I thought id share some photos of last years Easter celebrations. The weather was so perfect that we decided to host our friends by the pool which coincidentally, totally matched my colour theme... happy accident! ! Its so lovely to be by water don't you think?
Part of the fun of special events for me is the planning and the preparation. The lead up to the events is often more exciting than the actual event. Easter for me is one of my favourite holidays to plan for
For Easter this year we hosted a couple of small gatherings at our home, which meant that I was able to create some creative new tablescapes. I love to challenge myself to achieve something new and different and absolutely love the creative the back terrace for one of the gatherings.
Holy week in Seville and in fact Andalusia as a whole is unlike anything iv ever experienced to date. Last year we travelled a lot and saw some incredible places but one of the most unique experiences was right on my doorstep... (rather, a couple of hours drive away)
So if you saw my previous Easter tablescape post, here is how I switched it up for some of our other visitors over the Easter weekend... cause life's to short to do the same table twice right?
Using the same floral arrangement's, and many of the same accessories and tableware. But I switched in a different table cloth and now we have a very different feel all together. I changed the location from the front patio of the house, to the back terrace for a more intimate feel.
And instead of using my pink occasional cushions, iv accessorised with green/ blue cushions.
I hope this gives you some ideas for Easter entertaining and also for how to mix it up without too much hassle if you are entertaining multiple party's
Wishing you all a fabulous Easter
More Easter Inspiration here and here
We celebrated Easter Sunday last year with an alfresco dinner in the Garden. The weather was so lovely despite Easter being 2 week earlier than usual, so we decided to make the most of it and enjoy our outdoor areas
If you have read my blog for a while, you'll know I love celebrating Easter, and last year was no exception. I like to decorate the house and create a beautiful tablescape for the celebrations. Its just so much fun and seeing a creative vision come to life gives me so much pleasure.
I set the table up at the front of the house which is actually my favourite area to entertain guests. When dinner is finished we can retire to the back terrace and enjoy totally new views of the house.
Surprise, surprise I went for a pink theme once again... I literally can't help myself, but it is my favourite colour. However, I do think it looks different to last years table, which is all that matters right?
I lined Square pink vases down the centre of the table and Filled them with various shades of white and Pink roses and Ranunculas (one of my favourite flowers). I also used a rose pink table cloth to make the look extra pretty and feminine. I wanted to grey shutters to add a contract to the pink, so I accentuated with a lilac/ grey colour plate.
Is there anything more enchanting than candles flickering in the warm evening as the sun comes down?
I hope my post gives you some Easter inspiration this year!
I have so much fun dressing our entry way at Christmas that I thought why not do a spring version for the hallway! Its lots of work, but anything worth doing is right?
I wanted to do something in spring pastels with a pop of color. Almost a little natural... as if you had stepped into a super floral pretty meadow
I ordered in roses in shades of various shades of pink and white, along with tulips in shades of lilac and white. Snapdragons and wax flower in pink and green chrysanthemums helped to create the look I was after.
I start by soaking the floral foam blocks in water for around 4 hours. Be careful not to press the foam down into the water as its soaking and little drink at its own pace- otherwise it will create air pockets and wot do its job properly.
I then lay the foam on plastic trays which I then encase in chicken wire to strengthen the unit (very important of you'll be using lots of flowers and foliage) You can secure these with cable ties
I than start to add in the fresh floral. Its a good idea to have a shape and a general look in mind before you start, however I find that its also nice to see where the natural shape is taking you.
I like to start from the outside and work inwards, and don't be afraid to move flowers if they don't look right.
I flanked either side with some bunny decorations I found in John Lewis a few years ago, and placed some pink and gold lanterns in the center.
Last years Easter tablescape was my favourite so far (I'm certain I say this every year...in fact I do )
I used all the pastel flowers I could find to create a pretty feminine spring inspired look. Lilac chrysanthemums, cream roses, rice flower and soft pink spray roses helped me create the most beautiful center piece
I am a total event person. Give me an Easter, Halloween, Birthday or Christmas and I always try and make it into something special.
I really enjoyed putting last years Easter theme together and thought you might like to see it too! Not only do I love the creative process of putting something together but capturing it all on camera is part of the fun
For me, my prefect Easter is spent at home with my family. I fill the house with flowers while my husband cooks up a storm (full disclosure, I am not the best cook (but I cant be good at everything right...ha ha)
Creamy Vendela roses are just perfect for a spring feel. Mix in some chrysanthemums, freesias and tulips and you have the perfect spring bouquet
For Easter I like my flowers to be of the season, and try and purchase pastel shades. I absolutely love Ranunculas, and love that its in season for Easter.
Marks and Spencer choclate bunny HERE
And for in the kitchen where things are a little more colourful, A mixture of daffodils, hydrangea and roses is perfect
Fortnum and Mason Easter biscuits here
My husband surprised me with the cutest hamper from Fortnum and Mason, filled with the cutest treats.
Trio of hand decorated eggs HERE . Marzipan hot cross buns HERE
Fortum Easter hampers HERE
Fortnum happy bunnies and chirpy chicks HERE , Prestat red velvet truffle Easter eggs HERE
I hope this gives you some ideas for your own Easter prep this year, stay tuned for some an Easter tablescape post later this week here
As we head into the Easter break, I wanted to take the time to wish you all a happy Easter break and thank my subscribers and followers both new and old. Its lovely to have a community to share my passion. Your support really does mean the world
Lots of love
PS , iv posted some of this years Easter creations above, post coming soon
A Travel, beauty and lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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