Spring colours to cel­e­brate oc­ca­sion

Central and North Burnett Times - - WEEKEND - With Tracey Hordern

WE ALL know how to dec­o­rate our homes for Christ­mas, but Easter is emerg­ing as an equally pop­u­lar cel­e­bra­tion with a real sense of oc­ca­sion. Given the choco­late that changes hands on this hol­i­day, Easter is also pop­u­lar with chil­dren.

Tra­di­tion­ally, Easter is cel­e­brated with an at-home brunch, though many choose to have it later in the day and cel­e­brate with a lun­cheon, whether it’s hosted at a ta­ble in­doors or al fresco.

While we’re head­ing into au­tumn in Aus­tralia, in the north­ern hemi­sphere Easter decor is syn­ony­mous with spring and the pretty flo­ral colours of soft pinks, sky blue, mint and pale lemon.

If you carry this sense of spring through to the rest of your Easter-themed dec­o­rat­ing, small vases of pretty pale flow­ers are per­fect for a ta­ble cen­tre­piece. If you can’t ac­cess fresh, pas­tel-coloured flow­ers, try fresh green­ery on the cen­tre of the ta­ble.

Bunt­ing is in­ex­pen­sive and is now avail­able at most big stores. Choose your bunt­ing in the pale spring colours.

For the ultimate Easter ta­ble set­ting, you will want to add some painted eggs or beau­ti­fully cov­ered choco­late eggs. Th­ese can be strewn through green­ery on the ta­ble or piled in pretty bas­kets or crys­tal bowls.

If you are cel­e­brat­ing Easter with young fam­ily mem­bers – or the young at heart – the kids will al­ways re­mem­ber a won­der­ful Easter egg hunt. To truly get into the spirit of Easter, en­sure you have pretty store-bought or hand­made Easter bas­kets to give to egg hunters.

PHOTO: THINKSTOCK

◗ Eastesr is be­com­ing a cel­e­bra­tion to ri­val Christ­mas.

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