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Decorating Your Home for Easter Dinner

Posted on March 29, 2022 by Maggie Erickson

Decorating Your Home For Easter Dinner


With the sun spilling into our gardens, and the earliest flowers beginning to awaken, it’s time to let your home bloom for the spring season, too! Decorating your home with vintage Easter decor gives you a moment to appreciate the meaning of the holiday, and to celebrate a long weekend with your loved ones in a warm, welcoming environment. 

Hosting Easter dinner is no easy task. From the guest list and menu to the decor and activities for the kids, there’s a lot to plan. That’s why we’re here to make things easier for you! If you’re an antique lover, we’ve put together an inspiration guide for you to add vintage touches to your home for hosting Easter dinner. 

Whether your home showcases contemporary styles or has a farmhouse aesthetic, we’ve got the perfect antique additions to make your home the perfect setting for Easter dinner this year.

Dining Table Centerpiece: Dough Bowl Arrangement 

Dough Bowls as Easter Decor

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The centerpiece of the dining table is always a spotlight, and when it comes to a table centerpiece, there’s no wrong way to go about it. If you love colorful flowers and bunnies for Easter decorations, consider using a dough bowl as a canvas. 

Place a wooden dough bowl on the table, add an Easter bunny figurine in the middle, and fill the remaining space in the bowl with an assortment of floral stems. You’ll get a blend of modern and antique decor, and everyone will love the mix.  

If you want to go a step further, add in some Easter eggs and chocolates. You can place battery-operated string lights in the dough bowl or along a table runner, and add an antique serving set to make the decor more vintage and fun. 

Manage Your Guest List

Guest list and seating cards for Easter dinner

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When making a guest list for your Easter dinner, don’t let your eyes get bigger than your table. While it may seem fun to invite all of your aunts, uncles, second cousins, and friends, it’s no fun for guests to be standing around with nowhere to sit. Make it a point to create a guest list with the people you feel closest to. Place name cards on each plate for a more formal feel. 

If you have a lot of kids coming, create a “kids table” on the side. Use a coffee table or a spare card table to make a kid-friendly seating arrangement. Decorate the table with lots of chocolates, Easter eggs, and Easter bunnies. 

Shop our online collection for some unique, vintage accessories to create a festive atmosphere for your Easter dinner table. 

Select Your Vintage Decor 

Spring Florals 

Spring florals in vintage vases and buckets

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Don’t limit your vintage Easter decor ideas solely to the dining table. Branch out and include the rest of your home to give off the same aesthetic. If you love fresh flower arrangements throughout your living room and kitchen, it’s time to swap out your typical glass vases for vintage ones. Simply use glass mason jars, a vintage candy jar or glazed pitcher to act as a vase. You can also consider adding vintage metal buckets into the mix.

Decorating cabinets and drawers with spring flowers

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If you have an antique cabinet or chest of drawers, make it a centerpiece for your floral arrangements. Style the scene with an array of vintage pots and vases filled with cut tulips, forsythia branches and Easter lilies. It’s the perfect way to give homage to Easter and the spring season, and to incorporate antique furniture in a modern home.

If you’re looking for an antique furniture piece for your home, now is the time to visit our store to find the perfect one before Easter comes knocking on your door. You can also shop our collection of antique cabinets online. 

Host an Easter Egg Hunt for the Kids

Easter egg baskets

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Nothing says Easter more than creative Easter eggs. Use vintage buttons, pins, and other fun accessories to decorate your Easter eggs. Once you’re done making your festive eggs, it’s time to place them all around your home. If you have vintage candleholders, consider placing some of your eggs on the candleholders to give your home a vintage Easter feeling. Alternatively, add them to vintage tea tins, baskets, or even in an antique pewter bowl. Get creative with your Easter eggs and the way you display them.

If the weather is on your side, take the egg hunt outdoors! Take some time to hide the eggs behind bushes, in your patio and garden area, and don’t forget a few unexpected places to keep things entertaining. This is a great way to get the kids occupied with a fun activity, while you’re busy in the kitchen getting ready for dinner. Remember, there’s no limit to what you can do with your Easter egg hunt.

Create Easter Gift Bags for Your Guests

Easter Eggs Gift Baskets

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It’s always a sweet way to thank your guests for coming by handing them a memorable gift bag. Fill the bags with jelly beans, chocolate eggs and meal leftovers of their favorite dish. Not only is it a thoughtful gift, but it’s also a positive way to end the day and let your guests know how much you appreciate them. 

Now that you’re a step closer to hosting Easter dinner, it’s time to get cracking. Visit our store or check us out online for even more inspiration. Let us help you add the perfect Easter touches to your home!

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