If there is one thing I love, it’s a holiday. The combination of tradition, family and food make my heart happy. When there’s a reason to celebrate, I’m a happy participant.
Like any holiday, Easter can be stressful to plan if you’re the one hosting family or friends. Often, it doesn’t get the same attention to planning that larger holidays do – I’m looking at you, Christmas.
But, last-minute planning doesn’t mean that your celebration needs to be a flop.
Here in Chester County, we’re starting to see flowers and trees blooming which makes pulling off a centerpiece a cinch. Take nature inside from your own yard or order a springtime bouquet.
If you’re bar isn’t stocked, don’t stress.
Hosting brunch? Whip up a batch of mimosas in a large glass pitcher with slices of fresh citrus. Not only will this add color to your table, but it invites guests to serve themselves.
Will you have dinner guests? Serve a citrus sangria.
While stores have been stocking their Spring inventory, you might have seen quite a bit of Peter Rabbit. That’s right ladies and gentleman, he’s trending. In the event and decor world, Peter and rabbits just like him are making quite the splash at baby showers and in nursery design.
Let the trend collide with the Easter holiday by grabbing some adorable paper plates. Not only will they add to the overall theme of the day, but it’s just another way to make your job easier – less clean up!
One of my favorite parts about Easter is the menu. Though formal in nature, Easter meals are often fancied up versions of pretty laidback food.
No matter the time of day, everyone can get behind a Quiche Lorraine served in a beautiful ceramic dish. Classics will always be crowd pleasers and luckily for you, many can be made ahead the night before and reheated or finished an hour or two before guests arrive.
Overnight French Toast, Parfaits, Trifles, Ham, Potatoes… easy to make ahead or slow cook leaving you time to clean the house, take a proper shower and indulge in those delicious Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. If you can manage to save a few and sprinkle them around in bowls, you’ll have some very happy guests.
It’s a busy time of the year, so I don’t blame you if you haven’t been planning an elaborate Easter celebration. With a few simple touches, you can entertain and celebrate with ease.
Alexandria Proko is the founder and creative director of Alexandria Catherine Events, a Chester County special events planning company. Her work is driven by a passion for ceremony, tradition and creating memories. She has been featured and has received accolades from Brides, the Philly A-List, The Big Fake Wedding, WeddingWire, etc. Allie can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.