Spring is my favourite time of the year and Easter Sunday is quite possibly the best Sunday in the entire year because it's completely acceptable to eat chocolate for breakfast!
This year, Easter is likely to be extra special since we *should* be able to get together with our nearest and dearest outside so my fingers are firmly crossed for good weather!
Styling an Easter table is hugely satisfying too as it's so easy to add wow factor with the simplest accessories.
Decorate with plants and foliage
For me no celebration table is complete without some botanical elements. My preference is always for low level arrangements that can be spread across the length of the table. It allows people to enjoy the flowers without having to poke their heads around a huge show-stopping arrangement in order to have a conversation.
I love candle light at any time of the day, its flickering light is always elegant and warming and if you are planning an outdoor celebration, votives, tea lights and hurricane lamps are best. Once the meal is over you can swap them for a scented candle such as Embrace from our signature collection.
Making your guests feel special is key and one of the nicest ways to do this is by creating a gorgeous place setting for each person. It's a special day, whatever your reasons for celebrating so don't be afraid to go for it.
Start by choosing good quality table linen and build up interest by introducing lots of texture. Charger plates or place mats are an elegant foundation element on your table, then get your best crockery and linen napkins out of the cupboard and have fun adding details that will delight everyone.
Handwritten name tags and a pretty easter decoration for each person are really thoughtful touch.
No matter what age you are a gift is always welcome and an Easter celebration lends itself so well to gifting small token of appreciation.
The obvious route of delicious chocolate treats will always be a winner but if you want to stay away from the sweet stuff you could gift practical little gifts such a hand creams, lip balms, scented bards of soap or a fun pair of socks.
Flower seeds and small potted spring bulbs are really lovely too for the green fingered folk.
Wrap in simple tissue paper and add a flourish by tying your parcel with twine and adding a sprig of blossom.
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Photography: Feri Photography