Easter is a holiday where you get to spend time with close friends and family; in fact it comes a close second to Christmas with the long bank holiday break and the food fest that accompanies Easter Sunday. So, what better way to celebrate than with a light vintage inspired Easter tea; a special treat you can all enjoy together.

With shabby chic pastel colours fitting right in with spring, it’s the perfect excuse to add a touch of dusky pink, lilac, duck egg blue and mint to your kitchen decor. You could even bring these colours into your Easter treats as you experiment with food colouring, icing and fondant.

Teatime party decor

 Decorate your table with picture frames detailing the treats on offer, and leave your guests cards with personalised messages wishing them a Happy Easter. Designing your table doesn’t have to be as hard as you think. In fact, you’ll find a ton of printables online, from cupcake toppers to Happy Easter gift tags. Here is just one website which lists free Easter downloadables, many more can be found online: http://thediydreamer.com/easter/23-easter-printables/

Why not decorate your kitchen with our vintage rose bunting, or choose one of our paper chain designs to give a real Easter party feel? Use our vintage pastel doilies and cupcake cases to complement the sweet treats you whip up for our guests; and let’s not forget the cake stands and vintage style china - a must for serving up your Easter teatime sweets. Add fresh flowers as the finishing touch, and go seasonal with tulips or daffodils.

Our favourite treats

 Once you’ve themed your kitchen, it’s time to serve up your Easter cakes and bakes. Do you know what would be on your Easter tea menu? We do!

We’ll be serving up Creme Egg brownies and cupcakes, the ultimate Easter egg sugar rush; alongside chocolate Mini Egg nests which never fail to delight our taste buds; traditional Simnel cake; pastel macaroons; bunny shaped sugar cookies and refreshing carrot cake cupcakes.

To drink, we’ll make making our very own pink lemonade and cloudy lemonade to keep in with the colour scheme, as well as a traditional pot of tea.

Find lots more inspiration and recipes for your Easter treats on our Pinterest board.

We’d love to hear about your Easter cakes, bakes and events - so do share you photos with us via our blog, or facebook, or twitter. And whatever your plans are for the Easter break, we hope you have a great time!