Easter Brunch Styling



This week I am working on styling our family 
Easter Brunch
for this weekend.

So what better time I thought 
to look back at a couple of previous years
of our Family Easter  Brunch
for some personal inspiration.

Then I thought it might be
 a lovely idea to share styling ideas here
for those of you entertaining this week!

I for one love some quick and chic ideas.
Like above where I used
Easter candy in my table styling.
I decided my color scheme and bought candy 
I then refined the malted egg colors by removing the yellow that didn't 
play in my scheme.

I tied it all together with cut lavender from my garden!




How sweet are these simple Peeps displayed on a hand made board!




The birth of our first grandchild two weeks ago
has me very sentimental 
about my raising my own three children.

Celebrating holidays fully
 has always been part of our
Family Culture.

I can still remember the joy of these three
when the Easter Bunny
surprised them at our house.
(Jeff has always been such a loving, fun Dad).

It's memories like this one
that are the motivator for me
to do my best to create joyful memories 
for those I love.

Moments where you can
take it all in
and 
push them deep into your heart
for joy that lasts a lifetime.




Fast forward so many years later
I am still striving to make 
Family Celebrations 
fun and relevant.

So for now the Easter Bunny has been replaced with
grown up treats
for our grown up children.




Like a sweet Mimosa station.
Sliced star fruit are the perfect stylish garnish.




Especially  when served  in vintage inspired glassware!




Living here in Southern California
our brunches are always outdoors
weather permitting.

I like to keep the table on the informal side.

Here I have used the palest percale sheet as a table cloth.

Added a macrame runner.

A cement planter was turned into the quickest of centerpieces by simply adding
tiny tea roses and some of my wooden eggs
that I have had for years.

Vintage Madeline pans
made for a perfect way to display the 
Deviled Eggs.




These candied Robin eggs in the softest of colors
do double duty as 
decor and treats.

Set atop a vintage textile
I finished the presentation with
cut Jasmine from my garden.




Here I bought potted Tulips from the nursery
and 
massed them together in a rustic container.

I finished the edges off with my well used
wooden eggs.

A styling tip I always recommend 
is to invest in some quality pieces
that you'll be able to use year after year
in new inventive ways.




For another quick and easy centerpiece
I bought a flat of baby tears ground cover
and transplanted it into a wooden box
and 
once again finished off with my wooden eggs!

Super simple and visually impactful!




I collect cloth napkins in different styles and color ways.
For some reason I have an aversion to paper napkins always
I never once have bought paper napkins 
even when the kids were little.

I just think cloth napkins elevate even the most simple food.

For this brunch I simply pulled out my lavender collection.




A Bagel Bar dominated the meal.




Jeff grilled the bagels on the barbeque.




We did a spread of toppings
for individually delightful bagels!







The year before I took a bakery bought cake
to the next level
by setting it on a cake riser
which I added to a vintage tray.

Then I simply garnished the tray with
macaroons, peeps 
finishing with jasmine from the garde and edible pansies!







I'm always looking for ways to make family gathering fun
so last year I came up with the idea of putting up a
ping pong table in the backyard for brunch.

It worked out nicely
but to be completely transparent
I had no idea how much work it would be.
I always imagine super simple.

First it barely fit on the roof.

Next  I assumed the came put together, right?
No such luck. 
Poor Jeff spent hours the night before in assembly.
But it look good and function well.
If you ever want to try it,
plan for extensive assembly.




Two years I also started doing an adult children egg hunt
after hearing about the idea from Hunter!

I bought pretty little bottles and hid them in the yard
with one of them coming with a cash prize!

Now that we have grandchildren,
the idea has been retired
but it was certainly fun the two years we did it!










These pictures are from two years ago,
the last Easter my Mother was able to make it to our family brunch.
Again, reason enough to make family celebrations special!




Creating joyful family memories can't be overrated!




So this year I will once again be changing things up
for our
Family Easter Brunch.

We will be doing a  pop up rooftop picnic
in San Diego
at the luxurious complex building that ironically both
Ellis and Elliot
and
Hunter and Megan both live!

Our family has been so very blessed with the two marriages.
I couldn't be prouder of them all!

And now we will be joined by baby Lennon!





Families are always in transition.
Some leave us
while others come with much joy and love 
and 
join in.

For me
styling and hostessing
is a way for me to love on my family
and 
celebrate the moments
great and small.
And hopefully show my family  just  how very much
they each mean to me.




As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life






9 comments:

  1. Oh my stars, Tamera! You brought tears to my eyes! You have such a beautiful gift for entertaining but even more beautiful is your heart and the way you love to lavish your family! Thank you for so many great ideas and inspiration!

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    1. Amy thank you ever so much for visiting and leaving such a sweet gift of words! Happiest of Easter wishes to you and yours darling!! xox

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  2. Are you a grandmother, Tamara! Congratulations!!!!! Here's wishing your entire family many years of joy, hugs, cuddles and love.

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    1. Yes Lark! I am a Grandmother as of two weeks ago! Our son and his beautiful wife are the proud parents of a precious baby girl! Our entire family couldn't be more excited! Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to leave such sweet sentiments my dear! xox

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  3. Wishing you joy on your first holiday as Grandparents! With gratitude for every special holiday memory with your family. I'm thankful for them all. And the yearly Easter bunny! ♡

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  4. :-) This looks so beautiful, dear Tamera,
    thanks for all the inspiration!
    HAPPY EASTER and congratulations on your little grand daughter!
    Claudia :-)

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  5. That looks very chique and delicious! Have a great Eastern!

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  6. Thank you for sharing your lovely garden and Easter styling - so inspirational. I have gathered some pink and purple for our own celebration, a combined family Easter/birthday brunch. Best wishes to you and have a wonderful celebration with dear baby Lennon. Nothing so gorgeous as a new baby girl. xxx

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  7. So many beautiful and thoughtful touches to create lasting memories for your beautiful family. You’ve given me wonderful ideas for the celebrations we hope to host at our new home. My oldest niece came to see the new house and then suggested I host Easter next year. I was thrilled (to say the least). I’ll be taking a lot of notes from you! xo

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