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The Floral Rites of Spring Holidays: Passover and Easter Centerpiece Ideas

The Floral Rites of Spring Holidays: Passover and Easter Centerpiece Ideas

The eclectic nature of our world is inspiring on so many levels. That, my friends, is a wonderful thing to behold in our ever-changing cultural environment.

There is such anticipation after the long winter months — the hope of continued growth and prosperity. The holidays of Easter and Passover join in the wonder of floral table designs that capture the essence of spring.

For Easter:

Flowers have accented family tables for centuries. From the simplest to the most elaborate, these designs always lend the final accent to the table setting. Generally created with spring flowers such as tulips, freesia, and hydrangea, today’s designs reflect our individual styles.

When I page through décor and food magazines, I see a variety of fresh floral designs. Some are more creative, while others are simple clusters of flowers in vases. I love creating simple garlands of mixed greenery for clients, adding touches of fillers like statice for spring color. Some of my designs include succulents along with the floral choices, which can be planted after the holiday as a remembrance of a wonderful family get-together. How incredible is that!

For Passover:

While our lives are busy, filled with challenges that sometimes seem insurmountable, be assured that having flowers in your life will keep sanity at your door. Surrounding yourself with those touches of nature will surely lighten the load. This season, let that joy embellish your holiday table with inspiring natural colors and the love of family and friends.

JP Designs Floral

By Joe Guggia, AIFD, florist on BloomNation and Owner of JP Designs Floral in Santa Maria, CA.

As a studio florist, JP Designs Floral in Santa Maria, CA offers wonderful design skills, service expert knowledge and creativity. Owned by Joe Guggia, AIFD (former 32 year owner of local flower shop Camfeldt's Flowers and Gifts), his experience and interaction with the floral industry around the world allows him to create floral designs you'll be proud to share with your loved ones. With over 40 years of industry experience, you can be assured that your wonderful wishes will be transformed into beautiful flower designs. Other skills offered by Joe: decor consulting, porch foliage creations and staging, custom faux designs for home or office, and holiday decorating. If you have any questions and need a personal consultation, don't hesitate to call and ask.


Here's What Each of the Most Popular Easter Flowers Symbolize

Easter is a celebration of rebirth. Take a look around and you&aposll start to see the signs in the first months of spring between March and April when flowers begin to bloom and animals give birth to their young. After the long winter, the canvas of vivid colors and pastels-and yes, that fresh fragrance of blooming trees-contribute to the idea of waking up in a new world filled with promise.

Historians once believed that Easter had connections to the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring and fertility Eostre, but newly discovered facts tell a different story. The word "Easter" has been traced back to the Latin phrase for a Christian celebration called "in albis" (meaning "dawn") that later became the Old High German word "eostarum," according to Britannica. The holiday celebrates Easter Sunday as the day of Jesus Christ&aposs resurrection, which is written in the New Testament of the bible. For Christians around the world, this symbolizes redemption for humankind, forgiveness for past wrongdoing, and an opportunity to live a better life. Over the years, spring flowers-those that bloom between March and April-have taken on a special meaning for the holiday. Colors like red, white, and purple symbolize of different aspects of the Easter story while the flower&aposs shape indicates other meanings. As beautiful as these flowers are in nature, nothing compares to how they can be used at home in tabletop centerpieces, baskets, and outdoor decorations.


18 DIY Easter Centerpieces to Adorn Your Table

Easter is almost here. Which means only one thing—we’re all preparing our home for the big holiday. Decorations are everywhere. We’re already thinking about what and how to decorate. So, with that in mind, I want to get into the Easter spirit.

Holidays are similar in one aspect. They all bring out the best in us—our most creative version. And another similarity is that no holiday can pass without a decorative centerpiece, be it Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Easter. And since eggs are the first association one has for Easter, you’ll find some bunnies and eggs on the list.

That being said, let’s take a look at some of the gorgeous centerpieces that will WOW your guests.

1. Golden Easter Egg Centerpiece

Photo: 79ideas.org

Of course we’re starting with eggs. After all, it is Easter. The biggest challenge here is getting the right color. Gold can be a tricky color to hit, but even if you fail with your first egg, there are still many more eggs you can try. What I love the most here is the simplicity of the decoration.

2. Floral Easter Basket Centerpiece

Photo: hoosierhomemade.com

When I was little, I remember my parents hiding eggs in the garden. We had to go through all the flowers and plants to find the eggs. This centerpiece reminds me of that tradition. Flowers are always a nice idea, as they bring freshness to the decoration. You can go with or without the hidden eggs, but do use real spring flowers.

3. Spring Moss Covered Easter Pots

Photo: frugelegance.com

For some of the decorations, like this one, you’ll have to buy the ingredients. But spring moss is not expensive once you get the moss, just wrap the pot and that’s it. Simple and elegant.

4. Elegant Carrot Centerpiece

Photo: lovegrowswild.com

A little tribute to the Easter bunny. We know bunnies love carrots (at least, that’s what cartoons taught us). The good thing here is that carrots are actually highly decorative because of their vibrant color. In addition to the carrot centerpiece, you’ll need the egg boxes as well.

5. Egg Candle Centerpiece

Photo: thespruce.com

When people see this decoration, they often think that the candle will melt the egg. But don’t worry. You can be sure that your decoration will withstand the fire from the candle. And you get a romantic centerpiece.

6. Bunny Candy Floral Centerpiece

Photo: twosisterscrafting.com

It’s only logical to expect lots of Easter bunnies in the decorations. There are so many different ways to use the bunny. In this case, we use it as a sweet candy. What I love the most about this decoration is the colors. Violet and pink are not the first colors that come to mind when you mention Easter. But they sure look beautiful!

7. Egg Bouquet Centerpiece

Photo: frugalmomeh.com

You can make a bouquet from so many things. My favorite is a candy bouquet. But since it’s Easter, we need an egg bouquet. We are long past the days when a bouquet was a synonym for flowers. Nowadays, there are so many different ways to make a bouquet.

8. Spring Egg Centerpiece

Photo: abeautifulmess.com

I love obvious decorations (we all know that Easter is a spring season holiday, for example). But when you make it as obvious as this decoration, the decoration looks either beautiful or awful. Personally, I love this one, mostly because the leaves give it a nice finishing touch.

9. Tiered Basket Easter Centerpiece

Photo: modpodgerocksblog.com

Every Easter, I meet someone who goes above and beyond. There are people who want to take holiday decorations to the next level. I’m not one of those—I stick to normal, standard, simple things. But I must applaud those who go above and beyond. This decoration will definitely make you such a person!

10. Flower and Egg Centerpiece

Photo: yourcozyhome.blogspot.com

You can never go wrong with flowers and eggs. But that doesn’t mean that you should keep the flower and egg decoration simple. Why not spice things up? You certainly can’t say this decoration is “simple.” It looks sumptuous and ornate. The colors might be pale, but they fit perfectly with the sunny Easter.

11. Egg Tree Centerpiece

Photo: onecharmingparty.com

Now this is a decoration that’s perfect for simple people like me. You just need a tree and a couple of eggs. When you’re a fan of minimalism and simple things, you tend to stick to that style for everything. And that includes decorations.

12. Easter Arrangement with Flowers and Succulents

Photo: joyusgarden.com

Now this decoration is the complete opposite of the previous one. This decoration will take up your entire table, but that’s a good thing. You might find it challenging to set up the table, but you can be sure there’s a decoration close to every guest!

13. Flower Egg Topiary

Photo: simplydesigning.porch.com

At first glance, this decoration looks extremely hard to pull it off. And I admit, it will take you some time. But the end result is just astonishing. And besides, you don’t have to build such a large egg you can make a smaller egg. And you can choose different colors as well. The project certainly offers versatility.

14. Tiered Moss Easter Centerpiece

Photo: worthingcourtblog.com

We had another moss centerpiece earlier on. Moss is always a nice idea for a decoration, especially if it is a spring season decoration. And since Easter is a spring holiday, moss is a staple element, just like bunnies and eggs. And you don’t have to build three tiers—one is more than enough. But if you want to go above and beyond like some people tend to do, feel free to do it.

15. Easter Egg Wire Basket Centerpiece

Photo: tulipina.com

The thing I like about this decoration is the simplicity the white eggs bring to the table. You get a perfect contrast between the white eggs and the colorful flowers. The decoration is taken straight out of the mix-and-match style for interior decoration.

16. Flying Cup Egg Topiary

Photo: fabartdiy.com

We had a few “next level” decorations. But I can safely say that this is the one—this is the decoration that will have your guests scream “WOW.” The first thing they’ll notice is the floating effect. And whether or not they know how it was made, they’ll be impressed. A floating effect is always impressive, and most people have no clue how to get it.

17. Eggs and Blooming Branches Easter Centerpiece

Photo: stonegableblog.com

Spring is the season for blooming. In that regard, we pay tribute to the season with a blooming eggs centerpiece. A simple, elegant, and sophisticated decoration that everyone can make.

18. Flower Base with Bowl of Eggs Centerpiece

Photo: brooklynlimestone.com

For the last centerpiece, I want to give you something simple that you can easily make in a matter of minutes. I chose the white and blue combination because blue is my favorite color. But don’t limit yourself—you can make this decoration in any other color. It all comes down to your preference.

That’s all for today. As we get closer to Easter, I’ll have many more decorations and ideas for you. Hope you enjoyed this!


7 Gorgeous Easter Centerpiece Ideas That Will Complete Your Table

Easter Sunday may be the time for Easter egg coloring, distributing Easter gifts for kids, and otherwise celebrating the holiday, but it&rsquos also an opportunity to display gorgeous Easter centerpiece ideas. The right Easter centerpiece can strike the perfect mood for your brunch, egg hunt, or traditional dinner, and all it takes is a little time and creativity.

If you think you don&rsquot have time to design the perfect tablescape before Easter Sunday, think again. All your spread needs is a spring-inspired Easter centerpiece, and you&rsquore good to go. You don&rsquot have to splurge on an expensive tablecloth or Easter china for the day: Just use your everyday dinnerware and place a showstopping arrangement in the middle.

The best part is that you don&rsquot have to spend a fortune on your high-impact centerpiece idea. Your table setting process won&rsquot be impacted, either: You can simply place your eye-grabbing (and even homemade) Easter centerpiece in the middle and set the rest of the table as usual.

There&rsquos a homemade Easter centerpiece for every table: We&rsquove rounded up great options for both novice and expert crafters. There&rsquos a bunny centerpiece complete with real grass and chocolate carrots for the kids and an easy idea with a bouquet of tulips and assorted mason jars for a colorful, rustic look. If the main event is the Easter egg hunt, get the party started with egg-inspired centerpieces. Whatever your centerpiece style, we&rsquove got an idea for you.


15 Beautiful Easter and Spring Centerpieces

If there's ever a season for arranging your own centerpieces, it's spring. You can decorate a showstopping table by gathering just a few in-season flowers and displaying them in a pretty vessel. Creating a lush setting for your Easter celebration is effortlessly simple when you have the pick of some of spring's most vibrant pastels, including lilac, hyacinths, tulips, daffodils, and other colorful varieties. The centerpiece can act as inspiration for all of your table settings, including place cards and other floral arrangements on display in your dining room.

Many of our best centerpiece ideas don't require you to go out and buy a new vase&mdashutilizing the fine china, serveware, and even craft materials in your home will help you create an eye-catching arrangement. Spring centerpieces call for fresh flowers, which means you can feel good about using earthy elements to fashion your seasonal centerpiece including moss, willow branches, stone, and grass.

If you're preparing a special centerpiece just for your Easter table, you can lean into the egg motif. There are plenty of ways to create egg-themed centerpieces with our crafts, including an egg tree, eggshell votives, and crepe-paper flower egg holders. These wonderful crafts are kid-friendly, meaning everyone can get in on the fun this Easter. Whether you choose to go the floral route or opt for a more personalized DIY project, we're sharing our best ideas to create vivid spring centerpieces for any tablescape. These stunning examples will surely help you hatch a new idea to surprise and delight your guests.


57 Breathtaking Ideas for Spring Centerpieces and Table Decorations

There's no better way to set the scene for spring than with a colorful tablescape. These stunning ideas for spring centerpieces and table decorations will surprise and delight your dinner guests all season long. Plus, they're unbelievably easy and inexpensive to DIY. Whether a fun flower arrangement in an unexpected vessel or a simple place setting, these creative crafts are the best way to celebrate spring in style.

With a Mason jar, baby's breath, and butterfly stickers, this spring centerpiece truly couldn't look more cheerful if it tried.

Get the tutorial at Design Improvised.

This vibrant table runner brings the best of both worlds&mdashdelicate flowers and sweet fruit. Add a bit of greenery to unify the natural look.


20 Picture-Perfect Centerpiece Ideas You Can Do in 5 Minutes

Whittling down all the to-dos on a party planning checklist includes everything from picking up food to setting up conversation area, and while centerpieces aren&rsquot always at the top of the list, they shouldn&rsquot be forgotten completely&mdashespecially for occasions that include a sit-down meal or central table for refreshments. The art of the centerpiece may be all-but forgotten (and overlooked), but these quick ideas can change that.

Whether you&rsquore prepping for a casual weekend brunch or a celebratory soiree, adding some DIY centerpieces to your spread can take the occasion up a notch. Your guests will appreciate that you put a little extra time and effort into the party, and you&rsquoll have a picture-ready piece of décor that sets the tone for the whole event. (You&rsquoll also have earned a few bragging rights.) Best of all, including some centerpiece ideas into your party planning process could revive the habit among those in your circle&mdashbefore you know it, everyone will be putting together simple centerpieces to zhuzh their tables a bit.

Opting for pumpkin centerpieces or other seasonal, simple table decorations is fine, but so is doing something interactive, or creating a centerpiece that works for any season. The key to a simple centerpiece is letting it speak for itself and not getting too hung up on this one (relatively small) component of the party. After all, the purpose of the occasion is to enjoy spending time with other people&mdashfocus on that, and your well-done centerpiece ideas will be a pretty afterthought.

For everything from a backyard party to a graduation celebration, there are centerpieces that suit the occasion. Make sure your centerpiece idea of choice pairs well with your skill set, crafting supplies, and available time, and you&rsquoll have a bit of party décor that shines. When it comes to centerpieces, at least, it&rsquos always an A for effort&mdashthough these fail-proof ideas are sure to shine.


10 Thoughtful Passover Gifts to Bring to Seder Dinner

Show your host just how much you appreciate their work with these meaningful presents.

Passover Seder dinner just might be one of the most difficult holidays to host. There are table-setting guidelines to follow, dietary rules to abide by, and, of course, the cooking and cleaning that go along with hosting any celebration. But as a guest, the rules are simple: arrive on time, mind your manners, and bring a thoughtful hostess gift.

Thank your host for putting together the perfect Seder dinner menu, flourless dessert spread, and wonderful company with a meaningful Passover gift. Each of the gifts on our list are completely Kosher, and will show your friends and family just how much you care. And to make the holiday even more special, ask if you can contribute to the celebration with one of these delicious matzah recipes.

Macaroons are a traditional Passover dessert &mdash and hostess gift &mdash because they have no flour or leavening. These chocolate ones will make the perfect addition to any dessert spread.

A keepsake Seder plate is the perfect gift to give to any close family member who's hosting their first ceremony.


PASSOVER

The Jewish holiday of Passover is celebrated for seven or eight days, depending on the branch of Judaism the person practices. Passover is a time to reflect on the Hebrew people’s freedom from slavery in ancient Egypt. The enslaved people were believed to have been led to freedom by a religious leader named Moses. In 2021, Passover begins the evening of March 27 and ends the evening of April 4.

The celebration begins on the first day at sundown, when family members gather for a special dinner called a seder (pronounced SAY-dur). Most breads aren’t allowed during Passover, but matzo—a flat, cracker-like bread without yeast—is an exception. (The Hebrew people are said to have fled Egypt so quickly that the bread they were preparing to take with them didn’t have time to rise.) A bitter herb called maror is also set on the table, symbolizing the difficult experience of the people who were enslaved. During the meal, families and friends recall stories about their ancestors’ time of slavery and celebrate their independence.


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