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!

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  67 comments for “Alfresco Easter Table + Blooming Branch Centerpiece

  1. Leslie
    April 14, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Beautiful table setting. I love the tablecloth!

  2. Lynn Schantz
    April 14, 2017 at 7:57 am

    “Happy Easter, Mary.”

  3. April 14, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Elegant and beautiful beside the most beautiful lake setting.
    God bless you and yours.

  4. April 14, 2017 at 8:10 am

    So pretty!

  5. April 14, 2017 at 8:13 am

    What a pretty spring table, love the bunny plates and the cute cakes.

  6. Ellen Stillabower
    April 14, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Beautiful!! We are having gorgeous weather until SUNDAY!! Figures… so no Alfresco for us but just enjoying each others company!! Have a wonderful Easter!! 🐇💐🌷🌸🌺🌷

  7. maureen
    April 14, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Mary, your tablescspes are awesome! U r so creative. Happy Easter!

    April 14, 2017 at 9:30 am

    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 :)

  9. Lynn
    April 14, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Bunny Cakes Are The Cutest!! ;-)

  10. Alice
    April 14, 2017 at 9:42 am

    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!

  11. Marie in AZ
    April 14, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Your holiday tables are always so cheery and pretty, Mary! Have a Happy Easter!

  12. Linda L
    April 14, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Spring has sprung at your house. Beautiful. Easter blessings.

  13. Linda
    April 14, 2017 at 11:00 am

    All pictures and displays are absolutely breathtaking, thank you for sharing

  14. April 14, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Stunning! Have a Happy Easter!

  15. Sherlie Magaret
    April 14, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Gorgeous table, I love it, have a lovely Easter.

  16. Mary Boger
    April 14, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Absolutely lovely!! Happy Easter!

  17. April 14, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Beautiful table setting! I love those Bunny plates and napkins! Have A Blessed Easter Weekend

  18. Lanita Anderson
    April 14, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    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…..

  19. Marie
    April 14, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Wishing you a wonderful Easter filled with blossoms and all things beautiful. MM

  20. April 14, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Beautiful as always! Love that pretty centerpiece! Happy Easter!

  21. Marilyn
    April 14, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    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.

  22. Joan
    April 14, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    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.

  23. Marion
    April 14, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Mary I love the bunny plates and the display with the eggs and jelly beans.
    Wishing you a BLESSED and HAPPY EASTER.

  24. April 14, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    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!

  25. Granny Gay
    April 14, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    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!

  26. April 14, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    The centerpiece flowers rival anything store bought Mary-very pretty! Happy Easter Weekend-enjoy:@)

  27. April 14, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    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

  28. April 14, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Simply gorgeous!

  29. Carolyn
    April 14, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Oh Mary, I love the delicate egg cups. Look vintage! Such a lovely setting with the beautiful Lake in the background.

  30. emily
    April 14, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    So Easter……I love it all

  31. Virginia
    April 14, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Oh so pretty, spring has arrived. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Sandi Lee
    April 14, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Love the jelly bean vase with dog woods. Happy Easter🐰🐣🐰

  33. April 15, 2017 at 10:56 am

    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,

  34. April 15, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    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!!

  35. April 15, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    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!

  36. April 15, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    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!

  37. Cyndi Raines
    April 15, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    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.

  38. April 16, 2017 at 1:50 am

    Stunning Easter table.

    Hope your Easter is blessed and wonderful!

  39. April 16, 2017 at 6:57 am

    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!

  40. April 18, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    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!!!!

  41. April 20, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    What a fun and beautiful centerpiece. :)

  42. April 25, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    The napkins are beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  43. Jeanne
    April 10, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    I like the Centerpiece well enough to try this Easter. Do you use artificial dogwood, or real?

    • April 11, 2019 at 4:58 am

      I used real.

  44. April 6, 2023 at 1:34 pm

    Oh those little egg-cup-and-egg vases!! LOVE those, and the flowers you chose for them are just darling! I always love your tables, but this one is extra wonderful! Thanks for the egg idea, and lots of others on this gorgeous table! Hope you have a lovely wonderful Happy Easter!

  45. April 7, 2023 at 1:17 am

    Mary, I love your table! The view, the flowers, everything is gorgeous as always. The bunny cakelets are my favorite and the jelly bean vase for the flowers is also sooooo adorable. Have a wonderful Easter! – Patty

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