Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way! There is such a wonderful feeling that comes along with the Easter holiday. After a cold and dreary winter, spring welcomes in a breath of fresh air, and beautiful signs of new life all around. Easter is a time to celebrate new life, and what better way to do that than to gather with family and friends? If you’re planning to host an Easter gathering, you’ll want to make sure to host an extra special celebration. After all, it’s one of the most wonderful times of the year, and a perfect time to celebrate all that we’ve been given.
If you’re going to call the family together, you’ll want to make sure that you have picked the perfect outfit for the occasion. Think about the type of gathering you’re hosting before you plan your outfit. Will you be sitting down and dining inside at a formal table? A sundress might be a nice option for a fancier affair. Planning an outdoor picnic type gathering? Go with something casual, and encourage your guests to be casual, too. This might make everyone feel more relaxed. Go with a nice floral spring top and a pair of white denim pants or jeggings for a chic, yet casual look. You can get 25% off of 1 item with coupon when you sign up at H&M. H& M has fabulous casual looks for the whole family.
Sit outside, if you can. If the weather is going to be sunny and mild, plan your Easter soiree outside. You can easily set up a long table and chairs in the yard, or on a deck or patio. Keep the tableware simple, using melamine or plastic plates and cutlery. You can keep a beveled bucket on hand, and keep beverages on ice. Keep beverages simple, and in individual bottles. This way, guests can grab their drinks, and take a seat or participate in an activity. A simple table decoration with fresh flowers make a beautiful centerpiece for a picnic or garden party.
As for the food, light fare is usually best. Some families might expect something a little more traditional, like a ham or turkey. You could serve a ham with freshly grilled pineapple slices, and delicious side dishes. Grilled chicken or shrimp skewers with veggies and brown rice would make a lovely plate for Easter dinner. Think of fresh spring salads, fresh veggies, and light desserts like pie, sorbet, or a nice custard, instead of heavy cakes. Keeping everyone’s appetites satisfied will make for happy guests.
Make the afternoon fun for all with crafts, activities, and games. Set up an Easter egg hunt, and allow the children to search for colorful plastic eggs. You can pe-fill the eggs with treats like candy, or fill them with tickets, which can be exchanged for larger prizes. If you need treats for Easter baskets or eggs, check out Walmart. They’re offering deals up to 50% off + an extra 15% off, and free shipping! Garden games like croquet can be fun for older children and adults. Set out hula hoops for kids, and have lots of play balls available for them to kick around. Kids love to run around, and it’s a great way for them to release some energy at the end of a fun and exciting day.
Allow everyone to eat and play at their own pace, and take some time to enjoy the food, activities, and of course, the company. After all, Easter comes but just once a year.