter?! I’m not sure where the time has gone, but it’s hopping along pretty quickly. (That was for you, hubby. He loves my bad puns. ;))

Today I’m going to give you a few ideas for a creating a whimsical, natural Easter table scape. I created this a few years ago at our family’s Easter dinner. Everyone loved it so much, I recreated it this year and wanted to share it with all of you.

It combines a lot of natural elements that you may even be able to find in your own back yard, depending on where you live. I am all for foraged table scapes (and Trader Joes! Same thing?).

Here is what I used to create this look:

  • Moss (more info on that below)

  • Plastic Wrap (Any brand of food wrap will do)

  • Easter Figurines: lambs, bunnies, chicks, etc. (Pottery Barn, a few years ago)

  • Fresh Flowers (Gift from a friend!)

  • Yellow, Striped Napkins (Home Goods, last year)

  • Glass Chargers (Amazon, several years ago)

  • White Dinner Plates (Home Goods, last year)

  • Bunny Plates (I bought mine a few years ago from Pottery Barn on clearance)

  • Wine Glasses (Our normal glasses)

  • Silver Flatware (Our normal glasses)

The basis and show stopping aspect of this look is a live moss table runner. You may be able to find moss in your back yard, but if not you can potentially find it at your local craft store or local garden center. Amazon also sells moss here and you should be able to receive it within a day or two with Prime. This is what I used for the table and I was very pleased with the results.

  1. Grab a roll of kitchen plastic wrap and roll it down the center of your table. This is particularly important if you’re using moss from outside because it will have a lot more moisture in it and you don’t want it to ruin your table.


2. Place your flowers in the center of the table - I put mine in a large bowl and filled it with moss.

3. Set both heads of the table so that you can have the moss encircle the chargers to create a soft, natural look


4. Place the moss down the center of the table, on top of the plastic wrap.


5. Nestle the figurines into the moss on either side of the flowers. You could also easily add smaller, potted flowers if you don’t want to use animals.

6. Set the table

You can easily play with different plate, napkin, and silverware combinations here to create a whimsical, spring look. The main focal point is the moss table runner, so feel free to create a beautiful look around that main backdrop!

Don’t forget to tag us in photos of your Easter tables!

Can’t wait to see what you create!


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