Alfresco Easter Table + Blooming Branch Centerpiece
I’m sending Happy Easter wishes your way with an alfresco Easter table!
A bunny tablecloth provides a foundation for Bunny eggs plates, layered over aqua and salmon colored napkins.
For an easy centerpiece, I filled a glass vase with jelly beans that look like speckled eggs. To make your own, center a smaller vase inside a larger vase and place your jelly beans or candy of your choice between the walls of your vases. Easter candy is already on sale or stock up at the dollar store to fill your vase. I saved my candy from last year’s centerpiece with tulips to use again this year.
I cut some dogwood branches and plum tree blossoms for the centerpiece.
A few colored eggs are tucked in among the branches and around the base of the centerpiece.
Crack your eggs along the top of the smaller end and save your shells to use as vases at the table. Azaleas and plum blossoms fill egg shell vases in floral egg cups at the table. . .
And bunny straws make for festive sipping, hopping in my cart from the Dollar Spot at Target, and adding a little whimsy, paired with my mother-in-law’s delicate crystal flutes.
Baby Bunny Cakelets are sweet mini desserts for Easter! Divide your batter in half and add some cocoa powder for mini chocolate and vanilla bunny cakes. Some sprinkled coconut on a dollop of frosting provides a cottontail! Recipe, here.
It’s going to be a beautiful Easter weekend here in North Carolina, with temperatures in the 80’s. Hope you’re enjoying some spring blooms and beautiful weather where you are!
Alfresco Easter Table Details:
Bunny Egg Salad Plates / Pottery Barn, several years ago, used here
Dinner Plates / Paula Deen Whitaker, Target, several years ago
Chargers, Tablecloth / HomeGoods
Flatware / Portmeirion Botanic Garden
Napkins / World Market
Egg cups / HomeGoods, last year
Bunny Straws / Target
Crystal stems / mother-in-law’s, pattern unknown
Wishing you a Happy Easter!
Thank you for your visit!
Beautiful table setting. I love the tablecloth!
“Happy Easter, Mary.”
Elegant and beautiful beside the most beautiful lake setting.
God bless you and yours.
What a pretty spring table, love the bunny plates and the cute cakes.
Beautiful!! We are having gorgeous weather until SUNDAY!! Figures… so no Alfresco for us but just enjoying each others company!! Have a wonderful Easter!! 🐇💐🌷🌸🌺🌷
Mary, your tablescspes are awesome! U r so creative. Happy Easter!
I’ve been so inspired for our Easter lunch thanks to all your lovely tablescape ideas and delicious recipes!! Keep them coming and have a wonderful Easter :)
Bunny Cakes Are The Cutest!! ;-)
Happy Easter Mary. I will close my eyes and almost smell the flowers, hear he water lapping on shore and feel the warm breeze on my skin. Beautiful!
Your holiday tables are always so cheery and pretty, Mary! Have a Happy Easter!
Spring has sprung at your house. Beautiful. Easter blessings.
All pictures and displays are absolutely breathtaking, thank you for sharing
Stunning! Have a Happy Easter!
Gorgeous table, I love it, have a lovely Easter.
Absolutely lovely!! Happy Easter!
Beautiful table setting! I love those Bunny plates and napkins! Have A Blessed Easter Weekend
Such a beautiful table, Mary! I really love the bunny plates and the beautiful centerpiece! Thanks for sharing – hope you have a wonderful Easter! Blessings to you…..
Wishing you a wonderful Easter filled with blossoms and all things beautiful. MM
Beautiful as always! Love that pretty centerpiece! Happy Easter!
Your bunny mini cakes look delicious. I like the idea of putting cocoa in the cake mix. Everything is beutiful.
HAPPY EASTER to you and yours.
Mary the outdoor scene is peaceful and serene . It makes you want to sit down there and just take in the view.
Have a wonderful EASTER.
Mary I love the bunny plates and the display with the eggs and jelly beans.
Wishing you a BLESSED and HAPPY EASTER.
I love the candy filled vase with the blooming branches, Mary. I do the same thing with candy that I use for decorating!! I finally threw out some conversation hearts that I’ve used for several years. Your egg cups are so adorable all planted with posies. Happy Easter, dear Mary!
Love love everything about this blog! So sorry I missed the bunny plates several years ago at Pottery Barn. I’ve tried online to find them with no success….Enjoy knowing how much pleasure you have brought to so many via your blogs….Happy Easter!
The centerpiece flowers rival anything store bought Mary-very pretty! Happy Easter Weekend-enjoy:@)
Happy Easter Mary. I used the bunny cake pan to make crispy treats and a little fondant for ears. I will take pictures when I get ready to serve. So cute—I love everything about this. I will have to snag some bunny plates, somehow. Sandi
Oh Mary, I love the delicate egg cups. Look vintage! Such a lovely setting with the beautiful Lake in the background.
So Easter……I love it all
Oh so pretty, spring has arrived. Thanks for sharing.
Love the jelly bean vase with dog woods. Happy Easter🐰🐣🐰
Oh Mary, your blooming branch centerpiece couldn’t be more perfect for your outdoor Easter setting! So lovely, I am crazy about those vintage napkins and artistic sweet bunny plates. The way you’ve styled the cakes on them is magical! Have a wonderful Easter,
Just breathtaking, Mary!! The epitome of a fresh spring/Easter table! Soooo pretty with all your special touches.
I’m coveting those darling egg cups, big time as well as the bunny plates.
Happy Easter, my friend!!
I wish you a very happy and blessed Easter! I love the airy look and feel of the tablescape. It’s so nice that you have been afforded great weather! We’re just praying a tornado doesn’t descend upon us!!! 😀 Blessings and love!
Mary, I don’t know what I like more…the jellybean centerpiece, the floral egg cups, the aqua and coral napkins, the bunny plates, or those adorable cakes!!! Hoping you are able to get out on the lake tomorrow! Happy Easter!
How very pretty Mary! Love the view of the lake! How peaceful. What a blessing to be able to view that every day throughout the different seasons. Today we hit 85 and it was wonderful! Have a blessed Easter.
Stunning Easter table.
Hope your Easter is blessed and wonderful!
Happy Easter, Mary! What a gorgeous table in a beautiful and peaceful setting! Love the tablecloth and the sweet napkins with their detail! A stunning centerpiece completes your Easter table!
Very late getting here but so glad I didn’t miss this! I keep trying to find 2 vases to fit inside each other so I can do this! We are JUST getting some blooms on the trees, the dogwoods are in bud right now. LOVE this tab;e and especially the napkins. The egg shell vases are great! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!!!!
What a fun and beautiful centerpiece. :)
The napkins are beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
I like the Centerpiece well enough to try this Easter. Do you use artificial dogwood, or real?
I used real.