Hosting Easter? Let's Get Planning
The key to any successful event is careful planning. Leaving things up to chance is not always a good idea and often a recipe for disaster. If you are hosting the family for Easter dinner we have some tips for staying organized so everything runs as smooth as glass. This gives you the chance to enjoy your own holiday dinner.
- The Menu- The first thing you need to decide is what you will be serving. Find out if any of the guests have food allergies or diet restrictions so you can cook accordingly. If at all possible prepare some of the food beforehand so you just have to reheat it. Check to make sure you have all the necessary ingredients and shop for the ones you don't have at least a week before Easter.
- Dinnerware & Utensils- Depending upon what you will be serving you will need serving platters. Ensure yours are clean and unbroken. It's a special occasion so you might want to take out your best. Check that you have enough dinnerware for all the guests as well as eating utensils. If you need a special item to prepare a dish, check to make sure it is in good working order so there are no unpleasant surprises on the day of the event.
- Beverages- Of course you will be serving soft drinks and coffee and tea with dessert, but why not plan a signature drink for the occasion? Fruity drinks might be a good choice as it is spring. You can make a punch or serve frozen, fruit flavored drinks if you have a blender. Stock up on ice too.
- Extras- If children will be joining you for dinner perhaps you can make small Easter baskets for them. Include all the usual suspects such as jelly beans, chocolate rabbits and peeps (marshmallow chicks). You don't have to go overboard, just a small token for the holiday.
Make It Look Pretty
Once you have decided the menu and drinks it is time to pretty up the place. Votive candles are always a nice touch and our Elegant Orchid Gel Candle is pink and pretty or choose the Calla Lily Elegance Vase Shaped Candle. Your taste may not be the same as ours so feel free to browse the site and pick your favorites.
Because it is Easter, placing candy with each place setting will thrill the guests, especially the little ones. We have a great selection of lollipops in a variety of flavors, colors and shapes. We have rock candy as well which is always an excellent choice.
Gathering friends and families for a delectable dinner on Easter is a special treat. Enjoying the company of your guests can be enhanced if you make a plan so that Easter dinner is as pleasurable to you as it will be for the guests.