I’m torn here about whether to post the pictures and say, “This is exactly what I planned! Everything was perfection,”
Truth is things were not nearly as off the chain as I had hoped. The kids fell ill like Dominoes pushing me over last just a few days before Easter, and I just didn’t have it in me to do all I wanted. Braised short ribs became London broil from WholeFoods with a quick red sauce.
The tables came together quite nicely, but only because I abandoned most of my ideas and went with things I had on hand. That’s the other thing! I am in the middle of a staging, which is to say, I staged someone’s house for sale by denuding my own home of most of its beautiful things. The staging went great. The house was under contract within a week, and I got a couple of referral projects from a realtor who loved what I did. But that meant that when it came to making up my Easter table, every time I had an idea, I realized “Oh, that’s at the staged house. Maybe…nope. That’s there, too.” But at least I had some left over wallpaper from Flufferella’s room.
Fluffs and I also decoupaged bits of dinner napkin onto the blown eggs for placeholders. I had hoped to print names on napkins to decoupage on as well since my freehand script leaves something to be desired, but instead I clogged the printer with dinner napkins and had to sharpie the names on.
I loved the kids’ table. We have a few teenagers in the mix now, and they were very gracious about being seated at what looks like a 4 year old’s birthday party.
Best thing about Easter dinner was the company. We have such cool people for friends.