Hippity hoppity, Easter is on its way. Plan your Sunday soirée with these tips.
Decorate the House
You can start to enjoy the party weeks before Easter actually arrives by decorating your home for the occasion. Think spring-colored pendant banners, crosses, and, of course, bunnies. We love these little rabbits, who can be used as a ring holder or standalone decoration. Dye eggs a week in advance of Easter and use them to bring pops of color to bowls placed around your home.
Plan the Menu
Following the church service, the food is often one of the most anticipated aspects of Easter Sunday. Decide on the time for your meal. Do you want to host a brunch, luncheon, or a dinner? From there, you can figure out the details. For example, maybe you want to do a pancake bar and omelet station at brunch, or you want to serve a traditional ham, hash brown casserole, and deviled eggs for lunch. Take some of the pressure off of yourself by having a few of the dishes catered or asking your friends and family to pitch-in potluck style.
Stuff the Baskets
When you think back on the Easters of childhood pasts, you likely remember eating a chocolate bunny, a handful of jellybeans, or even marshmallow chicks. Create the same memory for your child or grandchild by stuffing a basket to the brim with plenty of sugary treats, reserved for this special day. Include other items such as a book about the meaning of Easter, a cross, or a plush bunny to help fill up the container. Need an idea for your little one? How cute are these fluffy bunny slippers?
Enjoy the People
Most importantly, take time to slow down, have conversations with guests, and cherish the people you love. The dishes can wait. The guests will find what they need in your fridge. You don't want to miss the egg hunt or your grandmother cutting her prize strawberry pie!