When planning an Easter dinner, what can be more beautiful than having some narcissus as a centerpiece on the table? They are such cheerful flowers, and with their yellow trumpets they seem to announce both Easter and spring.
Should you wish to do more than merely put a vase of flowers on the table, arrange for a mini garden as a centerpiece. To create a multi-levelled mini garden, place books of various thickness in the middle of the table, cover them with a white or green cloth, and place several small containers of flowers on the different levels.
Should you have a few spare bricks sitting around, you could use those for your mini garden, or even create a staircase effect. Leave them uncovered for a rough effect, or cover them up with a cloth for a more subtle creation.
For a finishing touch, sprinkle Easter grass, small stones or little eggs between the arrangements. If you have fuzzy chicks or ceramic bunnies, give them a place in the ‘garden’ for authenticity.
Alternatively you could go for Easter lilies or hyacinths. Hyacinths’ scent may be a little strong when planning an Easter dinner, but they could be placed around the house to welcome your guests in freshness.
If you don’t have enough vases, get creative in your thinking and see what other types of containers you have. You could use water pitchers, coffee pots, and various types of jars.
When it comes to natural ways to decorate for Easter, involve your children. Kids are naturally original in their thinking and might come up with a few great ideas. When planning an Easter dinner, they could design the table cards or an alternative to a table card.
You could use natural dye to color coordinate a blown egg to your dinner service and when dry, write the name of the guest on it.
Alternatively, your children could decorate place cards, which could be leaned-up against the egg holder.
If you have a Christmas wreath, pluck out the decorations and the greens until nothing but the bare wreath is left. Decorate your Easter wreath with flowers and small eggs.
You could also place a big shallow bowl, filled with water, on the dinner table and create a floating flower arrangement.
Store bought Easter trees are generally made out of metal, holding a number of hooks that display colorful Easter eggs. For a natural Easter tree, you could use a handful of twigs or branches from your garden, place them in a vase or bucket and decorate them with eggs, flowers or ribbons.
The beauty of natural ways to decorate for Easter, is that you can do anything you want. With the arrival of spring, everything is alive and blooming again. See what you have in your garden, or take a walk and see what Mother Nature has to offer. Anything you pick and bring home is bound to be wonderful.