DIY Easter decorations - the spring centrepiece
Natural materials for table decorations look elegant and give a nice feeling of springtime. Early flowers, moss, small twigs and eggs in all shapes and colours are essential for Easter decorations. We give you some ideas for DIY decorations that will set the scene perfectly for your Easter menu.
Materials for the Easter decoration ‘Spring centrepiece’:
- Egg carton
- Quail eggs
- Spring flowers
- Candle wax (soy or paraffin wax) and wicks
Sweet place cards for Easter dinner
To top off your table decoration, matching table place names are a must. The little cress eggs make a cute decoration idea. To make them yourself, all you need are some eggshells. Collect a few in the weeks leading up to Easter. Fill the eggshells with a little soil and press them down lightly. Then sow the cress seeds and carefully water them. Make sure you keep the soil moist. Sow the cress at least 4 days before Easter to make sure that they are overgrown for a more natural look.
Natural-looking wooden balls fit perfectly with the spring and Easter theme. It’s quick and easy to make an egg cup for the cress eggs from the small wooden balls. This DIY decoration is also a perfect project to do with your children. All you need to do is tread a piece of ribbon through the beads. Then add a nice bow to finish.
Push the knotted end of the string into the second ball. Knot the end of the string several times to make it more secure. Knotting the string several times creates a thick and sturdy section that can be threaded more easily into the opening of the second ball. Finally, all you need is a cute fluffy tail made from a pompom and the Easter bunny is ready.
The Easter menu - recipes and ideas for Easter dinner
Once the table decorations are in place, it’s time to think about the menu. There are many traditions surrounding Easter meals that you can take into account when planning.
Here we have written an overview of traditional dishes for the various holidays:
- Good Friday: On Good Friday, a fish dish is prepared. Salmon, red bream, cod and trout are popular choices for Good Friday. You can serve it with pasta or with a delicious herb batter.
- Easter Sunday: Easter Sunday usually begins with a lavish brunch. The family gets together and eats the painted eggs and the goodies that were baked on Holy Saturday. Roast lamb and hare are served for lunch or dinner.
Modern, light dishes are recommended on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. At the end of Lent on Easter Sunday and Monday, more substantial dishes are served.