Black and White Easter Table Setting

Last Updated: February 12, 2024

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To me, Easter always signals the beginning of spring. Which is why I usually do spring-colored Easter tablescapes like this Easter tablescape in pink and green, and these butterfly and flower table decorations. But this year I decided to break with the tradition and go in a totally different direction by doing a black and white Easter table setting.

Copper, Black and White Easter Table Setting

Ever since I saw all of the black and white buffalo check decorations everyone was doing at Christmas, I’ve been wanting to create a buffalo check tablescape.

But I didn’t have a good excuse to do it…until now!

Black, white and copper Easter table place setting with buffalo check Easter bunny on the napkin

When I saw these really cute black and white gingham bunny napkins, there basically wasn’t any thinking involved. I knew what  my color scheme was going to be for Easter.

I know black isn’t a traditional Easter color, but combined with a lot of white and my new obsession for copper, I love the way it turned out.

The place setting

Black, white and copper Easter table setting with Easter egg nest

Since the napkins were the inspiration for the table, they take center stage on the place setting.

Aren’t they cute?

Black, white and copper Easter table setting with copper twig cutlery and buffalo check napkins

I laid them out on top of this copper charger plate*, these matte black plates* and a lacy white accent plate (which is no longer available) that complements the embroidered tablecloth.

Easter egg nest on top of black and white appetizer plates

The black and white check appetizer plates* were a bit of a splurge.

But I really love their hand-painted look.

Easter egg nest on top of appetizer plate and napkin

And the way the pattern on the plates echoes the buffalo check on the napkins.

The Easter egg nests were left over from last year’s pink and green Easter table, so they didn’t cost me anything.

I couldn’t do a table setting without having at least a little bit of color on it 🙂

Black, white and copper place setting with copper twig cutlery and gold rimmed water glasses

Then I reused the copper-colored twig cutlery from last year’s fall copper tablescape.. (The original version isn’t available anymore, but you can find something similar here*).

Black, white and copper Easter table place settings

Some gold-rimmed water glasses finish the place setting.

The black and white Easter centerpiece

Black, white and copper Easter table centerpiece with copper lanterns and white candles

To keep the centerpiece relatively simple, I decided to use different sizes of lanterns.

I went with copper to go with my charger plates. But gold or silver would work just as well.

White candle wrapped in black and white ribbon in a copper lantern

Then I wrapped some checkered ribbon around white flameless candles* to continue the black and white Easter place setting color scheme into the centerpiece.

For more details, read the tutorial on decorating candles with ribbon.

Black, white and copper Easter place setting and centerpiece

The ribbon around the candles really helps to tie the whole table setting together.

Some plain white taper candles in inexpensive plain glass candle holders* add a little height to the table without blocking the view across it.

Black, white and copper table centerpiece with lanterns and candles

Placing the lanterns and candles in a staggered line down the center of the table creates an effective (and really simple) centerpiece.

The repeated elements make it feel cohesive even though they are separate.

The Easter buffet decor

Easter buffet decor in black and white

Since my Easter centerpiece doesn’t have anything in it that is specifically for Easter, I wanted to add some to the buffet behind my table.

These marble bunnies from last year’s Easter table work perfectly.

The white wreath hanging above them is actually a Christmas wreath.

But it doesn’t have anything on it that specifically says Christmas and it goes with my black and white color scheme. So I decided to re-use it, too.

Black, white and copper Easter table setting with white taper candles

The white bunnies are a big contrast against the dark background behind my buffet. So they are clearly visible from the table.

The Finished Black and White Easter Table Setting

The finished black, white and copper Easter table place settings, centerpiece and buffet decor

The finished black and white buffalo check Easter table setting didn’t take very long to put together.

Which is always a bonus in my books 🙂

The black, white and copper Easter table place setting and centerpiece

And I love that it feels like Easter even though it isn’t a traditional spring palette.

Easter Table Setting Sources

In the cases where the original decor is no longer available, I have tried to find something similar that would work.

Place Setting Sources

Centerpiece Sources

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This post was originally published on April 3, 2019 but was updated with new content on February 12, 2024.

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