Easter Preparation

Easter brings the first 2018 post bank holiday break. We always hope for some fine and warm weather so that we can make a start with the Garden, but the reality is that rain is likely to make an appearance.

And just in case we always make rainy day plans. This year you will find us crafting (testing out a few new exciting things) and relaxing with family.

At this time of year we love adding some spring touches and Easter decorations to the house. It’s been a tradition for a few years. Baking a few treats is also something we enjoy, together with the Easter Sunday family dinner. A great weekend for spending time as a family, making memories.

With the four day weekend in full swing, we thought we would share with you some of Easter Inspiration we have gathered.

This gorgeous table setting and photo credit is by Vamos Recember.

Decorations

For many years we have added decorations to our homes for Easter, usually decorative eggs hanging from a branch in the sitting room, and a few in the olive tree by the front door. We also have pastel egg shaped battery operated lights on the kitchen table and of course fresh flowers – this year we have tulips and daffodils.

This year we have been looking for a few different things to try and thought we would share the inspiration we located. These decorative egg shells, filled with a small bouquet of spring flowers and hung with ribbon are a lovely idea to decorate a window.

Inspiration and photo credit source: Remodelista.

How cute are these eggs with faces and floral headcrowns. These wiuldncertainly bring a smile to any breakfast or brunch table.

Inspiration and photo credit source: Country Living UK.

Decorative eggs can be purchased in most stores or online. If you have a mantelpiece or kitchen shelving, an Easter Egg garland is an option. Further details on how to make these can be found here.

Inspiration and photo credit source: The Real Thing with the Coake family.

We always received Easter Eggs whilst growing up and exchanged small gifts. We love this alternative wrapping style with rabbit style years. This could be used for eggs of gifts.

Inspiration and photo credit source: HG Loving Beautifully.

Table Decorations

Easter Sunday brings a traditional family dinner, with us gathered around the table. This brings the opportunity to place fresh spring flowers into egg shells or cups to add to the table. These make a suitable place name holder or just decoration.

Inspiration Source: Better Homes and Gardens.

An alternative table decoration would be a floral garland.

Inspiration and photo credit source: House Beautiful

And not forgetting the napkins. How cute are these bunny napkins. Details on how to fold napkins like this can be found here.

Inspiration and photo source: Martha Stewart.

Easter Bakes

This weekend I will be making our treat for the weekend – Welsh cakes. And of course, Easter is a time for hot cross buns. Mary Berry’s recipe can be found here. How gorgeous do they look in this photo.

Inspiration and photo credit: BBC Food

To go with the Easter napkins (above) or as an alternative these Easter bunny shaped rolls would look good on any Easter table. The recipe for these can be found here.

Inspiration and photo credit source: Plated Cravings.

Easter also brings the school holidays and chocolate creme eggs. We came across the recipie for these creme egg milkshakes here. These would make for an alternative drink for children this Easter.

Inspiration source and photo credit: Helen @ Fuss Free Flavour.

And one last baking treat that would be great to bake with children are these Easter Bunny cookie treats. The recipie for these can be found here.

Inspiration and photo credit source: Twenty Five Things to Make, Do and Love.

We hope that you enjoy your Easter weekend.

Serendipity Loves x

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