WE ALL know how to decorate our homes for Christmas, but Easter is emerging as an equally popular celebration with a real sense of occasion. Given the chocolate that changes hands on this holiday, Easter is also popular with children.
Traditionally, Easter is celebrated with an at-home brunch, though many choose to have it later in the day and celebrate with a luncheon, whether it's hosted at a table indoors or al fresco.
While we're heading into autumn in Australia, in the northern hemisphere Easter decor is synonymous with spring and the pretty floral colours of soft pinks, sky blue, mint and pale lemon.
If you carry this sense of spring through to the rest of your Easter-themed decorating, small vases of pretty pale flowers are perfect for a table centrepiece. If you can't access fresh, pastel-coloured flowers, try fresh greenery on the centre of the table.
Bunting is inexpensive and is now available at most big stores. Choose your bunting in the pale spring colours.
For the ultimate Easter table setting, you will want to add some painted eggs or beautifully covered chocolate eggs. These can be strewn through greenery on the table or piled in pretty baskets or crystal bowls.
If you are celebrating Easter with young family members - or the young at heart - the kids will always remember a wonderful Easter egg hunt. To truly get into the spirit of Easter, ensure you have pretty store-bought or handmade Easter baskets to give to egg hunters.
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