MAKE IT EASY
Easter on the Table
The arrival of Easter has
always brought with it the hope of spring to winter-weary North
Americans. By this time of year, most of us are just plain tired
of winter storm warnings and shoveling snow into small mountain
ranges. So it's never too early to look ahead to Easter and the
bright new beginnings it signifies.
Here are three easy Easter
decorating ideas to
help you dress your holiday table with spring color for less.
You could put one of these
party favors at each place setting. Used pastel tissue paper
becomes Easter grass when put through a straight-edged paper
shredder. Use it to make a nest in a footed dessert dish for a
large plastic egg filled with treats.
You might want to think of this
like you would a Christmas cracker and, along with foil-wrapped
chocolate, put a small keepsake and a quote or Easter riddles
inside. Maybe you'd like to print the names of dinner guests on
each egg and make use of them as place cards as well.
We finished each party favor
with a paper rose and a length of pastel ribbon tied around the
Tip: Save the ribbon that comes
wrapped around the packages of candles at the dollar store for use
in projects like this one.
This centerpiece consists of
one 5" tall candlestick, a pair of 2" candlesticks in
the same style, three small easter candle rings and three purple
candles. Then, we tied some lilac-colored ribbon around the center
candlestick and set all three candles on mirrored candle plates to
add an extra sparkle to the grouping.
Choose candle rings and ribbon
to co-ordinate with the candle color of your choice.
Here's another easy Easter
decorating idea that can be put together quicker than you can say "chocolate
chick," (the confection or the consumer!)
All you need is a galvanized
metal container like the one pictured, which is embossed on both
sides, three small candle rings and some Easter grass or tissue
paper for the floral pieces to sit on. You simply fill the
container with tissue paper or Easter grass and arrange the candle
rings on top.
Make this the focal point of
your Easter table for about five bucks. For a long dining table,
three of these centerpieces would look nice set at various points
down the length of the table.
See also: Entertaining
Treats For Your Table