Finally, spring is here…and so is Easter! This Easter, consider decorating your table with something both beautiful and delicious. Aside from the usual cuisine of ham, spring vegetables and deviled eggs, try a creative centerpiece that will bring lasting memories to your guests around the table. These fun centerpieces are simple to create and easy to enjoy!
They are the ideal blend of form and function. Perfect if your table space is limited or if you simply want to try something new and special. This Easter, consider decorating your table with something both beautiful and delicious.
Here are 5 Edible Easter Centerpieces to try Easter Sunday:
Simple and Classic: A beautiful bowl of hard boiled eggs is the perfect addition to your Easter brunch table. Use food-safe dyes to tint cooked eggs soft-hued spring colors that accent your tablescape, or leave them natural, using a combination of brown and white shelled eggs for a beautiful, simple, and healthy addition to your brunch. One large egg contains six grams of protein along with vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants for a Happy Easter indeed.
A Bountiful Easter Basket: Arrange freshly cut cucumbers, celery, carrots, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower, and broccoli into a beautiful woven Easter basket for a centerpiece that is colorful, healthy, and delicious like Elegant Eating Catering did. Serve with your favorite dips and dressings, or add a little lemon zest and a handful of spring peas to your favorite hummus recipe to keep it seasonal and light.
Make a “Cheese Cake”: Inspired by Southern Living, stack two or three wheels of soft, ripened cheese such as goat Brie or creamy Camembert, largest to smallest, onto a plate or cake pedestal. Decorate with sprigs of fresh herbs such as lavender and rosemary and you’ve got the perfect tiered “cheese cake” in seconds flat. Serve with crackers, toasted French bread, or warm pita for an irresistible centerpiece, high in calcium and protein, that is also absolutely lovely to look at.
Choose an Edible Arrangement: With sweet pineapple, fresh melon, grapes, and berries all cut fresh and arranged perfectly for you, an Edible Arrangement is the perfect healthy and unique centerpiece to wow your friends and family this Easter. Fruit is the number one snack in America, and for good reason! Fruit is truly nature’s most delicious candy. It’s full of dietary fiber, nutrients, anti-oxidants, and is low in calories. Fruit can also satisfy your family and friends’ different dietary needs including gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and lactose-intolerant. Want to be a bit more indulgent? Choose an arrangement with the addition of chocolate-dipped fruit for the perfect blend of delicious and decadent. (Easter Bunny Festival pictured here)
Display your Easter Candy: For a fun finale, use an assortment of mason jars, vases, or apothecary jars to display your favorite Easter candies and make a colorful and sweet centerpiece. Hide fruit juice-sweetened jelly beans and Nestlé dark chocolate bunnies into Easter grass for healthier candy options that are still festive and yummy too.
This story was originally published on April 14, 2014.