Tablescapes, Bunny Buffet

I’m gathering bounty for an Easter Bunny Buffet

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All bunny favorites, asparagus, artichokes, radishes, brussels sprouts, carrots

vegetable bunny buffet

I have mentioned before that I am so lucky to have a chef son and “blogging assistant”

cornish hens, southern style

HHjr loves to cook and is always giving me ideas…sometimes he lets me photo and share, like these Southern Style Cornish Hens


I also have  willing and able junior assistants, Super Boy and his side kick Big E, who are eager tasters and crafters

bunny garden buffet

Now, I am blessed to have my very own Fairy BlogAngel!

I am so lucky, I know!

She waves her magic wand and wonderful things land on my doorstep, like these Pfaltzgraff rabbit topped covered dishes~

bunny buffet 1

Perfect for our Bunny Buffet!  Thank you Fairy BlogAngel!!

bunnies at the garden gate

We won’t be dining on the patio, but I couldn’t resist bringing the bunnies and vegetables out here for a little menu inspiration~

bunny garden table 4

Can you spot Garden Girl off in the distance upper right, guarding our crop of okra, kale and corn?

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Here’s what I’m planning  for our Easter Menu

Easter menu 2

bountiful bunny garden 2

It should make the bunnies happy

bunny garden centerpiece 7

I’ll keep some things on the plain side for the little bunnies,

but selling it  is all in the wording~

bountiful bunny garden

“What’s for dinner Gigi?”

bunny favorites

“Well, we’re having carrots of course…”

“Oh, Yes, You HAVE to have carrots on Easter Gigi!” Super Boy will exclaim, “and we’ll eat them right up so the bunnies don’t get them!”

“And then we’re having your Daddy’s BBQ and some french fries, doesn’t that sound good?”


“And then when you’ve eaten that up there are going to be Bird Nest Pies and Cottontail Cocktails for dessert!”

“Bird Nest Pie??? Eeeeewwww!”

“Oh, you’re going to like it, it’s full of chocolate eggs!”

“Okay, I don’t know about that cottontail thing though, I think I’ll just stick with pie…”

bunny garden buffet

It’s all about presentation     😘  

Juicy Details

Some of the menu recipes are in the Painted Apron archives and you can access them by clicking on the green links below

Artichoke Butter in Phyllo Cups is on the April Bucket List from Olla Podrida, see her recipe here

Whiskey Carrots

whiskey carrots 5

Orange Roll Clouds

orange rolls

Cottontail Cocktails

bunny cocktail

Thanks for joining me in planning this special spring meal today~


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32 Responses to “Tablescapes, Bunny Buffet”
  1. Liz Mackie says:

    Thank you and Happy Easter!

  2. Jodi says:

    thoroughly enjoyed 🙂 Happy Easter!

  3. Candy S says:

    The Easter buffet display looks fabulous and those Cornish hens rock! Seriously they look fabulous, how lucky you are to have a chef in the family to help with preparing the food for the buffet. I love the photograph of the boys coloring the Easter eggs, that picture brings back so many fond memories of celebrating Easter with the kids.

  4. All of your tables look magnificent Jenna….love the beautiful place settings .. and enjoyed seeing the boys and their Easter Egg project!….Cooking in your home is definitely a family affair….have a most joyous Easter…your dinner menu looks amazing!

  5. Marigene says:

    Now that’s my kind of table with beautiful fresh vegetables…I am surprised all the bunnies in the area aren’t lined up for dinner! It’s always nice to have such cute helpers.
    Happy Easter, Jenna.

  6. lulu says:

    Lucky you to have someone in the family to do creative cooking! Your menu is quite tasty, certainly more than we’ll be having here. We have brunch at my daughter’s and after that it’s catch as catch can. Enjoy your day with family.xox

  7. Cecilia says:

    Such beautiful pictures! Now I’m definitely in Easter mood. Happy Easter to you! And thanks for sharing.

  8. Your bunny buffet is just precious! We will not be celebrating this year due to my husband’s various ills, so I’m trying to live vicariously through others and their tablescaping talents.

    • thanks so much Pattie, I am so sorry your husband isn’t well, but I must tell you how excited I am about featuring your artichoke butter in phyllo cups, I have been drooling since I read your recipe!

  9. Kim says:

    How festive! Can you share your Fairy Blogangel? I love those rabbit-lidded covered dishes! I enjoyed this post very much, including the cute and busy grands, the decor, and the food. Will you publish the pie recipe soon? Looked for a link, so I’m hoping for a future publication. Happy Easter! 🙂

  10. Lynn says:

    Your new bunny dish is cute Jenna! I like your rabbit because the he doesn’t look like he eats a lot… I caught one munching in the yard today! The Brussels sprouts look extra good-enjoy:@)

  11. chrisscheuer says:

    Easter sounds delightful at your house Jenna, everything looks so pretty! Love that it won’t be long till we can eat outside!

  12. Linda says:

    Love your gathered bounty. Your Easter sounds lovely! Gotta love that bunny tureen. Happy Easter.

  13. Yummm! I am salivating over your menu for Easter, it sounds fabulous! You are lucky to have a chef son….those hens look delectable. Our son just started the culinary program and we can’t wait to reap the benefits, especially me, I love to cook and I am a major foodie. 🙂

    Your set up looks darling, and look at all that beautiful land! Gorgeous! Have a lovely Easter!

  14. Mary says:

    Your menu sounds delicious Jenna and I love your bounty of veggies and blue hydrangeas and pansies with your new bunnies! Wishing you and your cute assistants & crafters a Happy Easter. ♥

  15. So adorable, charming and festive!
    Thanks so Much for sharing on Something to Talk About!

  16. Miz Helen says:

    What a lovely Buffet and looks like you have some awesome helpers! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  17. Bev says:

    Your patio table is divine and such a wonderful, lush display! What sweet helpers you have.

  18. Diane says:

    Such adorable helpers and fun bunny pieces. I have never tried grilling Cornish game hens, but we eat them all of the time. I must try that at some point.

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