When my dd was Easter basket age, I had a life-size bisque rabbit flanked by two green vases of fresh flowers on my diningroom table. One winter, a raccoon found it's way into my attic and caused quite a mess. The rabbit was filthy and showed signs that the raccoon "did something to it." Although I scrubbed and cleaned it the best I could, it will never go on my table again.
I do a fancy table decoration on Saturday night. Since Holy Week is such a somber time, I feel uncomfortable decorating any earlier. DD is a teenager now so she doesn't get a basket. I now do what my mother did. I polish all the silver and set a silver tray on the diningroom table. I arrange Easter grass on it with chocolate bunnies, all sorts of candies, and pastel M&Ms in china egg shaped boxes. I don't dye eggs anymore because they are already blue and green. I get them from a nearby farm.