Spread out to the kids’ table
Large holiday gatherings often mean creative seating options — like kids’ tables. Just because you don’t want your smallest guests eating from your special occasion china doesn’t mean they can’t have a fancy table, too. Designing a fun Easter table for kids will let them know how special you think they are.
Elements of an Easter table
Table elements can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like, but a few pieces really work together for a cohesive look.
- A centerpiece
- Place cards
- Festive plates
- A little treat
Start with a centerpiece
A centerpiece helps ground the table. Once you choose your Easter centerpiece, you can find other pieces that complement it. The Easter Peeps Centerpiece is an adorable choice for a kids’ table (Taste of Home). The rest of the elements on the table can draw from either the colors in the centerpiece — pinks and yellows in this case — or the design elements of the Peep bunnies.
Use place cards to stop arguments
Kids’ feelings can be easily hurt by a favorite cousin choosing a seat across the table. Place cards are an easy way to focus attention on their personal seat and not on who is sitting next to them. The Easter Egg Place Card Holder set is a simple and colorful way to incorporate the egg design from the centerpiece (Etsy, Table and Wreath Lady, $6 for 4).
Find festive plates
Stores are filled with adorable Easter-themed paper plates, but if you host holidays frequently, melamine is another option. Plastic plates mean you don’t need to worry about china breaking at the hands of your littlest guests, but you can use the plates year after year. Touchstone has adorable Pastel Melamine Plates with a sweet ruffled edge that mimics the look of traditional picnic plates in the durability of melamine (Touchstone, $29 for 4). The polka-dots are a fun touch, and the colors make them appropriate for a wide variety of occasions.
Don’t scrimp on napkins
When it comes to kids and napkins, it’s always useful to have extra on hand. From spilled drinks to smeared butter, all sorts of messes happen at the kids’ table. Buy more paper napkins than you expect to need — you can use them for the next month if you don’t need them all. The Easter Egg Buffet Napkins boast beautifully decorated eggs in coordinating colors (Pier One, $6).
Add a little treat
Holiday menus always include something sweet, and the kids’ table shouldn’t be exempt from a bit of sugary sweetness. If you worry the kids will fill up on candy or cookies before eating their meals, keep the treats out of sight in the kitchen until they’ve eaten a sufficient amount of real food. When they’re ready for treats, try the Scalloped Bucket Treat Containers (Pottery Barn Kids, $17 for 4). If their Easter baskets were already filled with candy, try personalized Easter Egg Sugar Cookies instead (Etsy, Lovin Oven Cookies, $38 for 12).
For more adorable Easter ideas, follow Easter.Chicks.Bunnies from Savvy Sassy Moms on Pinterest.
Does your family do a kids’ table at holidays?
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