How to Set a Whimsical Spring Brunch Table

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It's almost Easter! This most sweet springtime holiday is a hallmark of many people's childhood memories. It's such a great way to bring people together to enjoy the steadily-improving weather and celebrate the official start of brunch season. This time of year is as notorious for its decadent breakfast/lunch hybrid spreads as it is for its delightfully manic egg hunts. Though I gave up on crawling through bushes many a moon ago (now reserved only for when I accidentally fling a ring somewhere), I still very much enjoy a beautiful brunch. So that's what we've created here using the DIY BeautyMarked Eggs too!

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The whole theory behind this table is that everything edible doubles as decor! The hardboiled eggs have been spared the vinegary dyeing process, a heaven send for those who, like me, are slightly off-put by being asked to eat a vaguely blue-tinged egg white. Instead, they're bedazzled with BeautyMarks and set up in adorable DIY nests. Use a paint pen to write the name of your guest on the ceramic pot to make them into adorable name tags!

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Add a rustic element to your table by cradling cocktail-filled mason jars in a metal ice bin. The twine on the jars and thyme branches in the drinks bring in pieces of nature to a polished and pretty table setting, also tying in the moss from the DIY egg nests and any flower bouquets you might want to display (which I recommend!)

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