Easter is coming up quickly so I thought I’d give you my five best Easter tips to help you get dinner on the table quickly and easily, so you have time for egg hunts and hanging out with the family instead of sweating in the kitchen.
Easter Dinner Ideas: 5 Tips For a Great Holiday5.Look for decor pieces around the house that can be used for Easter decorations. Take a burlap bag and add fresh or fabric flowers, attach a sticker or paper applique and pin it to the wall with a hidden thumbtack. Or fill a birdcage with paper gift wrapping filler and ceramic eggs. Even embellish a vase with a decorative ribbon held it place with repositionable glue so it can be removed easily after the event. Fill in with birds, flowers, and any other spring or Easter themed item you may own. 4. Pull out your good linens, but if you have sloppy eaters, layer inexpensive fabric napkins over the good crochet tablecloth where they’re likely to spill. Layering colors and textures add interest, and only you need to know they’re there for a bit of protection from the drips and spills that are likely to happen. 3.Add height and interest to your Easter buffet table by placing upturned bowls as a base or using other decorative objects like a crate to create a more appealing look. 2.Let others help. If a guest offers to bring a dish, let them. This is particularly useful if they are someone who has a special diet like me. I’m a vegetarian, and if I bring a dish, I know there’s at least one thing I’ll be able to eat. 1.Don’t sweat dinner. It’s okay to purchase a premade dinner to serve. There are plenty of options including complete meals from specialty stores or instant sides at your local grocery. Letting someone else do the cooking means you get to spend time with your guests instead of being isolated in the kitchen.
Do you have an Easter tip to share? I’d love to hear it!
I love your Easter spread! makes me wish I hosted Easter dinner at my house instead of my in-laws. But hey, at least she has the Honey Baked ham part down! 😉
You could always offer to make a centerpiece! Your MIL would probably welcome the help!
Your Easter spread is so lovely! I am seriously considering Honey Baked Ham for Easter dinner this year.
These are great tips. I always try to get ad much prepared the day before as i can. It takes the stress out of the holiday.
Your pictures are stunning. I love all your Easter Dinner Ideas here. Can I have more than one dinner? lol
I could use some height to the table with my centerpiece. It’s too small and it looks… well, too small. 😉 If I notice, others do too, I’m sure.
Everything looks beautiful. Can we come to your house, lol. Thanks for the reminder. I need to print this coupon. We always have Honey Baked at Easter. It is the best!
Wow, everything looks so festive! The decorations are beautiful and I am already drooling over that pecan pie.
Sorry, the pie didn’t survive the week. I ate it all. 😉
I am going to have over 30 peole at my house for Easter dinner. This is a great list for me to see.
How wonderful! We don’t usually do anything special but I always seem to stress and be rushed! Very great tips!
These are such great ideas for keeping the festivities going on Easter. All of these dishes look so delicious.
I am all about the flowers. Flowers always make it so festive and fun.
That bird cage idea is great. I also like the vase and flowers. It definitely says “Easter”
We love Honeybaked Ham. We were thinking about having it for Easter too.
HoneyBaked ham is a great Easter dinner idea. We ordered some for a lunch and we had plenty left over!
We have been doing Honey Baked Hams at Easter for as long as I can remember! Great post!
I love that you said bring out the good linens. It is the small details that make things feel so special.
Definitely! Why have it if you’re not going to enjoy it!
Those are all great ideas. This is the first year in about 12 years that I am not hosting 🙂
Well enjoy your day off then! 🙂
I LOVE HoneyBaked Ham. Their food is amazing and your decor is fabulous.
Ah, you’re so sweet! Thank you so much for the kind words, they’re very much appreciated!
Great ideas! I always forget to decorate for Easter and I forgot how close it is was. I love these ideas! Now off to thr store for me to try these!
Back home we would do a pot luck but now as my little family is on our own, I make a dinner with ham. I’m thinking of grabbing this coupon and saving time this year!
I can’t believe how great their food is. I just had it recently as well, and I had forgotten about it. I won’t forget again!
#2 is probably my favorite tip for Easter! We always make it more of a potluck and it makes the whole thing less stressful and more fun.
This is such a lovely spread, Connie! I LOVE the eggs in the cage…and that ham looks so moist and delicious! We love having ham at Easter!
Well – Connie great ideas 5 through 1 – and #4 was one I had not thought of! Putting a layer of inexpensive fabric napkins over the good placemats – that would also protect my table.
Thank you 🙂
Ya gotta protect your good stuff from the sloppy husband, kids, and relatives 🙂
Oh my gosh I am sooo not prepared for Easter, but I an definitely ready for dinner now!!
It’s coming quickly this year! No lollygagging 🙂
Those are some great decorating ideas. That ham and turkey looks amazing!
Ah, thank you! As a vegetarian I’ll have to take your word on the turkey & ham, but the carrots and pie were AMAZING!
When I was growing up my mom always made Honey Baked Hams. They are the best 🙂
My sister does too. It’s their tradition.