4 simple tips and tricks for setting the perfect Easter table

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4 simple tips and tricks for setting the perfect Easter table

Wow your guests with a meticulously set table that is both functional and breathtaking. Whether you’re hosting the whole family or a few friends, our simple guide will help you assemble a table worthy of your incredible Easter menu.

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For many, setting the table is a task that was set for them as children. As adults, we understand that table settings can make or break a dinner party or gathering. Whether you want to wow a few guests or take snapshots for the ‘gram, Woolworths’ beautiful range of crockery, linen napkins and cutlery will have your table looking the part.

1. Start with placemats

Use a linen tablecloth if you’re feeling fancy, but if you’re going for something a little more casual, keep the table unadorned and add linen napkins and rattan placemats. Make sure to arrange your placemats with enough space between them so your guests don’t elbow each other while eating.

For an Easter theme, wrap a folded linen napkin around Woolworths Easter eggs and secure them with string to create bunny ears. It’s a great way to stick to the theme without it being too in your face.

2. Pick your plates

Place your plates in the centre of the placemats. If you’re serving any sides, place a small, shallow bowl on top of the larger plate. When it comes to the colour scheme, make sure you go for complementary colours. We’ve gone for Woolworths’ dune bowls in earthy tones.

3. Don’t forget cutlery

Your menu will dictate which cutlery you use. If you’ve got steak on the menu, be sure to include steak knives on your table. Add serving spoons and tongs for dishing up.

4. Go for greens

You can go the traditional route with a vase of flowers, but consider using green plants instead. Arrange eucalyptus stems in shallow bowls and add a few Easter eggs to really set the scene. This will give the feeling of dining outdoors if you’re inside.

5. Plan your menu

Now that the table has been set, what to serve? If you’re still unsure of your menu, here are a few recipes to get you started:

Mains: Greek lamb two ways

Get the recipe for Greek roast lamb here. 

Prep ahead: Pickled fish

uLoyiso’s-pickled-fishGet the recipe for pickled fish here. 

Sides: African grain salad

Get the recipe for African grain salad here. 

Dessert: Hot cross bun ice-cream bake

Get the recipe for hot cross bun ice-cream bake here. 

Drinks: The hot cross bun martini The-hot-cross-bun-martini
Get the recipe for hot cross bun martini here. 

Photographs and videoSadiqah Assur-Ismail
ProductionHannah Lewry
Food assistant: Claire-Ellen van Rooyen


Choose from a range of crockery and cutlery to suit your theme and finish the look with rattan placemats. Add special touches with plants and flowers – don’t forget Easter eggs to truly get into the spirit of the season. 

Shop at Woolworths.

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