/////Shabby Chic Easter Picnic {Lovely & Sweet}

Shabby Chic Easter Picnic {Lovely & Sweet}

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Shabby Chic Easter Picnic

This Shabby Chic Easter Picnic by Melissa of Ever So Pretty Events is filled with such lovely, sweet details… I especially adore the way she dressed up the beautiful trees in the park setting with flower-filled mason jars hanging from romantic ruffled tulle!

Also loving the mini mason jar party favors filled with mint pastel nonpareils (which are already the perfect colors for Easter!), the homemade spinach tortilla quiche served individually in cute pastel ramekins, and the kid-friendly pink lemonade & maraschino cherry fusion served in adorable mini glass bottles adorned with textured ribbon!

Shabby Chic Easter Picnic

This is actually great inspiration for spring/summer baby showers and bridal showers too… especially when the setting is outdoors! Read on for LOTS more lovely images + all the creative party details.

Shabby Chic Easter Picnic

Shabby Chic Easter Picnic

Shabby Chic Easter Picnic

Shabby Chic Easter Picnic

Shabby Chic Easter Picnic

Shabby Chic Easter Picnic

Shabby Chic Easter Picnic

Shabby Chic Easter Picnic


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Melissa

“I decided to kick off the spring season with this Easter picnic – complete with all the trimmings – as it very much part of our annual family tradition! As with most of my design inspirations, I tried to incorporate my love for vintage and rustic decor all throughout, in keeping within theme.

– We found a breezy spot and a few wooden benches we covered with linens to keep the ethereal feel and natural charm of the outdoors.
– In keeping with the soft and airy elements we ruffled up all shades of tulle to use as streaming ribbons, hanging branch to branch. These also held up the large mason jars filled with alstroemeria flowers to create a subtle romantic feel to our picnic area.
-We stacked the small bird nest plates on top of my pale yellow ones for a country cottage look. To complete the table setting, my mother sewed and embellished the linen napkins with mini egg napkin rings that I assembled.
– We filled up wooden birdhouses and tiny bird nests with jumbo size speckled egg chocolate candies…for the children, of course. *wink*

– Our food choices consisted of some homemade dishes, including individual size spinach tortilla, cheese tortellini bites, fresh chickpea and tabouleh salad as well as a variety of cheeses and fruits including grapes, berries and pineapple slices.
– For the adults we prepared a sparkling lemonade refreshment, and for the kids, I used mini glass bottles to serve a pink lemonade & maraschino cherry fusion.

– My amazingly talented friend Priscila from P the Baker provided the deliciously flavored pineapple upside down and funfetti cake balls as well as the chocolate sprinkled marshmallows nestled in the fun colored egg cartons.
– We used mini mason jars filled with mint flavored pastel nonpareil candies , which doubled as favors for both adults and kids!
– The adorable tropical fruit tarts and merengue cookie bites were preordered from our local market and my ahhhh-mazing mom made her specialty, vanilla custard flan.

– I decided to steer from the traditional baskets and went with the pails from the Dollar Tree instead. We filled them with various candy treats from bunny peeps to sweet and sour jelly beans. We also included a sugar cookie and marshmallow swirl (as if there wasn’t enough of a sugar rush, ha-ha!).

– The lovely polka dot food tags were created and assembled by my dear husband. =)

Giving reason to celebrate is a must in my book and although this is an Easter inspired theme, it can very well serve as inspiration for a dainty park date too! Hint, hint…wink, wink!


– Location: A.D. Barnes Park
– Paper Goods & Design Styling: Ever So Pretty Events
– Photography: Sasha de Almagro Photography
Cake Balls “Suga Babies”: P the Baker & Priscila Mota
– Mini Mason Jars & Candy Goods: Dollar Tree & Michael’s
– Houseware Items & Other Decor: Marshall’s & Homegoods

By |2018-02-12T08:24:21-07:00April 20th, 2011|Easter|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (9) and Rylie (7). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Sarah Shawhan April 20, 2011 at 11:20 am

    It looks gorgeous!! Where did you find ruffle tulle? That would be perfect for my daughter’s upcoming overly pink, overly girly birthday party!

  2. giozi April 20, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Love all that you do. Love the way you do the favors and mason jars

  3. www.StarHughes.com April 20, 2011 at 11:29 am

    I love the Shabby Chic theme! It is my favorite look, and perfect for a picnic. The mini spinach dips look incredible, as do the little fruit tarts. Great idea!

  4. Monica April 20, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Sooooo beautiful!!

  5. Calligraphy by Jennifer April 20, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I’m in love with those hanging Mason Jars! The entire post is fabulous! xo

  6. katrina April 20, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Those juice jars with the ribbon/string… love that!

  7. Melissa de Almagro April 20, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    WOW, Thank you SO very much for the special surprise post and lovely comments this Wednesday afternoon!! I’m beyond thrilled and flattered to be on here in the first place.
    Sarah- The ruffled tulle was extremely easy to make. We simply cut the fabric in long strands and sewed a seam right through the center giving them the ruffled finish. Hope this helps!

    Thanks again for featuring us.
    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend filled with reasons to celebrate for all!

  8. Al April 20, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Love the colors and textures on these fun decorative objects. Can’t wait to try making some of these. Always a pleasure to visit this blog. Have a great day. http://www.skylarkmanor.com

  9. Marisol April 20, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Congrats Melissa for being featured!! Great job!! =)

  10. JennyLee April 20, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Amazing! I love it all. So delicate and romantic. This is great inspiration!

  11. Jody Lynn April 20, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Does anyone ever share the recipes? I would LOVE to know how to make some of this. This is such an amazing idea. Great job!

  12. Kristen Hume Kelley April 20, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Melissa! I’m so proud of you and the beautiful work you do!! Congratulations on your current and future success!! xoxoxo

  13. justin lopez April 20, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    very nice work Melissa!

  14. grace @ wedding favors April 20, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Very pretty party idea! :) Yes, this would be very ideal for bridal showers, too! Those cute little mason jars filled with mint pastel and the fruit tarts- I adore much much!

  15. Amanda April 21, 2011 at 8:46 am

    I really love the detail put into the tree. It has definetly sent the creative wheels turning!

  16. gazz April 21, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Some great ideas, quality photo’s thanks.

  17. Fifthroom Living April 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    LOVE the shabby chic theme!! I also just cannot get over how amazing those industrial-style picnic tables look with the table cloth over them. It pretties them up so flawlessly! Thanks for sharing!!!


  18. vicki mehaffey April 21, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Love Love Love this look!! Totally me!! Thanks for the ideas!!www.pamperedchef.biz/vickimehaffey

  19. Chris Komine April 22, 2011 at 8:42 am

    This is a beautiful Easter Brunch, as is everything on this site! Nicely done! Anyone that is planning a vintage styled Easter Brunch, might want to take a look at my blog. Late last night, The Mad Hatter submitted an Easter Brunch Menu that Alice and all his rabbit friends would love! Please come by!

  20. Chris Komine April 22, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Silly me! Having the address would be helpful! MissPartySmarty.com – Hope you’ll come by and say hello!

  21. Naomi April 24, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    This is all over gorgeous!!!

  22. Cindy September 23, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Where did you find the wonderful pastel ramekins, I’ve been searching all over. It all looks beautiful.

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