Read this post on Grandmillennial Easter decor for decorating inspiration, activity ideas, and family traditions for all things Easter!
Easter in a Post-Covid World
I started this blog in 2020 when the world was shut down. I cannot tell you how relieved I am that–for the most part–the world is finally back to normal, and we’re allowed to gather again. There’s something so special about family traditions surrounding holidays that just make us feel connected. I’m big on celebrating each season, birthday and holiday for this reason–it brings togetherness.
Why set the table? Well, for one reason, it creates little nostalgic moments for our kids, and it makes the event feel more special. I don’t decorate for every holiday (not big on Halloween decor), but I love decorating for Christmas and Easter. Here’s a peek at my Grandmillennial Easter decor table.
My table linens are from Fenwick & Fields and oh my goodness, they have the prettiest table linens for spring! Check out their spring placemats and napkins here! I put an egg ornament around a scalloped linen napkin as a napkin ring–so simple and easy! I’ve sourced some for you below. My dishes are Juliska Jardins Du Monde (my wedding pattern that I use over and over again), and my silver is Chantilly by Gorham, passed down from my mother and grandmother. I’m a big believer in using what you have if you can and adding in some special touches each season.
For the centerpiece of my table, I laid a moss runner over a blue check tablecloth (which doubles as my tree skirt at Christmas!). I put my double happiness chinoiserie jar in the middle of the table and arranged fresh flowers from Trader Joe’s. TJ’s has the best prices on flower bundles, and you can pick and choose which kinds and colors you like to create your own bouquet. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s in your town, you can go to your local grocer and choose from their pre-made bouquets or snip some fresh flowers from your yard!
My dining table is long, so I had to fill up the moss runner with little accents. I have some moss bunnies I’ve collected over the past couple of years, and I needed some height so I added a scalloped cake stand and tiered tray and filled it with the egg ornaments.
The little white basket was a trinket my grandmother gave me, but I also found a really cute one like it here! I filled it with candy and tied a bow to make it cute! Lastly, I scattered eggs all around the table and two ceramic bunnies too!
Grandmillennial Easter Decor Accents
An easy way to add some Easter to your home is by hanging a wreath over your mirror and adding egg ornaments to it! This works for any holiday, just switch out the eggs for a festive bow!
In the windowsill of my dining room, I displayed my ginger jars and scattered more moss bunnies next to it. On my buffet, I added some boxwood bunnies with bows to add more green around the room.
Our Easter traditions include an egg hunt, usually with the neighborhood or church, church service on Sunday morning, and a big lunch with family after church. We also do Easter bunny baskets for the kids on Easter Sunday. This year, I am also including a new tradition: Easter egg pocket placemats from Namesake Celebrations! They make these to order, so if you’re wanting one for next year, contact them or join their mailing list to be the first to hear when they bring them back!
The Easter egg pocket placemats are a sweet tradition where you or the Easter bunny can leave a special surprise inside on Easter morning! It could be a card, trinket, bauble, ornament, small toy, or letter from mom and dad.
Another fun activity for kids is to create your own egg hunt in the backyard! My toddler loves doing this, and he will do it over and over, just to find the eggs! It’s so fun. Keep the egg hunt going and re-hide your eggs a couple of times to keep the kids entertained on Easter afternoon!
The most important tradition of all is to observe the greatest gift God ever gave us–his son, Jesus, who died on the cross for our sins, rose again, and defeated death to give us the gift of total healing and eternal life with Him. Some ideas, besides attending church, to observe this day are to do a Bible passage reading at the dinner table, do the marshmallow/crescent activity with your kids to illustrate the story of Jesus on the cross, or to read a kid-friendly Easter book about Jesus.
His love is so great and massive and enough for all of us. I hope you, reading this blog, have or will experience the great Love that is offered through Jesus. Be sure to take the time to remember this true reason for Easter among your fun festivities!
Easter Basket Filler Ideas
I put together a list of general ideas for Easter baskets below, and I curated some of my favorite gifts for Easter on my LTK. Shop each of the posts by clicking on the images below.
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Easter Basket Filler Ideas
🐇 Pajamas (my favorite kids pajamas are here!)
🐇 Swimsuits (boys swim / girls swim)
🐇 Beach/pool accessories
🐇 New shoes 👟
🐇 The Bright Promise by Grace Harrelson
🐇 Cute chalk
🐇 DVD for the car
🐇 Crafts or coloring supplies
🐇 A sweet card
🐇 Soaps, lotion, bath toys
🐇 For older girls: makeup, skincare
🐇 For older guys: clothes!
Shop my LTK for more gift ideas for all ages for every season!
Easter and Spring Dress Ideas
If you’re looking for spring dress inspiration, check out my LTK spring collection here!
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