It’;s hard to believe that Easter is less than a month away! Are you hosting this year? Or perhaps you’;re enjoying decorating for the holiday now that spring is in sight. When it comes to Easter colors, pastels are always perfect, but this year it might be fun to try a more vibrant palette. Taking my inspiration from the new Sugar & Cloth entertaining and parties product line, I’;ve put together a few seasonal vignettes that showcase candy colors, as well as punches of radiant reds and pinks. Now who’;s ready to plan Easter brunch?!
Planning Your Palette
When you plan your Easter palette this year (for your decor, your table, or any parties and gatherings you may be hosting), it never hurts to go for a touch of the unexpected. Check out the eye-catching hues in these multi-color and gold confetti-print napkins?! Soft blue, golden yellow, pink and peach are a fabulous blend, but the addition of red is what really makes these party napkins stand out:
When a color like fiery red is involved, Easter hues such as lavender and mint become edgy as they’;re thrown into the mix. Below you will find a roundup of Easter party items, from a pastel garland to the prettiest disposable plates you may ever find! Links to purchasing info can be found below the montage:
1. Sugar & Cloth confetti paper dinner napkins, 2. Sugar & Cloth paper dinner plates in peach, 3. Sugar & Cloth dinner plates in mint, 4. lavender criss cross garland, 5. Sugar & Cloth melamine tray and condiment cups, 6. pastel stripe cupcake liners, 7. JAM paper shred in pink
As you shop for your Easter party/gathering supplies, don’;t hesitate to mix stripes with patterns. You can also incorporate a range of colors, as shown above. This keeps your table from having a matchy-matchy feel. Most importantly, have fun. This holiday has special meaning to many, so staying focused on what’;s really important will keep you from stressing over the small stuff.
Adding Color with Food and Beverages
If you’;re looking for a cocktail that tastes like spring in a glass, you’;ve got to try The Orange Blossom! It’;s super easy to throw together, and the best part is its affordability. You can find the recipe below. Before I share it, here’;s a quick reminder to add color with your food and beverages. One easy way to infuse your dishes and drinks with vibrancy is by incorporating edible flowers.
You can often find them in the herb section of the produce department. It’;s important to seek out blooms that are cultivated for consuming, rather than simply visiting the floral department. Otherwise you may find yourself ingesting insecticide, which is definitely no good! Another way to add color is by adding citrus zest to appetizers such as goat cheese and crackers. Not only does zest add color, it brings more flavor to the mix as well. Zesty!
The Orange Blossom
It’;s always fun to offer guests a signature cocktail, and this is one you’;ll be sipping all spring…
The Orange Blossom
- 2 ounces fresh-squeezed orange juice
- 1 ounce honey simple syrup
- champagne to top off your concoction
- edible flowers
Make your simple syrup ahead of time by heating one part honey to one part water (such as 1/2 cup of each) in a saucepan over the stove until the honey and water have seamlessly blended. Set aside/refrigerate to cool. Add your fresh-squeezed orange juice and honey to a coupe glass and top off with champagne. Sprinkle in an edible flower or 3! Serves one.
The flowers add a blossomy taste to this delicious drink and give it its signature flavor. If you want to make a big batch of the cocktail for a party…simply combine 2 parts orange juice with one part honey simple syrup in a pitcher ahead of time. Yes, you can cheat and add some store-bought orange juice! Throw in a handful of edible flowers to get the flavor going. When it’;s party or gathering time, guests can serve themselves by pouring the mixture into a coupe glass (those who don’;t want the drink to be too sweet can add less of the mix). Top with champagne and edible flowers, and it’;s done!
Enjoy infusing your Easter with bold color! Thanks for reading!
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