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Just like Peter Cottontail, Easter is on the way
Easter is later than usual this year, but it can still sneak up on you if you’re not paying attention. That’s why I’m bringing you some simple suggestions to make planning for Easter decorating and hosting a snap.
Hosting Your Crew on Easter
If you’ve followed me for a while, you know I am all about keeping things simple. Easter brunch is no exception. The entertainment is built-in…the annual egg hunt. The menu can incorporate fresh and simple ingredients, and the décor is best when inspired by nature.
First the Egg Hunt!
Kids of all ages love an Easter egg hunt! I recommend using plastic eggs because they are best for concealing chocolate eggs, candy, small toys and money. Be sure to plan ahead and get all the supplies now before they become picked over in the stores.
Next Comes Brunch
Ham and eggs are the typical fare for an Easter brunch. But why not mix it up this year? Serve a ham and spinach quiche, with some baby field greens and a light vinaigrette for dressing. It’s a simple menu that can be prepared ahead and served buffet style. You’ll get rave reviews from your guests when you serve this ham, swiss and spinace quiche.
A citrus, fruity drink pairs well with quiche and salad. Try mixing lemons and oranges for a different type of lemonade. The kiddos will appreciate something sweet to drink. Just add champagne for those adults who want to try a twist on the typical mimosa.
Did someone say dessert? You can keep it simple with fresh berries and whipped cream, always a welcome treat when the weather starts to warm up.
Or if you prefer something more elaborate, consider trying a coconut cake. Here in Atlanta, the Rich’s Department Store downtown was the place to go back in the day. Their tea room served wonderful lunches, and you could end your lunch with a slice of their fabulous coconut cake. Or you could order a whole cake for family occasions. Rich’s eventually closed their downtown store and requests for the recipe for that coconut cake kept the Atlanta Journal & Constitution newspaper busy. Eventually, the recipe was printed in the newspaper and everyone could then try their hand at making this sweet treat. If you want to try the recipe for yourself, you won’t regret the time it takes. I don’t think I’ve ever had better cake than Rich's Coconut Cake.
Make a Statement with Your Décor
I always recommend creating a welcoming front porch or entryway. Nothing says “welcome to our home” better than a beautiful wreath. You may want to include a bunny in your wreath, or you may want to keep it simple and enjoy a wreath throughout all of spring. This pink peony spring wreath would be just the thing. It is available in my my Etsy shop and, as always, I offer free shipping.
I love creating a table scape with fresh flowers (from the garden if you have them) and using multiple small vases. Group the vases in the middle of the table, or spread them out the length of your table. These small round and square vases by Chive - Loft are just the thing to decorate your Easter table and to use throughout the year.
If you’re hosting family and friends for Easter this year, I hope these suggestions have given you some ideas. Helping you create a beautiful home is what @Home With Sunflower Designs is all about. Each week we offer suggestions on ways to add beauty and simplicity to your surroundings, so that you and your family can enjoy your home. Until next time… #livecreatively!