What image could evoke Easter more than a bird’s nest?
Aren’t the robin’s blue eggs the inspiration for coloring our own Easter eggs? Here are a few snapshots from last year’s Easter Brunch, celebrated with a nod to birds’ nests hatching with new life each spring.
Here is the table. You can run a burlap runner over simple white table cloths for a natural feel.
I made birds’ nests with Spanish moss we have all over the ground. Any natural nesting material in your area would be a great pick,
Or use a pretty vintage bird fabric and accent with sculptural sticks.
I bought a few ceramic birds at Michaels. I also picked up some brown cardboard and muted colored eggs.
For a simply place setting, I shaped a bit of burlap into a nest and put a few candy eggs inside. Don’t put any natural nests on top of a plate unless you want to wash it before eating.
Robin’s Nest Cookies are impressive looking, but easy to make. Make a brown sugar cookie dough and press it through a garlic press. Hollow out the center a bit with a spoon and try to stack the edges. Bake. I made amazing marzipan eggs to go inside, but you could also choose jelly beans or another egg-shaped candy. I topped them with shavings from a chocolate bar make with a vegetable peeler.