Two Decembers ago (that’s right 2019) we shot this Easter story on our patio, then right when we were going publish it (March 2020) the world had a different plan and we decided not to post it (even though gathering with your immediate family was fine, it still just tonally felt wrong). So as we were brainstorming this year I lamented that we didn’t have any easter inspiration (because I need it myself) when my team reminded me that we have this WHOLE story sitting in a draft. Now, most of the product isn’t available, but the ideas sure are 🙂 While myself and my family might have another low-key, no-fuss Easter up in the mountains it doesn’t mean that even I couldn’t use some inspiration on how to make it a little bit more festive (especially for the kids who are acting like it CHRISTMAS I think because they are desperate to look forward to something).
So here are a few tips and mostly visual inspo for this Sunday if you are celebrating.
Start Base with Spring Colors
I have a lot of vintage plaids and florals that I’ll be using, but feel free to bring out of the pastels and layer them as much as possible. Pastels, florals, plaids – I want all the springy patterns for this lunch (but sadly have none here!!!). I’ll pull something together, but sure wish it was this (which got ample styling help from Julie and Velinda).
Just Add Some (quiet) Bunny
We plan to lean into all the bunny themes possible because this 5 and 7-year-old joyfully scream when they see anything that implies “Easter bunny”. When we shot this it was December and these were all samples for photography, but I would do anything to have this set up right now. The bunny pitcher, the bunny plates, the gingham tablecloth. Sure this is perfectly curated and shot on my favorite patio ever (oh how I will forever miss it) but there is still time to buy or DIY some bunny and spring-themed table decor.
Keep It Low Maintenance/Low Pressure and Affordable
IF you are eating outside a lot with kids then melamine might be your friend this spring and summer. Just make sure to need them and can keep for years to make good use. For flowers (which my kids are obsessed with) go pick what you can outside first – we have a ton of daffodils that literally pop up a week or so before easter – it’s like it knows 🙂 We’ll clip them for our table that day and hopefully, they’ll last a few weeks. Use your inside flatware and glassware outside if you are eating outdoors – it’s just a quick trip to the sink 🙂
GAH. I love this shoot so much. Of course it’s editorial and meant to look aspiration a (not necessarily what everyone can do) but those bunny mugs would bring my children a LOT of joy (I bought them vintage bunny mugs for their baskets) and that bunny figurine would have gotten a lot of play at my house. If you have a bar cart feel free to turn it into a coffee station.
While this isn’t NECESSARY boy is it sure cute for the kids and they obviously freaked out when we shot this (in December 2019 :))
Happy Easter, folks. Whether you are going all out or keeping it low-key. May this be the last Easter without friends and family!!!! xx
*Photos by Sara Ligorria-Tramp