Easter’s On Its Way: A Round-Up of Recipes and Table Inspiration!

 Easter Round Up of Recipes and Table Inspiration

 I pulled together an Easter Parade of recipes and inspiration from the archives from the kitchen to the table, some of which I had to hunt for like an Easter Egg :)


If you’re of in need of some Easter inspiration, click on the links to hop over

for a peep or a taste :)


 In the Potting Shed with Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail

Original Peter Rabbit Chocolates by Beatrix Potter, green and white bunny plates and cabbage leaf chargers for a bunny egg-stravaganza


PicMonkey Collage Easter Basket cakes

Mini Easter Basket Cakes

Festive to serve and easy to decorate, filling with colored coconut for “grass”, candy eggs, and a chocolate bunny or chick, just like an Easter basket!


 Lunch with Bunnies

A floral quilt and Pansy Bunny serving pieces provide a centerpiece for dishes offering up sprays of flowers.


Help yourself to a mixed baby greens salad with berries, blue cheese crumbles, pecans and violas. . .


And Chilled Carrot Soupgarnished with violas, flowering thyme, parsley, and with a swirl of sour cream.


and Pansy Shortbread Cookies for a sweet ending.

Blooming Easter Basket DIY

How to Build a Blooming Easter Basket


A Bunny Picnic

Easter Baskets are picnic ready with Bunny-Shaped Sandwiches, Carrot Cake Cookies, and Bunny Snack Mix and Lemonade with Peeps Stirrers

Tussie Mussie Napkins

Napkins-Turned-Tussie Mussie, an easy and festive DIY napkin fold! Fill with Easter eggs, candy, flatware, or flowers for your Easter table or any occasion!


Lemon Peep-tinis

& Peeps Centerpiece

Bunny Trail Mix Popcorn

A sweet and salty mix guaranteed to satisfy everybunny’s sweet tooth! Perfect for a neighborhood or family Easter Egg Hunt!

Lemon-Dill Chicken Salad Stuffed Eggs

 Lemon Dill Chicken Salad can be made up to 3 days in advance, then assemble your eggs before serving.

Or a veggie version, Veggie Medley Deviled Eggs

Fun & festive to serve in cupcake liners for a party or an Easter buffet!

Easter PEEPS® Hidden Egg Cupcakes

Surprise-inside cupcakes with tinting shredded coconut Easter “grass”


Easter Greetings Table

A Flower-filled Basket Centerpiece, Egg-shaped Plates & Eggs with Easter Messages


Bunny Ears Salad

Petite Palmiers as Bunny Ears hiding in salad greens with a recipe for Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette


Easter Blues Table 

Inspired by a pair of hydrangea bunnies with basket centerpiece, egg cup vases, and hyacinths


Hippity Hoppity Carrot Cupcakes

Hippity Hoppity Carrot Cupcakes

 Cupcakes that hop straight from a box mix and a can of diet ginger ale!


Easter Greetings Table

A three-tiered server/cupcake stand provides a quick & easy Easter centerpiece for the table and dessert too!

Seven Layer Carrot Cake Bars

7-Layer Carrot Cake Bars, a twist on the traditional 7-layer bars with carrot cake as a base instead of graham cracker crumbs!

Roses, Bunnies, and Pfaltzgraff Tea Rose Dinnerware

Bunny Tail Bonbons

Bunny Tail Bonbons, aka White Chocolate-Cheesecake Truffles

An easy, make-ahead recipe and sweet ending (pun intended :) or Easter dessert

Easter Peeps Centerpiece

Easter Peeps Centerpiece

Easy to assemble and edible too!

Peter Rabbit's Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Peter Rabbit’s Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Sure to please everybunny with the addition of carrot, zucchini, apple and coconut, including naughty and hungry rabbits :)


Easter’s On its Way Table with plaid, bunnies, eggs and tulips


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  30 comments for “Easter’s On Its Way: A Round-Up of Recipes and Table Inspiration!

  1. Ellen Stillabower
    March 7, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Oh my, which one to choose?? Beautiful tables, center pieces and recipes!! If I had my pick and the room, I would choose all..but to pick one, is just plain impossible!! I have been looking for the mini candies with the chicks, etc on them..can’t seem to find..I have the tiny bunnies and chicks but nit the candy bars..I’ll keep looking. Thanks for sharing…🐇💐🐇💐🐇💐🐇

  2. March 7, 2016 at 7:39 am

    What a wonderful Parade of Easter Recipes! My family will love these! Thanks for all the Easter inspiration!

  3. Vicky
    March 7, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Wow! What a beautiful Easter parade of great ideas and recipes! Thanks!!

  4. March 7, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Whenever you post a round up Mary, I always go through and pick out one or two of my favorites, but this time it’s just too hard! From your blooming Easter basket to the 7 layer carrot cake bars and candy surprise cupcakes, there are just too many fantastic Easter creations to choose from! Easter is hopping our way, so much to do, so little time, I want to make it all!

  5. March 7, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Wow and Wow!!! I loved each picture and could not pick a favorite. All so lovely. I relate having to hunt for things. I spent an hour yesterday looking for one picture and never found it.
    Thank you, Mary. You are amazing.

  6. March 7, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Oh my, Mary, thank you for rounding up all those inspirational ideas for Easter into one post. There are so many that I’d like to make and try. My heart sighed when I saw the tiered stand with teacups filled with yummy goodies! Thanks, Mary!

  7. March 7, 2016 at 10:29 am

    I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again….these compilation posts of YOURS are so wonderful, so inspiring. I know they can be a lot of work assembling, but they are very much appreciated. Thank you very much! Have a great week.

  8. March 7, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Thanks for all the ideas Mary. Looks like I need to hit the candy aisle first. The the dish aisle…..Just beautiful!

  9. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    March 7, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Oh my word. All of your tablescape are amazing and you definitley raise the bar to a whole new level. I love them all.

  10. March 7, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Your imagination and artistry make every holiday a joy!

  11. March 7, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    *gasp* My senses are totally overwhelmed by all these WONDERFUL ideas, Mary!! Some I remember but many are new to me. Thank you soooo much for going to the trouble to add all the links & make it easy for us to check them out. I’ll need another cuppa tea & a full hour at least to peruse them all. Such FUN!!!

  12. jae
    March 7, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Mary, you have outdone yourself! I intended just a quick jog down the bunny trail, and 30 minutes later find myself so full of spring fever and Easter joy I dont know which wonderful idea to try first! And your photos are gorgeous! Thank you for this beautiful post. I am saving all of it!

  13. Pattie Leonardis
    March 7, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    beautiful bunnydom! thanks so much!

  14. March 7, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    OH MY…..goodness…what a plethora of ideas, recipes and bunny adornments. I want to pin them all…will take awhile.Thanks so much—for taking the time to gather it all. Grins and Hoppy Spring! Thanks, Sandi

  15. Paula
    March 7, 2016 at 5:37 pm


    I think I will hop on over for your Easter yummies :) so very adorable as always !!


  16. Melodie Strickland
    March 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Love the outdoor Easter centerpiece and the different bunny and chick ideas. The recipes look yummy!! This whole week will definitely be spring weather for us in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area with temperatures in the mid-60’s and some days in the mid-70’s. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas.

  17. Patricia
    March 7, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Everything if awesome. The quilt is one of the most beautiful quilts I’ve ever seen. Did you make it and was there a pattern for it? Thank you for sharing your blog with us. Love everything you show.

    • March 7, 2016 at 7:16 pm

      Thanks Patricia! I don’t quilt, the quilts used on the tables were purchased. There are two on this page, it either came from Kohl’s or Bed, Bath & Beyond. All the sources for the tables are at the bottom of each individual post :)

  18. March 7, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    I’ll have a Peep-Tini please… After all, it is after 5:@) All fun ideas, happy Easter Planning Mary!

  19. Lisa
    March 8, 2016 at 10:11 am

    You are such an inspiration; thank you!!

  20. March 8, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Hi Mary…I found your post from The Scoop. So many inspiring Easter ideas! It’s definitely the best list I’ve seen…pinned a few to my Easter board. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Jane Teague
    March 8, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing such holiday beauty with us! Wishing you a delightful Easter season ahead!

  22. March 8, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Mary, what fabulous inspiration from wonderful table to recipes! Ou are always a breath of fresh air!

  23. March 8, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    There’s so much goodness in one post. I think I may have broken my pinning finger. :) I adore the garden glove napkin holder. I would love for you to share this gem of a post on Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

  24. March 9, 2016 at 11:02 am

    They are all spectacular !

  25. March 10, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Thanks for all the inspiration!

  26. Just Cats
    March 10, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    So much inspiration here. I enjoy your blog so much. Deb

  27. March 10, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    I am never disappointed in your creative presentations.

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