Friday, April 06, 2012

Easter with Ease......

Easter was one of my favorite holidays growing up .........each year meant a new Easter dress and shoes, a chocolate bunny, going to church, and a family lunch followed by a traditional egg hunt with my cousins (and a competition to see who could find the golden egg filled with coins!)......  In addition to the candy high, I think what I enjoyed most was that the adults just seemed more relaxed during this holiday..... swinging on a porch swing and sipping sweet tea or taking turns churning the homemade ice cream as opposed to busily preparing a fancy meal or fussing over gifts, decorations and such.

In keeping with that theme, I've gathered some ideas for simple, yet beautiful entertaining this weekend.


any hurricane would do; filled with jelly beans and a pillar candle

 a cake stand or other dish filled with dyed Easter eggs; the kids will be so excited to see their creations on display

a clever way to offer utensils to guests  (and they won't mind that they're plastic because they are so cute!)

an easy way to make little guests feel special..... a personalized tag attached to a simple basket for the Easter egg hunt.  Template here:  Martha Stewart

  Our Easter lunch always centered around a ham and salads.......... potato salad, jello salad, 7 layer salad, macaroni salad, fruit salad....and deviled eggs, ofcourse.  And each year, my mom would make this super quick, yet lovely and delicious cake.  Everything was made ahead of time and served buffet style on paper plates so that we could get right down to business........ blessing the food and "visiting" with one another.

Recipe here

And that's simply good stuff in my book.

Happy Easter everyone!

Romans 1:4-5 
And Jesus Christ our Lord was shown to be the Son of God when God powerfully raised him from the dead by means of the Holy Spirit. Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name. (NLT)


  1. I just love your centerpiece choices and the way you close this post :) It's been a crazy-stressful week and this was a nice way to start my morning.

    Compotes are great to hold nests! I have a silver antique piece that needs one! Today I'm not off work and I will be picking up one hopefully. Enjoy your day and have a wonderful Easter.



Thanks for sharing!