Easter Entertaining Made Easy with Chinet® Cut Crystal® Tableware

Chinet-collage Spring is almost here! I can see the bulbs pushing through the ground just in time for Easter and this change in season has given me fresh ideas for two very special parties I’ve been dreaming up during the past wintery month. I’ve been busy pinning a ton of these party ideas to my Spring Entertaining Board on Pinterest, but if my pins are not enough inspiration for you, check out this awesome board by the Chinet® brand here. The first event I am planning is right around the corner (next week to be exact) – Atlas’ first birthday! I am not sure how this happened; it seems like yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital and now we are celebrating this milestone. My, how time flies. The second event I am planning is an Easter brunch for my sister and her family. Her two beautiful daughters (my nieces) are around the same age as my two oldest boys, so it will be a lot of fun and I am really looking forward to spending this special day with her and her family. Easter is after the date of Atlas’ party so I decided to save time by merging some of the ideas from his king-themed birthday with my Easter Brunch. I have to say, Easter bunnies and golden crowns really do complement one another perfectly. I’ve got my Easter table set and my brunch menu planned; now I just have to wait for my sister and her family to arrive.My sister and I live far apart so we don’t get many holidays together. When she is here, or I am there, we really try to enjoy every minute together. I love to entertain but I don’t want to waste any quality time with family fussing over clean up. Thankfully the Chinet® brand now offers a stylish line of Chinet® Cut Crystal® premium disposable tableware. Chinet® Cut Crystal® tableware includes plates, cups and cutlery. There is no need to break out the fine china or silver this Easter with Chinet® Cut Crystal® tableware’s stylish and unique swirl pattern. The crystal clear design really matches perfectly with my formal Easter tablescape which is filled with light blues, silvers, golds and white. An added bonus of using Chinet® Cut Crystal® tableware for my Easter brunch is not having to spend one minute worrying about clean up; my focus can instead be on my family and not on a sink full of dishes. Check out the new Chinet® Cut Crystal® line below as well as my Easter tablescape. Lastly, I have included my yummy brunch menu and a few awesome recipes. Happy Easter!!

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  1. bookboxer says:

    I’ve never HAD a perfectly coordinated anything! The closest I can get is using white dinnerwear with one of the few solid color tablecloths I have … and then use white paper napkins.

  2. Lisa Brown says:

    I actually do not strive for coordination when entertaining, when it comes to setting the table; I like mismatched napkins, bowls, plates, goblets, etc., if find it more interesting to look at. I do like coordination when trying to get the food on the table at the same time so everyone can eat at the same time at the table.

  3. Lisa Brown says:
  4. I like to match the colors and add fresh flowers

  5. D Schmidt says:

    I try to make them perfectly coordinated with a lot of planning, referring to Pinterest, friends suggestions and a lot of shopping! Its often challenging but I like to think I pull it off. Disposable tableware makes things much easier because I can always co ordinate to achieve the look I want!

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  7. Mami2jcn says:

    I choose a color scheme and use different shades of that color.

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  9. Jessica To says:

    I make a lot of lists and try to plan ahead!

  10. I like to come up with some kind of theme, and find colors. etc. that go with that.

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  11. I make my occasions perfectly coordinated by using the same colors in the flowers, balloons, napkins, plates, table cloths and wrapping paper.

  12. Christina says:

    I love to set up the day before so that I can get a visual on how it will look. Then I tweak as needed. But I love throwing in something unique, quirky, and unexpected. Last Easter my daughter’s stuffed bunny held the deviled egg tray hostage.

  13. I like polka dots and purple for my party
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  14. Rebecca Graham says:

    I pick my colors and have dishes and flowers and tablecloths to match.

  15. I would choose a beautiful centerpiece with fresh flowers, nice napkin holders, and lots of pastel colors.
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  16. amy pugmire says:

    I like to first start with a theme, then make the invitations and pick the colors and patterns and then go to town :)

  17. amy pugmire says:
  18. I usually use accents of colors throughout the decor to reflect the party’s theme vs. using nothing but party colors.

  19. I love buying a kit with everything in it — makes coordinating easy!!

  20. Heather S says:

    I love mixing things up by adding splashes of bold color and graphic patterns to a neutral pallet!

  21. Heather S says:
  22. Susan Smith says:

    I like to have a theme and coordinate the tablecloths, plates, cups, etc. I also like adding fresh flowers to the table.

  23. Susan Smith says:
  24. I buy solid colored napkins and other party supplies so I can use them for any occasion. Birthdays, showers, easter parties. The trick is not to be too focused on a particular event. Then the leftover items can be used for another time.

  25. Jessica says:

    I think if you have a sold theme its ez to make things match .

  26. Wanda McHenry says:

    Through the years I have accumulated the perfect decorations and accessories for the various holidays and seasons. I break them out every year and it’s enjoyed every year!

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  28. Diana Smith Hill says:

    I don’t go for perfect coordination all the time… but when I do I might take the color of the desserts and or cake decorations and add table flair with the same colors to coordinate it and glassware. Adds pizzaz to the event.. coordinating wrap on the gift bags too.

  29. Diana Smith Hill says:
  30. I usually key my decorations to my floral arrangements.
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  31. Jessie C. says:

    I make my occasions perfectly coordinated by deciding the focus first, then goes from there. If it is mostly about food, delicate dishes and setting. Birthdays and holidays of kids, colorful balloons and fun decors are always a hit.

  32. Jessie C. says:

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  33. Fresh flowers to reflect the season and occasion.

  34. Lots of doilies, ribbon and I let the grandchildren fill up the helium balloons with long ribbons…for fun and to fill the ceiling with color. The kids always want to hang mini lights around the room so that the balloon colors glow through. Mostly, they want to play and go home with them. As long as there is alot of homemade chocolate and eggs in the tiered cupcake holders everyone is happy.

  35. Ashley H says:

    I try to coordinate the invitations to the decor as best I can.

  36. I wouldn’t say they are perfectly coordinated….I usually coordinate the food/drink around a theme, but I lack in decor.

  37. I try to go with a certain theme and color scheme to keep things cute and coordinated!

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  39. Kimberly C says:

    Inspirational!

  40. I do like to have a theme…either a food type (Mexican, Thai) or tea & goodies, or bbq, or a color (food & drinks all in the same color)…it’s fun.

  41. I would have a theme, if I ever entertained!

  42. The Angry Baker says:

    I’ve always been a bit crazy when putting a party together… Everything had to match.
    I love the look of the cut crystal glasses & have used them for my sons confirmation party & at my annual Christmas cookie exchange

  43. The Angry Baker says:
  44. I coordinate with all disposable dishes and utensils. It makes it so much easier!

  45. Sunshine Bourque says:

    I like to choose coordinating colors and use flowers and other decorations to bring it all together. I really like colored glasses with a neutral plate…

  46. I start with fresh flowers, and pull colors from there. But when in doubt, white, silver and fresh leafy green is never wrong! ;)

  47. I love a fresh flower bouquet and work from there with colors!

  48. Julie berry says:

    I never entertain but would love to start.

  49. Susan Christy says:

    I coordinate my parties with the help of my friends – I’m not much of a decorator even though I have more decorations than you could imagine.

  50. I color coordinate napkins, tablecloth and flatware.

  51. Erica Best says:

    i get ideals from off blogs

  52. Erica Best says:
  53. staci torgerson says:

    I usually use colors that compliment, fresh flowers (from garden if I can) and coordinating china.

  54. Almost all of our entertaining is warm weather since we have a smaller house. I keep it simple by pulling out our white pottery barn plates, serving trays, and ice bins and then add color with the napkins and cups that are easy to change out.

  55. Melissa M says:

    I use Etsy to help party planning

  56. I usually buy everything at one time and make sure they coordinate in the store. I love the Chinet though – looks so classy and would go with everything!

  57. I wish I could say I get coordinated but our style is much more back yard barbeque or pot luck so we are never stylishly coordinated.

  58. Janice Cooper says:

    I love using certain decorations and tableware depending on the holiday/occasion.

  59. Janice Cooper says:
  60. I’m actually kind of terrible with it! I try to use a variety of different colored plates and bowls to keep things uneven, but coordinated. It’s the best I can do!

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  61. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I’m afraid my special occasions are seldom perfectly coordinated! One thing that helps me set a nice table is by using many of my late Mother’s place settings. I love your ideas for Easter Brunch.

  62. I coordinate invitations color scheme to the napkins & decorations.

  63. Ashley Tucker says:

    I try to use colors that look good together and add cute decorations.

  64. Ashley Tucker says:
  65. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I try to do a coordinated theme with fresh flowers and matching plates.

  66. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  67. Debbie B says:

    i like getting color coordinated items that match my theme or occasion

  68. Debbie B says:
  69. I love the colors aqua and green, so those are already used throughout my house so when planning events, I usually gravitate toward those colors as well, so I can make use of things I already have. I love that the Chinet options don’t clash!

  70. sharonjo says:

    I’m not that good at coordinating–anything! One thing I do is use white plates and serveware and add colorful table linens and serveware to suit the occasion/season. Thank you!

  71. Denise S says:

    I plan ahead and gather things way ahead of time.
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  72. Natalie says:

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  73. Natalie says:

    I try to stick with neutral colors so that I can mix and match for different occasions. I coordinate the plates to match the napkins and the flowers. I keep a base set of grey/silver and beige items and then will buy a few items such as glasses or flowers that are brighter colors.

  74. Ellie W says:

    I get ideas from the internet for themes and then coordinate everything to that theme or color scheme.

  75. Ellie W says:
  76. I pick a color theme and have it coordinate with everything.
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  77. I pick one color and keep everything in some shade of that color.

  78. Margaret Smith says:

    I try to stick to a color theme and decorate the table with a tablecloth, centerpiece and place settings in the same color theme.

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  80. Stephanie V. says:

    I let one of the kids pick the color scheme each occasion = makes it fun!
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  81. Katharine Davis says:

    Beautiful table! I tend to buy everything in shades of green and blue with some violet to mix, they all tend to blend nicely and pull a look together

  82. Jenna A says:

    I don’t! I think it’s more fun when things are mismatched.

  83. I like to pick out a printed plate and then I will buy the matching paper napkins in different solid colors

  84. Anastasia says:

    I take the easy way out and let the Party Story lead the way. They always have coordinating decorations, plates, cups and more. Sometimes, I mix and match with similar designs, just to give it a little bit of a personal touch :)

  85. Anastasia says:
  86. Cynthia C says:

    I pull things together with a color theme suitable for the occasion.

  87. Cynthia C says:
  88. Kimmy Ripley says:

    I love prepping for parties… especially my daughter’s birthday parties. I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest. It takes me a long time to gather all of the items.

  89. Joseph Stowell says:

    Wow, what elegant tables! However, for me, the perfect coordination is family and friends—an eclectic bunch!

  90. mickeyfan says:

    I rarely do coordinate! However, I prefer neutral colored dishes so that I can add pops of color with linens and flowers.

  91. paige chandler says:

    I choose a theme and use 2 colors for the flowers, decorations and serve ware..

  92. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I pick a theme, and we all work together to put our ideas together, and then Bam! we’ve handled it.

  93. Barbara Montag says:

    First I have a theme.
    Then search at Pinterest for ideas.
    thank you

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  95. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I do not strive for coordination when entertaining. I have been known to use Halloween napkins at Easter, because the Halloween napkins were on clearance! My sister, on the other hand, made a very cute table presentation with cheap opaque glasses bought at the dollar store, and added tall decorations and flowers to make cute vases.

  96. John Stetson says:

    I’m afraid my guests are forced to make do with what they get. I’m just not a very coordinated host.

  97. Denise B. says:

    I just try to keep everything the same color scheme.

  98. Cathy Truman says:

    I choose a theme and find napkins, plates and cups to match, I make a special centerpiece to match the
    theme.

  99. christine burd says:

    I like to coordinate my get togethers with a matching color scheme . I use pinterest ideas frequently for theme parties and visit dollar store for inexpensive decorating touches.

  100. Erica C. says:

    I pick two colors or a theme and just stick to it!

  101. I make sure all the party elements work well together. The music, decor and menu have to be chosen according to the theme

  102. Sarah Hirsch says:

    most of the kitchen items, dishware and serving pieces that i own are the same colors, so it is easy for me to coordinate.

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  104. Carmen N says:

    I like to balance neutrals (like white plates) with pops of color – like adding brightly colored cloth napkins as accents

  105. Lauren Olivia Wood says:

    I set my dining table with a themed matching set of linens and tableware, along with a beautiful centerpiece. I plan a themed menu and have a strategic guest list.

  106. maria cantu says:

    I don’t coordinate. I don’t know why it just isn’t in my talents.

  107. Carolyn Daley says:

    We try our best to coordinate color schemes and decorations to the occasion. We try to select a tablecloth that goes with the theme and use silverware that matches the color of the tablecloth or overall theme.

  108. Daniel M says:

    I’m not that good at coordinating so usually just buy a whole theme

  109. My wife does the planning

  110. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I don’t coordinate things. i’m just not good at it

  111. I choose a theme (i.e. nautical) and draw inspiration from blogs, magazines, and Pinterest. :)
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  112. Cody Anderson says:

    I like to match party favors with the food that is being served.

  113. Sue Barney says:

    I pick a fun theme in advance so I can pick up matching items like dinnerware, decorations, and party favors :)

  114. I always choose a theme first. I look for most of the decorations on-line.

  115. joseph gersch says:

    i coordinate by theme

  116. I coordinate by occasion theme first. Flowers are a mus!! ky_grandma40@yahoo.com

  117. Karen Drake says:

    I coordinate everything by making use of the red theme I already have, I buy red flowers and red flowered napkins, add some ribbons as napkin holders and I have a lovely table.

  118. Francine Anchondo says:

    i pick a theme and organize.

  119. Mary Withrow says:

    I always come up with a theme and go from there. I think the best part of a party or event is the decorating and baking!

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  121. Shauntea Crutcher says:

    I usually just use what I have available at the time.

  122. Ssgirl4now says:

    I coordinate my events by setting up matching, classy decorations. I like wall and hanging decorations. I serve food on plates that match the theme and try to have to food go along with it too. The final touch is music, I try and download all the music that I think will fit perfectly with the theme and bring up peoples spirits

  123. Shanna says:

    Beautiful! I plan ahead, keep everything organized, and lots of searching for ideas online
    =)

  124. RICHARD HICKS says:

    Depending on the holiday, I have color coordinated napkins, plates, flowers, and knick knacks on the table.

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  126. tina reynolds says:

    I pick a theme, make a list and then go from there

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  128. Sky Evans says:

    I coordinate perfectly by planning well.

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  130. Shannon says:

    Lovely!! I stick with a color theme but don’t do it too matchy!!

  131. Shannon says:
  132. I pick a color scheme and plan around it.

  133. Denise Donaldson says:

    I pick colors that will go good with anything

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  135. Beverly Metcalf says:

    I love to decorate my table, especially for the holidays. I usually start with a tablecloth and napkins that fits the occasion and then add other decorations, such as flowers or candles. I love your Easter Brunch decorations and menu, they are so pretty. Thanks!

  136. Carolsue says:

    I first come up with a theme, then color-coordinate all my napkins, plates, cups, etc. to match that theme
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  137. tracey byram says:

    I use the good china that I inherited from my mom and add fresh flowers. And have background music.

  138. shaunie says:

    I love to match wallpaper or background with dinner table

  139. shaunie says:
  140. i pick a color scheme and go to town!

  141. I don’t really coordinate. I pull out my sets of china, flatware, linens and flea market treasures and just layer, add and subtract till I get a feel I like.

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  142. Christian Alejandro says:

    Once we have a theme picked out, we color coordinate to match it the best we can.

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  144. Valeen N says:

    I love to go to the fabric store and get fabric for a tablecloth, and napkins. I also love to coordinate with fresh flowers and of course, matching plates, napkins, etc.!

  145. Carolyn G says:

    I always have a themed party because it helps me focus on the event.

  146. Thomas Murphy says:

    I make occasions perfectly coordinated by matching colors.

  147. Thomas Murphy says:
  148. susan smoaks says:

    I make my special occasions perfectly coordinated by going with a simple clean look. I try not to over do it. it keeps things neat and orderly.

  149. Kathy Pease says:

    I like to have a floral center piece with a couple pretty candle holder. Usually white plates and a colorful tablecloth

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  151. Sarah L says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a coordinated dinner party. I like white napkins and my white dinnerware. Other than that, I’m no Martha Stewart.
    Thanks for the contest.

  152. Sarah L says:
  153. I try to coordinate the food and decorations to match a theme.

  154. Linda G. says:

    I plan ahead and choose a theme and color to plan my party or gathering around

  155. Tabathia B says:

    I really don’t try to coordinate, it really takes too much times especially since there are so many little ones in my immediate family

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  157. Veronica Garrett says:

    I don’t make our special occasions perfectly coordinated. Our friends are happy with my uncoordinated look.

  158. I make a plan and stick to it.

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