Raise your hand if you’re just now getting started on figuring out your Easter table and menu.
It’s okay. Today I have a few last minute ideas for your Easter table.
Generally in the blogging world these things are done in advance simply because we need time to process and post our projects. This week I’ve been helping my friend put together a lovely Easter table. We finished it on Friday. Because my friend will be working over Easter weekend, it needed to be done ahead. And it worked out great for me, because that meant I was able to do a photo shoot yesterday. But, it also means that I won’t have much time to share it all with you. I will do that in upcoming posts.
So, I thought I would share with you a few photos of a little project that you can do today to at a bit of meaning to your Easter table. I created place cards for each table setting and a printable for you to make your own. The printable contains four different wordings: Celebrate! Jesus has Risen! ~ Celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection ~ Jesus Has Risen Indeed! ~ He has Risen! He has Risen Indeed!
Place Cards Tutorial
Here are the easy steps for creating your own…
- Download the Place Card PDF file here.
- Print it on your choice of paper or cardstock.
(this depends on your printer’s capabilities)
You have a few choices here…
If you wish to add a decorative edge to your place card with a paper punch:
- cut the place cards using the faint gray cutting outline
- then punch your decorative edge on the bottom under the words
- if you select to use a cardstock backing as I did, cut it to the size of the printable
- NOTE: Adjust the length of the cardstock to give an edge of color beneath the punched area…you may select to have more or less color show…whatever best complements your table setting.
- glue the two papers together and fold in half for a lovely place card.
- NOTE: If you’ve selected to use cardstock for your printable you can eliminate the cardstock backing step above.
If you select to make a plain place card:
- If you chose to use cardstock for your printable, simply cut out your card, fold, and place on the table.
- If you select to layer your plain paper and cardstock….
- Using paper glue, lightly glue your printable to a piece of colorful cardstock
- Using the faint gray cutting outline, cut out your place cards.
- Fold and place on the table.
- NOTE: If you want to get a wee bit fancy, cut out your printable and cardstock separately. Trim a quarter-inch from bottom edge under the words, so that when you glue it to the cardstock you have a colorful border at the bottom.
There is room on the place cards to add guest names if you wish. Last year I made place cards (without names) and my guests asked if they could have them. So be prepared to give them to your guests…they make lovely remembrances of the reason for the celebration.
Here are a few easy menu ideas:
This is a favorite dish in our family for holidays and it is perfect for Easter.
This delectable dish makes a wonderful salad, but would also be fabulous on your dessert buffet.
One more relatively quick idea for the table:
If you want decorated Easter eggs and don’t want to deal with the mess of coloring eggs, create a simple punched paper strip and Modge Podge it to the egg as I did here. Or cut out strips of pretty wrapping paper or Easter napkins and glue down and coat with Modge Podge. Or…simple cut a strip of lace and glue it with Tacky Glue in few spots. They really go quite fast and are a fun way to add a little prettiness to the table or around the house.
This is a great craft for kids and weekend guests to do with either blown or hard-boiled eggs.
I hope you found these last minute ideas for your Easter table just what you needed.
Enjoy your preparations and your Resurrection Celebration!!
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