At first glance, Easter may appears to be a holiday exclusively to be celebrated by Christians, but similar to Christmas, it can be a holiday that everyone - regardless of beliefs - can embrace and partake in. Easter festivities present a great opportunity for your family and friends to gather, enjoy each other’s company and indulge in plenty of delicious food!
If you are planning to host an Easter get-together this year, but have no clue as to how to prepare for it, you’re in luck! The team at BookCulinaryVacations.com is here to help. From Easter-themed decorations to scrumptious Easter inspired food, we’ve compiled easy & practical ideas to help you throw a memorable Easter party. Read on!
Decorations make a party a whole lot better!
To get the full Easter “vibe” down, one must not underestimate the power of decorations. Though some may think that it can be a waste of time, effort and money to go all out on decorations, we happen to think that it may just make or break your party!
Decorations can help you to make a great first impression – it’s a way to ‘wow’ your guests as they step in to your home. Now, by no means do we suggest for you to break the bank or splurge on decorations. Instead, we suggest for you to put a little more effort into it! There’s plenty of do-it-yourself (DIY) decorations that look just as great, if not better, than those found in party supplies store.
For starters, you can dip-dye some boiled eggs in colorful, pastel hues and put them into a basket or small bowls and ‘sprinkle’ them around your home. You can also cut out some colored paper into various Easter inspired shapes such as eggs or bunnies to make them into a festive banner. Don’t forget to blow up plenty of colorful balloons, which is a cheap and easy way to instantly brighten up your living room!
One must also take the time to add some festivities to your dining table settings. First, you should determine a color palette for the table. Once decided, proceed to change your tablecloth, decorate the table with some colored eggs or vases/baskets of beautiful spring flowers as a centerpiece – all should be within the chosen color schemes of course. Your guests will definitely be impressed and very much appreciate the effort that you’ve put in.
Looking for more Easter decor ideas?
In addition to running a full time party styling business, blogger Misty Nelson of Frosted Events also enjoys writing about party ideas, DIY projects and home decors. You can find her passion and creativity sprinkled all over her posts – especially those about holiday decorations. From cute little delicious treats to pretty looking Easter centerpieces as decorations, her fun list of Easter inspired ideas, will instantly put a smile on your guests’ face as they walk through the front door.
Have plenty of fun with Easter-themed activities!
Whether your guests are adults or kids, you should keep in mind to arrange some entertaining Easter-themed activities for all to enjoy! One of the most popular and favorited family Easter activities is the traditional Easter egg hunt. You can adjust the level of the game (from easy to difficult) depending on the age of the participants and feel free to twist things up with your own rules. As long as you all are having a good time that is all what matters.
On a side note, if you want to keep the little ones occupied while the adults have a bit of time to catch up, why not set up a small area where they can paint Easter eggs or make arts and crafts? You can also rent a rabbit “farm” for a day. Set it up in your garden and the kids will automatically be drawn to it! Afterall, how could anyone – kids and adults alike - resist these cute and cuddly creatures?
Tips you ought to know:
If you’re planning to organize an Easter egg hunt, be sure to check out the ten tips for the best Easter egg hunt written by blogger Amanda of A Few Short Cuts. She not only shares her daily useful tips and tricks, she also uses her blog as a platform where she showcases her incredible cooking and baking skills (PS: if you’re a big fan of Star Wars, she’ll show you how to create Star Wars storm trooper cupcakes!) and amazing DIY crafts, which you can also use for your Easter gathering
Prepare an epic Easter feast!
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Last but not least, to throw a memorable Easter party, one must not forget to serve guests with an abundance of mouthwatering, drool-worthy feast! If you’d like to go the conventional route, Easter dinner is typically celebrated with a hearty serving of traditional Easter ham, lamb or chicken, potatoes as side dishes and plenty of sweet desserts.
Want to do things a bit differently but have no clue what you should be whipping up? Here are some sources you can gather from to create a unique yet delicious menu for your Easter dinner:
Lisa, who calls herself ‘the wannabe crafty mom’, is also the author of ‘Wine and Glue’. She has lots of creative ideas up her sleeves when it comes to crafts and recipes. Even her simple five ingredient recipes look nothing short of amazing! For this Easter, you can add her adorable looking Easter egg cookie dough truffles from her top 10 Easter recipes to your list. These colorful treats are sure to be a party pleaser for both adults and kids, as they are insanely delicious as well. Putting them in a fancy bowl or basket can also turn them into part of a decoration!
The self-taught photographer and blogger of ‘Cookie and Kate’ is obsessed with food and enjoys eating them especially in the presence of good company. As a vegetarian, she believes in eating healthy and wholesome food. So, if you’re looking for a healthy alternative, you can most definitely take a peer through her collection of recipes. Instead of serving a potato dish, one of the suggestions that you should consider is her spring pea and asparagus risotto, which is perfect for this spring festive season.
Holly Lofthouse, the creator of the Life in the Lofthouse, spends her time in the kitchen cooking, baking and whipping up delicious recipes. From appetizer to main course, you will notice that all her recipes are hearty and perfect rendition for family meals. If you can’t make up your mind, maybe you could try giving her crock pot maple brown sugar ham a try. Just so you know, this recipe has been passed down to her from her grandmother! This dish would definitely hit the spot for you and your guests.
Food lover and photographer, Tonia is the awesome blogger behind ‘The Gunny Sack’. She creates amazing recipes and family friendly meals. Not only does her desserts look fun to eat, but they can also work as an incredible decoration for your Easter party. Among the different selections, her Easter basket cookie cups idea is one of the top things you should really consider whipping up this year. Filled with buttercream frosting, chocolate bunnies and chocolate eggs, these charming cookie cups also makes wonderful centerpiece!
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