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Spring is right around the corner and you know what that means, it's almost time for Easter! I love the Easter holiday, which I like to think of as a season. I love the colors, decorations and the parties, especially the parties! You know I love any excuse to host a get-together in my home and there is always something going on around Easter. I will have my friends over to work on Easter baskets for the kids, host a Spring brunch, play dates for the kids and/or an Easter Egg Hunt. Hosting all these parties has taught me a thing or two about certain essentials I need for stress-free Easter entertaining.
First step is to find a place to set everything up. I like to decorate one main table for get-togethers and parties. I push my dining table all the way back to the wall, put up a banner, a light colored tablecloth and I'm ready to setup. I also use what I have. Since I like to decorate my home for almost every holiday, I have decorations here and there that I can grab and put on my display table.
Next you need fresh flowers. I love to use my white orchids or tulips. If I'm lucky to find some Gerber daisies, I'll use those too. No crazy arrangements either, just pop them in a vase with water and set on your table.
It's not Easter without bunnies or eggs so of course, they will be on my display table. I always re-use the plastic eggs from egg hunts all over the house and on the table. I pop them in vases, baskets, anything to give it an Easter feel!
More bunnies! I borrowed these from the kids stuffed animals collection.
Most important part of any party is the food. I used to go crazy cooking for my parties until I discovered that most people are OK with a quick bite to eat like pizza or macaroni and cheese, especially the kids. The other night I was at Walmart stocking up on essentials like plastic eggs and candy when I decided to wander into the frozen food section. Guess what I found? Stouffers® Family Size Pepperoni Pizza Mac & Cheese. I knew I had to get this for the kids. I also knew that it would be perfect to feed a crowd at my party since it comes in family-size packaging! P.S. it also comes in single-serve varieties (White Cheddar, Garlic Parmesan & Buffalo) so you can have on hand for a quick meal.
Best part of Stouffers® Family-Size Mac & Cheese? It cooks in a little over an hour in the oven. I just popped it in the oven, decorated for my party, got ready and welcomed my guests all while lunch while cooking!
I served the mac & cheese in disposable individual serving cups I found in the Easter section at Walmart. I'm all about convenience and cute!
Last but not least, CHOCOLATE AND CANDY!!! It's not an Easter party without chocolate or candy. I love to keep to a theme so you know I buy egg-shaped candy to fill my plastic eggs. Nestlé® Butterfinger® NestEggs are delicious treats every bunny will love! I put a couple (like 3 or 4) into each plastic egg for baskets and for the egg hunt. An egg-cellent Easter is at your fingertips!
Want another simple tip? Dress up a store-bought white cake with jellybeans! So easy and looks fantastic!
Easter entertaining should be easy and fun. You should be able to enjoy your party as much as your guests do! I purchased all the goodies for my party at Walmart. I especially loved their Easter section right by the store entrance. All your Easter essentials in one place!
Are you hosting any Easter or spring-themed parties this year? Any other tips you would like to share?