By now your Easter baskets are full (well, maybe) and you have a menu put together for your Easter meal (possibly), but just in case you’re still in planning mode for tomorrow here are a few excellent last-minute Easter ideas.
#1. DIY Ombre Tablecloth
What you’ll need:
1. White Tablecloth
2. Spray Bottle
3. Water/Fabric Dye
Hang your tablecloth from a clothesline and start spraying! More on the corners and less as you make your way to the middle. Let dry and voila! This would be beautiful with a purple or pink dye for Easter.
#2. Fresh Fruit Beverage
There’s nothing like fresh flowers and fruits to bring the feeling of Spring and Easter onto your table. Consider making a Sangria or a non-alcoholic punch and serving it with sliced fresh fruit. Here’s a great recipe to get you started!
- 6 cups Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc
- 1/4 cup superfine sugar
- 1 cup white grape juice
- 1 ripe nectarine, pitted and cut into thin wedges
- 1 tangerine, thinly sliced
- 1 cup seedless white grapes, halved
- 1 cup club soda
- In a large pitcher or other container, combine the wine and sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the remaining ingredients, excluding the club soda, and mix well. Place the pitcher in the refrigerator and let the sangria sit for at least 1 hour (and up to 4 hours). The sangria will sweeten with time, so the longer it sits, the better. Just before serving, stir in the club soda and ice cubes.
#3. Calligraphed Eggs
Add a splash of sophistication to your eggs with these adorable templates from Oh Happy Day. If your crafty enough, do your own calligraphy and use these as place settings!
#4. Easter Candy Centerpiece
Do something useful with the beautifully colored jelly beans and bright yellow peeps this season and create a unique Easter centerpiece to display on your table.
#5. Remember What It’s all About
When Easter dinner is cleared and dessert is plated throw in The Passion and keep the day in perspective. End your Easter holiday being thankful for the sacrifice made for you and celebrated on this day!
Today was Wednesday…a long day of answering phones and sending e-mails and looking at the inside of my maroon colored cubicle…which by the way are three words made worse in conjunction. Life would be so much more fun with a little color and excitement, right? So tonight I found my way to a blog celebrating the bohemian modern style of the San Francisco Bay area and from there is was “Hippie Chic” and then “Hipster Decor” and before you knew it I had more color and style inspiration than I knew what to do with. Here are some of my favorite off the wall, mismatched, trendy rooms that bring a smile to my face…even on a Wednesday.
Current Food 52 ‘Not Recipe’
How to Roast Any Vegetable in 4 Steps
Cut Your Veggies and Pat Them Dry
Drizzle with Olive Oil, Seasonings of Your Choice and Salt. Coat Each Piece Thoroughly
Throw Your Veggies on Parchment Paper. Set Your Oven to Somewhere Between 400 – 450 Degrees. Flip Halfway Through Cooking.
According to Food 52, Roasted Perfection is Indicated By a Crispy Outside and a Soft Inside; about 45 Minutes for Root Vegetables at 400 degrees.
Dip painting is one of my favorite trends this season and right now it’s everywhere; and I can’t get enough of it! From kitchen utensils to dressers and chairs this easy and trendy style of painting is a quick way to update to so many things around the house.
I have two beside tables that will be getting this treatment over the weekend! What you do have lying around the house that could use some sprucing up? Here’s some inspiration to get you motivated to give this trend a try…