It’s hard to believe that Easter is on SUNDAY! Easter is a holiday we look forward to every year, we love the warm weather, time spent with family and the girls love the excitement of the Easter bunny. Our family typically hosts Easter and it’s something that Scott and I always enjoy planning and cooking for. Even though this year Easter will look a little bit different, we are still determined to sit down with our girls to make memories together around the table.
We plan on dressing up in our Easter clothes and cooking a big lunch to celebrate! The girls always help me set the table and they are the best little helpers. This year, our tablescape includes layering our favorite pieces from MacKenzie-Childs. Growing up, I feel like there were always those pieces that my Mom included on our table that made the meal feel extra special. It’s crazy how something like a flower coffee mug can bring back all the memories of our family sitting around the table together. I’m hopeful that our girls will feel the same way when they take a sip of water from our MacKenzie-Childs water glasses or pass along their favorite side in one of our Flower Market bowls.
When planning our simple, yet Spring time tablescape, I decided to layer in different textures and patterns to add a little delight to the eye, while still keeping the table functional for the important part, eating! Our place setting includes a woven charger, with a Sweetbriar dinner plate, Courtly Check salad plate and topped with the Sweetbriar bowl. I also mixed-in some of my favorite everyday Flower Market bowls and plan on serving our main course on the Sweetbriar platter.
One of my favorite parts about attending the MacKenzie-Childs event in February was seeing how their team put together such a beautiful tablescape! I was so inspired by the way they mixed and matched their different lines, like the Courtly Check, Sweetbriar and Flower Market, I knew I wanted to replicate that in our own home. I’m still pinching myself over what an incredible experience that entire day was. Being able to sit elbow, to elbow, with one of the MacKenzie-Child’s artisans was a total dream. I got to see first hand how each of their artist paint their signature Courtly Check and even got to paint a pie dish of my own, which I can’t wait to share with you when it arrives!
The MacKenzie-Childs team did such a wonderful job at showing me the heart of their company and their mission to bring a smile to their customers faces every morning, even if it’s as simple as walking down the stairs in the morning to see their favorite tea kettle on the stove, or when reaching for their favorite mug for their morning cup of coffee, their aim to bring happiness into the home is something that I admire. Beyond that, including pieces that I know were hand painted at their Aurora Farm, makes them feel extra special and just adds to the overall sentiment of celebrating all moments big and small within our home.
My favorite piece on our table is our Sweetbriar hand painted water glasses and matching pitcher. They are the type of pieces that you hand down from generation to generation, each glass is hand painted and you can literally see each brush stroke on the glass. They would make the most perfect collectable gift and add the perfect touch of spring to our table.
As a busy Mom of three little ladies, you know that creating a beautiful, yet functional home is a huge priority to both Scott and I. When I heard that I could put the Sweetbriar plates and bowls right into the dishwasher, microwave and oven I was thrilled. I also included the everyday bowl collection into our tablescape, you’ll notice them in both the Flower Market and Courtly Check print. What I love about the everyday bowls are that one, they all stack inside of each other, making for super easy storage and two, that you can use them to both prep and serve your food. They are extremely sturdy and are safe for your little kitchen helpers to use too. In fact, we even use our everyday bowls for family movie nights, the extra large size is perfect for popcorn!
When it comes to our menu, this year I’ll be cooking from the Magnolia Table cookbook and my mouth is watering just thinking about our Easter meal! I’m trying my best to keep things simple, yet whip up some dishes that aren’t our typical dinner. You know that I love to share our favorite recipes, so I’m including the BEST brussel sprout recipe EVER, it is a super simple recipe that always has us reaching for seconds!
Appetizers: (Abundant Bowl // Pinch Bowl // Cheese Knife Set) Our family LOVES a good cheese board, even the little ladies scoop up all the cheese and extras! I’ll also bake up our favorite baked brie and serve with crackers, dried fruit, salami and nuts.
Drinks: (Sweetbriar Water Pitcher & Water Glasses) It’s a family tradition to sip on mimosas on Easter, so Scott and I will pour some orange juice in our water pitcher and the girls can feel fancy sipping on OJ too!
Main Course: (Sweetbriar Platter & Dinner Plate) This year we are making the most of what we have on hand and will be marinating a pork tenderloin in soy sauce for our main course. It’s a simple yet delicious recipe that cooks up perfectly on the grill, leaving oven space for our sides.
Sides: (Everyday Large Bowl & Sweetbriar Bowl) Homemade Mac & Cheese from the Magnolia Table cookbook will be the girl’s main course and the most delicious brussel sprouts will serve as our vegetable.
Dessert: (Courtly Check Coffee Mug // Everyday Bowl Medium // Small Pedestal) Dessert, our very favorite, will be a homemade bunny cake that the girls and I will make together. Vanilla cake, with a raspberry filling, topped with LOTS of vanilla buttercream will go perfect with coffee and cream!
I always love hearing what your own family traditions are. Do you do your egg hunt first thing in the morning? Do you hide your kids baskets? What’s always on your table to eat? Do you have a favorite serving platter or go-to appetizer recipe? Share all your traditions in the comments, I can’t wait to read! I hope you find a way to make this Easter special for you and your family, I have a feeling this will be one we will never forget!
Don’t forget to follow our daily adventures on Instagram and if you’re new here, welcome, here are a few popular posts on the Snyder Family Co. Blog!