Plan Ahead for an Easy Easter Celebration

From family gatherings or brunch with friends to egg hunts and bunny visits, Easter weekend is always busy when you’re the designated host. A little preparation can go a long way  to make it stress-free and fun for everyone.

Meal Preparation – When preparing your Easter menu, included at least a couple dishes you can make ahead. Keep in mind, it’s also okay to purchase prepared food, especially desserts! Remember you don’t need to go overboard on sweets since the kids will be finding plenty of treats in their Easter baskets and eggs.

Decorations – Simple is the key to your Easter decorating. Spring probably has your garden bursting with new blooms. Make a simple bouquet with anything from traditional Easter lilies to small branches from your flowering pear and cherry trees. If all this spring pollen send you running to the medicine cabinet, create a beautiful center piece with a bowl of dyed eggs.

Easter Eggs and Baskets – Unless you’re grandma and the kids are going home, you probably don’t want a super sugary Easter egg hunt. Instead of all candy in the eggs, consider a few small toys. Small action figures should fit perfectly. You can also opt for candy in the eggs and only include toys, puzzles and games in the kids’ Easter baskets. All of these options can be prepped ahead of time.

Recreation – Depending on where you live and your climate, Easter weekend may be one of your first opportunities to get outside and enjoy the weather. You can plan fun outdoor games for kids and adults. Consider playing croquet, corn-hole or even hide and seek to keep everyone entertained. If spring showers are dampening your party, enjoy board games or crafts in your game or rec room.

Whether your Easter gathering is big or small, these tips will help you enjoy your time with family and friends. From the Drees family to yours, have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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