This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringItOn #NestleKitchen #CollectiveBias Spring has officially sprung and I love it! The buds are appearing on the trees, my tulips and daffodils are blooming. Of course there’s the Easter candy, too (all in moderation, right 😉 ) AND it’s time to work on my Easter and Spring tablescape. This year I’m so busy I don’t know whether I’m coming or going! Being an on the go step-mom there are games during theweek, weekend activities, running my business and making sure there are good eats on the table, so the theme was fun, fast and easy – even the kiddos can get in on the helping action to make it a family affair! It also didn’t cost a fortune to do. I enlisted Nestlé products to make it all happen and it’s SO cute.
Easter and Spring Tablescape – How to do it budget-friendly and fast
First, gather help. I’m personally working on asking others to pitch in and like I mentioned above, if your kids are anything like K – they’ll love to help make this happen.
Next, head on down to Walmart and grab these adorbs Nestlé Easter themed candies, perfect for table decorations, filling easter eggs and easter baskets. You’ll find them in the seasonal aisle:
SweeTARTS Theater Box of Chicks, Ducks, and Bunnies – A pioneer in taste innovation, SweeTARTS delivers the original flavor combination of delightfully sweet and delicately tart in an array of colorful candy creations. By the way, these Classic SweeTARTS are made in the coolest springtime shapes and they have no artificial flavors. They’re perfect for adding to treats like cakes and cookies, too
Scrambled Egg (with Nerds, Laffy Taffy, and Runts)
Springtime Fun Dip
The Easter Variety of Nerds Rope
A 250-piece bag of Egg Filler
On your way out, swing by the freezer section and grab a Stouffer’s Party Size Vegetable Lasagna:
This is perfect for those who are giving up meat for Lent. Plus the freshly made whole grain lasagna is layered with a colorful medley of carrots, spinach, broccoli and onions in a parmesan and romano cheese sauce. It screams spring and it is SO good. And don’t worry on the onions. They’re practically microscopic, the kids won’t see or taste them. Don’t miss all the rebates at Ibotta!
Easter and Spring Tablescape – Fun Dip Fizz
K loves drinking from the adult cocktail ware, but of course I’m all about mocktails for her. This Fun Dip Fizz is so cute and your adult guests will really like it, too. Here’s what you need to make 6 servings:
Springtime Fun Dip
1 cup of fresh, chopped strawberries
1 tablespoon of Lavender Syrup
Juice from one fresh lemon
Fresh mint sprigs (optional, I pick these from my yard -it gives it a little refreshing taste)
Ice – about 6 cubes
First, you’ll want to “Fun Dip” your rims. Take three packs of Springtime Fun Dip and put them into anything wide enough for the rim of the glass to fit into. Just wet the martini glasses on the rim, turn them upside down and “dip” them into the Fun Dip. Save the Lik a Stix – you’ll need them later!
Next, muddle your strawberries and mint. You’ll want to get them really mashed up so they’re almost in liquid form. Add the lavender syrup, lemon and ice then shake vigorously.
In the mocktini glass, pour Club Soda so it’s about 1/4 of the way full. Add your strawberry mixture and using the Lik a Stix, stir. Then just add one more splash of club soda. The Lik a Stix acts as your mocktini stirrer. This coupled with the Springtime Fun Dip rim will add a bit of sweetness to your drink, so you don’t need to add any sugar to your mixture. Garnish with mint and maybe add a SweeTARTS bunny, chick or duck from the Theater Box as a little surprise at the bottom. ENJOY!
Easter and Spring Tablescape – Bunny Napkin Fold
You all know I love my napkin folds. This one is super easy and takes about 60 seconds each napkin to do. You can iron in-between steps if you want, but it isn’t necessary.
At this point I add a cotton ball for a tail and I cut triangles from pink pieces of construction paper to insert into the ears. I use a burlap ribbon, but anything works. When Easter is over, you can keep the bunnies on the table through spring or change it up using a spring time napkin ring holder. I personally like to keep the bunnies. 😉
Easter and Spring Tablescape – Putting it together
If you check out the Nestlé Pinterest page, you’re sure to get some spring inspiration if you need ideas. My motto is to keep it simple and fun. I got the teal colored chargers at my local craft store with a coupon. For six of them I spent about eight dollars. I use plates I already have and I cut some of the fresh daffodils from my land. I used a small vase from a prior flower delivery, grabbed a couple of felt Easter baskets for a couple bucks each, some pastel eggs for less than a dollar and busted out with the candy. It’s such an easy and festive (and delicious) set-up:
Stouffer’s Party Size Vegetable Lasagna, yes please!
I put a napkin on each place setting with a little Nestlé candy surprise in each egg. Served up with Fun Dip Fizzes and I am winning Easter this year! Of course, in the spirit of the season you can donate leftover candy, too.
What are you up to for Easter and/or Spring this year in your house? For a peek at what others are doing be sure to check out the Nestlé Social Hub! Happy Spring, everyone!