Easter Entertaining

April 12, 2017

It’s not every day I get to pack up our vehicle with a table, chairs, flowers and a whole lotta’ Easter goodness and shoot photos outside on the grass, especially in April in Canada, so as you can imagine I felt pretty lucky this Monday when that is exactly what happened. With the temperature at a beautiful 21 degrees, I could not think of a better day to share some spring inspiration than by putting together an Easter tablescape and sharing a few ideas for hosting a spring gathering. I’ve teamed up with Jackson-Triggs, Meiomi, Ruffino wines and the always lovely Becky from Blush and Bloom to share with you a few tips for putting together an Easter tablescape. Becky has also generously provided her tried and true tips for pairing wine with beautiful spring florals for an experience you’ll never forget.
For me, wine is a no brainer when it comes to entertaining. I always keep a few different types of wine around for when guests come over or even for when Jamie and I cook a meal together and want to have a nice selection. For this Easter table, I displayed our 3 varieties of wine (a crisp and refreshing Canadian Sauvignon Blanc from Jackson-Triggs, a well-balanced and richly flavoured Pinot Noir from Meiomi and a lively elegant Pinot Grigio by Ruffino) in an easter basket with fresh flowers to really set the mood the Easter table. Wine bottles are often so beautiful, especially these 3, so why not display them to your guests so they can not only see how pretty the labels are, but also see the selection they have to choose from.
A few other tips that Becky offered up for pairing wine and flowers together were matching the label on the wine you’re serving to the colour palette of your flowers (love that idea), being mindful to chill your wine before hand as well as keeping your flowers cool before displaying them as they will last longer in the sunlight and, if you’re not hosting the gathering, it is always a nice gesture to bring a bottle of wine as well as flowers for your host/hostess.

{Bunny napkins available here}

I’m typically a red wine drinker and while I felt that white wine looked more “photo appropriate” in this instance, I always think that it is nice to have both options available to your guests so that they feel well looked after. I opened the bottle of Pinot Grigio by Ruffino and loved how lively it smelled and how easy It was to drink. To garnish the wine, I simply trimmed a small spray rose and let it float atop the wine.
I love bunnies and think that they are just the cutest…clearly because the bunny theme is very apparent here. I found linen napkins with the cutest bunnies embroidered on them, small ceramic bunnies from the dollar store, a bunny bowl I filled with chocolate eggs, bunny ear cupcakes (recipe here), and even a little bunny spoon for my berry basket…BUNNY OVERLOAD!? Finally, Becky gave me some loose flowers that matched the main arrangement and I simply trimmed them and placed them in some egg shell vases that I made by carefully cracking the top, setting aside the actual egg in a bowl, and cleaning out the shells. I filled them with water and propped them up in a ceramic egg holder.

I found the little flower bowls at Value Village and sent a photo of them to Becky before she designed this beyond gorgeous arrangement for our table. Flowers on a table are everything in my opinion and for Easter you can’t go wrong with colour. Becky has such an eye for mixing colours and I literally almost fainted when I saw all of the bright pink peonies in this arrangement…SO GOOD!

I rented a 6’ harvest table and mix and match chairs from Marvelle Events which I think really brought the whole look together. If you don’t have access to your own dining room or even dining room furniture for that matter, (small Toronto home problems), I think that renting is the BEST option, especially if you have a specific vision for your event like I did.

{Ceramic bunny spoon + berry basket}

{Carrot cake cupcakes with DIY bunny ear toppers}

Vendor List: Wine: Jackson Triggs | Meiomi | Ruffino | Flowers: Blush and Bloom | Harvest Table + Chairs: Marvelle Events | Floral Bowls: Value Village | White Plates: Williams Sonoma | Bunny Napkins: Pottery Barn Kids | Egg Holders: Williams Sonoma | Bunny dish: Homesense | Egg Chocolate: Williams Sonoma | Cake Plate: Michaels Craft Store | Ceramic Bunnies: Dollarama | Wine Glasses + Flatware: Vintage | Berry Basket | Bunny Spoon

This post was brought to you by Jackson-Triggs,  Meiomi and Ruffino

Share This Post

You Might Also Like

Back to top