No tradition compares to that of Easter Sunday. From the excitement of finding a well-hidden egg to enjoying a meal with family and friends, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy on Easter. If you’re hosting the festivities this year, balancing practicality with fun is easy if you have the right mindset and plan to pull everything off without frustration.
Easter ain’t Thanksgiving, people. There’s no reason to spend your time in the kitchen when that effort can be better served by calling in a pickup order from your favorite local restaurant.
There’s no set menu for Easter, but most basic spreads include some combination of: turkey (or ham), fresh green vegetables for spring, a starchy potato prepared to your preference, and a pasta side dish to bring the whole meal together.
This is where you can have your guests earn a few participation points. No good party guest should come empty handed, so why not ask them to bring along a sweet treat to go with your selection of Easter bites.
For variety’s sake, the 3 major sweet food groups include: rich chocolate, tart citrus, and pure decadence.
- Rich chocolate options include brownies, cakes (cup or pop included), puddings, souffles, or even your favorite store bought candy if all else fails.
- Tart pies like lemonbox, meringue, or key lime are ideal for complementing the undertones of Easter.
- Can you really go wrong with having decadent carrot cake on a holiday as hop happy as Easter?
You can serve these under the cover of your pergola with the luxury of outdoor cushion and pillow covers to lounge on.
Here Comes Peter Cocktail
Looking to elevate a simple vodka tonic with something that evokes the sweet pastels of Easter? Take fizzy vodka tonics up to eleven by adding a simple cotton candy garnish that doubles as a secret weapon to give your drink a little extra kick.
When cotton candy touches any liquid, it dissolves immediately. This sugar mixes with the vodka and tonic, adding flavor and elevating the cocktail beyond the bar.
Other Spring Splashes
If you want to be a little more involved with your bar backing, there’s no easier way than by imbuing your backyard with a bloody mary bar. This is especially apt for Easter celebrations happening earlier in the day.
You may also consider serving mimosas to go with your backyard festivities. As the (un)official adult beverage of Sunday brunch, it is an incredible option for Easter sunday.
Lent a Hand
An average of 4 out of 10 people gave up social media for lent this year, making it more likely that you will have an Easter party guest or two making their grand return to their social handles around this time.
What better way to make a comeback to social media than with a specialized hashtag to help commemorate the Easter fun. When properly tagged, photos can accumulate into something of a social scrapbook that expands your digital footprint and allows you to curate a one-of-a-kind virtual domain to forever keep your memories of the day.
If you have a couple bunnies in your brigade, you’ll want to have some eggcellent ideas handy to keep them entertained. While a hunt is par for the course, there’s no reason you can’t also get some of the young at heart in on the fun as well.
Egg decoration is fun, but it can also be messy. What if it didn’t have to be? Make this staple of easter fun easy and hassle free with a few simple hacks for turning hard boiled eggs into technicolor beauties.
- Dye Easter Eggs With A Whisk: Simply, and to the best of your ability, place your egg into the hollow center of your kitchen whisk before dunking it into your dye.
- Make Easy Hard Boiled Eggs: 10-15 minutes in an oven set to 350 degrees will give you perfectly hard boiled easter eggs.
- Use Muffin Tins: Muffin tins provide perfect pockets to fill with dye and dunk eggs into.
Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking…
Cushion prints and cushion inserts are perfect for adding an extra level of comfort and style to a spring day, but what about decorations for Easter?
Spring florals will add ambience to your Easter event. And the best part? One bouquet goes a long way in decorating your dining table.
Turn the Tables
In addition to florals, no Easter tablescape is complete without a tasteful arrangement set inside a basket. Place fresh purple flowers inside a white basket with dried moss. Add yellow jonquils or daisies and finish the table off with crystal glasses, white flatware, and cloth napkins.