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How to Plan a Stress-Free Easter Celebration!


For those of you that have been following me for a few years probably know that I LOVE decorating for every holiday (Halloween, in particular!), and with COVID restrictions still in effect it looks like we will be having another quiet Easter celebration this year. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t bring out your best serve wear, some fun decor, get a little dressed up, and celebrate right from the comfort of your own home.

When it comes to decorating for special occasions and creating the perfect tablescape, I have learned a few tricks along the way not only to keep it stress-free but beautiful as well! If you’re planning on hosting a special dinner with your household this year, I’m going to share all of my favourite tips with you here so that YOU can pull off your Easter Celebration like the pro that you are!

Psst … if you love adorable Easter decor (just like me!) make sure to HOP on over to our dedicated Easter shop page because it’s filled to the brim with goodies for your home!

1. Set your table early

Over the last few years, I’ve started prepping my tablescape a day in advance. Not only is this a huge timesaver, but it keeps me organized and stress-free on the big day … that is, if Leo and Annie decide to leave it alone!

Prep your table before Easter

2. Plan and prep your menu ahead of time

I like to make as many dishes as I can the day before our big dinner. Some of my favourite dishes to prepare ahead of time can be found in our Fraiche Food Full Hearts cookbook such as the Potato Garlic Cauliflower Mash (page 209), Mushroom Wellington (page 177) and Mushroom Gravy (page 229). Also, when it comes to dessert, don’t feel like you need to make something from scratch – feel free to purchase croissants and baked goods from your favourite local bakery and pick up some candy for the kiddos!

Sticking to a colour scheme when decorating for Easter

3. Stick to a colour scheme

When it comes to interior design, to make a space look cohesive you always want to stick to a colour scheme. This rule also applies when you are setting your table and shopping for seasonal decor. While I love adding sentimental touches (like vintage dishes and glassware!) I find sticking to a colour scheme will keep everything looking cohesive!

Easter Celebration Tablescape

4. Buy in-season florals

You don’t have to break the bank when it comes to sprucing up your space with florals! Make sure to seek out and buy in-season blooms like tulips and daffodils. Not only will it save you some money, but you will also be able to find this selection at your local grocery store or your favourite floral shop. Or, you could purchase single stems from your local florist and create your own bouquet for a fraction of the price! And last but certainly not least, if you’re not a fan of florals spruce up your space with carrots (make sure to keep the tops on!), fresh herbs (in a cute pot!), Easter candy and Mini Eggs! Easy peasy! 🤪

Easter Celebration Decor Options

5. Don’t strive for perfection

Last but not least, don’t strive for perfection! At the end of the day decorating for a holiday or event should bring you joy, not stress you out. Your friends and family will remember the company, not how the table was set.

Sandhill Rosé Jillian Harris

Well, there you have it! 5 tips to keeping your Easter celebration stress-free. I’d love to know in the comments below, what your Easter celebrations will look like this year!

Hoppy Easter!

xo

Jilly

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