Made Simple in a few easy steps
Easter is a time to celebrate with family and friends, and what better way to do so than with a beautiful brunch? Hosting an Easter brunch can be a wonderful way to gather loved ones together, and with some thoughtful interior design, you can create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Here are GHC's tips for hosting an Easter brunch:
Set the Table
The table is the centerpiece of any brunch, and Easter is no exception. Set the table with a tablecloth or runner in a soft pastel color. You can also add a touch of whimsy with an Easter-themed centerpiece such as a vase filled with fresh tulips or daffodils. Don't forget to set out pretty plates, glasses, and silverware for your guests.
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Around the House
Easter is a festive holiday, and you can incorporate that into your interior design with some fun decor. Hang a colorful Easter wreath on the front door to welcome guests, place a new Easter themed towel in the kitchen. (how cute is that peep tea towel?!) You can also add some decorative bunnies or eggs throughout your space for a playful touch.
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Create a Buffet Station
Setting up a buffet station is a great way to make hosting an Easter brunch easy and stress-free. Use a sideboard or console table as a serving station, and set out platters, bowls, and utensils for guests to serve themselves. Add some fresh flowers or Easter-themed decor to the table to make it feel festive.
Our Go to Dish
It's always a stress reliever to have a go to dish you know will turn out and everyone will love. All of us here at GHC are working moms, so if we can make something simple, that also tastes good, we are all in! I have made this side dish for years. It is perfect for Easter because all you need are carrots! Tri-colored carrots to be exact. You can make this dish with just orange carrots. But I find the Tri-colored carrots much more festive.
Roasted Easter Carrots
Here's what you'll need:
2 pounds carrots, trimmed, peeled, and cut on the diagonal into 1/2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 to 3 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
2 to 3 teaspoons fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
2 teaspoons lemon juice, optional
How to make it:
Pre-heat oven to 450
Peel and cut the rainbow carrots into chunks.
Then, spread them out on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
Sprinkle with chopped fresh herbs, salt, and pepper, then toss with your hands.
Roast the carrots for roughly 30 to 35 minutes, or until they’re lightly caramelized around the edges and fork-tender
Here for the Sweets
What's a holiday celebration with out the sweets? This Almond Sheet Cake is an easy and delicious Easter staple at our house.
White Almond Sheet Cake
Photo Via: yourhomebasedmom.com
Here's what you'll need:
1 cup butter
1 cup Water
1/2 sour cream
2 cups Flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon almond flavoring
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
How to make it:
Bring water and butter to a boil.
Mix remaining ingredients together then combine it with the water & butter mixture.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Cool and frost and top with a garnish such as almond slices, Cadbury eggs, or berries.
Bring 1 cup of water and a 1/2 cup of butter to a boil.
Add the boiled mixture to 4.5-5 cups powdered sugar & 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring.
Cocktail or Mocktail
Easter is a great time to serve some festive drinks! Below are some super cute Easter inspired cocktails and mocktails. We found an easy, fun refreshing drink that pairs perfectly with fresh fruit and Easter ham. (And yes it's only 3 ingredients and you can make it in a pitcher!)
Sparkling Raspberry Ginger Beer
What you'll need:
1 1/2 Cups Bourbon
2 Cups fresh or frozen raspberries
3 (12 oz) bottles non-alcoholic ginger beer
How to make it:
Pour everything in a pitcher and mix together
(We told you it was easy. I hope your catching on to our theme here...)
Now for some mocktails you can simply add your berries to the ginger beer, OR add some berries to juice. (It is brunch after all.)
For the Kids
Coloring Eggs the Natural Way
Coloring eggs is a tradition to a lot of families. We are here to tell you you don't have to use the store bought chemicals to dye you eggs. Try some natural colors this year!
Harris Farm Market has a great step-by-step of what you'll need and how to naturally dye your Easter eggs.
Coloring Eggs for the Little Guys
With toddlers, dying eggs can be extremely messy and a big headache for mom. We have found a slightly less messy safe-to-eat way of coloring eggs, because it uses cool whip!
In Katrinas Kitchen has some super easy ideas on how to color eggs this way.
Simple crafts can be a fun way for the whole family to create lasting memories! Below is an easy craft for those kiddo's on Easter. We found a super easy craft from One Little Project to do with all your littles, all you need is some construction paper and markers.
Simply trace those adorable little hands on the paper, cut them out, cut the middle finger out, then fold in the pinky and thumb. Voila! All you need to do now is draw a cute little bunny face!
By incorporating these interior design tips, recipes, and crafts, you can create a warm and inviting atmosphere for your guests to enjoy, and a day they will remember. So, don't be afraid to get creative and add some Easter-themed decor to your space.