Spring Blog Hop: A Traditional Easter Egg Roll Table
I am so excited to join some of my talented blogging friends for a Easter blog hop. This year I based my Easter table on the theme of a traditional Easter egg roll. Egg rolls have been done for generations around the world in celebration of the holiday.
When I mentioned this idea to my husband he thought I meant a “egg roll”, like Chinese take out, which just proves he has food on the brain 24/7. Hmmm, I thought……. not a bad idea for an April Fool’s Day joke on the blog….. I entertained that idea for about a minute, lol. Actually what I had in mind was a traditional Easter table, that felt like a spring in full bloom on a English hillside. Which lead me to the idea of the Easter Egg Rolls which take place globally this time of year.
I have always been fascinated specifically by the White House Easter Egg Roll that take place every year. According to the White House Historical Association, all credit goes to first lady, Dolley Madison, for first proposing a public egg roll in 1810. There are accounts of some private, informal egg rolls held by Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson for their children while in the White House. However, the first official event on record was hosted by President Hayes on the South Lawn in 1878.For my table this year I wanted to inspire the feeling of a grassy hillside or woodland lawn. Complete with tulips springing to life out of an old tree stump and Easter eggs scattered across the greenway.
To create this look I decided to use a floral moss to cover the center of the table in lieu of an actual cloth runner. I ended up purchasing a large box of moss from my floral wholesaler. To protect my dining table from possible moisture and dirt. I cut plastic garbage bag into the shape I wanted to create, and placed it under the log table urn that I picked up last year from Arhaus. Then I covered the area with patches of moss, much like you sod a yard.
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To create the centerpiece I filled the log with floral foam bricks and covered them with the same moss. I love the look of forced tulips, but you know my felines (seen stalking the table in previous pictures above) would be right in the middle of that arrangement munching away. Bad idea since tulips, like daffodils, are a bulb plant and they are highly toxic to dogs and cats. As a side note, so are Easter Lilies (You can check out my list of toxic Plants for Pets, link here) Since I love my animals so much more than a live vignette, I ended up finding some pretty nice looking silk tulips. I arranged them in such a way, that they would look like forced tulips growing out of the moss covered tree log. The small purple flowers are called Allium, which are the blooms on onions and garlic, also highly toxic to pets, so those are silk too. I set each place setting with an ivory lace placemat, burlap charger, casual basket weave china, and a cheery yellow shadow print tulip napkin. I also thought it would be fun to include a Cascarones at each place setting for my guests in a sweet little tin bucket. In case you missed my previous post about these fun smash eggs. Cascarones are a festive confetti filled egg used in Hispanic cultures for celebrations and holidays. Traditionally you smash the hollow egg on top of the head of your recipient. Which made them a perfect addition to our table since Easter is on April 1st this year. Here is the link to my Cascarones DIY post if you are interested in making a few of your own for the holidays. We were able to get all the supplies we needed to make the them from the Dollar Tree so they were super affordable to make.You may have noticed that I left the place setting Cascarones eggs blank. While you could absolutely bottle brush paint the name of your guests onto each egg. I thought it might be fun to allow your guest to decorate their own eggs. Just set out a cup of multi color paint pens for your guest to personalize their own egg for your backyard Easter Egg roll. This is also a great way to entertain the kiddos while putting the last touches on to your Easter Brunch. Speaking of brunch. Be sure to check out my up coming posts this week for tips on making a super easy Easter Brunch that will get you out of the kitchen quicker and utilize all those eggs from the Cascarones. Our menu will have a savory Pineapple Cottage Cheese Salad, this was always one of my dad’s favorites. A selection of pre-made ready to bake Quiches, Fresh Fruit, Chocolate Croissants and a Fuzzy Bunny Cocktail (link here). All of these recipes will be available on the blog coming up this week just in time for the holidays.
If you enjoyed this post don’t forget to check out my super cute DIY carrot door wreath (link here) this has been the talk of my neighborhood. You can’t miss my house it has the big carrot on it….LOL. I clearly had carrots on my mind this year, from door markers to cocktails.
Now HOP on over to check out some of my super talented friends with all of their Easter inspiration. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed. I am personally excited to see what they have been up to myself.
And now… An Easter Blog Hop!