Well, if that title doesn't make ya want to eat a marshmallow Peep, I don't know what will. I figured since Easter is this weekend, I'd better get this post up...or else I'll be trying to post these delightful Spring ideas this summer when I'm so sweaty and grumpy I want to punch somebody.
And punching somebody just doesn't fit in with this lovely post, now does it?
So--pinkies out, everybody! We're talking Spring and pretty and dainty today!
I know I mentioned this post a couple of weeks ago, when I gave you a sneak peek at at my easy and inexpensive place cards idea. I decorated this Spring table and made the 2 refreshing Spring desserts for a cooking show our church held.
Pop of color: Fabric. I fell in love with the bright tablecloth topper (simply a fabric remnant on sale at Hobby Lobby), and knew it would add just the color pop I was looking for. Because of the many bright colors in the fabric, I knew I needed to use white or clear dishes on the rest of the table. I also bought the cheerful yellow with tiny white polka dots fabric at Hobby Lobby--and simply cut them into rectangles, and folded them into napkins. (Shh! Don't tell--I didn't even sew them!)
Everything borrowed: Inexpensive and easy. Since the point of our table settings was to be easy and inexpensive entertaining, I mostly "shopped" for my table in my basement, my friend's basement, and my mom's storage closet. I borrowed the darling bunnies and Easter egg tree from my mom, the votive candles from a friend, and the mason jars from my canning jar bin in the basement.
Mason jars: Make me happy. I wanted my Spring table to have a laid-back and fun feel, and the mason jar candles sure helped set the mood! I used plain glass votives (from Walmart...Well, from my friend's basement...but I've seen them at Walmart), and slipped them into different sizes of mason jars. I loved the way they looked grouped together in 3's.
Unique place cards: Fun. I already told you how I made my jelly bean place cards here. I bought the silicone cupcake cups at Hobby Lobby (on sale!), and filled them with jelly beans. The only bad thing was I had to keep re-filling the jelly beans because a certain little person with a sweet tooth kept squirrelling them out.
Want to see the whole table? Here 'tis!
Sorry, I just couldn't grab a picture before people started taking the Mini Lemonade Cupcakes. The plates are looking a little sparse here... If you look real hard, you can see the White Chocolate Lemon Truffles hiding behind that bunny on the right.
Prettiest dessert winner: Smile. Oh, there they are! Y'all, these Truffles just make me smile. Aren't they they prettiest little sparkling things? (My camera skills don't do them justice.) The recipe said to roll them in powdered sugar. But, I had seen some pretty ones rolled in regular (granulated) sugar and did that, instead. I also placed each one inside a mini cupcake paper--which made them look all the more special. Click here for the easy, no-bake recipe I used from Kitchen Simplicity.
Lemonade and cupcakes: Lovely words. When I saw the Lemonade Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to make it into mini cupcakes for my Spring table. I will say that the mini cupcakes were more labor intensive than I planned--and next time I would prefer making a whole cake of this recipe. However, the flavor is perfectly lemony, perfectly springtime!
Table centerpieces: Easy and meaningful. My mom has the most adorable miniature ornaments for her Easter tree, but I wanted something simpler, and more meaningful. I decided to use coordinating scrapbook paper and my beloved oval cutter (from Creative Memories). My daughter helped me make these--I cut the ovals, while she hole-punched the tops, and slid in the yellow ribbon. My mom wrote Easter Bible verses on several of the "eggs"--which brought a spiritual emphasis to my Spring table. Up close, you might be able to see a couple of the Bible verses my mom used: John 13:8 and John 1:29
Does all of this Spring talk get you in the Easter mood?
What are your Easter plans? Will you attend church? Cook? Visit relatives?