Easter Entertaining

Easter brunch with recipes

I’m excited to share one of my latest projects with you today. I recently did an Easter Entertaining product shoot for Hadley Pottery to showcase some of their items in a brunch setting. I’ve seen these patterns for years, and know that they are collectibles for many families so I was excited to get the samples and put a little CAH styling with them.

The tradition is to mix and match patterns in their classic blue & creamy white dishes, so that’s what we did. Using some of the most classic patterns like the house, and blooms, we incorporated some Easter/Spring patterns like the bunny, sheep, and duck to set the table. Everything is set up for Easter Brunch with some tried and true recipes as well.

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Getting the look for Easter Entertaining:

  • I wanted to stay true to the traditional style of the dishes so I set a runner of burlap, flowers, and classic Easter decor, down the center of the table.
  • Neutral toned speckled eggs from the craft store are displayed under a glass cloche, and tiny ceramic bunnies are placed in different areas.
  • I wanted to bring in another color to add dimension to the overall design.  Green was a good choice since it represents Spring so well.
  • A bundle of flowers from the grocery store fills small vases and adds life to the table.
  • Since the patterns are so distinct I didn’t want to hide them under a lavish place setting. I simply layered each plate on a rattan charger, with it’s coordinating coffee cup & saucer {I love the bottom of the cups that say “The End”}.

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  • The table is also set with typical coordinating pieces like salt & pepper shakers, and butter dish.  They actually add to the decorative aspect of the centerpiece.
  • Doughnut holes are placed in an egg holder at one end of the table, while small favor boxes are at the other.
  • Each guest can take home a favor box filled with candy coated eggs. I simply wrapped the outside of the box with scrapbook paper to match our colors.
  • The rest of the menu consists of Hashbrown & Ham brunch casserole, fruit salad, sparkling fruit punch, and a fluffy white cake. {follow the links for recipes}

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  • A side table is set up to hold things like coffee, fruit, and the cake. This makes it easy for guests to grab seconds.
  • More of the pottery pieces are showcased here: cream & sugar, and fruit or cereal bowls.

I hope this Easter Brunch sponsored by Hadley Pottery will help you in your planning. If you follow these ideas for table decor, and our menu, it is sure to be a hit with your family or friends.


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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to Homes.com, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. Wow, you are amazing! I’d love to have you link it up to my party at http://scrapbookingez.blogspot.com/2012/03/anything-goes-linky-party_15.html if you get a chance. Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a lovely Easter table this is. It reminds me of the ones I do. Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  3. How sweet! Love the blue and white plates and cups. perfect Easter setting. sunny bright happy :)

  4. Oh I want to come to your house for Easter brunch! Looks so good!!

  5. So pretty!!! Love your style!!! xo

  6. Lovely and inspiring, so easy to arrange, no party printables which makes it less cluttered. I will definitely try something similar:)

  7. Very nice! You captured the essence of spring!!
    Where did you get the egg carton container for nine that you used for donut holes? I only see them with six in the stores and I really need that size!!! Thanks

    • Thank you Kristin. I found that at JoAnn’s craft/fabric store. It’s so handy for so many things.

      • THANK YOU!!
        I live more than 2 hours from a JoAnn’s (or any craft store for that matter) and I just so happen to have to go to the “big” city for a funeral. I remembered what you said and stopped at JoAnn’s. They had two of the 9-spot ceramic egg cartons and for half off! Nabbed them both. Wanted to let you know that not only do I love your blog with your fun and creative ideas, but also YOU made my day with that info. Thanks bunches!!! <3<3<3

  8. Where did you get the adorable green bunny with basket candy dish? I LOVE that and would love to have it on my own Easter table. Your table looks great – very sweet! :)

  9. I love those patterns on the plates, they are darling! Also love the glass domes you used :)

  10. Such a sweet table. My favorite thing other than the dishes is the donut holes served in the egg-crate dish! Very creative, as always!

  11. this is such a beautiful post because all the photos are so elegant. this is the perfect easter in my mind


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