Set the Perfect Table for Spring

Spring has sprung and it's time to prepare for some special holidays. Whether you're celebrating Mother's Day, Passover, Easter or any spring occasion, I've got some great ideas for you to set a gorgeous table for every party.

Spring is all about blooming flowers, singing birds, hopping bunnies and growing gardens. The theme's renewal (thus the symbolic egg), so use that as your spring celebration inspiration. 

Pull out your brightest linens and most cheerful placemats, runners, napkins and chargers to light up your table. Use simple, everyday white dishes or break out the fancy china to complement the look. 

Don't be afraid to mix patterns. Florals look beautiful coordinated with stripes or gingham and create a cheerful mood. Simply stick with 1 or 2 common colors to tie it all together. And be sure carry them throughout floral arrangements and other table décor.

When it comes to flowers for a spring bash, the more the merrier! Celebrate with spring blooms such as tulips, daffodils, lilacs and hyacinths. Try multiple small arrangements to decorate your dining table and save the big bouquet for the buffet. You can use anything from small white or crystal pitchers to pretty tea pots to mason jars or even small watering cans for fun garden-themed floral containers. Small pots of blooming bulbs are great gifts for guests to plant in their own gardens. 

Get creative with place settings and party favors with a spring theme. Grab some small bird nests from the craft store and fill them with egg shaped pastel candy or Jordan almonds. Use customized dyed eggs in egg cups as place settings, and use seed packets tied in twine as décor your guests can take home and plant. A simple, single flower across a plate always looks beautiful and is an always appreciated gesture.

Celebrating Passover & Easter

Passover and Easter are two spring celebrations that come with their own unique décor.

Colored eggs  are a must for every Easter party, and place cards stamped with crosses are reminders of the true reason for the holiday. Let kids decorate an Easter tree with hollow eggs and tie small bows on chocolate bunnies to use as place cards at their table. 

The Seder plate is the traditional centerpiece of any Passover table, and it provides good inspiration for a décor theme. Consider incorporating some of the symbolic foods into each place setting like small carafes of wine for place cards). If you've got a large group, you might want to create multiple Seder plates to make it easier for everyone to participate, and avoid potential spills. Just arrange 5 small saucers or bowls atop a larger plate, then add the symbolic foods. Place initialed bookmarks and small copies of the Haggadah at each seat for guests to read from and take home as favors.

Make Mom Queen for Her Day

Start Mother's Day off right by serving up breakfast in bed on a beautiful tray decorated with a vase of pretty spring blooms. Wake her with a small carafe of coffee, a basket of freshly baked treats and a copy of the morning newspaper or her favorite trashy magazines.

What’s your favorite spring tradition?