Pastel Easter Tablescape Idea | Create An Easter Dessert In Minutes


How to decorate your table for Easter

Easter is almost here! I’m sharing how to create a pastel Easter Tablescape idea in a short amount of time. And with a delicious Easter Dessert ready in just a few minutes using my cake hack! This post is sponsored by I Love Ice Cream Cakes.

Pastel Easter Tablescape Idea | Create An Easter Dessert In Minutes

Pastel Easter Tablescape Idea | Create An Easter Dessert In Minutes

Easter is just around the corner, which means it’s time to celebrate. Well, here in the Worthey household, we don’t need a “reason” to celebrate, but the holidays give us the excuse to go all out! Easter may have an important resurrection meaning, but it also means spending time with our family and of course, celebrating with food. While we fuss over the Easter ham, side dishes, and what Easter drink to serve, sometimes the dessert gets overlooked.

Pastel Easter Tablescape Idea | Create An Easter Dessert In Minutes

When it comes to entertaining, I’m always looking for ways to save time. And here’s one way that I recently discovered: hacking a cake. But, not just any cake. We’re trying a new dessert for Easter this year. It’s an ice cream cake. Now, I’ve had ice cream cakes before, but I never thought to hack it and turn it into a themed cake with little effort. I stopped by Walmart and picked up a Carvel® Ice Cream Cake with Confetti, Family Size from the bakery section of the store.

Here's how we hacked an ice cream cake for Easter

After putting together an Easter tablescape, whipping up food, and getting the house ready for dinner guests, sometimes you lose steam on trying to cook all the food and desserts. A convenient cake from I Love Ice Cream Cakes is a great way to add a little pizzazz to your celebration.

Here's how we hacked an ice cream cake for Easter

Here’s how we hacked an ice cream cake for Easter

First, pick up a Carvel Ice Cream Cake from Walmart. We selected the Ice Cream Cake with Confetti, which allows us to have enough room to decorate the cake for Easter.

Here's how we hacked an ice cream cake for Easter

Pro-tip: You will need to quickly decorate the ice cream cake and stick it back in the freezer! 

Here's how we hacked an ice cream cake for Easter

For our Easter Ice Cream Cake, we picked up a variety of Easter candy (you can find a nice selection at Walmart. I also stopped by Home Goods and picked up some pastel color candy and the rabbit.)

We decorated our Ice Cream Cake with the following items:

  • (1)  Rabbit Cookie
  • (4) Pastel Bubble Gum Balls
  • (4) Pastel Color Almonds (you can also use Easter Malted Milk Eggs)
  • Several Easter Candy Corn

Here's how we hacked an ice cream cake for Easter

Once you’re done decorating your ice cream cake, stick it back in the freezer until it’s time to serve the ice cream cake. 

Here's how we hacked an ice cream cake for Easter

This particular Carvel Ice Cream Cake is made with layers of vanilla and chocolate ice cream with chocolate crunchies and fresh whipped icing; this confetti-decorated ice cream cake is a celebration in itself. What I love about this particular cake, besides the delicious taste, is that we were able to customize the top of our cake for our Easter celebration. If you don’t want to hack your ice cream cake for Easter, I Love Ice Cream Cakes also sells a festive Carvel Easter Bunny Cake.

Decorating for Easter

Decorating for Easter

So now that I’ve shared my secret with you on hacking an ice cream cake let me share how I put together this gorgeous Easter tablescape. I might be biased, but I just LOVE how this turned out! 

Decorating for Easter

When it comes to decorating for Easter, I went with pastel, spring-like colors. Seeing that I am the only girl in this house, I try to keep that in mind when decorating our home. However, sometimes, you just have to go with the pink and purple colors. Thankfully, no one seemed to mind because all the boys cared about was the Easter Treat Bar and the Easter Ice Cream Cake.

Easter Treat Bar Idea

How to create an Easter Treat Bar

So how does one create an Easter treat bar you may ask? It’s super easy! You just need to gather all of your supplies and a few accessories to pull it all together. 

Here's what I used for my Easter Candy Bar

Here’s what I used for my Easter Candy Bar

  • Easter Bubble Gum Balls {Home Goods}
  • Pastel Candy Corn { Home Goods}
  • Easter Pastel Almonds {Home Goods}
  • Assorted Easter Candy {Home Goods}
  • Easter Carrot Candy {Home Goods}
  • I also picked up a variety of Easter candy while out shopping for the boys’ Easter baskets
  • Bunny Jar {Home Goods}
  • Rae Dunn Easter Mugs {Home Goods}
  • Assorted Chocolate Bunny Candy {Walmart}
  • Easter straws {Home Goods}
  • Green + White Bunnies {Hobby Lobby + Home Goods}
  • Jelly Beans {Walmart}
  • Pastel Easter Eggs {Home Goods}
  • Easter Goodie Bags {Home Goods}
  • Easter Straw 
  • Marshmallow Peeps {Home Goods}
  • Peeps on a stick {Home Goods}
  • Easter yogurt flavored dipped pretzels {Walmart}

If you want to stick to one store, Walmart carries a ton of Easter candy. I also used a variety of cake stands to help organize all of the candy. 

Easter Treat Bar Idea

Isn’t this so cute? And I staged all of the candy at different levels so our guests can easily access it.

Easter Treat Bar Idea

If you are hosting Easter dinner at your house, be sure to have treat bags filled with small Easter gifts. 

Easter Treat Bar Idea

We also added some balloons, which seemed to be a big hit with Zayd’n. You can stop by your local party supply store to grab a few.

Easter Tablescape Idea

How to decorate your table for Easter

When it comes to decorating your table for Easter, it’s okay to mix pastels and different patterns. That’s precisely what I decided to do for this pastel Easter tablescape idea. You can also skip pastels all together and go with something bright or moody.

Your table, your rules.

Easter Tablescape Idea

Here’s how I put together this pastel Easter tablescape

  • Silverware
  • Goblets {I used two sets to up the fanciness!}
  • Aqua patterned chargers {Hobby Lobby}
  • White dinner plates with silver trim {Ikea}
  • Pastel Rabbit Salad Plates {Home Goods}
  • I used two different type of cloth napkins- a light blue cloth napkin and a light pink patterned cloth napkin {Pier 1}

How to create an Easter Centerpiece

How to create an Easter Centerpiece

For the centerpiece, I wanted to use fresh flowers. Living in Michigan in April means our fresh flower supply is limited. Thankfully, our local Farmer’s Market had white tulips available. I set two marble cake stands in the middle of the table. Using pink painted mason jars, I set the tulip arrangement in each jar. I added a variety of colorful eggs by each cake stand for pops of color.

How to create an Easter Centerpiece

I weaved a sheer white cloth with polka dots on it throughout the middle of the table. Adding a white ceramic rabbit, along with an additional rabbit and a Rae Dunn Easter jar, I finished this Easter centerpiece by adding rose gold eggs across the table. 

How to decorate your table for Easter

I love how it turned out. It’s light and airy. Plus fresh flowers are a nice touch to any tablescape idea. 

How to decorate your table for Easter

Adding our hacked Carvel Ice Cream Cake to this Easter tablescape is the crowning moment! It fits in perfectly with our decor, and now we’re ready to celebrate for Easter!

How to decorate your table for Easter

Ice Cream Cake is perfect for any occasion, and will be a huge hit at your party or gathering. Our boys loved the combination of ice cream and cake together in one sweet dessert!

Easter Decor Ideas

Using a Carvel Cake from I Love Ice Cream Cakes took the weight off my shoulders of worrying about dessert. This gave me more time to focus on putting my tablescape and candy buffet together.

Bring a smile to someone’s face with an ice cream cake.

So not only did I save time by decorating an already made dessert; it was a big success with our family, bringing smiles and the words “yum, this is delicious” from all around the room.

Easter Recipe ideas

We saved so much time on not worrying about a dessert, that Derrick whipped up a delicious Carrot dip and an Easter blue cocktail for our Easter party! 

Easter Decor Ideas

Cheers to a beautiful and happy Easter!

Where to find Carvel I Love Ice Cream Cake

Where to find I Love Ice Cream Cakes

You can find I Love Ice Cream Cakes at your local Walmart and other stores. You can see what other retailers carry these products by visiting their website and using the Product Locator. These ice cream cakes come in many different styles, sizes and fun flavors, including Carvel®, OREO®, Reese’s and Heath. Plus join the Crunchie Club to stay up-to-date on the latest information, coupons and more (you get a $5 off coupon just for joining!).

Happy Easter! 

Easter Decor Ideas

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