Easter is approaching very soon and it’s a time when we open our homes to our loved ones! Since I can remember, my family has always had an Easter brunch. All of us would gather at my grandparents’ house, wearing our pastel-colored “Sunday Best” outfits, and sit down at a beautifully decorated table to enjoy a wonderful spread of Italian-influenced dishes. From my grandfather’s homemade zabaione (that’s Italian eggnog) to my grandmother’s roasted lamb accompanied with fresh vegetables, followed by my mother’s ricotta cake, it was always a delicious and unforgettable meal.
This year, I’ll be inviting my family to my place for Easter brunch and if you’re like me, you not only enjoy cooking for others but also love taking the time to layer in those handmade surprises and delights for guests. If this is your first time hosting an Easter brunch or if you’re just looking for some spring-inspired DIY projects, here’s some ideas to get those creative juices flowing!
Fabric Collection: “Wonderful Things” by Bonnie Christine
If table runners aren’t your style, place mats can equally serve the same purpose! These create a cozy, little individual space for every guest at the table. The “Wonderful Things” collection contains various florals and happy hues like pops of yellow. Speaking of florals, don’t forget to add some fresh cut flowers to the table as well! For the place mat pattern, view here.
Comfy Throw Pillows
Fabric Collection: “Doll House” by Amy Sinibaldi
Comfort is key when it comes to your guests, so why not add a pillow to their seat at the table? It adds an unexpected detail that instantly makes everyone feel cozy. The “Doll House” fabric collection is a great go-to due to its variety of florals and light colors that are reminiscent of springtime. For the throw pillow pattern, view here.
Fabric Collection: “Heartland” by Pat Bravo
Dress up your table and impress your guests with a fresh, modern table runner. The “Heartland” fabric collection is full of blossomed flowers and delicate designs, influenced by Scandinavian travels that create a homey feel. The “jelly roll” pattern can be found via Youtube.
Fabric Collection: “Le Vintage Chic” by AGF Studio
Not only are you protecting your surfaces, but coasters add a little detail to your guests’ drink of choice. The “Vintage Chic” collection has an array of feminine flowers and rustic elements that create timeless elegance in your décor. Here’s a pattern for coaster-creating.
Fabric Collection: “Abloom Fusion” by AGF Studio
Besides an Easter egg hunt, it’s always nice to have a little surprise for the kiddies! These rabbit plushies are great for children of all ages and makes the perfect snuggle buddy as well. I'll be making two of these bunnies for my little niece and nephew who will be celebrating their first Easter, this year! For this cute critter pattern, find it here.
Fabric Collection: “Wild Bloom” by Bari J.
Don’t forget you’re the “hostess with the mostess,” so make sure you're wearing an Easter outfit that allows you to not only be comfortable but festive! Cotton is a great lightweight fabric to wear while “playing host” since you’re running around the kitchen or dining area, making sure everything is in its right place. For the dress pattern, you can view here.
What are some of your Easter traditions? Do you have a special way of hosting your guests? What little details do you enjoy creating for them? Please feel free to share in the comments.
Hope you all enjoy a lovely Easter with your family and friends!