Easter is a Christian holiday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This important Christian Festival is also known as Easter Day, Resurrection Sunday and Easter Sunday Resurrection. Generally, the Easter celebration has two facets—the religious part and the feasting part. In both ideas, spending time with the people we love is a vital component to share the spirit of Easter.
Easter is a time wherein friends and family gather and celebrate. Therefore, instead of coming up with just another dinner, Easter dinner must include some great ideas to turn an ordinary dinner into a special Easter celebration where everybody can have fun and entertainment.
Easter dinner is both a personal and universal celebration. For most people, Easter celebration will not be complete without the customary meal of roasted turkey. Each year, families tend to serve the same meal each year as part of their traditions.
When you integrate some great Easter ideas, you can turn a rather dull Easter dinner into something more special. These ideas do not destroy the time-honored traditions, but rather enhance them.
Here are the top 10 ideas you may want to adapt for an elegant Easter dinner:
10. Easter Party Invitations
Your Easter party invitations can help set the tone of your celebration. You can buy as set of ready-made party invitations from the store of you can design and print your own invitations. You can customize your invitations further by tucking extra something such as a handful of glittering confetti or strips of colorful ribbons, into the envelope. There is no limit to your creativity. A little bit of creative thought will transform your invitations into something unique that will delight your guests. Sending attractive Easter party invitations is a great way to invite your loved ones to your gathering.
9. Easter Party Decorations
Dress-up your home with all things that will set the mood of the party. Remember that Easter is the biggest and the most important celebration of the entire Christian world, therefore it must be festive. You can hang colorful banners announcing the Easter celebration. It will be something more special and meaningful if you involve all members of the family in preparing your party décors.
8. Easter Party Table Decor
Table decorations are important part of any party. You can create baskets filled with pastel-colored eggs, chocolates and flowers. They can be great centerpieces, especially when placed alongside cute display of decorative chicks and bunnies. You may also opt for spring flowers and spring tree ornaments in the middle of the dining table. Scattering some jellybeans or confetti can make the dinner tables even livelier.
7. Easter Party Place Cards
Placing attractive place cards will make your friends and family feel more special. You can buy some alphabet stickers and spell out the name of your guest on vibrant colored eggs. If you want to have a sparkly look, you can sprinkle the eggs with silver glitters and put one on every place setting. You can also prop name cards on tiny terracotta pots with some fancy spring blooms such as primroses and pansies. They can be given as favors at the end of your Easter party.
6. Easter Party Activities
You can make your Easter celebration fun and lively by having fun Easter games. If you have a large yard, you may organize an Easter egg hunt. Before the party starts, hide some vibrantly colored eggs around your yard. In a difficult hiding place, hide one golden egg and give a special prize to the person who will find it. You can also tap on the creativity of everyone by having them participate in exciting Easter crafts such as egg dying or breaking an egg piñata.
5. Beautiful Egg Baskets
All the little bunnies will need a basket to collect their Easter finds. You can supply materials and ask your guests to make their own baskets. Pint-sized strawberry baskets are perfect. Provide some inexpensive ribbons and construction papers and other ornaments. You may want to give a special price to the most attractive Easter basket.
4. Easter Party Appetizers
Easter parties call for the preparation of special party foods. It is not just about having delicious food, but it is also about creating an atmosphere fitting for the celebration. Start with appetizers. Hot cross buns are great options, especially when served alongside pineapple salsa, cornbread muffins, deviled eggs and spirally sliced ham. Baby carrots with ranch dip are also a colorful option.
3. Easter Party Main Menu
You have plenty of options for the main course. Aside from your traditional customary Easter recipes, you can liven up your dinner table with ham, lamb or chicken recipes. You may opt for casual options such as grilled chicken or an elegant slice of roasted lamb. Easter dinner is also an ideal time to enjoy roasted turkey with family and friends.
2. Easter Party Desserts
Easter party is a time to indulge your sweet cravings. You can add more excitement to your Easter dinner by arranging an ethereal layer of meringue or decorated cupcakes. An old-fashioned English dessert table filled with strawberry, raspberry and other fruits, folded together with whipped cream and sweetened fruit puree will definitely add sophistication to your Easter celebration.
1. Easter Party Drinks
Adults will definitely enjoy sharing a bottle of wine over Easter dinner. Sharing drinks will keep the conversation alive at the dinner table. Make sure to serve the wine your guests bring to dinner while they are around. Serving some chilled champagne is a great way to welcome your guests when they arrive. It is also a good idea to have option for red and white wine and perhaps, a few bottles of beer. You can serve different colored fruits juices for kids.
Easter dinner should not be another empty, meaningless dinner. Regardless of your beliefs and traditions, incorporating some well-thought, bold ideas to your Easter dinner parties will give more meaning and fun. The true essence of Easter is to spread love and forgiveness to everyone. What better way to celebrate the true meaning of Easter than having family, friends and love ones around. Notwithstanding your personal situation, beliefs or family celebration, Easter dinners should be reflective of the Happiest Easter for everyone.