One of our favourite things about Easter is, of course, the food offerings. From overindulging on a roast dinner to snacking on a cheese plate, there’s nothing better than celebrating the long weekend with an extended menu (and full fridge) of food.
However, with all of our favourite restaurants closed, we’re truly missing the inspiring aesthetics of our most-loved eateries. The next best thing? Crafting a creative spring tablescape for ourselves. When it comes to glassware, dinnerware and decorations, in our opinion, the more decadent the better. We’ve created our dream dinner party situation, and the best part is – we sourced every last thing from BrandAlley, which means you can too. Impressive, hey.
Your ultimate spring tablescape checklist
Even if you’re not the world’s most prolific chef, one thing that we can all get right is beverages. Whether you enjoy experimenting with cocktails (alcoholic or not), or prefer a simple glass of champagne, invest in at least one set of quality crystal glassware, alongside elevated decorative-yet-functional tools like a champagne bucket or crystal jug. Spend more on this once, and enjoy over many upcoming occasions.
1. LSA Champagne Theatre Champagne Saucers, £32.50 2. Tom Dixon Champagne Bucket, £389 3. Stolzle Set of 6 Stemless Glasses, £19 4. Nachtmann Set of 4 Long Drink Glasses, £25 5. Nachtmann Set of 4 Jules Goblets, £19.50 6. Nachtmann Jules Jug, £29.50
By putting an abundance of artistry into your tablescape, no-one will even think about questioning the quality of the food you’re planning to serve. Let your creativity flourish and mix and match your plates and bowls (just try to stick to one colour scheme where possible). A key interior trend for 2021 is French country chic, and we have plenty of pieces from Soho Home and more to suit that feel.
1. Scottish Made Sheesham Wood Serving Paddle & Bowl Set, £21 2. Sophie Conran Set of 4 Rimmed Soup Plates, £38.50 3. Villeroy & Boch Set of 2 Organic Soup Plates, £10 4. Sophie Conran Large Oval Platter, £35 5. LSA Polka Bowl Assorted x 4, £30 6. Soho Home Set of 4 Scalloped Dinner Plates Decorated, £35
And for dessert…
When it comes to dessert, you can guarantee success with an exquisite offering of cake (why not support your favourite local bakery?), or a carefully crafted cheese plate. Indulge in a cake stand, cake server and beautiful cheese board as a starting point, then prepare for your guests to fight over who gets the first taste.
1. Judge White Marble Cheese Board, £13 2. Sophie Conran Cake Server, £11 3. Sophie Conran Small Footed Cake Plate, £26
Table décor extras
When it comes to crafting the perfect spring tablescape, now is not the time to keep things understated. Whilst an official centrepiece may have a slightly more formal vibe, adorn the table with some fresh flowers in a simple vase, as well as candles upon elegant candlesticks as the perfect finishing touch. It’ll look so good, you’ll have your friends offering to pay for your services at the next dinner party.