Dressing the Easter Table

Dressing the Easter Table Enjoying Easter at home this year? Traditionally, there’s a big spread of roast lamb with all the trimmings to gather around, finished with a slice of Simnel cake (or a chocolate treat or two!) but however you decide to celebrate on Easter Sunday, you’ll find all you need to trim the table right here at The Mall. Here are a few of our favourite picks.
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White chocolate lamb lolly £1.75 John Lewis
Copper kettle £35 Next
12 piece Pendie plate set £28 Next
Easter Bunny iced gingerbread biscuits £6 John Lewis
12 piece Pendie plate set £28 Next

Welcoming the family for an afternoon tea? Everyone is catered for – from traditional tastes down to the youngest member of the group, put the kettle on and dish up some tasty snacks. For little mouths, chocolate lollipops in festive shapes are a wonderful way to keep them sweet, and what could be nicer with a cup of tea than a bunny shaped iced biscuit?! Yum!

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Charbonnel et Walker mini eggs in a rabbit box £7.95 John Lewis
Cottage Delight Simnel Cake £8 John Lewis
Metallic gold glasses (set of 4) £24 Next
Melamine hen tray £12.50 M&S

Rounding off a meal, or having drinks later in the evening? Serve them up in these glistening metallic glasses from Next to add a touch of luxury to any occasion. A traditional Simnel cake, a light fruit cake with layers of marzipan and decorated with marzipan balls which is then toasted, is well loved Easter fayre and John Lewis take the trouble out of making one with their own version by Cottage Delight.

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Lemon juicer £8 Next
Talking Tables bunny bunting £8 John Lewis
Floral jug £12 Next
Bunny hanging basket £18 John Lewis

John Lewis have a selection of Easter themed goodies which would create a fantastic table centrepiece. The gorgeous bunny basket could be filled with flowers, and the bunny bunting is a charming addition to the home. You could make up some fresh lemonade and serve it over ice as an aperitif before the main meal - a statement jug will look great on the table. Choosing crockery or napkins in cheery, springlike shades such as sunshine yellow, zingy orange and pastel pink will bring a sense of the new season to your table decor, and will look chic when paired with crisp white, grey and navy.  Prints such as delicate florals or pretty polka dots also help to add a sense of fun to the occasion.

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ChocOnChoc melt & make eggs £10 John Lewis
Wooden hanging decoration £2 John Lewis
Melamine hen mug £5 M&S
Giant tub of eggs £25 John Lewis

Keep little ones entertained during the day with melt & make chocolate eggs from John Lewis. They can decorate their own using the kit to create their own special Easter treats. Melamine mugs are suitable for little hands and a giant tub of eggs will keep them guessing – you could hide them around the home or garden for an Easter afternoon egg hunt, perfect for young and old alike!