For the centerpiece, I used my Anchor Hocking cake plate, which is designed so that it can be turned upside down into a pedestal bowl. I dyed 63 Easter eggs to fill the bowl, leaving the eggs in the dye for about 5 minutes each in order to get the most vibrant colors I could. I used my wedding bouquet (silk daffodils--yellow daffodils are my favorite flower) in the middle, and I covered the base with silk yellow rose petals that were used on the tables at our wedding reception.
For each place setting, I used a round purple placemat, ivory plate, and purple napkin. I love how the turqouise and purple go together. I also found these adorable dragonfly napkin rings to put in the center of each plate.
I thought about using my wedding china plates, but for the sake of easy clean-up, I opted to use the everyday plates that can be thrown in the dishwasher. One thing I've learned about hosting parties is that it's better to keep things a little simpler than to spend all your time in the kitchen, missing out on the gathering.
I also personalized each place with the guests' names. I found some really cute potted silk flowers in bright spring colors for half off at a craft store. I wrote each name on a foam Easter egg sticker. I attached the sticker to a mini clothespin, which I clipped to the top edge of the pot. They looked so cute! And I can easily unclip the names and re-use the flowers for other events.
I absolutely love how everything turned out, and my family was very pleased. Happy Easter, everyone!