I’ve always loved gatherings and this season has been no different. With fresh blooms and the upcoming holiday, any excuse to share a great meal and celebrate among those you love is welcome. With the Easter holiday on Sunday, we’re spending the rest of the week getting you prepared. This brunch menu is light and slightly decadent. A table with a low lying arrangement, natural linen, dusty pink velvet, and pops of lavender, gives an updated nod to Easter without being overly literal. It is perfect for any spring gathering.
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I wanted a table that felt fresh and updated. There’s always a balance when it comes to building a table for holidays. I like things to feel special, while not feeling overdone. By keeping the table bare with a natural linen runner, we kept stuffy textiles at bay, giving things a bit more of a relaxed vibe. For each place setting, we placed a single sprig of lavender tied around a white napkin with a dusty pink crushed velvet ribbon. The place settings were finished out with white plates and gold flatware.
I like to play with floral from the grocery store when putting together a gathering last minute. (All the prep and setup for this shoot from shopping to guests arriving was around 3 hours.) Using a thrifted copper strainer and wet oasis purchased from the dollar store, I was able to create a stunning arrangement for around $10. I wanted the arrangement to have movement, so I foraged birch branches, adding an unexpected element. With pink ranunculus, spray roses, and dahlias in shades of pink and ivory, these blooms were showcased after a base of rosemary and lavender flowers of greenery were placed. The final result was a showpiece and worthy of the center of the easter table. The rest of the table was filled with platters and food, keeping plenty of space for passing dishes throughout the morning.
With the arrival of spring, I love my menus to highlight fresh herbs, citrus, and veggies from the farmer’s market. This menu was no different.
Fresh Squeezed Organic Orange or Grapefruit Mimosas
Whipped Goat Cheese Bruschetta (sweet + savory)
Crustless Spring Vegetable Frittata
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Come back tomorrow as we share the recipes for our brunch!
Can’t wait? Here are some great recipes to celebrate the holiday.
Lamb 3 Ways: Roasted Lamb
Cranberry Pomegranate Mimosas
Recipe Remix: Gralehaus Lamb and Grits
A Spring Whole30 Dinner Party
A Pastel and Vibey Easter Brunch: Thrifted and On Trend
Winter Citrus Sangria
Gluten-Free Everything Muffins
Recipe Remix: Garlic, Goat Cheese, and Truffle Salt Scramble
Eggs and Nostalgia: A Simple Easter DIY
Blood Orange Rosemary Old Fashioned
Bacon, Asparagus, and Goat Cheese Tart