Like everyone else, I fell hard for the flocked bunnies when they appeared in boutiques last year or so. But I was a good girl and didn’t splurge so I JUMPED on the knock-off bunnies when they came to WalMart this spring. (I think Michael’s Arts & Crafts also carries a version.) The bunnies would be great on your mantle or in your entryway, but I wanted to use them on my Easter tablescape.
Apparently, I have a small bunny issue. Last year, I used my collection of white bunnies and several years ago, I styled a shabby chic Easter party for the girls with bunnies that looked like giant wrapped chocolates.
This year, I took inspiration from the modern lines and clear, bright colors of the WalMart bunnies.
Easter Dessert Table Backdrop
I chose bunnies in hot pink, light pink, lavender, yellow, mint and teal. To complement the bunnies, I used wide crepe paper and hung the paper in strips from the mirror that hangs above my sideboard. It just took a 1-inch piece of double-sided foam tape to stick each piece of paper to the back of the mirror.
I couldn’t decide if the crepe paper alone looked simple and modern or a little plain. So, Baby A and I put together a tissue paper tassel garland from The Flair Exchange and added that to the mirror (hung from 3M Command Strip hooks).
To dress up the vanilla cupcakes, I added these darling bunny cupcake toppers. I was going to make my own, but these were so cute with the little white tails, that I just bought these instead.
The candy is Boston Beans (sugar-coated peanuts) from Sprouts that perfectly matched the flocked bunnies. We added strawberry and champagne macarons because they’re a favorite of my girls.
On our table, I chose a large-check pink gingham table runner with matching napkins. These would be great for Valentine’s Day, too. Aside from the bunnies and the crepe paper, those were the only new items I bought for this party.
When I spend for my parties, I try to only buy things I can use again. After a while, you’ll build up a deep party stash that you can turn to again and again.
Tablescapes are about layering, so we started with white placemats from my Bunnies & Bows Easter table and my Halloween Skeleton table. Then came yellow melamine plates from my Bright & Colorful Thanksgiving Party. I topped those with melamine bunny plates from our Covid times Pastel Easter table. The bunny plates come in sets of four colors, which worked well with the flocked bunnies.
I usually like to add a little plate topper, whether it’s something just for fun or a place card or a party favor. For this party, I added a Peeps bunny in alternating pink and purple. Gold flatware, a pastel striped straw and an Izze finish off each place setting.
I love a gorgeous floral centerpiece, but this party was all about keeping it simple and color-blocked — just like the flocked bunnies. I have a collection of small glass vases and to each one I added flowers in colors that echoed the bunnies.
Of course, I couldn’t find mint or teal flowers (no surprise), but we did have hot pink, light pink, lavender, yellow and spring green. Just choose whatever you can find at the grocery store or Target. We used ranunculus, hyacinth, daisies, mums, and carnations. (If the hyacinth gets droopy, insert a wood skewer down the center of the flower through the stem.) Just for fun, I added bunny Peeps on skewers to each vase. The vases were arranged in the same order as the bunnies.
And that’s our simple, flocked bunny-inspired Easter tablescape. How will you celebrate this year? Formal or relaxed and modern?
- Flocked bunnies: WalMart
- Crepe paper: Chrisfall on Amazon
- Pink gingham table runner: DII on Amazon
- Pink gingham napkins: DII on Amazon
- Melamine bunny plates: Supreme Housewares Store on Amazon
- Gold flatware: OGORI Store on Amazon
- White placemats: Letjolt Store on Amazon
- Bunny cupcake toppers: Giga Gud on Amazon
- Boston beans and cupcakes: Sprouts
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