Easter is the largest holiday of spring. From the glee of locating a well-hidden egg to catching up with loved ones, there are plenty of traditions to take part in on Easter. If you’re hosting an Easter event this year, having fun while running a tight ship can be easy with the right mindset and plan that brings it all together without a worry.
Christmas is still a long way away. Why unwrap your grill covers when you could simply call in a takeaway order from your favourite local restaurant or catering service. An Easter menu is not set in stone; however, basic spreads often include turkey (or ham), fresh spring vegetables, a potato prepared however you please, and a casserole that brings everything together.
Save Room for Dessert
This is where your guests can start pulling their weight. No good party guest should come empty handed, so consider asking them to prepare a dessert to go along with your meal. Make a list to ensure that there are no duplicates.
The 3 major sweet food groups are: rich chocolate, tart citrus, and pure decadence.
- Rich chocolate can include brownies, cakes, souffles, or even a pack of candies from the store.
- Citrus will come in the form of tart pies like lemon or key lime, both ideal for complementing Easter’s undertones of flavor and pastel aesthetic.
- What dessert would be more thematically appropriate for the holiday than a decadent carrot cake?
Create a dessert social when you serve these sweet treats under your pergola with cellular shades and roller shades for UV protection.
Have a Spring Splash
Looking to give a simple vodka tonic an Easter twist? Add some cotton candy garnish that will double as an extra kick for your drink. When cotton candy meets a liquid, it will dissolve, mixing with the vodka tonic and adding flavor to the cocktail.
For an earlier in the day Easter celebration, there’s no better way to get the day started than by imbuing your garden with a bloody mary bar. Mimosas or any other brunch cocktail are also ideal for backyard festivities.
Make Easter Social
Almost half of the people that gave something up for lent this year, did so with social media. Your Easter party will most likely also serve as the grand return of many guest’s social handles. The comebacks could not be served better than with a specialized hashtag for Easter. When properly tagged, photos create a social scrapbook, expanding your digital footprint and allows you to forever keep memories of the day.
Make the Day Eggcellent
If there are a few spring chicks at your event, you’ll need some eggcellent ideas that keep them entertained. While an egg hunt is a necessity, you could make this activity fun for the young at heart as well with a range of easy to find and expertly hedden prizes.
Decorate Your Egg
While egg decoration is fun, it can get messy. However, it doesn’t have to be. Make this staple of Easter fun hassle free with hacks that turn hard boiled eggs into works of art.
- Dye Easter Eggs With A Whisk: Carefully insert your egg into the hollow center of your kitchen whisk, then dunk into your dye.
- Make Easy Hard Boiled Eggs: Set an oven for 180 degrees and bake for 10-15 minutes, giving you perfectly hard boiled easter eggs.
- Use Muffin Tins: Muffin tins are perfect pockets for a bit of dye and a paint ready egg.
Pastel furniture and decor will bring out the spring in this holiday while adding an extra level of comfort and style, but what about natural decorations for Easter? Spring florals will add so much more to your Easter event. And the best part? One bouquet will go a long way to complete your dining table’s centerpiece.
Put It All on the Table
The florals of your Easter tablescape will make for a tasteful arrangement once set inside a basket. A bouquet of fresh purple flowers in a white basket with dried moss provides a nice complement. Yellow jonquils or daisies can be spread for a finish that pairs with crystal glasses, white flatware, and cloth napkins. A dining set cover makes sure your table is clean and ready for arrangement when you need it most.