We will be hosting Easter dinner this year. Two years ago we hosted and it was a lot of fun. This is one of those holidays that’s kind of boring when you’re an adult, but so much fun when there are kids around! I decided to have an Easter egg hunt in our back yard and I made up baskets for all of the kids. We had a blast, and the kids cleaned up!
Tips for hosting a fun, stress-free Easter
1) Keep the food simple
All you need is a fantastic ham and a few great sides. We did a test run this past Sunday and everyone loved the sweet HoneyBaked Ham and turkey. The macaroni and cheese was amazing and tasted homemade. I think for Easter we will add a veggie and potatoes. Done.
2) Serve it up buffet-style
Every time I don’t set up a buffet, I regret it. It’s just so much easier for everyone. Help yourself, sit down, eat. There’s no passing the this or the that.
3) Minimize cleanup
I like to buy disposable plates when I’m hosting a lot of people, which is pretty much all the time. My husband has five siblings, and now there are spouses and kids and then you add the other side of the family and all of the sudden we’re hosting for 20. I’m not even sure if I have 20 plates. I buy the fancier disposables and then we’ll only have to wash cookware and serveware. So much easier.
4) Work in some fun
Have an Easter egg hunt, even if there are no small children. Because really, who doesn’t love a good treasure hunt. Think outside the box and stuff eggs with whatever fits: candy, change, trinkets, clues.
5) Use photo props
Yes, I’m going there again. I love photo props, not only because they’re fun, but it almost guarantees photos. I don’t like when an event passes and you realize you have no photos.
Here is a coupon for $5 off a $50 purchase at the HoneyBaked Ham store. Enjoy!
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