Easter Eggs for Brunch
Our Easter tradition is to have a nice brunch Easter morning. These days the menu is simple maybe crepes with fresh fruit and bacon. Not at all like when the boys were teenagers and the menu was 13 items long. We don’t have a fancy dining room, or fancy plates so I jazz it up with Easter decor instead. Last year I folded pretty yellow napkins into bunnies, dollar store placemats and Lindor chocolate bunnies on the plates. This year I am making these Easter Egg place settings. With a tiny bit of effort and expense I think they make an ordinary table look very special.
You will need egg cups, if your like me and the stores had none in stock you can buy small clay pots at Michael’s and quickly paint them with chalk paint.
To get the shells you will need an egg and a box cutter with a sharp blade.
Be careful, be cautious, do this slowly and don’t get cut.
Make sure the box cutter blade is sharp. Apply a steady pressure to the narrow end of the egg. Spin the egg slowly as you scratch a single line, it may take two rounds. The egg will start to crack along the weak scratch point. Continuing cutting along the line until the cap of the egg is lose and comes off. Look carefully my egg cuts weren’t perfect but they still look pretty nice.
Empty the egg contents out into a bowl, you can still eat them. Rinse the shell out thoroughly with water and let dry.
Place the Easter egg shell into the egg holder and add a little bit of water and your flowers.
Next make your name tags. I printed ovals out in Microsoft Word on regular paper and then taped them to sparkly cardboard.
Take a two foot piece of thick thread, I used pink crochet cotton, fold it in half. Hot glue the thread to the back of the name tags.
Tie the named tags to your eggs with a pretty bow. Place on the table setting.
This looks pretty festive now I think. The flowers cost $8.00 and I had enough for six settings. I consider the eggs to be free as we had omelettes for dinner with them.
Please let me know your thoughts and if you like the post pin or share it for me. Who knows maybe another lady or two could be happy with their less than perfect table setting as well.
Pass the crepes, I will skip the bacon.