This Easter we’re as crazy about grazing as the Easter Bunny is!
With so much lost time over the past few years who wants to spend most of the day in the kitchen? Casual dining is a great way to enjoy MORE of your event. Much of the prep can be done in advance with just a few finishing touches needed to serve when guests arrive. The clean up is easy too!
Here’s how we created our gorgeous Easter grazing table!
Standard clear glassware would have looked great on this spread but we love a bit of drama around the Pretty Pantry Labels HQ so we opted for the Aurora Matte Black range and it was a clear winner. It just elevated the whole feel of the table making it feel more like an event.
...Or something softer!
Before we landed on the Matte Black we did also try the rose gold mirror finish which offers a much more playful feel. Someone on the team said it felt like a spring garden party and I couldn’t agree more.
The Grazing Boards
If I had to eat the same meal for the rest of my life- it would be a mezze plate or grazing board. Smooth dips, delicious fresh bread, the tang of an olive, followed by some soft cheese on a fruit & nut cracker… drrooollll! When we put our table together we considered laying down some brown paper (you can get it on rolls at Officeworks or other craft stores) but to keep our table clean we opted for a few cheese and grazing boards with florals and other dishes and additional cheese knives scattered around.
Easter to us is a colourful affair. We knew we wanted some statement florals but with the heat we had been having around the time of our shoot we decided dried florals would be a safer bet and we couldn’t recommend it enough. Not only do we still get to enjoy these flowers today but it meant we could set our table, flowers and all, the night before and not worry about wilting or browning! We bought the flowers locally and arranged them ourselves but we know there are plenty of talented dried flower florists around now who we’re sure are doing some beautiful and creative arrangements for this season.
Oh my goodness! This little donut tower was one of the cheapest elements and just completed the whole table (and the meal!). We bought a tray of mini donuts from our friends at La Manna, stacked them up on a serving board and decorated with a few strawberries and some mini chocolate eggs. Quick, beautiful, delicious… what more could you want!
To make the table feel even more Easter-y we purchased some decorative eggs- if you have little ones you could do painted eggs and make your own!, a little bunny and used “bunny tails” in the floral arrangements (they’re the fluffy looking purple & blue things). We also made up some Easter Place Cards to make our guests feel extra special.
The team loved it. The spinning boards meant people could easily get to the cheese they wanted without having to reach all the way over. Grazing board as always meant there was something for everyone and even our picky eaters were able to enjoy some elements they love.