Today I have spring table decorating ideas in blue and white and Easter activities too.
Easter is a time to celebrate with family, friends, and loved ones.
It’s about togetherness, gratitude, and good eating. But you can and should add a little fun!
Below are lots of festive and creative ideas for your table, plus activities for your family this Easter.
If you choose to set the table, here is some blue and white springy decor inspiration.
Easter Place Settings
It all started with these beautiful Easter bunny placemats in blue and white. They became the focal point that I worked around.
Under them, I used a simple white tablecloth and stacked white dinner plates for a clean and fresh base.
Next, I layered on various touches of other blue accents.
Incorporated in the table decor are novelty Easter plates with illustrated bunnies.
Blue napkins trimmed in sweet white lace added a pop of color against the white dishware.
Also, blue gingham ribbons from my stash, cinch the napkins.
For a dash of yellow, I put cheery little bunny salt and pepper shakers.
I included a set of stemware coupes that I found at Goodwill.
For silverware, I used mixed sets of my antique pieces.
Again, not expensive. I just gathered through the years at Antique shops and rummage sales.
I knew I wanted flowers included as well.
The centerpiece is a potted plant of bright yellow tulips that make the spring tablescape come to life!
The tulips were simply from my grocery store!
Keep your eyes open for pretty spring blooms when shopping, so you are prepared to know the best places to find what you like.
I also added some of my faux flowers in small vases for the photoshoot.
The white pansies, anemone, chrysanthemum, and cosmos, add a lovely floral detail and texture to the mix.
But, of course, you can never have too many flowers, right?
I finished the table by making mini individual Easter baskets for each place setting to hold chocolate eggs. Also, the baskets are trimmed in more of my ribbon.
The baskets make cute take-home favors for kids and adults alike.
Finally, I kept it simple with white candles in glass candlestick holders to add a warm glow.
I love mixing “new” and “old” elements to create a unique dining table.
Adjust the look for your space. This color palette would work well with summer apartment coastal decor, which is all about lighter tones and a relaxed feel.
A meal is integral to any celebration, and Easter is no exception.
You can prepare a traditional Easter dinner or a more casual Easter brunch.
Below are ideas for your Easter meal.
Easter Egg Hunt
An Easter egg hunt is a traditional activity that kids of all ages absolutely love.
However, you can make it more thrilling by hiding eggs in unexpected places, indoors and out.
You can also use different colored eggs to reveal various kinds and levels of prizes.
Create a treasure map for each egg, one leading to the next. Or plan a scavenger hunt by creating a list of clues that lead to the location of the eggs.
Make it challenging enough to keep things exciting but easy for younger children.
Decorating eggs is a classic Easter activity that never gets old.
You can decorate eggs with dye kits, stickers, paint, markers, and other materials.
You can also use techniques like wax resist, marbling, and decoupage.
Encourage everyone to let loose, get creative, and have fun.
Make Easter Baskets
Easter baskets are a meaningful part of the holiday; making them can be fun.
You can use baskets, paper bags, or cardboard to make Easter baskets.
Or you can create DIY Easter basket liners to customize or update baskets you already have.
Then, fill them with goodies such as chocolates, candies, and small toys, and remember to add an adorable stuffed animal.
Easter Bunny Pictures
Take photos with the Easter bunny to capture the moment! Make your own bunny ears with fabric or paper.
You can also use face paint to create Easter bunny whiskers and then add a nose.
Or head to a public setting where a photographer is set up to take pictures of the family with the Easter bunny.
Crafts are a great way to get creative, bond, and have fun with your family.
For example, you can make Easter cards, paper flowers, and bunny masks, decorate eggs, or create your own Easter-themed decorations.
Use paper, fabric, clay, and even natural materials like twigs and leaves.
Online tutorials and resources can help you get started, regardless of age or skill level.
An Easter Piñata
A piñata is a unique and entertaining addition to any gathering!
You could buy or make a bunny or egg-shaped piñata and fill it with goodies, such as candies, miniature toys, and other favors.
Make it a bit more challenging by blindfolding the players and allowing them to take turns striking the piñata.
Easter Baking and Cooking
Easter is also a wonderful time for creating traditional family recipes and delicious treats.
Spend quality time in the kitchen with your family and make Easter-themed baked goods and candies.
For example, you can make cutout sugar cookies, Easter cakes, cupcakes, or traditional hot cross buns.
Get your children involved by having them decorate cupcakes or cookies with pastel icings and fun Easter sprinkles.
Games are a fantastic way to connect and be together, usually laughing while you are at it!
For example, you can have an Easter egg toss, where you toss a raw egg back and forth with a partner.
If you drop the egg, you’re out! You could also organize an egg and spoon race, where you must balance an egg on a spoon and race to the finish line.
An Easter-themed Pictionary game, a trivia game, or a game of charades with Easter clues would all be great fun too!
Easter Movie Night
After a day filled with holiday activities, wind down with a movie night!
There is an abundance of Easter-themed movies to watch with your family, such as:
Peter Rabbit (2018)
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (2016)
The Dog Who Saved Easter (2014)
Rise Of the Guardians (2012)
The Prince of Egypt (1998)
It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (1974)
Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Irving Berlin’s Easter Parade (1948)
You can also watch classic family films, for example:
Stuart Little (1999)
The Parent Trap (1998)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Mary Poppins (1965)
The Sound of Music (1965)
I hope you’re inspired to try these Easter activities and table-decorating ideas at this year’s holiday dinner gathering!
Most importantly, make memories and enjoy time with your loved ones.
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