Be inspired by these Easter brunch ideas

A few weeks ago I collaborated with some lovilee people to capture some Easter brunch ideas to share with you. I was excited to work with Ankie from the Wooden Spoon Kitchen for the first time in an official ‘business’ capacity and also for the first time with the creatives at The WJ Collection. I just had to include the yummy items from Pauli’s Food Co as well!

Easter brunch ideas styled shoot

When I contacted Ankie (Wooden Spoon Kitchen) about a possible collaboration she jumped right in and I think I was even more excited than her about being able to taste the creations that she cooked up. The shoot actually took place at her home cooking studio in Linden, Johannesburg in her stunning garden. (You might also like to see my first Earthday celebration that also took place at The Wooden Spoon kitchen here.)

Easter brunch ideas and table decorations
Crochet doily bunting
Easter table decorations with white Hydrangeas
Easter table decorations with figs and proteas
Easter brunch ideas and table decorations
Easter brunch ideas and table decorations
Easter brunch ideas and table decorations

Melanie Wessels Photography captured the details so well, she will always be one of my favourite photographers. I met her when I booked her for my own wedding 8 years ago and she and I actually started lovilee together! (Random fact for the day). I was sooo excited to have her part of this shoot as we both have little people in our homes and don’t really get to work together as often as we used to.

Easter brunch table inspiration

Easter brunch food ideas

Brunch has to be my favourite meal of the day, well, something between breakfast and brunch (even my wedding was a brunch). Ankie made the most delicious home-made lemonade with blueberries and lavender, Pineapple, Mango and Turmeric smoothies that looked like custard but tasted even better.

Homemade lemonade with blueberries and lavendar
Homemade lemonade with blueberries and lavendar
Homemade lemonade with blueberries and lavendar
Consol bottle smoothies
Easter brunch food ideas - poached egg on toast
Bunch of proteas
Mini quiches by The Wooden Spoon Kitchen

Mustard coloured home made buns – that I’ve never seen before, they are called Lebanese Turmeric knots. Some crazy delicious Bacon and eggplant mini choux pastries and my favourite…. Berrylicious breakfast ice-creams! Who says you can’t have ice-creams in the morning?! I will be sharing some of the recipes with you soonest, but you can get some of them here.

Tumeric breadrolls by The Wooden Spoon Kitchen
Breakfast icecreams with muesli and yogurt by The Wooden Spoon kitchen
Miffy cookies

I am sooo chuffed that Pauli’s Food Co also came to the party (or brunch) with their totally delicious condiments. They are perfect for platters or dips for finger foods and even their packaging matched the decor!

Pauli's Food brinjal sauce on a fruit platter
Pauli's Food brinjal sauce on a fruit platter

Easter decorations

I am in love with all things greenery and stumbled accross some fake figs at a nursery that I wanted to use for the shoot. They were initially on one long branch but I pulled them off and by using some real fig tree leaves with the faux fix they actually looked pretty real. I started decorating the table in layers of greenery starting with the fig leaves, then adding some smaller greenery items and ending it off with some proteas and white hydrangeas.

Easter table decoration ideas with mustard colour macaroons
mustard colour macaroon with silver stripe decoration
Easter brunch ideas - table setting with air dry Easter eggs and mustard colour macaroons

I then made some air dry clay Easter egg decorations that I will also share the full DIY with you in due course. Over the December holidays my mom teached me how to crochet and I tried my hand at some crochet Easter eggs that I saw in The Mollie Makes magazine. If you want to give them a try as well you can see the full how to? in this link.

2Panton Ultra violet color of the year crochet Easter egss from Mollie Makes magazine tutorial

I first stumbled across the The WJ Collection and their cement items at a local market. I really really liked their products and wanted to use them for the shoot. Cement wares have become very popular of late and I thought that adding the items to the shoot would just tie the whole look together perfectly.

Easter brunch ideas - cement egg cups with white geometric lines by The WJ Collection
Easter brunch ideas - cement candle / utensil holder by The WJ Collection
Easter brunch ideas - cement candle holder by The WJ Collection
Brinjals and lemons in a cement bowl from The WJ Collection

I would LOVE to hear what you think of this shoot! Do you think you’d be able to replicate some of what we did for your own Easter brunch table or Easter menu?

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  1. Oooo what a pretty colour combination! And the food and treats look so delicious!

    • Kari

      They totally were! Ankie knows about prett delicious foods!

  2. Marina Rutter

    Your Easter article is lovely – the food looks really yummy and the decorations are beautiful.
    Also the photos are the best – Melanie is still the best photographer.

  3. LOVE! Veral die kleure en teksture! Die sement kerse is devine! En die vye met vyeblare op die tafel…!

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