Alternative Easter Flowers

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While Easter flowers tend to evoke the thoughts of the simple Easter lily or brightly colored tulips, some may be looking for a more subdued, elegant appeal to their Easter dinner tables. If you are a classy hostess extraordinare, or a foodie who wouldn’t dare allow easter-egg and bubblegum colors to accompany your crudite platter, we have a few suggestions for you!


Roses always lend an air of elegance to any table setting. Because there are so many attractive types and colors of roses available, the options are endless. A pairing of pale yellow roses with soft pink roses, like this Bellissimo Bouquet, offer an exquisite antique look and would be delightful offset by a robin’s egg blue table setting.


Ranunculus are dazzling, dense flowers that are in season during April. Often used in weddings because their blooms are so lush and abundant, the ranunculus looks like a flower that would be in an antique painting. Because the ranunculus can have such a big bloom, they look gorgeous alone in a bud vase, or packed with other beautiful blooms, such as this bouquet that pairs the ranunculus with lavender roses, green hydrangeas and lavender heather. If brightly colored daffodils are Easter flowers, then this arrangement is their older, sophisticated sister. Check out some of the impressive display ideas that Design Sponge has created with the ranunculus.

All white arrangements

All white arrangements can be an opulent option for an Easter setting, and will go with just about anything. Because of their simplicity, they look especially lovely with rustic table settings – consider setting white candles afloat in a mason jar partially filled with water to flank the bouquet. A burlap placemat under the arrangement will further bring that rustic look to the table, and twine around the tops of the mason jars will further bring it together. This all white orchid bouquet is a beautiful example of how white bouquets can look elegant and under-stated.

Just because Easter tends to evoke colors of neon-yellow marshmallow chicks and jellybeans, does not mean you have to follow suit! Be a bit devious this season and set your table with flare!

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