Just like Christmas, we celebrate Easter in the opposite season to the rest of the world. Well, us and everyone else in the Southern Hemisphere that is. Traditionally, Easter is a spring festival, celebrating everything that is new and fresh and budding. That’s why furry bunnies and eggs are associated with Easter. But we go into Easter when leaves are falling, when the colder weather sets in and when – hopefully! – the rainy season starts. That means that the usual festive fair with daffodils and bright spring colours are not going to apply to us! I’ve been digging a bit further and put together my favourite ideas for an Autumn Easter feast. While bunnies and eggs still abound, you might find a few ideas that are more in keeping with the local season. I hope it will inspire you!
Table Decorations for an Autumn Holiday
I find it’s easier to start from the middle and plan your focal first. So here are some ideas for centerpieces for your Easter table.
Chatelaine via Texture.com
Make a centerpiece with some pretty natural eggs and pastel succulents. You can even throw in a few patterned decoupage eggs if you like!
This sweet little autumn display that is easy enough to make with twine, spray paint and pine cones. Stack them in a pretty bowl or on a plate and place in the middle of your table. Click here for the tutorial!
I love this one featured in Elle Decor. It’s simple, rustic and has lovely colours! It’s also easy enough to create with whatever you have in the fridge and in the garden.
While this is definitely more Thanksgiving-oriented, it can work just as well for Easter. Throw some golden eggs and a few bunnies in there and you’ve got a party! Have a look at the rest of this post for some more pumpkin-inspired table decorations – there are GORGEOUS ideas here!
And now for the rest of the table!
Keep things super slick and minimalist in black and white with gold touches. Image via Style Curator.
Create a beautiful whimsical table setting with vintage animal-inspire dishware, distressed wood and natural linen. Image from Get Cottage.
A picnic-style table with raw wood and richly coloured food. Here, the food creates the tablescape, so it’s both beautiful and delicious! Via Our Food Stories.
Keep things really simple and natural with a brown paper table runner and crisp white tableware. Throw in a few white feathers as an ode to the candy chicken that produced the eggs! Via Daily Dream Decor.
Combine a napkin and an easter egg to create a sweet little bunny! Really easy and a great project to get the kids involved with. Via Craft Room Stories.
A fresh blue table setting with gold and greenery. Perfect for an Easter Sunday lunch! Via Hurd & Honey.
AND NOW… for some eggs! If you’re the type of person that likes to decorate your own eggs, well done! I might try that this year as well – it’s a great way to keep the kids occupied. And we so love scrambled eggs, so it’s just a case of extracting the egg without breaking the shell. Here’s how!
And then you’re ready to decorate!