Last weekend was so busy, but we spent so much time with family, which made it great. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. We spent ours with my in-laws this year and although the holiday has passed, I have to show you the lunch that my mom-in-law put on for all of us — there is so much inspiration to share! 🙂
There were quite a few people at the lunch, and also included were two kiddos, so plenty of seating was needed. This is one of the covered areas of their outdoor space, and there is usually some nest seating here. My in-laws changed the ‘room’ around to accommodate two tables, and have the lounge seating nearby the dining tables for extended hanging out. Isn’t that farmhouse table amazing?
This was what the place setting looked like for the long table. I love that my mom-in-law used these paper plates as chargers, and had white heavy-duty plastic plates up at the buffet line for food. The ‘silverware’ is also plastic, but it fooled me until I picked it up. 😉 Some of the placemats were ruffled, like this one, and others were made out of the same material but were flat. And how cute is the napkin and napkin ring? Those napkin rings make an appearance each Easter, and she tucked in a couple of sticks, plus the flower, which has a sticky back.
The centerpiece was amazing for this table. A moss runner started the layering process, and then more moss was added for even more texture. Eggs, the sticky flowers, bunnies, birds nests, moss-covered sticks, an egg crate, and a birdcage with roses cut from the backyard created this gorgeous Springy centerpiece.
This was the other dining table that guests could use out on the patio. I really liked the rug layered underneath! Made it feel nice and cozy. 😉
I love this place setting, too — different napkins, a gingham bow, green ribbon, and a sticky flower. 🙂
Aren’t those lettuce “leaves” cool? I love them paired with the flower in the center. Cute little egg cups and a porcelain bunny, plus matching gingham ribbon complete the centerpiece.
The meal that we had was Greek-inspired, so there was lamb, pita, hummus, cucumber salad, orzo salad, tzatziki, olives… And then there was also ham, potato salad, and coleslaw. Some of the food had little labels listing what the dishes were, and the stands for the labels were tiny faux wood tree stumps — ridiculously cute!
There was also a drink station, with a large tub of glass water bottles, ice bucket, cups and faux bois straws, iced tea, and my favorite thing — stickers so that we could put our initials on our cup to keep track of it.
Inside there was a dessert table FILLED with treats. Jordan almonds, M&M’s, peanut butter eggs, carrot cake, and mini cheesecakes. No one could choose so we all pretty much had a little bit of everything. 😉
My mom-in-law seriously outdid herself. It was such a beautiful day surrounded by all the people we love, and she really made it extra special with all of the time that she took to make it so amazing. I hope you had a beautiful Easter, too!